Have I mentioned our Costa Rica trip?

Justin fixed the alarm last night, so this morning, for the first morning in a long time, I woke up when my phone alarm went off and not at 5:32 when the house alarm went off.  It was wonderful!  That sucker was hard to fix, too.

He also went swimming with me, hung his tie rack so we could get the ties and belts off the back of several doors, and did a load of laundry.

I went swimming, too, washed the bugs off the windshield of my car, boiled eggs and washed the romaine for salads for dinner, and . . . watched him do the tie rack.  Oh!  I held the level.  And moved the laundry to the dryer.  Where it’s still sitting.  And had a lovely conversation with my mom!  Who said that I should post, even if it’s short.

It was a really, really good evening.

I’m trying to convince Justin that we’re going to be safe in Costa Rica.  We’re flying to San Jose (Alajuela, technically) two weeks from today.  I think the plan is that we’re going to spend a day near the airport, and then catch the bus to the resort where we’re all staying on Wednesday (Oct. 1) with other people who are flying in.  We’re a day early, but it was cheaper.  (I don’t know how much cheaper, and we’re going to have to keep in mind, for future trips, that we have to pay for lodging one extra day if we fly in one day early and factor that into the cost.)

Anyway, Justin’s only been out of the country as far as Montreal, I think.  So.  I’m trying to remember how scared I was when I traveled from the States the first time.  I remember being extremely nervous before going to Thailand, but part of that was because I was going to be there for so long.

I’m really excited about this trip.  I’ve never been to Costa Rica, and it’s been almost ten years since I’ve been in a Central American country.  It’s been five years since I’ve been out of the country at all.  I’m looking forward to the experience of it.  And I’m looking forward to showing Justin how to enjoy it.

Two weeks!