NKOTB Concert

I’ve been a terrible blogger but I certainly have had lots going on.  I just haven’t had the time – or sometimes desire – to focus on a good post.  

In the meantime, here are some pictures of the NKOTB, TLC and Nelly concert I went to a week and a half ago. My girlfriend got us front row seats and we had an AMAZING time!!!!

(Yes, I still have love for my New Kids on the Block!)

  
   

 

We jammed like it was the 90s all over again!    I’ll try to post some video clips later.
Besitos!

 

Weekend in Rewind – The Keys & Kid Races

It’s been a bit since I’ve done one of these!  Here’s my weekend in rewind!

Friday Night Fun – I drove to Islamorada to see Captain.  He had some friends in town that were renting a mansion in Marathon.  They invited us to stay the night and we gladly agreed!  I won’t even begin to bore you with details on how awesome the place was but we certainly had an amazing time partying and I got on soooo well with his friends.  

Here are some pictures of the place. Felt like paradise.  

 
I love going to the Keys.  It is so wonderfully relaxing and feels like vacation each time I go visit.  And being with Captain is like living a dream I haven’t quite woken up from. (I know, I’m so pathetically sappy these days!)

I will still recovering from my fun by Saturday so it was a simple evening with my kids and family.

And then Sunday was all about family and fitness! My family participates in something called “Healthy Kids Races” which promotes running as a healthy lifestyle activity to combat childhood obesity.  This was the last race of the series and there was a big party and a parents’ race.  This mommy right here got 3rd place in the 1 mile race! 🙂

  

Fun times! 

Last Week in Rewind – Tampa, Spring Break & More Captain

My best friend, Beth, lives in Tampa and recently had a baby.  Unfortunately, there were some complications during the labor and with the baby’s health.  Beth is originally from Miami and does not have family in Tampa.  So as she was recovering from her C-section, I went to Tampa to help her with the daily activities she could not take care of.  What did this mean?  I was Beth’s bitch. 😉

Last week was Spring Break in Miami for public schools.  Rather than take the kids with me, Grayheart stayed with them in Miami.  He’s been traveling so much lately that it kind of was a good way for them to spend quality time together.  Plus, he gets a taste of what I go through on a regular basis!

Prior to my visit to Tampa, I made a detour, headed South and stayed the night with Captain.  When I arrived, he had a lovely bottle of champagne and fresh fruit waiting for me.  We had a nice, casual outing at a burger joint and then hung out at his house.  Needless to say, I needed no caffeine for my drive to Tampa that next morning since I was on such a high!  (Soooo worth the extra hour out of my way!)

The week in Tampa consisted of dropping Beth’s older kids off at their elementary school and then heading over to the NICU to be there with her newborn.  Although it’s pretty mundane to write about, it was a really nice week.  I was able to bond with my best friend during the delicate time, see the baby and spend time with my niece and nephew.  By the end of the week, the baby was doing incredibly well and the hospital staff was floored with his recovery.   (As of today, baby has gone home and is doing very well!)

When I returned from Tampa, Captain came to visit me at my house the night after my arrival.  It sounds so crazy but I tucked the kids into bed, shut their doors, put up the child safety gate to block them from escaping that part of the house and then played hostess once everyone was fast asleep.  I then had the opportunity to greet him with champagne, strawberries and a candlelit bedroom… He left before midnight and the kids continued to sleep soundly in their rooms.  I felt like a sneak with my little at-home rendezvous but what’s a girl to do when she’s limited on babysitting options?

As a side note, I did “hide” my Match profile (a cautious deliberate step prior to deactivating the account) and I found out Captain ended up cancelling his service.  =)   Seemed like a nice move in the right direction.

This Week’s Mantra:   I have decided I’m going to own being a MILF!!! 😉

 

 

Last Week in Rewind – Dating 

The theme for my previous week seems to be “dating.”

I decided to give Julius a chance for a first date since he seemed to be such a nice guy.  I felt a bit guilty because I’d really been talking and seeing Captain quite a bit.

Tuesday – My kids were staying the night with Grayheart – for the first time at his new place! – and I was going to have my first evening home alone.  It was strange…I was looking forward to the break and a night of uninterrupted rest yet a little glum that this divorce milestone had now been reached.

I met Julius up for drinks and dinner at a cafe in a nice part of town.  I was, of course, late.  But only by 10 minutes!  My first impression was that he was a clean-cut, intelligent, good looking man.  He instantly told me I was beautiful and continued with sweet compliments throughout the evening.  (Flattery will get you everywhere with me!)  I felt comfortable with him and could tell he was a nice guy.  

He’s Cuban, divorced and family oriented so we shared plenty in common.  He’s a teacher and seems to be very passionate about what he does.  But he’s looking for a relationship; someone to share his life with.  I just couldn’t picture myself as that person.  I didn’t feel that sizzle with him that I have with Captain.  I quickly ended the night after we were done with dinner and then prayed he didn’t try to kiss me.  Which I knew right there was a bad sign.  He asked to see me again while we exchanged our good-byes.  I didn’t have the heart to say no. (I know, I suck.  I just have a hard time hurting people’s feelings.).  I didn’t commit to an actual date but I left it open as a possibility.

The restaurant we went to, by the way, had some great quotes on the restroom walls!   

 

I did not tell Captain about my date with Julius but on Wednesday we got into the topic of dating since I had another date scheduled with a different guy (Sonny).  And I thought it fair to share it with him at this point.  

Yeah, that didn’t go so well. 

Captain was like “Oh, ok, sure. Go ahead and date.”  I could tell that he was not pleased.  Part of me – okay, most of me – told him just to see what his reaction would be.  Just to see if he was dating others (which he advised he was not) and if he cared if I would.  He cares.  And without having to outright ask it of me, I told him I was not interested in spending my limited time out with a bunch of random guys if I knew I enjoyed spending time with him.  Not that we are looking to move fast or have a serious relationship but I don’t want to be sleeping around or trying to balance multiple men if I really am having fun with a particular guy.  (Note to self: Change my Match profile to “hidden”.)

Thursday –  So I cancelled my date with Sonny.  And met with Captain for dinner.   We met up midway and had dinner at a really fun kitschy restaurant that I’d heard about called “White Lion Cafe.”

 

We had such a great time!  I swear, just being near him makes me want to devour him.  Damn guy has crazy sex appeal and we just have the best chemistry together.  And it’s not just physical with us.  We talk and have fun and seem to really enjoy being around each other.  

And since I’ve been in a naughty mood as of late, I’ll share that we ended our night getting busy in the back of his truck. 😏

Don’t judge me.  Yes, I know I’ve regressed into a teenaged girl.  Let me have my fun! 😉

Friday came and I needed to recover!

Saturday – Captain asked me to lunch and drove up to Miami to see me.  We had a fantastic lunch and then went to a nearby mall to walk around and shop.  

My kids were with my parents so I invited him back to my house.  Which I felt slightly strange about but I really wanted to get rid of the ghost of Grayheart in my house.  I could tell Captain felt a bit awkward about it as well while there.  He later shared that he was uncomfortable and felt like he was disrespecting another man’s house.  As much as I appreciate and understand the sentiment,  it annoyed me.  Captain didn’t annoy me.  Grayheart annoyed me.  (I need to speed up my damn divorce process.)

That night I went to my girlfriend’s house for a St. Patrick themed party.  There were about 7 couples and their kids as well as me and mine.  Kids played in the backyard and adults drank and ate.  We had a fantastic time.  Great hosts, great company, great food… just a great night altogether.  

It was a good week, friends!  Mama is getting her groove back! 😉

Mantra that week:  Who says you can’t have a life after divorce?