I was lucky enough to get back to Cayman and get my passport stamped before my residency ran out. This all came about because I got invited to one of my best friends baby shower at the end of May. It will be happening in Cayman and I was going to miss it!! As soon as I read the invite, I burst into tears. Emotions sneak up on my like that sometimes. I didn't even realize I was upset at missing her whole pregnancy, baby shower, birth, etc.........but I was. Within the next couple days, I ended up booking a ticket down to see her. I HAD to get down there.
The visit was lovely. I pretty much did nothing the entire time. Didn't go out to dinner, didn't go to the beach (I know, right??) only went to see a few other friends. It was nice. I slept in, read books, did sudoku puzzles, watched movies, and hung out with my friend. It was perfect really, except for all the headaches I kept getting! Maybe too much reading and sudokuing? Not sure.
It was my first time away from Tharin for any amount of time and I did okay. Really started missing him around day three though, but I managed to make it through the whole seven days without any major withdrawal symptoms. He sent me photos and little videos on my phone about how much he missed and loved me. Awwwwww.
I did get a chance to see a couple friends and take some photos of their kids. Lucky me! I've been taking photos of Mary-Anne's kids for several years now. It's cool to look back at the photos and see how they've grown. Mary-Anne is a one of kind person. Amazing really. While I was there she was rehabbing an adolescent barn owl that had hurt his wing. The poor thing didn't make it unfortunately. If you want to read my thoughts on how super cool Mary-Anne is, go HERE. If you have any kind of inferiority complex, DON'T read it. It'll only make you feel bad about yourself. :-)