Another Adventure

May 21, 2013

You knew it was coming.

I’m taking a quick break from my frantic laundry/packing binge to alert you readers that it’s vacation season again. I’m hoping it won’t be like this one. Or this one.

I’m hoping I won’t forget any necessary, highly embarrassing personal items so I don’t have to wander the Superama in a frenzy like I did last year.  Especially since I don’t have a friend along to share my shame this time.

But y’all know something’s going to happen.

Are you rubbing your hands together in anticipatory glee?

Actually, something has already gone amiss and we haven’t left yet.  Yesterday afternoon, while doing some very girly pushups, my left wrist began hurting like a bugger. Upon examination, I noticed a tender, raised lump on the end of the wrist, and when I pushed on it, it became really pissed off.

I showed it to husband when he got home and he said, “Oh, that’s a ganglion cyst.”

” A gargoyle-ion whaaaa?”

“Ganglion. You’ll probably have to have surgery on it but when we get back, try having somebody drain it first.”

Now doesn’t that just sound awesome?

Plus, I get to lurch around the resort and brave the swimsuit-eating waterslide with a deformed wrist. FrankenMommy.

Ah, vacation in the land of the T. family. I’ll have stories for you. Count on it.

Stay happy and ganglion-free, readers!  Internet service in Mexico is spotty at best, but I’ll be back at the beginning of June! I’ll miss you!



{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Shannon May 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

Have a great trip. We will be leaving for our vacation about the time that you get back. My internets will miss you!


Sherri May 21, 2013 at 11:44 am

I just had one of those! Hurt bad at night – then kinda went away (it’s still there – I can feel it in yoga when I put pressure on it). Anyway …. have fun!


Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri May 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Ugh! On vaca? What luck, Kitch. Try to distract yourself and have a good time on your trip. “See” you when you get back.


Mr TKW May 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Too bad alcohol aggravates ganglion cysts…tee totaling for you..he he. ;)


Robin May 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I hope you have a wonderful vacation! Really, I do. But, I do love those vacation stories.

You had me laughing about your past experiences. Last year was hysterically funny – laugh till you cry, side splitting, hurt your face, hope you don’t pee a little – funny:)

P.S. I am keeping my old blog, but starting a new one. I am writing one that I plan to keep secret from my mother.


TKW May 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm


I NEED the link to the new one. Excited just reading about it!


Rob May 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Well, don’t get your hopes up too soon. I am taking baby steps. I am kind of excited, too; but, I know it will take a while to relax into the idea of trying to write without researching a topic. You are one of my inspirations :)

new site: It’s anonymous – sort of – haha! Here I am putting it out there (don’t tell my mom).


Lisa @ The Meaning of Me May 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Oh, have a wonderful time!

Once had a friend who told me he had a ganglion cyst…kept calling it his sister. It wasn’t funny, really, but I swear I tried to figure out why his sister followed him around all the time. I was young.

And yeah, draining cysts is awesome good fun. Try super hot compresses…maybe it will drain itself!


Jamie May 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Pro-tip in case you forget “the help” again–coconut oil is your friend. At least, it’s mine. Just don’t bust up laughing when your man’s mom asks why he smells like a macaroon…(not that this happened of course!)


TKW May 23, 2013 at 12:18 pm


A big, brown, head-shaved macaroon…LOL.


SuziCate May 21, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Don’t worry about surgery…it might go away on its own. I had one and it took a few weeks but went away. Of course, I had to have a stern talking to it first and let it know who was boss because I was determined not to have surgery.


Alison May 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Have a great vacation!
Don’t worry too much about the gargoylion-thingy. xo


Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes May 22, 2013 at 4:29 am

Have a great time!


Contemporary Troubadour May 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Wishing you the most un-cursed vacation ever, cyst or otherwise! I’ll be holding down the fort with a bag of sanity-saving chocolate chips in hand and looking forward to the post-trip tale …


Jane May 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Have a fabulous time! I have a good feeling about this one!


Barbara May 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

Gosh, the girls are getting so grown up! It all happens so fast.
I know about those cysts…my MIL had one and the doctor slammed it with a book as I recall. (This was back in the dark ages)
Don’t worry…your trip will be great fun. but then you won’t have anything to entertain us with. :)


TKW May 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm


That’s what they did with my mom’s when she had one! SLAM! Book down. I guess that’s why they refer to them as “Bible bumps?”


elizabeth May 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Good luck and safe travels! I hope it’s uneventful save for one or two anecdotes that are only mildly irritating yet hilarious in the retelling. :)


Biz May 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Have a wonderful vacation! It can’t be as bad as last years. :D Hugs!


Velva May 27, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Enjoy your vacation! Don’t sweat that cyst, it will be here when you return ( I know, I know bad humor).



Tiffay May 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Hope you are having a great time with no terrible stories to report!


denise May 28, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Happiest (and full-of-story) travels to you, friend. Hope it’s delightful and can’t wait to hear all. Miss you. xoxo


alita May 31, 2013 at 6:14 am

Enjoy every peaceful (and not-so-peaceful) moment of your getaway.



Liz June 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

OOoooooh, I love your vacation posts. I remember the one about your kid licking surfaces at the airport….

Although, as someone who always has some sort of weird ganglion-shit-type-of-thing, and realllllllly cherishes vacations, I actually hope you have nothing to write about.

Maybe you can make it up?


Mary Lee June 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

OH NO!!! You’ve got to be joking. PUSHUPS??? For gawd’s sake, Woman, what were you thinking?

I had one of this suckers, too. I can’t remember what happened to it.


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