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Friday, September 23, 2011

A Visitor

One of my closest girlfriends is arriving in London tomorrow. We met at sailing camp when she was 8 and I was 10 and have been friends ever since. We are completely different women and have diametrically opposed personalities, but we still get along very well. Because she has been to London before, we thought that staying in town might be a bit boring. London is a cool city to visit, but she's done it. So instead of bumming around town the entire time, we are going to Valencia, Spain for two nights. The hotel looks amazing and gets very good reviews. We plan to tour around in the morning and early afternoon, have a leisurely lunch around 2pm and go to the beach or pool for our afternoon siesta. Our dinners are booked for 10pm, which is not late in Spain. I am not much of a breakfast person, and not eating lunch until 2pm might present some challenges. I plan to bring little granola bars so I can munch on something if I want. And Valencia is known for its oranges, so I can always have a nice glass of fresh OJ should I need something.
My girlfriend is heavy and had mentioned that she was thinking of having WL surgery a few months back. She said that it was something newer than the Lap-Band. I assume she means the Realize band, but she made it sound like a different procedure. I don't know. Anyway, as we all know, I am in the closet when it comes to my life with the band. I feel that there are too many gossips in the world, and I don't want my choices to be scrutinized on the gossip circuit. I have not told her about my surgery. I doubt that I will tell her even if she is pursuing it-- simply because I know the information will not stay with her. It will be interesting to see if she is really considering this procedure or whether it was just a whim. She had thought about surgery a few years ago, and nothing came of it. Regardless, it will be an enjoyable visit!


MandaPanda said...

She may be considering the gastric sleeve...that's the latest big thing...I think.

Melissa Wolf said...

You sound like you have just the right attitude about this particular friend...ready to have fun but not totally let your guard down. Sometimes we have friends we enjoy but just have to be a little careful around! Have fun in Spain!!

Cece said...

Is it appropriate to say that I want your awesome traveling life (as well as your legs !). Thanks for posting about travel a few posts ago. I'm headed to Germany to see my sister in two weeks and am debating on a small fill today or next week ... I will channel my inner-Nora and be fine with fill 'n fly. Enjoy the time with your friend :)

Bandita Senorita said...

Have fun in Spain!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a fabulous trip. Have fun & do not feel like you need to share anything if you are not sure it will be treated respectfully.

speck said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog. Just want to mention that my mom(mum lol) is from Gloucester England and I have family in Cardiff. I haven't been back to England since we left there.(I was 6, I'm 47 now) But my sister and I are planning a trip within a couple of years.

Just wanted to say hi.