We had some visitors stop by…not just stop by they actually drove in from Arizona. Amanda and Liz, who if you haven’t met them you should picked up a boat and then headed home. They spent a total of about 16 hours in our town but most of that was sleeping. Amanda had just finished riding a bicycle for over 180 miles…I’m still not sure why…especially since most of it was up hill. Liz is also an amazing athlete and the two of them together are a force to be reckoned with. Did I mention they also both dive KISS rebreathers? Yup….oh and they are usually packing more than bologna sandwiches if you know what I mean. So they have more in common with my husband than me and because of that I am so glad I got to meet them in person.
I don’t know about you but watching my husband go places I can’t bothers me almost as much as watching other women go with him. Do you get what I am saying? So not only do you watch your significant other swim away with a female diver but then you also see them swim back and listen as they talk about the amazing things they saw. Don’t get me wrong I am happy that they had that adventure together and the rock that he brought me back..well that’s just special. Hey I had fun too, I mean I almost caught a lizard but there was this spider web and then..oh never mind. My point is its not always easy to share the excitement your mate shares with someone else and that’s okay.
So getting back to Liz and Amanda, you guessed it, they have shared experiences I haven’t with my hubby. Not only diving experiences but also conference experiences and let me tell you nothing says I miss my wife more than a picture of your husband on Facebook surrounded by women while eating out in Vegas. It’s not his fault though right? I mean he HAD to eat and the fact that the picture showed up as I was crawling in to bed alone after a long day of work and mommy duty was unfortunate for him as were the endless text messages he received from me for the next 3 hours.
So maybe I let my imagination get the best of me….did I call the hotel they were all staying at to verify separate rooms? Well wouldn’t anyone? Did I stalk Facebook for the next 3 days until he came home? Perhaps…and when he came home all excited about the conference and the neat things he and Liz and Amanda talked about did I just listen intently not worried at all about these new friends he is smitten with? Um no…but when I did finally get to meet Amanda and now Liz I realize how lucky my husband is to have friends like them and I as well. Oh and the best part? Guess who will be with them this year at the conference.. that’s right..this girl. So if your anything like me and your significant other will be at the DEAMA conference this year..send me their pic and I will keep and eye on them and make sure they are remembering their KISSmate.
First picture is Mike and Amanda working on stuff at the shop today, second picture is Liz, Mike and Amanda and they may have gotten some KISS swag on their way out.