Friday, January 04, 2008

And Now Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming...

Status: Mellow. Taking the un-packing one suitcase at a time. Getting back on schedule. Bouncing from one time zone to another then another has sort of messed me up...

So, yes, Hawaii was awesome, although it rained every day but the LAST day we were there. On the last day we had alternating sun and rain, then sun and rain, etc.. So we lugged our pasty white bodies out on the beach and tried to soak up as much sun as we could. Hubby fell asleep. I was in the middle of a long overdue reading of Sara Gruen's Water For Elephants. The sun would be shining, then go away and rain would start, and I'd put the book back in the bag and wait for the rain to end. Five minutes or so later the sun would come out again, so would the book. 20 minutes later the sun would disappear, as would the book into the bag, and so on and so on, for about 4 hours.

Then we showered and went to the airport. Oh well.

Now we're back, and I want to get settled back into our usual routine of semi-chaos. Poor Thing One, she didn't get to bed until 11 pm and she has a soccer game right after school. Well, she wanted to do indoor soccer! But it's only on Fridays, and no practices.

This weekend is going to be a detox, relax weekend. Yes, I know we were just in Hawaii. But we weren't "relaxing" per se. We kind of ran here and there and everywhere, because of the rain. No lying out, hence no relaxation. Got up super early every morning, and collapsed into bed, exhausted, at night. But hey, I have a new favorite hobby: Snorkeling! Oh, and hiking through dense bamboo in a rainforest, where there was no trail whatsoever. Super cool.

Lots of stories to tell, but I'll save those for another blog. I have a synopsis to write out. Can't wait to get back into writing. I missed it!


Michelle Miles said...

Welcome home! I missed you!

Vacations are seldom "relaxing" since you want to see everything and do everything.

Can't wait to hear some of your tales of adventure :)

Lynn Sinclair said...

Despite the rain, it sounds like you had a wonderful time away. With vacations, it seems you do have to schedule "relaxation" days. Now back to the laundry and synopsis!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good trip. It seems to have revved your writing batteries!