Oh, friends, it’s been a long few weeks. How are you??
I headed off to, and have since returned from, Hawaii. It was both a good and bad trip – good in that I got to spend a lot of time with family I don’t get to see, except when I go back home. Family that is awesome and funny and willing to get together whenever to ‘talk story’, and I loved that.
Bad because five days in I got sick. Stuck in a hotel room coughing and sneezing and shivering just seems wrong, you know? Even more so when you’re on vacation in Hawaii. I had all of these plans to do things that I just had to let go of, things I didn’t get to scratch off my must-see list, photos I didn’t get to take, and that’s a total bummer. I still have a cough, too, which is just annoying.
But other than a two hour flight delay leaving (on an eight hour flight, too, which was all kinds of not awesome, with a chatty pilot who kept sharing all of the repairs needed before we took off on, his words, “the longest over the water stretch of flying, so we need both engines to work because we’ve only got two on this plane”, words that as someone who’s been flying her whole life made even me nervous and checking for emergency exits, though I think that was a vague, twisted attempt at humor), and a slight mix up checking into the hotel, the trip was really nice. It was nice to get away, and relax.
For part of the time, we were in a hotel in Waikiki that was right on the beach, so I was able to walk around, play tourist, see the ocean. For the other part, we were with family close to the North Shore, an area that I haven’t spent much time in, so that was nice, too.
I’m slowly (and I mean glacially slow, return jet lag sucks) getting back into the swing of things. I’ll be checking in and catching up more now that I’m home.
How have you been?