Doing Stuff

I surprised myself by being fairly productive on my first day back. I unpacked all my bags, cleaned up the honey from my suitcase and belongings, and did some laundry. Awesome!

And for the sake of some good “before” and “after” pictures, I straightened up my pantry. (It was also good for taking stock of what food I have for my quarantine time.)

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  1. Lauren says:

    Taking a ‘before’ picture is so smart. You get to see the improvement! That pantry looks so organized! Now I want to go through my kitchen cupboards………

  2. Deborah says:

    Can you go out for food during your quarantine? Can you go for walks?

    The pantry looks great!

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Uneventful, Then Eventful

My day of travel was uneventful, which was just fine with me. The most astounding part of my trip was how smooth my landing on Maui was – very little turbulence! Awesome!

I requested a window seat from Oahu to Maui so I could look out the window during turbulence. Somehow, seeing the land holding still makes me feel better when the plane is lurching all over. Yesterday that wasn’t necessary, but I did have a clear view of a brush fire.

When I got home, I unpacked a little. I wasn’t surprised to see that my suitcase had been searched by TSA. They always do that when I bring honey home. But I was surprised that they opened the jar and didn’t put the lid back on tightly. There’s honey all over the inside of my suitcase. Ugh.

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Unexpected Fun

Yesterday morning as I sat on the couch, the hummingbirds came. Woo hoo! I got a picture of one.

Denis and I were going to go on a hike or something. Instead, we went here:

IKEA! Awesome! Denis was looking for a new work table for his place. I was just looking at all the cool stuff. I didn’t end up getting a pile of odds and ends like I expected, but I did find some really cool new curtains for my place. I love the material.

They’re about a foot too long. I’m not sure if I’ll try to shorten them, or if I’ll just let them pile up on the floor.

I also got some tool kits for the new teachers at my school. We have three new graduates joining us. I’m so excited to meet them! I think the tool kits will be a great classroom-warming gift.

I did have to borrow a rolly suitcase carryon thing from Denis though. The curtains and tool kits are heavy and would for sure put my suitcase over the limit.

I fly back home today. My direct flight to Maui was changed into a connection through Honolulu. Ugh. And extra landing and takeoff. Hopefully the flights will be smooth.

Hawaiian #HA3 Depart LA 9:50am Arrive Honolulu 12:35pm

Hawaiian #HA296 Depart Honolulu 1:40pm Arrive Kahului 2:25pm

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Shopping Day

Yesterday was a day of shopping. Denis’ apartment complex had the water shut down from 9 to 5 for plumbing repairs, so we were out and about for most of the day.

On my list was curtains and shoes. I didn’t find any curtains, but I did find shoes. I thought I would get hiking shoes again, for comfort. But I got some regular shoes instead. I also got some insoles (for comfort).

Denis had a few things on his list too. Something I put on his list was a hummingbird feeder. I got bird seed last time I was here, and though I was initially disappointed because there was only a squirrel, there are now house finches coming to eat the seeds. Woo hoo!

I have seen hummingbirds come to the tree beneath the balcony. Now there is a feeder with sugar water in it. Let the hummingbirds commence!

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Three Towns

After church yesterday, I gathered with family to have a good-bye lunch. It was at the Mexican restaurant on the Seward town square. The front door has a great view of the court house.

The meal was delicious. Some of my taco cheese fell in the table and made what looked like a Japanese kanji character. I had to take a picture.

My flights were pretty unremarkable. I had to run in the Minneapolis airport to make my connection, so there was a little excitement. Also, my plane to LA was old and made a LOT of noises. I prayed a lot.

But I arrived in LA early. I was glad to be on the ground. I’ll be here a couple of days before I continue on home to Maui.

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