The fun for the day yesterday was shopping! Yay!
But first, a stop for some food at a place I can’t go to on Maui: Chick-fil-a.
After that, it was on to the mall!
The most dangerous place we went into was a store that sells a bunch of Japanese items. They are so gadgety and cute, it makes you want to buy ALL of it!
It is a wonderland!
My worst temptation was in the toy aisle. There were some robots there that child-Brad would have coveted so hard that he would have had to go to confession. I almost got them for the child-Brad that’s still inside of me, but adult-Brad saw they were $10 each, and remembered how much junk he already has littering his house.
Just looking at the picture makes me want them again!
I did purchase some things, though:
My ratchet belt from Ross was breaking, so I went looking for a new one. I found one almost exactly like it at Macy’s. Nice!
I also got a new charge cable for my phone. The one I use every night was a cheap-o one from the checkout line. I got another cheap-o one.
But the most exciting things I brought home were the plastic bags my purchases came in. There are no plastic bags on Maui. Whenever I want to put my shoes or wet clothes in something, paper bags just don’t do it. These plastic bags will be like gold to me!
I may even wash them after I use them so I can use them again.
The day after a flight I usually post about the flight, but I flew overnight, so yesterday felt like the same day as Saturday. Sort of.
My flight was delayed. It was supposed to take off at 9:30pm, but didn’t leave until 11:30pm. Fortunately, I knew that before going to the airport and could just hang out at home a little longer. Other people at the airport weren’t so fortunate:
The flight itself was fine. I had really worked myself up into a panic of anxiety before getting on the plane. I was sure I was going to die. But I didn’t die. My legs got a little crampy, and I didn’t sleep much, but I didn’t die. I landed in LA at 7:30am.
Yesterday was kind of a fuzzy day. I took two long naps. In the evening, we went to a vietnamese restaurant and I had some AWESOME pho. Today I’m going to go to a mall. A MALL!! I’m so excited!
Yesterday I spent almost the whole day on my condo. There were a million little things that I could have done bit-by-bit after school or on the weekends. Instead, I did a million things yesterday. Ugh.
But I got almost everything done. And the condo is ready for guests.
The biggest change was in the middle bedroom. I wish I would have taken a “before” picture. The difference is pretty dramatic. Here’s the “after”:
I’m supposed to land in LA at 7am, Pacific Time. Hopefully, all is going or has gone well…
Yesterday I finished with school stuff. Or at least with the stuff I had to do before leaving. My desk is so clean! It hasn’t looked like this since… last summer?
The rest of the day I was at my condo trying to straighten it up a little. I’m going to have some house guests while I’m in Nebraska, so I want my place to look nice.
I leave Maui tonight. I’ll fly overnight to LA, where I’ll have a stop over before continuing on to Nebraska.
My flight info, for those playing along at home:
Depart Kahului 9:50pm
Arrive LA 6:02am (Sunday)
I was kind of sick last week. I feel much better this week, but I have a lingering cough. On Wednesday night, I noticed that my back hurt, kind of in the region of my lungs. Yesterday morning, it was really uncomfortable. I decided to go to the doctor, since I will soon be traveling and won’t be able to be in-network.
When I made the appointment, and had to fill in a “why”, I wrote “cough”. When I checked in, they gave me a mask. It’s more common here for sick people to wear masks. At the doctors office, it’s very common.
I think it’s hard to talk with someone when part of their face is covered and you can’t see their expression. Since I was masked, I tried to use a cheery voice when I talked, and I tried to smile with my eyes.
The mask matched my shirt!
Oh, and the doctor didn’t know my my lungs were hurting. He did an x-ray, and it’s not pneumonia, so at least I know that.
After my doctor visit, I drove to the west side, where my cousin Becky and her family are staying on their vacation. It was so fun to chat a little. I didn’t have to wear a mask for the occasion, so you can easily see my smile in our picture together.
I always try to look at the lens, and never get it quite right.