Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday Musings

anniversary collage

Highlight of the week: We got the keys to our new house on Wednesday, which also happened to be our 8th anniversary! We didn't do anything special other than eat at one of our favorite Hawaii places, Teddy's Bigger Burgers. We were tired and sweaty from moving the last of our stuff over from base lodging and picking up and hauling in our new washer and dryer. We had to leave our old washer and dryer in Ohio when we sold our house, and the Navy-owned home we're "renting" doesn't provide them, so we decided to splurge on a fancy new front-load set. I love it so far!

We still have two more weeks until the moving company can deliver our stuff (ugh!) but we have a few military loaner things until then. The furniture is not particularly comfy and cooking with the few pots and gadgets we could borrow from the Air Force loan closet requires some creativity. I cannot tell you how happy I will be to sleep in my own bed again! July 1 can't get here fast enough. (Plus, until then, I'll be by myself every day sitting in a house that's basically totally empty! At least we were able to pick up our other car Friday so I can make up some excuses to get out of the house. I see some Starbucks runs in my near future! And maybe some retail therapy...)

Reading: I didn't get a whole heck of a lot of reading done this week. I blew through the rest of "The Wolf Road" by Beth Lewis (review -- I loved it!) and then started another advanced-read book, "The Age of Myth" by Michael J. Sullivan, the first in a new fantasy saga that comes out next Tuesday. I'm enjoying it ok, but I'm not really hooked into the plot yet and have to keep reminding myself to pick it up. Something I'm struggling with a bit is having absolutely no idea what time period it's taking place in. It could either be the very-long-ago past or the future. I think I'm just having trouble orienting myself in the overall setting. I have no idea if it's totally fictional or based on a real place. I need details!

Knitting: I made a tiny bit of progress on my Cap Sleeve Lattice Top this week. You can see a picture from last Wednesday here on my Yarn Along post. I'm sure I'll get a lot of knitting done this week with Jarrod working and me having a massive amount of free time.

Watching: We don't get our cable hooked up until Wednesday, so we've been subsisting on Amazon Prime. I read "Dark Places" a couple weeks ago and I was excited to see the movie version on Amazon. It was ok... definitely not as good as the book, though. I felt like a lot of backstory was missing and that it jumped around too much. Last night we started the TV series "Mr. Robot," about a cyber security expert/vigilante hacker. We watched the first two episodes and we're both totally intrigued!

Eating: I had the best chocolate croissant this weekend! One of my favorite Hawaii restaurants is La Tour Cafe. I particularly love their sandwiches, and they also sell macarons and other fresh-baked breads and pastries. When we ate there on Friday night they had some chocolate croissants for sale and I snatched one up to have for breakfast on Saturday morning. It was sooooo good. There's a photo on my Instagram.

Looking forward to: Our kitty, Lily, has been hanging out with her grandparents in Colorado for the past 3 1/2 weeks, and she'll finally be heading out to Hawaii on Thursday! She was supposed to come out sooner, but we couldn't find any cat-friendly lodging while we were searching for a house. I'm excited to have a furry companion around again -- though I'm 100% sure she'd rather stay in Colorado and avoid the plane ride! I'm also looking forward to getting my Hawaii library card now that I have proof of address. I've been reading e-books for the last three weeks and I'm so ready for a real book!


I'm linking up with Kathryn from Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. Great pictures. I bet you will be really glad to get your cat back. I can't imagine being separated from my boys for so long. Hope the library card comes through soon. I really like reading ebooks, but every once in a while, I need a physical book in my hands as well. Here's hoping July 1st comes quickly for you!

  2. It sounds like you are having quite a time. Moving is always so stressful. I hope you get settled with your feline companion and your stuff soon. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. Busy week for you!! Happy Anniversary!!! You two are adorable. So glad you got a house and that your kitty gets to join you soon! have a great week!

  4. Quite the week - although it sounds like you've got a little bit of waiting to go for 'the move' to be complete, you're making the best of it and settling in nicely. Just a couple more weeks!

    Chocolate croissants are THE BEST - it's night time here now and after seeing that picture you've got me feeling hungry! I'd be indulging in those regularly. Haha!

  5. The Wolf Road sounds good. I've added it to my list. Congratulations on the house!

  6. Congrats on the house. I hope the time waiting for your belonging to arrive goes fast, and hope kitty makes the trip well.

  7. So many things to look forward to! Glad to hear you're getting settled, and I'll be hoping that these last few days of June pass quickly. ;)

  8. Happy (Belated) Anniversary and congrats on the house!


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