"There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere . . . "
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Hello my dear readers! I am sorry I've been a bit absent here lately. I have missed you!
Wrapping up my Chicago client - plus managing the festivities of Thanksgiving - kept me running around and running amok and generally away from the internets and friends and other important things in my life.
But my client is done (yay!) and we are in vacation mode around here.
Here being, in fact, Hawaii!
We arrived at the Ko Lina resort in Oahu just in time for sunset last night. We are staying right on the beach!
We look a bit worse for wear after our seven-hour flight, I'm afraid.
After sunset, we settled in at Longboards, a little beach bar...
...for cocktails... (I had a Mai Tai)...
...and dinner. I wolfed down the ahi tuna melt...
...which was stunningly delicious! The french fries, however, were sub-par. Ben enjoyed his fish and chips.
(of course, I'm willing to bet that all food is more delicious when your toes are dug into the sand and your view is this...)
Last night, we made a run to Safeway for supplies...
...and I whipped up some tasty cheese and pepper quesadillas for breakfast this morning...
...which we enjoyed on our balcony, drinking Kona coffee and admiring the ocean.
Ben is catching up on some work, spread out with his computer in in our dining area...
...while I am chatting with you and preparing to relax with my book and my yarn.
Tonight we have reservations at Alan Wong's restaurant - I can't wait!
As for our wee pup, alas, he could not join us on this vacation due to quarantine restrictions. This is the first time that both of us have been away from our little one and we are missing him. He would love it here - he is quite the beach dog!
Instead, he gets a snow vacation with Ben's aunt and uncle in Park City, Utah. We left him with smooches and cuddles two nights ago.
He will spend the next two days romping with his cousins, Rocky and Ginger, in a snow-covered back yard. He will love it.
Doo's little cousin, Ginger. They love to play chase around the living room!