Yes, I fully admit, stories of my life these days aren’t terribly interesting. I mean, I don’t have any tyrannical boss tales or pictures of my failed cooking class experiments. My world has become a bit smaller since for the most part it’s confined to a 600 sqft island. But I’ll catch you up anyway, if only to assuage my blog guilt. I last posted on Sept 4, so here’s what’s been up:
September: I started seeing a dietician. Some of my “numbers” on a blood test weren’t great, so I wanted to try to do something about it. It’s taken a lot of tweaking and many lapses, but 6 months later I’m starting to see some real progress. (I am writing this instead of working out, so don’t get too excited for me.) Also in Sept, my mom came to visit. We did a lot of hanging out and a little exploring.
October: While mom was still here we headed to Maui for a long weekend. We did more stuff upcountry this time and it was so beautiful (and nice cool temps!)
November: This was a fairly slow month. We blew off Thanksgiving for the most part. It felt good to not let a holiday stress me out in any way.
December: We headed back east for family visits before Christmas. It was great seeing the fam and getting some “big city” life for a bit. And upon my return home I finally caught this little bugger.
January: I had my first contractor gig; very easy since I just had to observe this time. The work will be intermittent (like every few months) but I’m glad for it and am looking forward to doing more. I’ll be teaching classes to mostly government and military folks. Right up my alley!
February: This month started with a a great trip back to Maui. We had promised ourselves that we’d dive there during whale season, and since this is our last winter here we had to get on it. We seriously splurged and stayed at a fancy resort (not embarrassingly, it was because they have a great pool with water slides and a lazy river.)
We were so lucky and got an upgraded room, and I’m not exaggerating when I say the suite was twice the size of our home here. We kept misplacing shoes and phones in the 1800 sqft! I’m baffled at how some people live large like that on all their vacations. On our first dive we could hear the humpbacks pretty clearly– amazing!!
Ok, that brings us up to now. The spring is going to bring some travel (Australia in March!!!), a few goodbyes (I’m ostriching that shit and pretending my friends aren’t leaving), and family visits. It’ll be a full spring!