Life has been whizzing by for me lately. It was really nice to have Ben home for Fall Break last week, but I was so busy with school, practicum, and meetings that I didn’t have much spare time to hang with him [if I could, I would hang out with Ben 24/7]. Consider the fact that he got through three books in five days, though, and it’s pretty obvious that he enjoyed his well-needed down time.
Even if we didn’t get to spend every moment of every day together, we did get to do some fun things during Mr. Ben’s week off from teaching. The highlights:
roasting, shelling, re-roasting + cracking 20 lbs. of macadamia nuts [given to us by a neighbor]
geeking out on our new favorite kitchen gadget [an electric kettle! My prize for going 30 days without sugars!]
sharing a ridiculously amazing lunch at
Prana Nui Tribe in Ha`iku.
celebrating fall with a long hike in the Makawao Forest with Momma
attempting a raw, vegan lime pie [decent but not blog-worthy – sorry]
enjoying the bountiful starfruit [it’s baaaack!]
reconnecting on our anniversary by going for a hike in ‘Iao Valley, lounging pool-side, and having a fantastic dinner at Monkeypod…
We capped off Ben’s Fall Break last night by reminiscing about that very special day two years ago [we pulled out the wedding box, looked through some photos and cards, and reread our vows].
Today it’s back to reality. Progress reports, family visiting, practicum leading straight into class, adjustments, windshield-wiper fluid, scrounging something for lunch, acupuncture appointment, volunteering, laundry, protein. Did we forget Mom’s backpack? Have a beautiful day! I’ll see you around 10:30 tonight.
Truth be told though, even with all the mayhem and scheduling, as our alarm went off at 5.30 this morning, the only thing I could think was I am the luckiest girl in the universe.