Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Monday, November 18, 2013

We're home

The flight was wonderfully uneventful.  We had a serious tailwind so what we usually think of as a five and a half hour flight took only four and a half hours.  Woohoo!  Kyle got us emergency exit row seats so there was lots of leg room, and we had books on our laptops to listen to.

And now we are safely home. Portland is cold and gray.  The kitties are glad to see us. Kyle is researching property in Hawaii.  If we move, will you come to visit us?

I'm doing laundry, petting kitties, unpacking the suitcase, petting kitties.  We went to the grocery store and picked up fresh stuff - boring old apples (after fresh ripe papayas and pineapple guavas.)  Nice tender  salad greens, (most salads we had in Hawaii were kale which is more heat-tolerant than iceberg lettuce and travels better, too.) And treats for the kitties.

Rose took care of the kitties, and as usual, went far above and beyond anything we expected.  She cleaned our kitchen!  I feel like king Aegus after Hercules has cleaned the stables.  I had no idea it could look so nice!  Thank you, Rose!

Other thank you-s are in order for niece Lisa and her wonder-husband Drew who made our stay in Honolulu a treat!  You guys really know how to show folks a good time.  Thank you!

Hanging up the tropical clothes in the out-of-season closet is sort of sad.  I felt so CUTE in those shorts and flowered dresses.  Now it's back to heavy slacks and sweaters.  Sigh.  A move to Hawaii is so appealing.


  • At 4:03 PM , Blogger Delighted Hands said...

    As wonderful as a trip c an be, it is always nice to be home!

  • At 6:44 PM , Blogger Acorn to Oak said...

    So happy for you that you had such a wonderful time! I know what you mean about the idea of living there...especially when it's winter here. I often think of that saying they have in Hawaii..."no bad days". Their weather is so much nicer than cold winter days, heavy clothing and layers. But, it does give us lots of reasons for knitting! ;-)

  • At 9:09 PM , Blogger Rose L said...

    You deserved the above and beyond! I think you should travel to other tropical places (listed many on last blog post comment) and see if one is more affordable and enjoyable and relaxing! Research would be fun, too!!!

  • At 4:58 AM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    If you moved into Paradise, wouldn't you miss the dark, dreary, winter weather? No? Me either.

  • At 5:09 AM , Blogger Saren Johnson said...

    If you lived in paradise, where would you vacation?

  • At 12:01 PM , Anonymous benita said...

    Welcome home!

    And, of course, this is how it is going to work out. Scott and I will move to Portland just as you two are moving to Hawaii. ;)


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