When I started posting on Jan 1, it wasn’t that I planned to do a post-a-day. I didn’t. I was just newly back from a trip to Asia [thread starts here]
(and of course I always posted when I got back from a trip) … Continue reading “Unplanned goals”
As I type this, we don’t yet have a shelter-in-place order here — but I have been, since I came back from the office last week. (And basically for the week before, as well.)
For the foreseeable future.
Everyone else who’s self-isolated seems stir crazy with the sudden smallness of their world — but really, until I fling myself across the globe on a trip (no time soon, alas), this is my normal.
So here’s some things that recently happened around here…
Saturday = another 7 for 7 getting my workout. All of them via WiiFit. Continue reading “Plugging away”
I came back from Ireland, and went back to (sigh) work, and on my way home one fine (hot as Hades) evening, I heard a weird rattle on the passenger side.
I used the automatic window switch to flip the windows on that side open & closed just to make sure they were sealed.
And then, I heard a thunk sound. Continue reading “A tale of two fails – part two”
I hear the naysayers, saying Nay about the idea of a bus tour. There are pluses and minuses to such things.
For instance, I like the freedom of going and doing and setting my own itinerary. I like trying new and unknown experiences. But I don’t like how overwhelmed I tend to feel alone in cities, especially when I don’t have a plan. I don’t like driving in unfamiliar places, especially (1) if rental cars tend to be manual transmission only, (2) if they drive on the left side of the road, or (3) if I don’t speak (or read) the local language. Actually this alone is the single most likely decider for me of tour-vs-selfguided vacationing.
In the case of Ireland: Continue reading “Four considerations for choosing a tour”
There’s so much world left to see!
It was a direct flight from the East Coast to Oahu. So a good 12+ hours on the plane, minus time change effects, meant that I left at something like 6AM and landed at something like 2PM, feeling already like something the cat dragged in. And this in the days before an extra 2 hours of security clearance time and who knows but that economy seats may have offered precious inches more space per passenger. Continue reading “Go west! (And wake up confused)”
What new things I tried while circling Ireland for 12 days: Continue reading “When in Rome (or in my case, Dublin)”
Today my parents are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. A few days ago my sister and brother-in-law celebrated their (I want to say) 15th. And in a few days, two of my best friends are celebrating their 25th. Continue reading “A is for Anniversary”
For the record, I’m indoorsy, but I’m not remotely handy.
Which is why it borders on the insane that I’ve got this bee in my bonnet about home repair.
For an apartment that I rent. Continue reading “Discouraging moments in home repair”