I've mentioned my trip to Hawaii and yes, I'm excited! My niece plays volleyball for the University of New Mexico and they have some pretty tough travel duty (ahem), like going to Hawaii for five days. My sis-in-law, Jenny, and I are going to tag along and add on a few days for an extended stay. I'm going in the true spirit of island living, and taking one small bag with a few changes of clothes and several swimsuits. And my journal. And ipad mini loaded up with books.
I'm back to planning menus, and boy does it make my life easier, even for just the two of us. (Luke is working evenings, and on the two nights he doesn't work he's often out with friends.) Cooking for two is fun and we've been trying some new recipes. Often times we'll grill some chicken or meat and then make roasted vegetables with whatever is on hand. Lots of zucchini and eggplant from our garden!
We're coming up on my favorite time of year. Fall is just the best! I'm looking forward to cooler temps so we can get out in the yard and dig up space for more gardens! I have missed having a rose garden this year. However, a month or so ago, I had occasion to go to our old house to pick something up, and saw that the roses were blooming and beautiful. My first thought was to be sad that I was missing it. But, then I felt good about having done something that others are getting so much pleasure from. That goes for our last two houses -- rose gardens planted and left behind. This next one is going to be ours to enjoy for a long time:)
I like to collect quotes, so I'll leave you with this one:
Life is one grand, sweet song. So start the music. (Ronald Reagan)