There's rosemary, that's for remembrance.
William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wailea in the morning

The Bacchanal that has been our 25th wedding anniversary celebration has come to an end. We made the most of the date....dinner at Oishi, dinner out the weekend after the actual anniversary, and the frosting on the low fat cake was a mini trip to Maui using points and miles!

We had a glorious time in Maui. It is an absolutely beautiful island, the locals are beyond friendly and then there is Hana. We drove the neighborhoods around the resort, drove to the rain forest, and did the traditional luau feast. We spent one entire day just lounging on the beach.

Something occurred to me a few days before we left while I was going through my frantic antics of packing and getting a 6 page list of instructions together for Delci (who has stayed here before and watched the babies).

We had a friend, John, who has been gone for years.  John never saw a need to go anywhere other than town; not to Coeur d Alene, certainly not to Spokane and not on vacations. Whenever we go away for even a few days I fret about the babies, worry about the house, just worry for days before we leave. Once I am gone I am fine and almost hate to come back home......emphasis on almost.  We had a trip Costco 50 miles away.  I talked Steve out of going....we can find everything we need right here, spend the same amount of money and save the gas.   At that moment I realized I had become a 12 mile radius old woman.  I don't want or need to go to Coeur d Alene, Spokane or anyplace else really.   Everything I need is here.....12 miles into town and 12 miles back. There is one exception.....I need to go to my children and always will no matter where they are.  So, on that weird note, I give you Maui.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

They said it would never last....

25 years ago I married my friend; the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.