It will be 2 weeks back in Hawaii tomorrow. Still adjusting to my new life here. Trying to figure out what I can do to keep me out of trouble.
The cats have been great. Getting into mischief as much as they can. They had full reign of my cabinets as I empty them back in NJ and want the same privileges here in Waipahu. But the Boss [my mom] doesn’t allow that. They also think the patio has the same breezeway privileges that they can run in and out of the house and the garage whenever they wanted. The patio is open to the side and backyard. So the only way out is with a harness and a leash. Ollie is up for the harness and we tried going for a walk. Orange, he’s another story and who would have guessed any different. It’s like I’m going to put him in the carrier.
Got me a ceiling fan!! Woowho! I still feel hot but it’s like a constant breeze on me now. [I owe someone delicious bottles of red wine.] I hope Hurricane/Tropical Storm Lane doesn’t bring heat and humidity as he leaves the islands. It poured all morning since the time I got up at 3:00ish and stop at 7:00ish. It’s overcast and that might keep the temps down.
Please O’ weather gods keep the temps down for me, pretty please.
The only benefit of the heat is I don’t feel guilty for getting a shave ice as an afternoon snack. Luckily there is a good shave ice truck near the house. Too delicious to stop and get a picture, next time.
I’ve been trying to keep them busy and getting them out of the house for entertainment and exercise. They have an aide that comes three days a week. She works with my dad on exercises for strength and takes them out and about or holo-holo in Hawaii slang, on errands and dr visits.
The aide that they have is a young girl from Chicago that just moved to Hawaii. Everything is new to here and I think it’s a good fit for my parents. My mom loves to feed people and she loves to try anything new. And she’s really sweet to my dad. Thought I think he would fare better with someone that was more on the rascal side.
I’m glad they have her because it would be all on me if they didn’t. I can see how hard that would be.
I’m looking for things to do and meet new people. Here are a few of my ideas I thought I could try out in September
- yoga class
- swimming class to strengthen and learn more strokes
- join the Y
- knitting group
- volunteer at Honouliuli National Monument
- volunteer at Library
- start walking/running consistently
- lunch or dinner with friends
- trying sell vintage stuff for my parents
look out for my ebay or etsy shop if you like vintage housewares. Midcentury stuff.
I’m trying to keep busy and not just hang out in my room watching too much Netflix as I did before I moved. I got sucked into watching DeadWind, Finnish crime drama with I’m such sucker for. I think I have a few more episodes left then on to the next. I need to stop watching. . . ahaaaa.
Definitely joining a group for an activity you enjoy or taking some form of class (including yoga). I’ve probably met the most people the past few years by taking classes at a local running store.
Sounds like a good start on the next segment of your life.
Cats are strong, the boys will be purfect because they are with you.
Love all your September ideas! Just dive in!