Monday, July 25, 2016

Count Down to take off

  


   

 A week from today we leave for our five month furlough in Australia. Everyone is envious. They think Australia is so exciting. It reminds me of the Aussie lady I met who was surprised to learn that living in Dallas is not as exciting as the TV show. In fact I've never even met J.R. Ewing!   

I was thrilled to see this morning that my plumeria buds are beginning to open. I got this plant a while back at my garden club. This is the first time it's budded. I hope it opens all the way before we go. I'll try to post more photos of it. It can help me count down to take off.



I just read that plumeria flowers are sometimes used for making leis in Hawaii. That seems appropriate since we'll be having a week long stop over in Hawaii on our way to Australia.(yes you can be envious about this part! at least I would be if it was me. I mean if it wasn't me and you were me!) This is a slightly belated 20th wedding anniversary celebration. (Our anniversary was December 31st) We'll be staying with a coworker of John's who lives on Maui. We also hope to have the 2nd half of the celebration on our way back. That time we plan to be on Oahu. We are thankful for the special gifts that have made this possible!

I'm also thankful for all the work my friend Fran and I got done on separating the African hostas this weekend.

Lest you think preparing for furlough is all about sitting around watching flowers open, this next photo is of the beginning stages of packing most of our stuff into the two back bedrooms. John is measuring furniture as I write this to see if we can fit the rest in. I'm lobbying for down sizing a little more. But he would rather wait on that. We'll see who "wins."



Our to-do list keeps growing. This is page one of the third installment. There must be a murphy's law about to-do lists. No matter how long and detailed a to-do list is, it will only ever account for 1/4 of the things that need doing. If Murphy didn't think of that one already, we can call it "Thomson's law."


2 comments:

ladydee said...

I'M SURE THERE ARE A LOT OF PREPARATIONS THAT GO INTO PREPARING FOR A 5 MONTH FURLOUGH. CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE !
I WOULD BE ENVIOUS OF YOU STAYING IN MAUI FOR A WEEK EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT I WILL ALSO BE STAYING IN MAUI FOR A WEEK BUT NOT UNTIL OCTOBER. ALSO WILL BE IN OAHU FOR 2 DAYS. ACCOMPANYING MY DAUGHTER & FAMILY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PICTURES OF PLUMERIA. I HAVE LOVED THOSE FLOWERS SINCE THE FIRST TIME WE WENT TO HAWAII. I HAD NO IDEA THEY COULD BE GROWN IN TEXAS, I LOVE SEEING THEM OPENING UP ON EACH OF YOUR POSTS.

I REALLY ENJOY YOUR BLOGS. SUCH AN INSPIRATION AND SO DOWN TO EARTH !

PRAYING FOR YOU, JOHN, & YOUR MOM, AS I EXPECT THIS IS HARD FOR HER, TOO.
MANY BLESSINGS FOR ALL !!!

PS: ALL CAPS, NOT SHOUTING, ONLY WAY I CAN READ SUCH SMALL LETTERS !!! LOL

SharonT. said...

Thank you ladydee (is this Doris?).

Where will you be staying on Maui? We stayed in the middle of the island. A little town called Pukalani.