Tuesday Transition

I have so much to blog about, but as I forewarned you – I'm doing a lot of traveling which is making it difficult to find time to write.

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* Me (hair in ponytail!) in Lahaina on the island of Maui – photo taken by Briefcase. *

I know, I know …

You feel terribly sorry for me … travel stress going to and from Hawaii.

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* Blurry iPhone photo from Maui *

What a catastrophe my life is, right?  

I have a really shocking travel story to share with you as soon as I get the chance.

I also have some interesting photos to post in upcoming days.

Today is a transition day as I unpack from Hawaii and prepare to leave for BlogHer11 (the world's biggest blogging conference) tomorrow.  

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* Pre-Hawaii pedicure … will it hold up for another week or two? *

Next week my life will (hopefully) begin to settle down into a more normal routine.

Hawaii was wonderful, of course.

How could it not be?

I'll be honest,

As of today, I'm not looking forward to attending BlogHer.

I signed up to attend the conference a year ago, and now I find myself less than enthused to go.

The reasons why are a soap opera unto themselves, and for the time being I'm going to keep them to myself.  I'm hoping, once I do arrive at the conference, I end up getting everything out of it I originally hoped for.  (Regardless, I'll let you know either way.)

The days in Hawaii were lazy.  

Every morning I sipped coffee on our lanai, listening to the waves crash just a few feet away.  

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I spent my time walking, hiking, reading, swimming, taking photos, hanging out on the beaches, being amused by sea turtles, etc.  

(My Internet access was very sketchy which was probably a blessing.) 

Every evening we indulged in fresh sashimi and other appetizers, along with libations, out on our lanai.  

Most nights we barbequed dinner on the beach as the sun set.  

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Have I mentioned how beautiful it is in Hawaii?

Occasionally, we treated ourselves to a meal out.

It was great to have some very concentrated "family time" with all three of my kids present.

I fell asleep each night with the large sliding glass window of my bedroom open.  The sea breeze and the crashing waves lulled me to sleep. 

Oh, how I wish I could live just feet from the ocean every day!

Now, instead, I'm doing a couple quick loads of laundry and heading down to San Diego.  I will be blogging as I continue my travels.  

I return to Orange County next Monday.

I appreciate your patience as I take you along on my journey!

© Twenty Four At Heart

6 Responses to “Tuesday Transition”

  1. Michelle

    I wouldn’t be looking forward to spending time with a whole lot of people in a big city after time on Hawaii unwinding either!

  2. Di

    Your toes look so fun! Hope they hold up too and that BlogHer is not a total bust for you this year. That would be so disappointing. 🙁

  3. Jan

    Look at your gorgeous, relaxed self! It’s a wonderful thing to see, my friend.

  4. sandi

    If I can get away, and have the gas money, I will drive down. I need friend time.

  5. Lisa

    I’m not all that entilhused about BlogHer either right now. It’s really bad timing for me to want to be all gushy about meeting 3,000 squee-ing women, but I’m going to give it a try and I’m taking it slow. I hope I see you there!

  6. WebSavvyMom

    –>For the first time in a few years, I’m not actually jealous that I’m missing BlogHer. There are really only a handful of people I’d like to meet in real life.
    Your pictures are beautiful. I’m planning a trip to Costa Rica a year from today. That’s how much I look forward to beach vacations and I live near the beach. I get it.
    deb

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