We had no less than ten bazillion people staying at our house over the weekend.
It was also no less than ten bazillion degrees outside.
Of course our ice maker chose this week, the week of the heat wave/monsoon from hell, to break.
I bought ice trays for ice making.
I also froze black grapes.
Frozen black grapes are the perfect remedy for a heat wave.
I learned the frozen grape trick from a spa I visited once upon a time.
They make a refreshing hot weather snack.
Besides, black grapes are very healthy.
All I seem able to think about is our upcoming trip to Kauai.
Is it weird I’m looking forward to being at a tropical beach to escape the California heat?
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Three days ago, our upcoming vacation/25th wedding anniversary trip seemed too far away to be real.
Suddenly, it’s not only real …
I’m feeling overwhelmed at all the stuff I need to do before we go.
Things to remember: packing lots of beach towels, and buying lots of sunscreen.
Sure, I could always buy sunscreen there …
But everything is ridiculously expensive in Hawaii.
I’m also trying to figure out what camera gear to bring.
I want to have all my camera stuff with me.
I don’t want to have to worry about it being stolen or damaged.
I’ll have to compromise with myself.
I hate compromising with myself.
We’ve got a day planned when we’ll be rafting into sea caves.
I dug out an old point and shoot to take with me on the raft. I’ll keep it stored in a waterproof bag except when I’m using it.
At the same time, oh how I would LOVE to have my “real” camera in the sea caves!
(It isn’t worth the risk. Although it would be highly unlikely I’d drop it in the ocean, the chances of it getting splashed and ruined are too high.)
Underwater housing for my camera costs $3,000 … so THAT’S not happening.
Details I need to take care of, or things I want to remember to pack, keep popping in and out of my brain.
I need to bring along some easy, quick, recipes that can feed a big group.
I don’t seem able to focus on any ONE thing.
Maybe it’s the heat?
Or maybe I have pre-vacation ADD.