And I can’t wait. We leave tomorrow morning for Maui, a place that’s somewhat of a second home to James, and that still sparkles with newness for me. We went to both Kauai and Maui last year for our honeymoon, so this year, for the one-year anniversary, we’re hopping it just to the latter island for a bliss-filled week of sunshine and warm water and palm trees and fresh fish and long walks and Mama’s Fish House and relaxation and each other. Sans work. Sans the dog.
Last year I pridefully read 6 books over the course of 10 days – excessive, I know. But absolutely delightful, you bet. The books of choice? Olive Kitterridge by Elizabeth Strout – neighbor Steve just handed it to me a few minutes ago as the “perfect!” vacation read. I’d mentioned that I just read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (and LOVED it), so he then also handed me A Spot of Bother, also by Haddon. Then of course we have two books that I’ve been meaning to read for what seems like forever, but haven’t yet pulled off the shelf: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (highly recommended – have you read it? What are your thoughts?), and Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry. I’d hoped to read Berry’s book for a recent book club with some ladies, but the summer season for me is hit and miss when it comes to reading. I’m aiming high.
So we’ll see how many books I do end up reading – as I have to get some reading done for Fuller coursework. (It’s certainly not in my list of “favorite things to do while on vacation, but as the quarter nears to an end, this theology beggar can’t be a chooser).
Happy vacation to YOU, friends!0