Today we are meeting up for iced coffee because it is hot out!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am so thankful that July has been nice and quiet for the most part. Nick is busier than ever with his last semester of grad school, but he only has two months left. When I was in graduate school, I could barely keep it together, especially towards the end. I don’t know how he’s hanging on! Still, we manage to make beach time a priority!
In between the crazy amounts of homework, Nick and I have been trying to soak in as much of Hawaii as humanely possible. I’m working on making a bucket list for all of the things we must do before we leave Hawaii. When you are only living some place for a short amount of time, I feel like it makes every day feel like a gift. Over the weekend, we used a gift card we had been saving and went to Hau Tree Lanai for dinner. It’s right on the beach in Waikiki! We shared a bottle of wine, watched the sunset, and saw fireworks down the beach.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve been on a huge reading kick lately Hawaii has an amazing library system and I have been taking advantage of it, plowing through some books that have been on my “to-read” list for ages. Right now, I’m reading The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, which is the second book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. It’s definitely not for everyone, but I think Douglas Adams is hilarious, and I’m really into the story. I mean, space travel! It’s great.
I would tell you that I’m looking forward to another visitor coming to visit in August, one of my closest friends, Joyce! I love that she wants to do things like go to art museums, eat at good restaurants, see some waterfalls, and just lay on the beach. There is a reason we are such good friends.
I would tell you that Nick and I just joined a CSA and so far, I am really liking it. I don’t know a lot of recipes and get overwhelmed really easily when I go online to try to find new ones. There are just so many recipes out there, and some of them are so complicated with so many crazy ingredients.
I like that through the CSA, you get a bunch of random food and then you sort of have to just figure out what to do with all of it. Ours has a website where they list what everything is each week, along with recipes for how to cook them. So many of the recipes are super easy and simple – just what I need!
I think that buying all of these things individually, even at a farmers market, would have been much more expensive than what we paid for this grab bag, too. It should be interesting as we try out a bunch of different foods that we usually don’t eat and attempt some new recipes. Luckily, Nick and I have a pact that if one of us messes up dinner, we just go out for pizza.
What have you been up to lately?
What are you reading?