30 Aug Not going to Hawaii

The Air National Guard has crews that rotate over to Germany on a fixed schedule. I had been looking at the schedule for a while. Some of the origins are not on my list, but I had been contemplating Hawaii. After all, if I could fly there and back over a long weekend for free – it seemed like a good deal. A good enough deal that two of the teens wanted to join me.

The air crew arrived on Tuesday and had originally said no passengers. I had been hoping, by checking back, that I might be able to get them to reconsider.

No dice.

So this weekend I am not on the beach at Maui, nor visiting friends stationed at Tripler. There is no surf, nor sand. And if we want anything that resembles fresh fish – it is likely to be flash frozen.

OTOH – I guess I have been spared some really long flights.  And if the AF does not like knitting, it would be a really long, long trip. I am hoping that when the Alaska weekend rolls around in April that it does not fall on either Passover or a meeting in Munich.

Cleaning? knitting? Spinning?

Audio Books

Reading and listening. I just received several Kate Wilhelms’ on CDs as MP3 files, including No Defense and Desperate Measures.


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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