you must have a lemon tree in the backyard.
So we've been in Hawaii a year and a half (feels like a few months but it's been 2 Christmases) and I've been at my current job 10 months and here's how it's going:
Everyone has fruit trees in their yard so there's always someone bringing in bananas or avocados or lemons. My favorite are the bananas since ours don't seem to ripen and star fruit. We have tangerines and oranges and lemons in our backyard and it's a citrus delight.
Having chickens is awesome. Roosters not so much. (We don't have roosters, just chickens.) But roosters run around everywhere in packs and just terrorize areas. I always imagine them wearing leather jackets with cigarettes hanging from their beaks. They can be quite pretty in their coloring but they're noisy and pains.
I like living with family. And I miss living alone.
I'm not lonely anymore with two other adults to talk to and laugh with and occasionally fight with. Our fights are resolved quickly now and we enjoy each other a lot. But I miss being alone with Mollie and living in a judgement free zone.
The job is one of the best I've ever had with a great boss. But on the downside it's become really hard lately because the more you prove yourself then the more gets piled on your plate till you look like the glutton at the buffet and you're wondering why the person with the same job title and pay grade has an empty plate next to your full one.
And living in Hawaii is a guarantee that internet and phones go out frequently. Not so much fun with that.
I'm busier and my life is fuller. My bills are looking almost reasonable now which is amazeballs. They're still there and high but I'm not feeling like I can't breathe.
And after almost a year of not writing, I'm getting some written. It's not the story I want to be writing but I think I need to be away from that one a little bit and that's okay. Any writing is good.
So that's us/me. How you doin?