When Brad's job took us here to Hawaii I was lucky enough to find a position with my work too. My original plans were to quit all together and stay home with the boys. As is turns out, it was best for me to keep working, but only two days a week. Just enough to keep my feet wet and make a little cash. Plus its a job I actually enjoy.
Today was my first day at the new office. I have to say, I think its going to be great. It felt good to put on my favorite Calvin Klein pointy toe heels and a fresh coat of lipstick. Im still not totally sure what the usual dress code is like out here. Do I wear Aloha print shirts? Moo Moos? Is it too out of place to wear black slacks? I think I over dressed a little today.
This is my dream ensemble for a working girl in Hawaii:
The shoes are to die for. But they are all sold out in my size!! Blurg! Oh well. Im going to keep working on appropriate attire for work. Maybe deep in one of these moving boxes is a cute skirt I forgot I had.
There are boxes EVERYWHERE! And with a toddler, a baby, and a beach that calls my name every afternoon around 3:30, the boxes aren't getting unloaded too quickly.
I took a bunch of pictures of our house with plans to post them here and ask for decorating advice, but the camera battery died and I have no idea where the charger is (a random box somewhere no doubt) so the house pics will have to wait at least one more day.
In the mean time Im doing some curtain planning . Our living room is windows on 3 sides, which I love. Its beautiful. But, it can feel like a fishbowl at night. Or a green house in the afternoon when the sun beats in and practically cooks us (hence beach day every afternoon!) So curtains are in order. We bought some fancy light and heat blocking curtains for the Western facing windows. They are by far the worst in the afternoon. The curtains are pretty plain, just beige. But for the other walls I have more exciting plans! I just ordered 18 yards of this:
From here. Its a mid weight fabric that will work great for drapery. Im planning to add some tie backs on the beige beauties with the polka dot fabric to tie it all together. To top it all off I recently WON!! some awesome yellow and orange fabric from my good friend Aunt Spicy (miss you tons!) that might be made into pillows for the couch.
I have so much I want to share about the house and life in Hawaii. Things are way different here people! But for now, I just need to get my life in order. And stop living out of a suitcase. And find my sons Dragon Castle. And dig out the sewing machine! And hope the tension settings didnt get too messed up in the move so I can sew these bad boy curtains when the fabric arrives in 7-15 days!