Currently…

Thinking About: Traveling. Sometimes I feel trapped on this little peninsula I live on. I can’t wait for my truck to get here so that we can go on safari. I’m dying to see some elephants and other critters. All that stuff is only a couple of hours away from me, but I don’t have a means of getting there yet! (without spending hundreds of dollars, that is). I’m also planning a little trip back to Texas soon. I’m so excited to see friends and family!

Looking Forward To: Eva’s first birthday! It’s only a couple of weeks away. I’ve been planning her baby luau. We’re going to try and make it feel like we’re back in Hawaii as much as possible. I’ll be making lei with the plumeria from our yard and our Tahitian friend roast a pig! In fact, today we’re getting together for a mock food run.

Making Me Happy: My one and only girlfriend here, Cho. Even though she’s leaving me soon. 🙁 Some of the other girls who are stationed overseas that I’ve talked to haven’t made any friends yet, so it really makes me appreciate her. 🙂 Fun fact: her name means toilet in Swahili! hah. Last night her mom hosted an Asian-themed party and made us a bunch of yummy food. We had loads of fun singing karaoke.

Learning: Swahili! But I already wrote about that. 🙂

Watching: A great movie I’ve seen recently is Argo. It was interesting seeing embassy life portrayed on film. A movie that recently disappointed me is Mama. Normally I like Guillermo del Toro films, but that one was kind of dumb.

Reading: Still working on The Fountainhead, but also reading baby books again. My mom sent me What to Expect in the Second Year, and I’ve been reading sections of old books that didn’t really pertain to us until now. Bring on toddlerhood! 🙂

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