Still dreaming and planning my fun, relaxing trip to Hawaii with Little Sister. It's such a delicious idea, I think I'll have some ice cream with chocolate fudge sauce on top to celebrate! Don't get me wrong, I will be a little sad to leave my hubster and sweet daughter, but a girl's-only vacation is just what this working Mama's body and soul need right now. I am planning on a little yoga, a few beach strolls (I might even be inspired to RUN!,) but mostly, lounging by the pool reading books. In case you were wondering, this is what I'm planning to read by said pool:
1. Little Bee: a Novel by Chris Cleave. The lives of a British magazine editor and a Nigerian refugee girl collide in this novel that will make you smile, cry, think, and ultimately pray for the best in humanity to win .
2. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. A hauntingly beautiful novel intertwining the lives of 80 year old Leo who immigrated to New York after escaping SS officers in his native Poland and Alma, a 14 year old trying to ease the lonliness of her widowed mother. Leo is mourning his lost wife and the lost novel he wrote "The History of Love," and just trying to be noticed.
3. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert. A touching story about a young woman who contracted leprosy in the 1890's in Honolulu and her trials and triumphs, including, finally, a cure! (A fitting story for a trip to Hawaii, no?)
Yes, I do plan on reading all of them on my trip, and no, I won't be gone that long! I'm just planning on relaxing a lot. I'll let you know what I think when I get back.