Ready, Set, Move! ~ Part 5

We are here!  We have been back in the DC area for almost a week already and a lot has happened.  We have phones, I have a brand new red Ford Escape and we may have chosen our new house already.  We will have to wait till August to move in if all goes well since the house will have to be built so we will stay with my in-law’s. 

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Of course you can understand that I haven’t done a lick of reading since we landed with all the things going on.  Hopefully next week with Hubby starting his new gig I will find the time to get back to reading.  I have a few books waiting to be read for review as well. 

I am looking forward to being a tourist in my home town this summer.  With so many great things to do around here it will be a busy summer which will be a good thing.  What have you been up to?  Any big plans for the upcoming Memorial Weekend?  We hope to catch a movie or two.  Yesterday we saw Star Trek and damn was it good.  Beautiful cinematography as well as a gorgeous cast.  The story was clever, grasping and interesting.  Do you have a movie to recommend?

Ready, Set, Move! ~ Part 4

I can’t quite believe that tomorrow is almost here and today is quickly coming to an end.  It has been our last full day in Okinawa and it went so fast.  All of a sudden it is 9:30 pm and my packing is pretty much done until I finish getting ready in the morning and have to pack the hair dryer and flat iron.  Hubby is packing as I type this and Rocky is suspicious and seems antsy. 

The last three weeks in the Hamagawa Lodge have flown buy.  We have been so busy with final lunches and dinners at our favorite restaurants, going away parties, birthday parties, an office picnic, my last pedicure and nail art appointment at Cocok’s Salon *sigh*, a surprise retirement party for one of Hubby’s co-workers and of course our last night at the Butler Officer’s Club for karaoke. 

Thanks to the crappy T.V. reception and poor show choices I have had the chance to get some reading done.  I finished Marisa de los Santos’ Belong To Me and absolutely LOVED it.  I will be posting my gushing review after we return to the States.  I will also be hosting Marisa and her guest post as well as running a giveaway contest for the book later this month. 

I’m back to reading on the Kindle 2.0 for the flight and really enjoying it after all the hubbub about the new Kindle DX last week.  I love my “smaller” Kindle and started reading Three Cups of Teaon it the other day.  Besides having my Kindle with me for the flight we have the Nintendo DS Lite and a few games, iPods, Sudoku books and laptops to watch DVD’s.  The twelve hour flight from Tokyo to DC should be bearable with all that entertainment plus the in-flight movies.  Too bad poor Rocky can’t even have a toy in his kennell with him in the baggage compartment.  Part of me hopes he’ll have another animal to talk with down there but then I hope that he is alone and will just sleep most of the time.  He knows something is up and has been overly affectionate today. 

So, this is my last post from Okinawa.  Tomorrow I will be a Washingtonian again (though I’m always one since I grew up there) and will start a new chapter.  Don’t worry, you’ll read all about it here.  See ya on the flip side!!