Hello gentle readers, I made a safe return from my island paradise yesterday. School settled down, thank the sweet babby jeebus. I only got one out of four classes I originally intended to take, and no legit art courses are in the future for me, so we get to go on enjoying my archaic techniques and doodles for another semester.
It was really nice to get away for a few days. The weather did not cooperate as much as I had hoped but I still managed to put on a decent tan. It was a pretty uneventful trip, just the usual fun stuff and traditions; I love how old friends and routines never really change there. One significant change was that only my mum and I went for this round of cabin times. We even managed to take so few items, we were able to take our small car, not our huge shark of an SUV thing, pack to the gunnels.
The trip over was definitely the most rocky part of our journey. I worked all day and was scrambling around at the last minute to get the rest of my crud together to go. In my haste, I forgot all my eye-wear and accessories. No sunglasses, not too bad; no glasses, very inconvenient; no contact lens solution, not too bad, I can get those anywhere, except for the fact that all stores would be closed by the time we got off the boat and I had no contact lens cases either. After eight hours in a dusty, air conditioned craft store, my eyes were not behaving themselves.
For my fellow visually inhibited friends, I'm sure you know the sensation of blinking and having your contacts make an appealing squishy squeak.
After I could relax because my eyes were not shrivelling up, I cranked my favourite ocean and majestic nature adventure playlist. Just as our ferry docked on our special little island, one of my all time favourite whimsical nature magic songs came on: Huge Tree in the Tsukamori Forest by Joe Hisaishi from one of my all time fave movies, My Neighbour Totoro.