I'm seriously jonesing for a vacation, but with the house renovation, it is not to be. I console myself with my photos from last year's trip to Oahu.
The first thing we did after getting off the plane and checked in to our hotel was to go to this open air restaurant with a view of the ocean. You can't see it, but it's right there on the other side of that breezeway looking structure.
below: this is the first thing we consumed upon arriving.
below: this is what a 9 hour plane ride (not including airport time, shuttle time, check in time), a 6 hour time difference and the giddiness of being on Waikiki Beach will make you look like. Plus a tropical cocktail.
Below: you can't take a bad photo in Hawaii.