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October 12, 2010
Home to Hawaii"
husband and I just returned from a twelve night trip to
New York City for vacation. You've probably wondered where
people that live in Hawaii go for vacation......now you
know! When you live in paradise, surrounded by beauty and
peacefulness, you sometimes want to go visit a big city.
At least that's what we've been doing the last few years.
This was our very first trip to New York City.
LOVED NYC, by the way! We happened to hit it when the weather
was still very nice; almost summer like, but I guess without
the humidity that they normally have. We went to quite a
few broadway shows including Promises, Promises, Avenue
Q, Jersey Boys, Mama Mia and A Little Night Music.
We also went to see New York City Ballet, which was wonderful.
(I spent many years in the ballet studio and even did some
performing myself, years ago.) We walked through Central
Park, which was beautiful, toured the different neighborhoods
of the city, ate at fabulous restaurants of every possible
ethnicity, rode the Statten Island Ferry for views of the
Statue of Liberty and visited The Top of the Rock, Rockafeller
Center for incredible views of the city and even attended
a taping of the David Letterman Show.
Walking around by Ground Zero was a very strange experience.
It is now just a huge construction zone, but across the
street we happened to duck into St. Paul's Chapel which
housed victims and emergency workers right after the attack.
They had several displays set up around this church which
was built in 1763 (I believe), that showed the mass cards
of some of the people that died that day as well as some
of the flyers that family members put up to try to locate
their lost loved ones. You couldn't help but get choked
up and wonder at the horror that the people of NYC went
through on that day. It's amazing that a city could recover
and go on from such an awful event, but it has, full speed
though we had a fantastic time in the city and would certainly
return in the future, I must say that it is always so nice
to come home to Hawaii. I love the look on people's faces
when you tell them that you LIVE in Hawaii as well. People
always smile and look wistfully envious. I often hear, "If
there I don't think I'd ever want to leave." Well,
even though I LOVE living in Hawaii, I still have a bit
of the gypsy in my soul and traveling is really the only
"thing" that I still want to do in my life. Hawaii,
though, is the place I want to come home to. The week after
we left New York City, they were expected to have rain and
a cold front move in that was going to last the entire week.
We couldn't have planned a better time to return to our
beautiful, sunny, warm island with the absolute best weather
on the planet. So happy to come home to Hawaii!!
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July 25, 2010
my posts are far and few between, but that's because I spend
so much time working and I often don't feel like I have
too much that is very interesting to blog about. However,
last night was a different story!
my husband, Eddie, and I were just tourists vacationing
in Hawaii, before we moved here almost six years ago, we
used to marvel at how when you were in Hawaii these magical,
unexpected gems of experiences would occur out of nowhere.
They happen when you live here as well and last night was
an exceptionally magical gem. Last night we attended a Keali'i
Reichel concert at the Hilton in Waikoloa Village and what
a magical, wonderful experience that was!
fell in love with Keali'i's music on one of our trips to
the island of Kauaii and own a few of his cd's. He has a
gorgeous voice and has written, what I think, are some of
the most beautiful Hawaiian songs.
didn't even know that he was going to be in concert here
until I happened upon a poster at one of our favorite restaurants,
Habeneros. He doesn't perform on the Big Island very often,
so I was determined to go. Luckily, Eddie was agreeable
and so were our clients, who are now friends, Bruce and
Dionne, who recently moved here from San Luis Obispo. (Eddie
sold them their new home and they're super great people.)
had purchased reserved seats, which were a bit more expensive,
and when we got to the theater, there were tons of empty
seats on one side of the reserved area. We think some glitch
happened with the computerized seating system and for some
reason those seats were never made available. Their glitch
ended up being our front row seats
to the best Hawaiian music concert I've attended yet. I
could not stop smiling throughout this entire show and on
more than one occassion found myself choked up just over
the beauty of the music and the hula dancing. Keali'i Reichel
was so personable, humble and funny; I swear this guy could
have been a stand up comedian if he wasn't a Hawaiian music
legend and kumu hula teacher.
some reason, I expected Keali'i Reichel to be kind of aloof
and stand off-ish (I mean look at him....he's gorgeous!)
It was a pleasnt surprise that he was so down-to-earch and
friendly. He shared the stories behind some of the songs
that he had written and stories about the hulas, which were
performed gorgeously by members of his own hula halau. Many
of the halau and band members are members of his family,
which was just so cool. Everyone on stage seemed to be having
a really wonderful time and they made the audience feel
like part of the ohana as well. It was truly a magical evening!
And, oh........he and his band and singers sound just as
good in person as they sound on the cd's. No kidding! What
gorgeous, amazing voices!
the concert ended, we walked out into the warm, tropical
night, under a shimmering, full moon and I was reminded
again why I feel so grateful to live in Hawaii. You just
never know where the next magical Hawaiian gem is going
to be uncovered. Keaili'i Reichel and his ohana of musicians
and dancers are truly one of the most precious gems in these
islands. Thank you for making us all feel like ohana Keali'i!!
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May 4, 2010
I've been a bad blogger lately and have not spent any time
blogging! That's because life has been getting busy and
I've had other things taking up my time; like WORK. Eddie,
my husband and business partner, and I have been getting
very busy with real estate. We're always busy with it, but
lately it just seems like clients are getting more serious
about buying property here. I think this is mostly due to
the fact that our prices are dramatically lower than they
have been in years and the folks who have been watching
the market here and waiting are realizing that it's the
time to ACT.
couldn't agree more! We are hearing rumblings about mortgage
rates getting ready to hike up which will decrease buying
power for some people and this is such a fantastic window
of opportunity to get a property in Hawaii for a good price.
I hope that if you are interested in finding your own piece
of paradise here that you too will decide to ACT.
Don't miss out on this great window of opportunity!
of acting.......we recently went to see the play
"Glen Garry Glen Ross" at the Aloha Theater and
were very impressed by the performance. The movie is a classic
with such greats as Al Paccino, Kevin Spacey, Jack Lemmon
and Alec Baldwin. The guys in the production at Aloha Theater
did a surprisingly good job. In fact, everything that we've
seen the Aloha Performing Arts Company do has been pretty
darn good. Eddie and I have always enjoyed live theater
and have seen some of the worlds very best productions and
we're grateful that out here on our little "Big Island",
there is some very good live theater to enjoy. Very cool!
well and take good care,
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March 4, 2010
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the operation of
fear in our lives and how much it can inhibit us from really
living. I, personally, am extremely fearful and have been
ruled by my fears for much of my life. Well, I won't say
RULED by them, but I have certainly had to make
great efforts NOT to let
them rule me. Looking back now, almost six years after the
fact, I am amazed that we had the courage to actually uproot
our comfortable lives and jobs and make the move to Hawaii.
It took an incredible amount of faith and management of
in my daily life as a Realtor, working with others who are
considering making the same move, I am confronted every
day by other peoples fears and it's helpful to have been
in their shoes myself. I try to share my experience and
what it was like for me making this move. Most importantly,
I am here to listen to them, empathize with them and help
support them in their decisions and help them to find the
very best home to match their particular situation. When
a clients transaction closes and they actually show up here
on the island to begin their new life in Hawaii, I am blessed
with a happy feeling in my heart for them because in almost
every case, they are thrilled that they are here and are
often "pinching themselves" in disbelief, and
I know that they too have battled their own set of fears
to make a life in paradise. With all the beauty, wonderful
weather and slower pace of life, it truly is paradise.
my motto for March is "Feel the fear and DO
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January 27, 2010
and Happy New Year to You & Yours!
Well, so far this year I have been lagging behind on my
blog, BUT I do have good reason. We went to California to
see my husbands family for Christmas and were there for
almost two weeks. While we were there both Eddie and I came
down with a horrible flu which took a couple of weeks to
recover from once we got back to Hawaii, and THEN we had
company visiting for two weeks, who just left last Saturday.
So you see, life has been a busy whirlwind for the first
month of 2010. All of that AND continuing to work at the
same time. I'm ready for things to get back to normal, although
we had a fabulous time enjoying our company.
speaking of enjoyment........I celebrated my 45th birthday
on the 15th of this month, while our company, my brother,
his partner and my old (and favorite) ballet teacher, Nolan,
were here. It really felt like weeks of celebrating because
we did so many special things that we don't usually do in
our daily lives. For THE day, we went on a glass bottom
boat dinner cruise off of the Kona coast, which was really
lovely. Unfortunately we didn't see much from the glass
bottom, but the cruise, dinner and company were very nice.
A few days later we went to see The Mark Morris Dance Group
who were performing in Waimea and had dinner at Huli Sue's
before the show. The whole evening was a very special treat.
Seeing Mark Morris's troupe, though, was another reminder
that I'm not a huge fan of modern dance. There were a couple
of pieces in the show that I really did enjoy, but all in
all I felt that the choreography was pretty darn simple
and the dancers were probably capable of a lot more. When
I leave a dance performance knowing that I could have performed
the dancing myself, it's hard to be too impressed and that's
how this was. Hardly any turns or jumps to speak of, but
still some entertaining and clever choreography. Ballet
is STILL the winner in my book for favorite style of dance.
I have also really fallen behind on my prospecting work,
so I'd better cut this short and get busy!
Best wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy and prosperous
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December 3, 2009
I hope that everyone out there is enjoying the holiday season!
Christmas time in Hawaii is definitely a bit unusual if
you're used to Christmas being cold. Our weather is still
warm, sunny and balmy......absolutely beautiful. One way
that we can tell it is Christmas time here is by the bountiful
blooming of wild growing pointsietta flowers. It's really
something to see! People here also decorate thier homes
with Christmas trees and lights and everything that you're
used to seeing in the colder climates. We're just wearing
shorts, slippers and tee shirts while we're doing it!
I went on our weekly brokers caravan which is where all
of the local real estate agents can showcase their newest
listings and there were over 13 new listings on the market
today in the area that it focused on, which was between
Keauhou and downtown Kailua-Kona. We saw some AMAZING properties
today, some ocean front and some with fabulous ocean views!
My very favorite homes here are the ones that really take
advantage of our "indoor - outdoor" lifestyle
that integrate the interior and the outdoor surroundings.
Isn't that what living on an island in a tropical location
is all about? It really is cool! There were several fabulous
examples of this on today's caravan.
addition to just seeing some fabulous properties today,
it was a reminder of the difference in our current market
compared to where it was last year. The prices have REALLY
come down and there are some incredible deals out here right
now! My favorite listing today was a bali style, multi-pod,
indoor/outdoor estate on 1.25 acres with amazing gardens,
outdoor dining gazebo, pool and an incredible view. This
place was the epitomy of island style luxury living. Last
year it was on the market for $1,900,000. Now, it is priced
at $1,200,000! It is a killer deal! Another great listing
was this ocean front condo, a three bedroom, 2 bath, I think,
that had the most amazing view from the lanai, right on
the water looking up and down the coast line. This one was
listed at $849,000. We have properties on this island for
every budget, seriously. From $100,000 to $14,000,000 .......
it all just depends on the location, location, location.
all for today. Just still feeling grateful to be living
life in paradise! Happy Holidays!!!
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November 18, 2009
Spending some time updating our web site today. I've got
quite a few new listings to add to our "Featured
Properties" page, and I hope to get it all done
by the end of the day.
hard to believe that it is already mid November and that
next week is Thanksgiving! Christmas and another new year
are just around the corner!! Unbelievable! Thanksgiving
is, of course, the perfect time to stop and think about
the things in your life that you are thankful for and I
have quite a few.
I am thankful for my family; my brother, my parents, my
in-laws and brothers and sisters-in-law and their children,
my aunts and uncles and cousins who are all over this country
I am extremely thankful for my husband who is my romantic
partner, my best friend and also my business partner. I
am thankful for the 17 years that we have had together sharing
and enjoying our lives. It's truly been an adventure and
I am thankful for our adorable dog Oliver who makes me laugh
and smile every day and just breaks my heart by how cute
I am thankful for our friends both near and far, long term
I am thankful to be living in such a beautiful place on
the planet and that we have been able to sustain ourselves
and make a living here in Hawaii so that we can continue
to live in such a wonderful place.
I am thankful for our clients; many of whom have become
our friends as well. Without clients we would not have a
business and without a business, well, we would not be able
to support ourselves and continue living in such a beautiful
could go on and on with the thankfulness and the gratitude
that I feel just for everything and everyone in my life.
Today, I am thankful, thankful, thankful and grateful, grateful,
am thankful to have an attitude of gratitude.
With warm aloha,
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October 22, 2009
I HAD been making progress on my blogging, but I've suffered
a huge set back, which I am beginning to overcome. On September
29th I had an abdominal hysterectomy and have been in recovery
mode ever since. This is a six to eight week recovery process
and I am a few days past the three week point. The surgery
and recovery process has not been a lot of fun, but I guess
I didn't expect it to be. Every day is getting a little
bit better, but I'm still not walking all too gracefully
yet and I can't do anything at all close to my normal work
outs, but eventually life will get back to normal, I hope.
good news that has happened while recovering from surgery
is that I've still managed to close a couple of escrows
and I've actually even opened a new one for some clients
from New Mexico who are going to be moving here soon. My
wonderful husband had to show them the houses, but I wrote
up the contract and handled the escrow paperwork. We're
a great real estate team!!
a great deal on a cute house in Keauhou View Estates right
in the heart of Kona about a block off of the beach. The
house was listed at $359,000 (already a good price), and
I can't tell you what it's under contract for, but I'm thrilled
that they got it as there were three competing offers!
Prices are getting so good here now that we're starting
to have competing offers on some homes again.
been saying it for a few months now, but if you're waiting
for a good time to buy a home, condo or land here on the
Big Island, I can't imagine a better time. Mortgage rates
are still very low and prices here are the lowest they have
been in years! You just can't lose being a buyer in this
market! Don't sit on the fence for too long.....you'll miss
a great opportunity!
run for now so that I can get ready to go see a new house
that we are going to be listing shortly. This is another
luxury home built by the Fediuk family who builds really
fabulous homes here in Kona. Eddie just sold another one
of their homes and I'm sure this one will be just as gorgeous
as their others. Watch for it on our
Featured Properties page.
for now! Be well and remember to have some fun every day!
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September 8, 2009
Hey, I'm making some progress about blogging a little more
often. Good for me! We've still been working pretty hard,
but we had some friends visiting last week and we managed
to make some time to go out and have some fun with them
while they were here. It's great when people visit because
you are forced to stop and go do some of the wonderful touristy
things that you don't usually do.
friends were our ex nextdoor neighbors from West Sacramento,
Joe and Thurese Villalovos. They are an awesome, super nice
couple and we were so glad to see them! They stayed at our
house for a few days and then headed off to the Hapuna Prince
Hotel and the Fairmont Orchid.......very nice! While they
were here we managed a few other "firsts" for
Eddie and I. We hiked down to the beach from the Pololu
Lookout on the north west tip of the island; in slippers
(flip flops), nonetheless!! That was a little CRAZY, doing
it in slippers, but we made it down and back up. Going back
up was the hardest. It was an adventure and I felt like
I'd really accomplished something after we were done. Not
a bad hike in the right footwear. By the way......it is
a GORGEOUS spot!
next "first" for us was to take a kayaking tour.
This is something that I have really been wanting to try.
We did a cave tour with Ocean Safari's out of Keauhou Bay.
Kayaking was much more work than I thought it would be.
My arms were killing me and getting super tired, and we
were in very mild surf that day! My poor husband is prone
to sea sickness and started feeling pretty bad after we'd
been out for awhile. He and I headed back to the bay on
our own before the rest of the group. Once back on land
and rested for awhile, we went back out and just putzed
around Keauhou Bay for awhile to kill some time while we
waited for our friends. The putzing about was more our speed
and we enjoyed that a lot.
final "firsts" were pupus and drinks at the Fairmont
Orchid and at Tommy Bahamas. Both places were just lovely
and both had fabulous drinks and food. The tortilla soup
at Tommy Bahamas tasted like a liquid enchilada........it
was YUMMY! We also shared a brownie dessert there that was
out of this world! Two thumbs up for Tommy Bahamas!
better get back to work now. Hope we see you in the islands
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August 17, 2009
I'm finally making some time to sit down and write a bit.
We have been very, very busy lately with ten open escrows
between Eddie and I and new listings coming on the market
all the time. It feels to me like people are beginning to
think that we're hitting the bottom of the fall and are
starting to take action out of fear that they will miss
the good deals. I can't say that I blame them. Our buyers
are getting great prices on properties that were, in some
cases, selling for almost double a few years ago. The tide
WILL turn again at some point and people that are buying
now will be very happy that they did.
to more fun stuff.........Yesterday, we actually took most
of the day off.....I say MOST, because, when you are in
business for yourself, you rarely ever get time off. The
work just never ends and there's always something that you
could be doing. However, we were feeling a bit burnt out
so we decided to take a drive to Waipio Valley, which is
one of the places that we've never been to since we moved
here. From Kona it only took us about an hour to get there
traveling through Waimea. It was a lovely drive and the
view from the lookout into the valley and the coastline
is gorgeous! Definitely worth the drive.
week I met a tourist from Japan who was smitten with the
town of Honokaa, which is very close to Waipio Valley, so
that's where we went for lunch. It was a Sunday, so most
of the cute little shops were closed, unfortunately, but
the town is adorable. Very much old Hawaii with a downtown
that looks like it's right out of the 30's. Even with most
of the shops closed, I managed to find a hand quilted, Hawaiian
style purse for my sister-in-laws birthday, which I need
to wrap and get in the mail.
ended our day by stopping at the beach at the Mauna Kea
Resort. This was another "first" for us, but I
can assure you that it won't be alast. This is now my favorite
beach on the island! It's a beautiful, long stretch of super
fine, soft, white sand that had gentle surf, not many rocks
and not very many people. There is tropical landscaping
from the hotel near the beach that provides bright spashes
of color and views of the mountains behind it. The water
was fantastic too! AAAAaaaaahhhhhh......... Life in paradise.
It's really wonderful to have all of these wonderful options
available on a daily bases. Even if I don't take advantage
of it all that often, it's great to know that I CAN!
it's time to end my work day and go do some yoga, then make
dinner. Thank God for yoga!
well and be happy!
Aloha for now,
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July 9, 2009
I hope everyone had a very happy 4th of July! Can you believe
that it is already July?? I'm just blown away at how fast
this year is speeding by. Scary!
Another thing that's got me a bit rattled is the death of
Michael Jackson. I, as many of you I'm sure, grew up listening
to The Jackson Five, and I even had a crush on little Michael
who was just a few years older than me. I'm very sad about
his passing at such an early age. He really was a musical
genious even if he had some odd behaviors. Rest in peace
estate here on the island has been keeping my husband Eddie
and I quite busy lately. We've got a few new listings, which
will be added to the site shortly,( one is a great little
home just two blocks off of the ocean and Alii Drive), several
open escrows going, and clients showing up on the island
sometimes after we've been in touch with them for a year
or more. It's always wonderful to finally meet the people
that we've been in contact with for awhile. To actually
put faces to names is wonderful! The folks who are in a
position to buy right now are being rewarded with some OUTSTANDING
deals. If you're still thinking about it........might want
to put those thoughts into actions!
- We're still loving being in Kona!
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June 6, 2009
oh....... it has REALLY been a while since I've "blogged"
here, but, again, I have a really good excuse......we bought
a new house, moved from our old one into the new one and
have been getting settled and unpacked, as well as working
the whole time. Life has been crazy, to say the least......even
here in paradise! That's
just how it is when you are not retired
in paradise. Many people here in Hawaii have more than one
job because it can be expensive to live here. It's cheaper
than vacationing here however!
one thing that this moving experience has shown me, is to
be even more empathetic to what my real estate clients are
going through. Moving is really hard work and can be very
emotionally draining as well. I found myself basically grieving
over the loss of the first house and how comfortable I was
in it, and then trying to get used to the new house, learning
it's quirks and the new area and neighborhood, etc. I'm
still going through this process after almost a month of
the positive side.....we are very happy to be in town, close
to work, shopping, beaches and restaurants. SO HAPPY! We
really like the new house and our new neighborhood, Kahakai
Estates, which looks very much like old plantation style,
tropical Hawaii. It really is a beautiful neighborhood.
hope that you are enjoying the beginning of summer!
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March 20, 2009
blog is going the way of my old journals that I tried to
keep as an adult; entries happening far and few between.
It's hard to make the time to write on a regular basis when
you're out there working and living your day-to-day life.
I apologize, but I DO have a good excuse. In addition to
our regular jobs and lives, my husband and I have been house
hunting for ourselves.
have had our house in Ocean View on the market for quite
awhile and got an offer which we accepted a couple of weeks
ago, so have been looking for our next home too. This whole
experience has made me much more sympathetic to what my
clients go through. It's been a very emotional process deciding
to sell and move into the Kona area, mostly because we have
done so much work on our current house and my father did
the majority of it. Because of this we feel more attached
to this house than to any other that we have ever sold.
of the state of the market and economy right now, we accepted
MUCH less than we originally wanted for the house, however,
we are getting a house in Kona for much less than that seller
originally wanted to sell for too, so in the end it is all
relative. We believe that eliminating our two hour round
trip commute into town for work or anything else, will have
a huge impact on our quality of life. Can't wait to be close
to the beaches, work, restaurants, stores and movies. We
will gain an additional six or more hours per week, twenty
four hours per month, not to mention all the money we spend
on gas!! How cool will that be???
that's the latest in the Waves of Our Lives. Coming up soon,
the fun of packing and moving! Oh Boy!
well and much aloha to you,
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February 22, 2009
Fellow Lovers of Hawaii!
oh......I see a pattern forming here with my blog.....I
am making all of my posts on Sunday. Well...I guess that's
okay since it is my only true day off. Sometimes I don't
even get that because if I have clients that want to see
properties on a Sunday, I'm there. In Hawaii you do
have to work hard to make a living. Still.......working
in paradise is pretty good!
Eddie and I actually took some time off to go whale watching
down at South Point, the southern tip of the island. We
live about fifteen minutes away from this area, so it's
kind of nice to have it so close. The drive out there is
very pretty as you drive through pasture lands with horses
and cows and there is also a windmill farm there that is
pretty dramatic to see. Those things are gigantic!!
you reach the ocean, it is just beautiful. The soil in this
area is a reddish gold and there are green grassy areas
that contrast really beautifully with the brilliant sapphire,
white and aqua blue of the water as it crashes against the
black lava rocks. It's quite stunning and what a whale show
we had today! We saw several breaches and lots of other
whale body parts including tails and humps and flippers.
Whale season in Hawaii is one of my favorite times of the
year. It usually begins around the end of December and lasts
through March or April. It's a great time to be here!!
care of yourselves and be well! Aloha for now,
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February 15, 2009
hope that you and your sweetie, if you have one, had a wonderful
Valentines Day! My sweetie and I both worked on Valentines
Day (not surprising) and after work we went to one of our
favorite places for ono Mexican grinds in the Keauhou Shopping
Center, Habineros. This is one of the best Mexican restaurants
that we have found in the Kona area, and coming from California
originally, we KNOW good Mexican food! I had the chicken
fajitas and they were definitely ONO!
Sunday, my only REAL day off, I had an appointment to get
my hair cut, which is always a treat for me. I am a hairstylist
(and a Realtor) with over 20 years of experience in the
business so I often cut my own hair. To have someone else
shampoo, cut and style my hair is really nice. I'm lucky
that my favorite stylist, Rhonda Balmer of Ocean View Hair
Salon, works on Sundays. She's a wonderful lady!
the weather today at my house has been overcast and very
windy, so I haven't wanted to spend much time outside like
I usually would on a day at home. Oh well.......I know...I'm
quite spoiled.....at least it's in the high 70's and not
15 degrees or something! You DO get very spoiled living
in Hawaii.....at least weather wise......and I've found
that I've become less tolerant of anything but perfect,
spring-time like weather. Hey, I DO pay the cost of living
in paradise, so I want it to be paradise like most of the
time. Lucky for me, it is.
you have a wonderful week ahead!
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February 8th, 2009 - My Very First Post
and welcome to my brand new blog, "Waves of Our Lives".
While reading this blog, please keep in mind that everything
that I write here is just my opinion and my take on life
and no one else's. I will share with you my personal experiences
of living in Hawaii and on The Big Island in particular,
because that's where I live.
please be advised that if you choose to comment on one of
my postings, you are giving me your permission to share
your comment on this page. I will not share every comment
that I receive, but if I find yours particularly interesting
or humorous, I may share it with others. I'll probably email
you and ask your permission first, though, just to make
sure everything is cool.
I've got the page together, and after much deliberation
I decided on what to call it, "Waves of Our Lives".
My husband Eddie actually came up with that one. Other options
were "As the Tikis Burn", "As the Hula Skirt
Undulates" and "As the Lava Flows". I like
the name that I chose.......I think it's cute, but in time
you will find that my life is not much of a soap opera......believe
me, there were times when it was, but those days are long
gone and I say "Good Ridence!" I'm much happier
with my predictable, sometimes even boring, more serene
now that I've got this started, it's time to go make dinner!
See......I told you my life is pretty boring!
- Yes, that cartoon really is me! When I left the Department
of Water Resources in Sept. of 2004 to move here, one of
the graphic artists created that image to use on a flyer
that was posted for my going away send off. Pretty adorable,
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