Archive for December, 2009

In Honor of the Fallen


        Patrick and I tried to be smart this year, really, I mean alot of thought went into the whole tree thing. The reason being, while Hoku did turn 1 year old on December 5th, really she is still a pup. So this year , instead of a real tree with all of it’s smelly wonder we opted for a fake plastic no smell tree. Hoku LOVES to gnaw on branches and sticks, so that part was a no brainer.

What we gave very little though to was the ornaments. I mean yeah, I jokingly told my older sister that it was better to sacrifice a few ornaments than a whole branch or branches. Little did I know of my gift of prophecy. Yesterday while I was at work P went with some friends to do some more shopping, which means the dogs were alone, which, NORMALLY, is not a problem, unless there is a huge tree in the livingroom with shiny things on it, that look alot like the Balls we throw at the park. Throw in a bored pup and you have a recipe for disaster.

I called Patrick from work, just to chat and see if he was home yet. He very shortly told me he had made it home but couldn’t talk because there was glass strewn all over. even in the bedroom and on the bed. Apparently Ornaments are like potato chips or french fries, you can’t eat just one. I gave P about an hour then called him back to make sure Hoku was okay. She is fine no cuts in her mouth or feet, so I guess there is something to be grateful for. Not to be gross but this morning during there potty walk, Hoku’s poop looked a bit like what I imagine Santa’s would look like, full of pretty glitter and styrofoam, I just hope she didn’t eat any glass, but only time will tell. 🙂  I only wish we had a nanny cam installed so we could have seen her in all her ornament shattering Glory. For those ornaments , sacrificed for the greater good, I humbly apologize.


Hard to believe…..


        …. another year is almost gone.  It’s also hard to believe that in just 10 days I will be 44 years of age, yeah, that’s right, 44. If ya think about it, that may actually be half of my life, if I am lucky.

Some of you might remember, the rough time we were having with our downstairs neighbors, who were once our friends, B & C. If you don’t remember, last year Patrick’s Christmas day was ruined by our downstairs neighbors, having a Christmas party while I was at work……only they had it in our part of the house. Jog any memories??  We got in a big fight and someone called the cops…..on Christmas night. Yeah, that’s the kind of folk we seem to attract. Earlier in the year we had the crazy homeless pregnant lady with us. Good times. I kinda wish I knew B & C’s new address, I want to sent them a card and then write in it, “Happy Holidays ,  Hope no Cops are called”  or something witty like that.

This year the house is all ours ,with no creatures stirring downstairs, no not even a mouse.  But then, a good friend of ours R is coming out for a few months. He is bringing his new Girlfriend. He lived here, on Maui,  before and worked with Patrick, he soon became a very important person, as a matter of fact, he is one of the greatest friends a person can have. In that way the last memories that we have of Maui will be good ones.  Unless , of course, there is some kind of evil Island Juju going on in our downstairs and they both turn into whack jobs too. But, I do not see that happening. They are going to find jobs and stay with us until March , and help us load the container bound for Portland  !!!!

 Also hard to believe, the sheer Chaos that will engulf us as we begin our trek back to the mainland. I am very excited about living in Portland again, even if they do find our frozen bodies huddled together for warmth once it gets below 60 degrees. : ) Even though all of these things are Hard to believe, I am excited about them all. And can not wait to start our new adventure!


             Aloha from the sunny shores of Paradise ( also known as  Maui).  I am gonna let you guys in on a little secret………….. I haven’t been around much in the past few months. TADAH!!!!!!! There, now you know. But I am going to try to do better in 2010. No …No …..I mean it , really.  : )  The reason for this is many fold , but to keep it short and sweet, I will give you the Reader’s Digest version. I say many fold , but by saying that, I mean 3 fold :

1)  I am really kinda sorta missing blogging, and the friends and readers ( though not many), I have gotten to know because of this thing.

2)  2 of my very good friends have just started Blogs, so I want you to visit them ( though they do both mainly deal with books). In my blogroll you will find The Next Best Book Blog, and the other is Boof’s Bookshelf. As I said, they are really good friends of mine, from the place that took me away from blogging as much  ( better known as GoodReads).

3) Many exciting things are going to be happening for  Patrick, the girls ( Lola and Hoku) and I.  Patrick is completely done with his Workman’s Comp case almost 3 years after the fact. We will be moving back to our beloved Portland in late Spring, and let’s just say I want to keep my readers in the loop as to where we are in all of our new journey.

So….if you guys can stand to read  me write and rant and talk about all kinds of  kooky stuff …..then stay tuned……..I am Back!!!!! That is if you’ll have me ! Here’s hoping you will!!  = )

A Heartfelt Wish

I posted this last year, or the year before, but I still feel it is one of my Heartfelt wishes for 2010 :

A Grown up Christmas List
Do you remember me?
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasies
Well, I’m all grown-up now
Can you still help somehow?
I’m not a child, but my heart still can dream

So here’s my lifelong wish
My grown-up Christmas list
Not for myself, but for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
Every man would have a friend
That right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown-up Christmas list

What is this illusion called the innocence of youth?
Maybe only in that blind belief can we ever find the truth

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal our hearts
Every man would have a friend
That right would always win
And love would never end

This is my grown-up Christmas list
This is my only lifelong wish
This is my grown-up Christmas list 

May all of you who still stop by here have a Holiday season filled with Light, Love and Laughter.  Here’s hoping 2010 holds nothing but good things and joy for us all.