Wednesday, September 5, 2012


So how do you handle walking into a store a seeing someone you haven't seen in almost 10 years? Also, how do you handle it when that person was so rotten to you, they basically threw you out of their house for something you didn't actually do almost 10 years ago? And..what do you do when said person acts as if nothing happened between you and your friendship didn't go completely down the tubes when they called you names? And...

Why with the utmost dignity and respect. My momma taught me to be dignified. (Sometimes more than others.) I really can't be mean to others unless I'm fumming. I've tried and maybe some people think I'm being fake (I have been accused of that before), but I truly can't. I'm not saying I can't be nasty, but most of the time I regret it as soon as I've been that way.

Am I so petty that I remember when people are mean to me? I think most of us remember the bad times. But I also remember if I have been mean to someone, whether their fault or mine. I can't not remember being mean to someone, so how do others?

So handling things with dignity, does that give you good karma? I sure hope so, there were so many things that I could have said, but didn't. I sure thought them, but never said them. Now, if no one had been there, would this person have acted the same way? Not sure and not sure if I care.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back to school

Well it's that time again. The smell of new notebook, pencils, erasers, and all that other stuff that goes along with a new school year. Everything has gone smoothly so far. I'm sure I will be at one of the schools in the next couple weeks to fix something.

I can't believe that I have a 5th grader and a 7th grader. They are growing so fast, I swear that it was just yesterday I was bringing the girl home from the hospital. But then again....

Wish everyone luck this year!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

FEY - For Every Youth

The boy went to a dinner with some kids from church. He is so funny, he will fight, yell, kick, and scream before he will do anything. But he goes and has a great time. Our next challenge, actually going to Boy Socuts. He loves it when he goes, but will fight us to go. I guess that is the life of a 12 1/2 year old. Not sure what he will be like in a couple years.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Aloha 'Oe

We decided to take a family vacation this year, our first proposed destination was Athens, Greece. With all the unrest, we decided against Greece. Instead, we opted for Hawaii. Several reasons prompted us to come to this conclusion:
  • Unrest to me means violence and I'm not up for that on vacation
  • 7 hours flight time compared to 11 hours
  • No passport needed to travel to Hawaii. Problematic when hubby travels!
  • Less expensive???
So we packed our bags and left for 16 days in paradise. After an overnight stay in San Francisco, we arrived in Honolulu then proceeded to Waikiki Marriott Beach & Spa Resort.

So much had changed in the 15 years since the last time we were there before children. But it was still beautiful.

While we were there we visited Pearl Harbor. It was the second time I have been there and it is just as moving as the first time.

We ended up going to the Big Island and left from Kona. We all had a great time.