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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Homesick for my Hawaii

We left The Big Island less than three months ago and I am homesick already. Thinking about the Kona breezes, the ocean waves, and the ohana I feel when I am there. Missing the island time feeling with my sweetheart as we welcome the morning from our lanai, and watching the tourists and kamaiana chasing the illusive golf around the Kona Country club.

Then later we will join the golfers and we too, will be out there chasing that illusive golf. Enjoying the chase and the challenge and the beauty that surrounds us. There is a little humor too, I call this my Dr. Suess tree. Isn't it wonderful?

Then a walk down Alii drive, and maybe some dinner at Pancho and Leftys. Watching the sunset and enjoying a relaxing dinner with my kuuipo and a margarita. Enjoying the bird song from the banyan tree across the street and people watching while they stroll by.

Then our stroll down Alii to the bay to watch the ocean in its constant ebb and flow, until we tire and return to our lanai again.
The next day starts the same but today we will go down to our hale in Ocean View and work on it until tired. But it is coming along and we stay there a few days completing what we can, enjoying the time and work together and rest.

The time speeds past at an alarming rate and it is time to return to our condo. We bar-b-que and get a visit from our local feral cat, Kona Boy, asking for his shrimpies. He remembers us from visit to visit no matter the length between and comes when I call him to get his pets of aloha.


Tomorrow we will visit the beach, snorkel, and then to the Kona Canoe Club for lunch. The best, (and I do mean best), fish and chips on the island. Watching the visiting geckos and the surf on Kona Bay. Sometimes a honu or two will swim by. Then there are the paddle boarders and the paddlers in their canoes. All this entertainment from our front row seat. We can sit there for hours, enjoying our lunch and enjoying a Longboard Lager from the Kona Brewing company. Soaking in the cool breeze and relaxing in the home of my heart.

Our time together here in paradise has been a flurry of relaxation, visiting kamaina, and ohana, working on our hale, snorkeling, golfing, exploring, sunbathing, enjoying just being, and reuniting with my kuuipo and our island home.

But now it is time to go back to reality, home in Onyx, our jobs, and our other life.
My Hawaii, you are in my heart and will always be as close to me as my memories.
Aloha Nui Loa, my Hawaii, until I return home to you again.

Friday, August 13, 2010

and more bucket list....

I want to learn how to kayak. In the ocean in Hawaii or in our lake here in Onyx. I have wanted to do that for a very long time.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bucket List continued....

I want to swim with the manatees. They are such sweet gentle creatures. And what faces, you just want to kiss those sweet faces. If I could be an animal it would be a manatee. They swim, eat, love, raise babies, swim, eat,... well you get the picture. I actually saw a manatee when in Florida, but we were crossing a bridge and my friend wouldn't stop. Something about laws against it in Florida....
Here in California, hey we stop whenever, wherever we want to... just saying.
So my connection was brief, but I can still see that wonderful creature in my minds eye and will go snorkel with him some day. Can't wait!

Oh, and hike down to the green sand beach in Hawaii. I got to take this pic from the rim. My sweetheart would not let me hike down to it. Getting down is easy, getting back out, not so easy. :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bucket List

Do you have a "Bucket List"? You know, things you want to do/accomplish/experience/finish, before you kick the bucket?

I do. I want to....
1. snorkel with the Humpback Whales.
2. travel with my Sweetheart to Scotland & Ireland.
3. travel to Italy
4. finish all my quilt PHD's
5. be an inspiration to my granddaughter
6. share my love of quilting
7. quilt full time.
8. finish our house in Hawaii
9. complete our home projects
10. see my Sweetheart retire
11. snorkel with free dolphins
12. snorkel with Honus and Manta Rays again!
13. learn to water color paint.
14. have time to paint.
15. write my books for my Sweetpea. I have the inspiration for 2 in my head already!
16. draw every day!

And this list goes on.... Hopefully until I leave this earth for my heavenly home.
I have got to check some old bucket list entries off.

1. go home to Hawaii
2. get our boys raised and on their own.
3. snorkel with green sea turtles - Honus
4. snorkel with manta rays
5. have my own studio
6. have my own business (even if it is only part time)

Want to share some of your lists?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Quilt Hawaii here I come!

Check out my studio page ~ Rose of Sharon Studio ~ for my quilt entrants to Quilt Hawaii, and for pics of the fabric paintings I did in Sonja Hagemans class two years ago at Quilt Hawaii. Here is just a peak ....

Friday, January 29, 2010

Live for the Moment

Who can assure us that we will be alive tomorrow?
Let us not put off from one moment to another
what we should do,
because the next moment is not yet ours.

--St. Pio of Pietrelcina, 20th century