Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Another day in Paradise... today's trip was Hana. Took us 5 hours up and back. Going was better than coming back as Steve's driving scared the beejeebees out of me. I tried to read and keep my head down but I ran out of things to read!!! There are only over 600 hairpin turns and 60 something one lane bridges. Who designed this I havent a clue!!! Can only have been a male!!! We stopped at one beach where the waves were actually quite large than the side of the island we are on. Alot of surfers were out..we both enjoyed watching them..just not sure how they avoid permanent injury or death running into each other!Most of the waterfalls on this trip were not flowing... time of year and not alot of rainfall. Still beautiful and green on that side of the island and a pretty change from Lahaina...
So we are back in our condo tonight... finishing off my bottle of wine and relaxing... Tomorrow we catch a flight back to the mainland and home sweet home!!! My cats are missing me!!! LOL

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

IN Maui!!! For those inquiring minds that want to know where I am!!! I think I need to be home sewing though. We got here on Saturday and I must admit it's very hot this time of year in the 90's and the winds have been horrible!!! The first night we went to Kaanapali and had dinner with Steve's parents, sister and husband.. Steve and I drove up to Mount Haleakala yesterday. 10,020 feet above sea level. We were in clouds and the temperature change about 30 degrees difference. On a clear day I'm sure it would be beautiful looking over the island but we could see nothing but clouds. The top of the crater is nothing pretty to look at but alot of brown lava rock...
So other than the little bit we have done am I having a good time?? NO. Steve and I are the only ones going anywhere. The rest of his family sits all day, watches tv or lays by the pool and reads!!! I can't do it!!! And some of the conversations and actions of certain individuals has been mind boggling!!! Immature and flat our rude. So I sit back... try to get through it,, I mean for heaven sakes I'm in Maui right?? I keep thinking I can be home sewing!!! LOL Steve and I were to be off to Hana today but those plans changed quickly when we had a tsunami warning here in Maui... yeah quite exciting to think about and something I don't want to experience while on a vacation! Luckily that expired and all they got here were larger waves and more frequent of them. SOOOO.... tomorrow Steve and I are off to Hana...NO ONE else is going!!! I want to enjoy it and take pictures along the hopefully tomorrow I have happier news to report!!! Aloha!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Today Steve had a phone call no one wants to hear. His dad called him at work and told him he wanted to see him to talk about his health. When Steve arrived at his parents home his dad was in tears and proceeded to tell him that he has melanoma on his back. I have no idea at this point what classification it is or any details. As always we never hear everything that a doctor tells them. Tomorrow he will go back into the local oncologist and have more removed. They leave for Maui on the 23rd ( where we will be surprising them and Steves sister on friday) I understand he will return home after his vacation and then have an appt in October to see another oncologist at one of the hospitals in Portland. Steve mentioned chemotherapy but details I dont know yet. I will probably gather more information while on our trip. Needless to say please again keep Jack in your prayers. At his age chemo will not be easy by any means. I will update as I find out more.

I again painted Sunday til I ran out of paint. Made it through the entryway and the high ceilings and down the stairs and partway down the hall. I didnt feel like going to the store to buy more paint so maybe will try to finish that this sunday before we leave. I love the new colors, much warmer feeling. Got a new sofa downstairs so once it is completely painted down there and stuff hung I will take pics.

Working on some dolls here...progress is slow for me but Im getting there!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Its FRIDAY!!! Not that I'm excited about fridays or anything but it does mean tonight is high school football and it happens to be a home game. Nothing special as Shane doesn't play anymore but none the less still fun to watch the kids play. I had a hair appointment this morning and got my already short hair cut shorter... lovin the new look!! LOL

I managed to list a couple pumpkin dolls finally on ebay!!! I had forgotten I had made them last year until a past customer asked me if I was making any this year. So I finally finished two of them...

Tomorrow we are off to Eugene.... Shopping and then at 7:30 pm the Ducks play.... OH we had better have a better night than we did last thursday!! I can only hope for a better outcome. Sunday I may be finishing the painting in the entryway... as of now its half done and not making me very happy. Enjoy the weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Awhile back I had posted the painting of the front doors of our house. We paid a guy to finish it and had him paint the garage doors also. One thing I don't mind is painting indoors but I hate outdoor painting!! We are both very pleased at the black doors and have had a few neighbors stop by to tell us they liked the change. Just need lights next to the front door and that job will be completed.
Yesterday was spent sewing on two new dolls. No painting was even attempted inside. I may venture to finish the remainder on Sunday. I'm still looking at this order I need to finish and I am still having a hard time picking it up to work on it. Why is it sometimes things are not fun to do?? My promise to myself is to work on her today without fail!!!
15 more days and I am Maui bound again!!! Second time this year,,, ya think Id have a home there by now!! We will be surprising Steve's sister and parents this time. So I guess this sewing stuff better get done quickly!!! Where has the time gone this year!!!???

Monday, September 7, 2009

Okay so I'm bad again at keeping up on my blog... LOL Alot has been happening around here...!!! I have undertaken another huge job in painting the indoors upstairs and down. Ive been meaning to do it for years now and finally thought I need to do this before company comes for the wedding in July!!! So a few pics will show how it looks now. Ive gone with browns and different taupe's, now having three colors on the upstairs walls.
Its been a chore and I have made it to the entryway!!! Now the 16 foot ceiling to conquer and then its a piece of cake from there. Not sure if I will start that tomorrow or give myself a break and sew for a day. 3 days of painting is kinda boring but pretty!!!
I updated WSOAPP last night... Two Santa's on there that will be listed on ebay probably tomorrow. I guess I need to get an order completed I have here but when trying to find the right fabric for the dress I am having a complete meltdown. For the life of me I don't know what to use on her!! I gotta get myself in gear and find something for her. Also have naked doll bodies laying here to dress... hmmmm maybe I could rip one off that someone else gave me...OOPS me bad!!! LMAO!!
Many have asked how Shane is doing in the Air Force... I'd have to say extremely well!!! He has never yet complained about his 3:40 am wake ups to do PT.... or the heat that still blankets southern Texas. He has a cell phone now with his data plan so has complete access to internet in his hands at all times. A new computer and was able to use his Blackberry Storm as a modem and now has internet in his dorm room. He rooms with two other young men and they get along great. They love the care packages I've sent... More food!!! Last night a bunch of them went into town and walked the Riverwalk and hit Hooters for dinner... Sly Shane slipped the waitress his telephone number... LOL yeah that's SHANE!!!!!
I thought I would come in here and sew this evening but now I remember I need to make cookies and candy to send to Shane off I go to bake!!!!