Monday, September 29, 2008

(insert word here) Wars

Star Wars is huge with my youngest two right now and I did have something to do with it. I can't help it, SW was huge to me Back In The Day, and now it's time to pass the torch - no, the light saber. Jesse attended a birthday party yesterday and came home with a Darth Vader mask and he's thrilled to pieces! The eye holes are covered in red film and he is discovering how IRL colors change through the film. Wendy can do a great impression of R2-D2's bleeping and booping and she can wield a saber with the best of them. I'm hoping to get her to be Princess Leia this year for Halloween and steer her away from Hannah Montana. Not that HM is bad but Leia, come on, she's a classic! Jarrod is over the play but still enjoys the movies. He has the type of mind that remembers every detail from books and movies and helps me when I falter in my movie memories and corrects me on names (I'm so bad with names!). Mark loves SW, too, so it's a total family affair. I let the younger two watch part of Space Balls, that is until the language got to be too much, and now they're seeing ads for Thumb Wars. What's next? We'll probably watch it!

Here are some recent pages, enjoy!

Mahalo for movie magic!
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Such a pretty kitty

I am bummed he has grown so fast since we got him but he's such a great looking cat. He's a short hair, so soft, and his big ears are constantly moving. His eyes didn't turn green but are gold with a green rim around the pupil. He's my pretty boy! He follows me around the house, if he's active he'll pounce on my legs and walk between my feet as I go. If he's mellow he'll just walk behind me and jump onto any surface where he thinks I'm going to sit. He rubs against my legs when I'm doing the dishes and reaches up the cupboard door between me and sink. If I'm sitting at the computer he is on my lap, or on a chair nearby. He naps anywhere, any time. He's getting higher when he jumps and we've found him in spots we didn't realize he could get to, crazy cat. I love him!

Mahalo for kittens!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


"Which Star Trek Character Are You" quiz:

Your results:
You are Deanna Troi
Deanna Troi
Jean-Luc Picard
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Geordi LaForge
Mr. Sulu
Beverly Crusher
Will Riker
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Mr. Scott
You are a caring and loving individual.
You understand people's emotions and
you are able to comfort and counsel them.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Get him!

Jarrod's very first Sanchou Tournament was today and I was thrilled to watch him! I was surprised at how I was really yelling and cheering him on, telling Jarrod to GET HIM (the other guy). I abhore fights, boxing and the like. But this martial arts school has taught Jarrod many things, among them to not purposefully hurt someone but to do the techniques in the correct manner, respect fellow students, honor the traditions. He's a black belt in Kung Fu and has won medals in that before. Today it was about a type of kick boxing and very different than regular sparring. Each participant was noticeably tired before the end of each round, they dripped with sweat and had flushed cheeks. But each was also full of life and energy while moving around the mats. Sure, exhausted in the end but glowing with pride from a performance well done.

Mahalo for doing your best! for the details on my pages

Saturday, September 13, 2008

One ringy dingy

My phone is getting old. Now when the battery dies the sound turns off and I had been forgeting that fact so I missed calls. But the other day while I was home I purposefully left it on vibrate and set it on the desk. When someone called it buzzed against the wood. It wasn't very loud and there was no ring tone associated with the caller. I appreciated that. When I left to pick up the kids from school I put the phone in my pocket. What a crack up to say "My butt's vibrating" and grab for the phone. I have had my fair share of money collectors calling in years past and have done some sales over the phone which I was not comfortable with. Those facts, along with my preference to type rather than talk, mean that I have a slight aversion to the phone but the vibrating helped alleviate some of it. I have resolved to allow myself the relief of not hearing any ring tones, bells, or songs. Those things made me Ringy Dingy but now I'm all abuzz with good vibrations!

Mahalo for personal settings!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The signs are invisible

Since every flat surface in our house gets piled with toys and papers I thought perhaps there were signs telling the family to do this. But I can't find the signs so they must be invisible to me. I can't find the one that tells the younger two kids to leave their toys on the floor and my older son to stock his couch with clothes, blankets, homework. Surely there are explicit directions and they've followed them to a T since it's never something I've told them to do and every day it's the same. Shoes and backpacks block the entry way in a manner that prohibits just walking to and from the front door so there must be a pattern they're following for that space. The living room floor does have a scattering of items but most end up in the path that we take from the kitchen to the backyard, a very specific area, built up with plastic people, wooden tracks, stuffies, costumes, cars and bits of Lego. The Lego is the true hazard as they can hide until you step right on them and then OUCH! So that area is basically a trap. The dining table collects papers brought home from school (do we parents need to see EVERYTHING they do??), small toys from fast food restaurants (and I am not the parent who allows toys from ffr), and the range of toys I just mentioned. We can't eat there among the pile so the plan must be a frustrated Mom who, by the time she cleans it off, agrees to any snack they're asking for because she's busy. The small entry table is like San Francisco building on landfill, it holds way more than it's supposed to. The kitchen counter is the worst offense in my eyes, I mean, it's the k i t c h e n. Why bring toys and papers in there to begin with? Whatever is driving them to do these things I feel like I'm swatting at air trying to take down all the signs. I've made my point too many times for them to just ignore my instructions on "putting away". Right? Mahalo for Mom's healthy back!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Shop til you drop!

I am opening a store of my own in this fantastical virtual world and I am sooooo excited!!!!!!

I am creating greeting cards to start, my style, my way but I hope you like them. I'll be adding items, more artwork, photography, etc, as I get the hang of it all.

You can visit my store here:

But remember, it's brand spanking new. I'm working on my logo and will have products updated ASAP (in my world that's within a couple of days but you can still bookmark my store!) for you to browse. Baby steps!

Mahalo for opportunities!!