Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Here's what I have been "tagged" to do:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they have been tagged, and to read your blog.
Random Fact #1 I love movies. That's not the random part - this is: I have a very low threshold for what is "good".... if it makes me laugh (even just a chuckle) or cry, it passes as good. Be careful when asking me for movie recommendation ;-)
Random Fact #2 I loved 4-H. I can't wait for Kainoa to be old enough to join and really hope, deep down, that he loves it at much as I did and I can't wait to be a 4-H leader. I did everything...raised a hog and sold it at auction, learned to sew and cook, learned how to be a clown (yes, a clown), public speaking, lots of community service, you name it, I most likely did it.
Random Fact #3 I hate doing dishes. I can't even blame it on my parents...it was never punishment or even a chore (that I remember). I just hate doing it....I pretty much always have....much to the chagrin of former roommates and now my husband. Rest assured, I do them...just not my favorite household chore. My dream robot will wash all the dishes in our house whenever they're dirty and will dry them and put them away.
Random Fact #4 I make cards. They are so much fun. I never considered myself gifted in the arts...but this is one area that allows me to put color and texture together in a small manageble project with a clear beginning and pretty clear end. Unfortunately, this creates a litle addiction for me...I am addicted to paper, embellishments and Cricut. I posted a couple of my favorites below.
Random Fact #5 My husband and I started dating after spending an afternoon together at a day spa in Santa Cruz. The more random part is that we were there to celebrate with a mutual friend that ended up being the best man at our wedding.
Random Fact #6 I swam with the dolphins in Makena, Maui. It wasn't just because we could...but more because I couldn't get back in the kayak...and I tipped over the kayak, a kayak that was supposed to be un-tippable. Also on that trip I married my husband. So far, we've always been able to get back in our kayak, regardless who tipped it over.
Random Fact #7 I lived in Detroit for 5 years. When I agreed to move there, I didn't even know where Michigan was (geography was not my best subject!). I joined the Jesuit Volunteers and truly was "ruined for life." When I first heard that phrase, I thought it was hokey and it couldn't possibly refer to me. Well, 12 years later, I'm still finding new ways that JVC and my community touched my life. I learned so much about myself as well as my place in this wide, wide world.
Random Fact #8 My toenails are always polished. They are only "naked" during my monthly pedicure for a brief few moments between the old color and the new.
Tag, my friends...Val, Sarah, Janalee, Katrina & Jacosa....you're it!
Sunday, July 08, 2007
We took a little trip over to Oakland to explore their version of Fairy Tale land. It was huge! Lots of rides, animals, things to climb on, marionnette puppet shows, children's theater and very clean bathrooms with large stalls and changing tables in both men's and women's restrooms. (yes, sometimes, it's a clean bathroom that makes the biggest impression...at least on the mamas and daddies).
Bargain of the year!! $2.99 swimming pool