Monthly Archives: January, 2018

Kicking Back in Kauai…

Some pictures of the coast near our resort in Princeville, Kauai.  There are lots of cliffs around us, and our resort doesn’t have a beach because it’s at the top of the cliffs.  The pools are gorgeous, though.  Four for grown ups, one for keikei (children) and hot tubs.  Tomorrow we move to a different resort near Lihue so I’ll share more later.

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Yay, Yay it’s Saturday…

22D26ADA-0AAC-47BC-9FC0-B1AC19464DB1Roosters and chicken running amok are still pretty prevalent on Kauai.  This is one of several that walk around our resort everyday, especially by the outdoor bar and grill, waiting for people to finish their meal.  And crowing.  Loudly.  At any time of the day.

From what I know, Hurricane Iniki decimated the island back in 1992 and that’s when the chickens and roosters’ coops and hen houses were destroyed; chickens having been originally brought over for food and roosters for cock fighting.  Now they are more feral than domesticated and if you’re not prepared for them running loose, it’s quite a sight and sound!  But I also understand they keep the island’s bug population way down.  I kind of enjoy them now and even have a rooster Christmas tree ornament from Kauai!

And here’s a little meme from Facebook that fits right in…

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A Travel Tip…

I saw this travel  hint somewhere but I cannot remember where.  It really works for the little ear buds. Just put them in an empty prescription bottle!

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Yay, Yay, it’s Saturday…

For all you math lovers…

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Monday, Monday…

FRIDAY UPDATE: I posted this back in the fall and I have an update on my brother’s sister-in-law.  After months of MRIs, scans, therapy and much improvement, a recent MRI in January showed that she did indeed have a brain tumor.  Apparently there was too much residual swelling and bleeding from what happened in Switzerland for doctors to be able to tell anything distinctly.  And she was so improved, talking, regaining gross and fine motor skills, etc.
She had surgery to remove the tumor on Wednesday at a suburban hospital affiliated with Northwestern.  We are so lucky to have access to wonderful health care in the Chicago area.  The doctor believed he got all of the tumor and was not immediately able to identify the type or grade of tumor, which I understand is actually a good sign.  Pathology will take weeks, but hopefully there will be an initial report soon.  Upon waking in recovery, she was able to talk and respond to questions (you know, what day, year, who is the president, that kind of thing) so we are cautiously optimistic!  Thank you all for your many prayers and also for the recent ones I requested.  The power of prayer, especially on a grand scale, is wonderful!!
And, BTW, I will be going to my happy Hawaiian place next week to celebrate hubby’s birthday this year in actuality.  I literally cannot wait to get on that plane!

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Yesterday, like many Americans, I woke to the horrible news of another mass shooting, this time at an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada.  At least 59 people were dead, more than 500 were injured.  The number of guns and amount of ammunition this 64-year-old shooter had in his hotel room and home is utterly astounding.  And the current speculation is that he used a semiautomatic rifle that had been illegally, of course, converted to a fully automatic rifle so that he could shoot almost continuously for 4 and 1/2 minutes from a 32nd floor hotel room down into a crowd of people gathered across the street.  This is madness…

The morning news pretty much ran into the noon news with the story run again and again.  There are some bright spots.  We’ve heard amazing stories about the Las Vegas first responders and ordinary people in the crowd…

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