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was also once home


I am Baaaaaack…

Home anyway. 😉 That was GREAT!

What an AWESOME time fishing, sightseeing and having fun with friends and family!

I hope to be posting entries soon; but first I have to re-acclimate to the schedule here at home as well as re-gain my ‘land legs’!

I am also going back to work with Waikoloa Elementary School!!! Hurray!

Andy has already posted several new entries about the trip and other items of interest so check out his Darkerview.com site. I will be back in circulation soon! 😉 Aloha!


Hmmm. If I could go anywhere, you ask?

I will stay forever right here in Hawai`i. Thank You 🙂

Spica (My Shining Star) 1994-2012

Spica (My Shining Star) 1994-2012

Spica (My Shining Star) – 1994-2012
Gone from our lives; but NOT from our Memory!
AND NEVER EVER FROM OUR HEARTS!!!

With LOVE in our hearts, we bid you safe journey; and HAPPY HUNTING our dear fur factory, SPICA! 😎


Back from Vacation and on to my job at the Elementary School…

A Full Launch.

A Full Launch.

A summer off and a month of vacation were an excellent way to spend a hot summer’s break off-Island! Our first stop was to visit my family in Oregon. Then to Alaska for sight seeing, FISHING – Halibut & Salmon, and more sight seeing! Every week was BEAUTIFUL!!! Every week was AWESOME!!!

As Andy mentions in his ‘back-to-work’ entry at A Darkerview.com: “Long vacations seem to be common here in Hawai’i, particularly when flying to the mainland. When purchasing tickets, families tend to make the best of the expense and do everything in one trip. The result is that many vacations are measured in weeks, not days.” I am very glad we optimized our travel like we did and also arranged a visit ‘home’ then to Alaska! 🙂

The call came while still away off-Island, “Are you still interested in working here at the School? Please call me quickly to let me know. I have vacancies to fill and we start SOON!” My reply was made as soon as I was within Cell coverage again, “YES, I am interested!” I was asked to sign in the Monday following my return, August 3, 2009 (the first day of School). How exciting! I was so there!

Having the summer off meant that the ordeal of Email and paper pile-up causing, “No real work accomplished, just the task of catchup and restarting everything” that Andy dealt with so well was not an issue that I had to bear upon my return to work at the school. I was greeted by many “genuine expressions of welcome” and shouts of recognition by students as well as teachers.

It felt good to be back and even better to be remembered with such enthusiasm! The Bear Cub Hugs are a real treat, too!