Sunday, April 29, 2012


   Bolo an I on our walk today. It was such a beautiful day but as I was taking this picture a big dark cloud came over with a sprinkle of rain. No big deal, happens all the time here.

Exciting day tomorrow!  Cant wait! 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sheba's Nightmare

  Sheba had a vet appointment today because she needed more prescription food and also she needed more of the pills she is on. Sense I have moved from Ohio, she has seen 5 different doctors in 2 different states in 6 months. I'm starting to get my hopes up with finding the right vet clinic that I feel comfortable with. And this isn't even my child... its my dog. I don't feel like it should be this hard.
   When I called on Monday to order 2 bags of this special diet food for her Alzheimer's/seizures the guy that answered the phone was so nice and kind I though this was going to be a perfect fit. He told me that the food would be in on Friday after 11:00am. I also made a appointment for the same day thinking that I would pick up the food and also get her checked out in order to fill another prescription of pills for her.  I asked him specifically, if they carry the pills, Anypril because the last vet I went to did not and it was a huge PAIN IN THE BUTT having to order them over the internet and them showing up almost 2 months later!!! He assured me that they did and continued to make the appointment. Well today, Friday.... I get a phone call from him telling me that the food that I ordered will not be in till May 15th. If I would have known this I would have order it from another vet clinic where I used to live that would have had it, I just would have had to drive 30 min to get there which is no big deal. I said OK, and that I would be coming in anyways because she only had 3 pills left of her prescription. I get there and everything is fine for the time being. Once again (like a few other clinics I have been to recently) They have the most friendliest cats roaming around the lobby.  That would definitely be a NO GO for Bolo! (soo, that not what I really wanted to see)  Anyways... They take me back to the room where the guy from the front desk shoves a thermometer down her ear to take her temperature. I specifically said that she has problems with her ears and that they are probably a little painful. I have never seen this done before. Every clinic I have been to the temp is taking from the bum. She of coarse screamed and then he said, whoops I have to do it again. My heart was breaking as she once again screamed as it was being shoved down her ear canal . I kinda wanted to pick her up and leave at that very moment. The Dr. finally came in, and I felt that he did know what he was talking about. As he was doing his examination of her teeth, once again she did not like it. She also has a tumor growing on the side of her gums that I don't think feels the best. The vet I use to go to back home said to monitor it and make sure it wasn't growing any bigger, and its not. He brought the desk guy back to literally strangle her as she cry's. All four of her legs are in the splits and all I want to do is say ENOUGH already!!! So once the torture is over, I held her in my arms waiting for the bill. The Dr. came out of the room and told me that they don't have the 5mg of Anypril like I had asked. Only 10mg. And he goes on to tell me that the box is expired by a year but its OK and not to worry about it. haha... I cant help but to laugh as I write this. So leaving there spending $170.00, with  expired medication (that I have to cut in half because its to much), a suffering dog, and no food for her I ask myself if I should stand up for things that bother me like this. I never seem to say what I am feeling or have any kind of back bone.
   So next time I think I am going to start asking around where other people take their pets. I miss the clinic back home and would do anything to find that atmosphere and people out here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Link Up Friday

          I'm linking up with Lauren over at the little things we do for some fill in the blank fun.

1.  When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is...
           I pee, then  I get dressed and take the puppy's pee.

 2.   I can hardly wait for... 
         My hubby to get home. Even though it hasn't been that long, I am really missing him! 

3.  The quickest way to my heart is...
          Humor because  I love to laugh!

 4. A little known fact about me is that...
         I learned to play the violin when I was 4 years old. I continued playing for 13 years. I wish every day that I would have never stopped. 

  5. The best part about my job is...
        Every 1/2  hour to a hour I see a new client. Being a hairdresser you have a lot of fun behind the chair with very interesting people. 

  6. Something I just couldn't live without is...
         Mascara!. It makes such a world of difference!

 7.  Something useful that I wish I knew how to do is...
          Change the oil in my car.  Gosh, I would save so much money!


   Once again, I got my hopes up. The date Mike was suppose to be back isn't going to happen. Its just the difference of a few days but still. When you look forward to a certain day and then you have to add on 4 or 6 or even maybe 10 more days its kinda disappointing. I'm just ready for my life to be some what normal again, and I could also really use a hug.
    On another note, I have been trying to think of something to do for my hubby for our anniversary.  Once again, I am unemployed so spending his hard earned dollars on something from me to him is just a little different to me. I usually go all out for his birthdays/anniversary's but this year....I cant. Iv seen this Floating around Pinterest for awhile and thought it was cute, so I finally decided to remake.

I really thought about what I would put on each one of the cards. Having things that really meant something about our relationship.
You listen to me ramble
You eat my cooking
Your a good puppy dad

I know he will think they are all funny because they are so true. I still feel like I should get or do something else. Ill just see what I can come up with.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

1st Anniversary

  1 year ago today I got married. I cant believe how time fly's! A year ago today, Mike was still at TBS in Quantico, Virginia learning the ropes to become a great Marine. I had to plan the day while still living in Ohio. Calling around, hoping that someone would be able to marry us on a Monday at around 8:00pm. (Mike never knew how long his work day was going to be, so it had to be that late) That's when I found Byron. What a interesting guy he was. He made our wedding day very unique. Of coarse there were other issues too. I needed to find a city that would allow me to get a marriage certificate with out Mike there to sign it. He wasn't able to take off time to do this and of course the courthouse wasn't open on weekends. There was a small town 1 1/2 away that was willing to do this with a POA. I was there! My sister and her boyfriend made the trip from Wisconsin to be a part of the quick ceremony. I'm thankful for that because other wise we wound not have these pictures.

    One of these day I do hope to renew our vows. I would love to have the long white dress with family and friends to celebrate. I'm just so thankful that I got to spend this first year with my best friend as a joined couple. There's not one day that goes by that I don't look down at my left hand and smile.

   Him not being here to celebrate together has been a little depressing. He made up for it though with a surprise knock at the door. Chocolate and flowers always makes the day better. What he put in the  card was way cute too.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bolo and I on our walk today

         Baby ducks


        Bigger baby ducks                   

  Queen Kapi'olani

                         Diamond Head

                                            Cool Tree


Thursday, April 19, 2012


   I have a somewhat busy weekend coming up. A few of the wives from my hubby's company are getting together for pizza and a movie on Saturday. I'm just a little disappointing that not all of them can make it. It would have been a great chance to meet everyone. There is only 13 of us and as of now only 5 that RSVP-ed yes. And 3 of them I ready know. Hopefully a few more can make it because it would be nice to meet them. I'm thinking Ill make the stuffed strawberry's to bring. They are always a popular dish.
   On Sunday, one of Mikes buddy's from Engineer School and his girlfriend are flying in for a little vacation before he deploys. They have only been done with school for 2 months and someone is already going. Its just a reality check that it could happen at any time. Ill probably see them one of the nights out of the week. He is such a character so I know it will be fun.  I just wish Mike was here to visit with them too. He actually is going to miss them by only a day.
   I took Bolo for a long walk today. We came across a lot of things that are super close to our hotel that will be fun to do once Mike gets back. The walking situation is difficult with the pup though. A lot of people have scooters they ride around on out here. But for some reason Bolo has a fit every time one drives by. I don't know if it the loud noise they make or what but he pulls me and barks like he wants to kill. Extremely embarrassing! And one probably drives by every 2 minutes.
  There are so many things I need to get done tomorrow. Too bad they are all in different city's. So lots of driving! What I hate the most is that I have to loose my parking spot. How in the world do people carry grocery's or anything heavy when they have to park so far away? Our hotel has a tiny parking garage but its $19 a no thank you.(we have 2 cars too)  Once Mike gets home though we might have to buckle down and get one. Hes not aloud to walk around with his Cammie's on so walking a mile to the car probably wont happen.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Send Something Good

I have linked up with the "Send Something Good" Project.

This project is a way to get to know someone from somewhere in the world and make a new friend. Sending a package of gifts that you would think they would like. I'm linking up to give my "secret" package pal a idea about me.

* Anything to do with travel. I love to see new things.
* Out Door Adventures. Hiking, Camping, Boating
* My Puppy's!
* I collect Salt and Pepper Shakers. I have about 50 at the moment.
* Photography. Being able to look back and see my memories.
* Favorite Color is Yellow
* I love to try new recipes! (my hubby is picky with food so he limits my adventure)
* Love the water! Pool, Beach, Lake... Ill take them all!
* My favorite food is Crab (I had it for the first time 2 years ago, crave it ever sense)
* DIY Crafts
* My Favorite Holiday is Holloween.
* I'm a little OCD when it comes to my pantry.

7 Questions!

 7 Questions are back again!!! 

  This Photo isn't really that funny.  Just me shooting a SAW.

1. What is your favorite App? (even if you don't have a smart phone I'm sure you've played around with someone else's)
    I'm really into Draw Something right now!!! Addicting!

 2. You have to come up with a book title on the spot- what is it? (don't think- just say!)
    MMM...That's Good...     I think I'm hungry

3. You are given the choice between laughing at everything- always, or never being able to laugh again. Which would you choose?
   Definitly Laughing!  I love it! 

 4. What natural disaster scares you the most? (tornado, hurricane, earthquake, flood, etc)
      That's hard because they all suck!  If I could just pick one I'm gonna say tornado.

5. What time do you wake up each day? What time do you go to sleep?
     I usually wake up when to get the hubby ready for work so that's about 5am. After that I go back to sleep till the puppy's wake me up at about 8ish.     I'm such a grandma. We are usually in bed at 9:30-10.  

6. (question courtesy of Katie) Who's your daddy, and what does he do? (Kindergarten Cop)
     My dad is David. He works for a Private Airline Company doing some sort of paperwork. I couldn't ask for a better father.  

7. What's the craziest dream you've ever had? (like an actual dream- while you were sleeping)
    The only one's I actually remember are the bad ones. Someones always chasing me. 


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

More Randomness...

   I sure am missing my husband today. I don't really feel like I depend on him to much in till he's gone.  I did get to talk to him today though. Its been a few days so it was nice to see what hes been up to. I didn't expect to get emotional when he called,(never happens)  I was just so tired I guess and needed to vent to him. This month is just taking way to long!
   I did end up moving today... it was stressful! I don't want to relive it so that's all I have to say about that.  I'm excited where we are located though. There are just so many things around us that will definitely keep us busy. Don't get me wrong, Id much rather be getting our house sooner then later. There are also a lot of pups in the building. Bolo is having a field day trying to sniff all of them. I just wish he would chill out instead of being overly excited to the point were it is embarrassing.
  I have my last meeting with TLA tomorrow, (for our temporary housing). That will be nice to not have to travel every week to go to that anymore. I'm gonna stop by Family Housing to while I am there. They probably will tell me that we haven't moved from our spot on the list. I don't even know why I'm wasting my time.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


   How in the world did Mike and I accumulate so much crap? I am really wishing we would have never had that second shipment delivered or I would only be moving 4 suitcases instead of all of this.  And this isn't everything! Dog crated, dog beds and a few other things are still needing to make their way to the pile. Right now I'm wishing I could throw it all away.

 Good Bye Aiea!

Friday, April 13, 2012


    Iv been trying to keep buys these last couple of days. I got the dogs all squared away with the Game Warden on base. So now once we get a house I wont have to worry about doing that. Also I went and had my car safety checked. Gosh! What a headache! I knew that it wasn't going to have a good outcome just because I was aware of all the things that needed to be done. I have to figure out my reverse light problem. I was told that it wasn't the bulbs but something with the wiring. (a lot of money) also, and what I am most upset about is my window tint. I like people not being able to see in my car. I don't have old truckers staring in my window at a stoplight, or if I leave something somewhat valuable in the backseat, I don't have to worry that it wont be there when I get back. I don't get why I am seeing window tints way darker then mine driving around out here to? I wanna go where they get their safety check done because obviously the place doesn't care if they have it. I heard that its $250 per window if you get pulled over though, and I have my windows down most of the time anyways so I guess it wouldn't matter to take it off.
    Yesterday I met a friend for lunch. Mike and her husband went to Engineer school in Camp Lejeune together so I knew her from there. They are both now in the same company so they are both gone at the moment. Shes kinda in the same boat as I am so its nice to see how she is handling things. 
    Iv been busy getting things ready for the move. All the stuff we had in North Carolina came to us in these HUGE boxes that would never fit in my car, so I'm going through them and trying to make it a little easier for when the day comes. I drove past the new place and cant help but get excited! There is so much to do around there.
      A long time ago I saw that someone did this on Pintrest with their dog. I though it was cute and kept meaning to do it and finally......its done! Sheba's had to be done twice. She has so much hair in between her toes that it was tricky. Half of Bolos pad is missing but I think it still looks OK. Can you tell I love my dogs a little to much?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Link Up

         7 Questions Link up is back! Start with a funny photo of yourself,  answer these 7 questions, then link up with Gentri Lee!

                                              This was a bad night out..

1. Would you rather have your life be a constant vacation or always stay home?
  I like to always be doing something, seeing new things and going on a adventure. As long as the 
 "vacation" spot can change I wouldn't mind it.

 2. What is your favorite book? (it can be any book! cook book, picture book, whatever!)
  Where the side walk ends... It reminds me of when I was little.

3. You have to be on a reality tv show- which would you chose?
  Survivor! The places are amazing and I could stand to loose some lbs.

4. What is your favorite form of exercise? (running, zumba, step, etc)
   ugg... none... I pretend that I can run

5. What is one thing that you've never tried but are CONVINCED you hate? (foods, activities, etc)
    Veal... will never try! Its the thought of what it is.

6. Do you have any hidden talents?
              Flexible fingers? (I can do this on both hands) (not sure if this is really a talent)

7. What's the best prank you've ever pulled?
 gosh that's a hard one!  I'm not really a prankster.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

  Happy Easter!!!

     I love this holiday, (one of my top 3) but today it doesn't feel that special. No family time, wonderful food or memories. I just found out it was this Sunday 2 days ago. That's how out of it I am. But I am trying to make the best of it. Bolo and I walked down to the park and sat in the shade for a good 45 min an took it all it. 
   Mike called yesterday for the first time. We couldn't really talk to much because the phone had such bad reception. I could only hear bits and pieces of what he was saying.  I didn't want to keep saying "what" and "can you say it again" so I just listened and tried to make out what I could hear. He is able to text now too, so that's better then nothing. The time change is so different then here so I wake up to them now. He wrote last night that he had taken his fist shower sense they had gotten there and it was amazing. Week and a few days....ew.
   Him being gone is really making me think about finding a job. I have sent my paperwork into the state for my change of license, but it is taking forever! I started to look at few things on Craigslist but am not really seeing anything that is jumping out at me. I guess a lot of hair salons do more chair rentals here. I'm just not use to that, and it kind of makes me nervous.  If it comes down to it I will just have to suck it up and try it out. Also everyone out here has hair down to their butt. They sure don't get haircuts regularly like I would want them to. Contemplating that maybe I should look into doing something else. I don't know anymore.
   I am trying to keep myself busy so another craft has been done.  I'm not quite sure if I would ever hang this anywhere once we get a place but it kept me busy and right now that is all I care about.
     I have a list of thing I need to start getting done before we move hotels. I need to get out of this funk I'm in and get my butt moving cause I only have a few days left.

Friday, April 6, 2012


Crafy Time!

   I saw this awesome wreath on Pintrest a little bit ago. So I decided to remake it. Sky did a really good job on explaining the steps on how she made this. I did do a little things different, but it ends up looking the same. For me it wont just be a Memorial Day/ Labor Day wreath, it will probably be a all year around one... once I have a door to hang it on. It was fun and easy and I cant wait to display it!  :)


Thursday, April 5, 2012


     Yes people!... It has finally happened!!! My stress and worries are no longer! I found a place to live while waiting for housing! I cant believe it. Now I don't know what to do with myself. No more Craigslist checking 100 times a day hoping that someone will post something new that would meet our criteria. (what am I going to do with my time now?)  I move in just a couple days. I haven't seen inside the hotel yet (yes another hotel) only pictures but those seem nice. Steps away from the beach! What more could you ask for? I think its going to be a little farther for Mike to drive to work everyday but he will just suck it up. I have yet to talk to him so he has no clue whats going on.  If he doesn't like it TOO BAD! I know he will be fine with it though. As long as we have a roof over our head everything is good. He lives in the feild for days at a time so anything would be better then that. Now my next step is starting to pack. We had our stuff from North Carolina delivered to us here which I am now regretting. Its a lot of crap that we will probably never need here. Lots of Mikes papers and books from school, winter clothes, and cheap kitchen stuff we bought just to get us by.  I will just make a ton of trips with my little car back and forth till its done.  I'm excited about it! Another new location to check out. This spot is going to be A LOT more fun too! I don't mind were I am staying now. The people are so nice and my hotel is a good size but there is not much to do around me. Also being alone when I am walking Bolo is probably not the best idea here either. Sketchy people! 

   I refuse to sit in my hotel and watch TV all day long. I don't want to waist away this month just because my husband isn't with me. Today I took a little drive.  I tried to do things that Mike would not really be thrilled about doing. 

    First I stopped at the  National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Absolutely beautiful!
(Mike would probably like to see this one)

  Next, because it was only short drive from were I was... I went past Da Kine Bail Bonds. (Dog the Bounty Hunter) Yes, I am such a tourist! I couldn't take a picture thought because there were no parking spots and traffic was busy. Mike will just have to suck it up and come with me for that one.
       After that I swung by the Capitol Building. 

After that I drove all the way to the Byodo-in Temple. I was really excited about this because the pictures that I have seen looked really neat! Little did I know, the internet lied when they said that it would be free to get in. Wrong... $3.00. Too bad I had absolutely NO cash on me whats so ever. So I left and am saving that for another day too.  This is a beautiful monument in the area were the Temple was.

  Good day today!

 I cant believe that it is only April 5th though. Why is it taking so long?


Link Up...

  For anyone that wants to participate in the "Send Something Good" project.  Head over to Gentri Lee's Blog.
It looks like a lot of fun!
I'm participating too!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Dad's Birthday Package

  Its my dads birthday on Wednesday and I never know what to get him.  I usually get him the same thing every year for his Birthday, Christmas and Fathers Day.  A Lowe's gift card. I know that he could always find something that he needs there because they are adding on/remodeling their home. Well this year is a little different because I don't have a job. So I thought I could send a package of a few goodies that the island has to offer.
    (I'm taking a chance on the chocolate not melting.)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Day Out

    I went to bed so early last night that I woke up bright and early today. I decided to venture out with Bolo because we both don't want to sit home on such a beautiful day.  If anyone has ever met my dog they know that he has a lot of energy! He is a mature adult that acts like a puppy when he is in the car. We don't do a lot of car rides just because he is kind of a jerk when hes in it. He loudly barks for the first 10 minutes to the point where you don't want to roll down any windows and you want to cover your face while you drive because your so embarrassed. Every time you stop at a stop light, the barking starts again so you pray that the light turns green before you get to it.
   Mike got Bolo while he was still at college so there was not a lot of car time for him to get use to. He gets so excited when he gets in, its almost like a panic attack. So on that note, we don't really take him everywhere that we could. If we are out somewhere that he could be I feel bad that he is not with us. So it is now my goal to get him better in the car.
   I decided that today we would travel to The Makapu‘u Point trail, just because I had been there before and I knew what I was getting myself in to. I wouldn't mind going to other trails but I
 don't want to go into some jungle and not be able to find my way back when I am all alone.
   Getting closer to where the trail is, I am noticing that there are a lot of car's lined on the side of the road taking pictures of the scenic views. Finally arriving to our destination and laughing at myself because all of Oahu is in the parking lot... I drove right past. (what was i thinking going on a sunday) We found a beach down the road a little and I parked so he could get out and have some fun. I wasn't planning on him getting wet so I brought no towels with me.
   So afterwards a bath for the pup and a cleaning of the car.

 Its hard to see them but I swear theses are the kind of fish that they sell in the pets stores! 

A foot of water...clear as day.

  It has felt like the longest day ever today. That's not a good sign because I'm trying to wish this month away.