21 May 2012

Back to life, back to reality

Sunday, May 19

I had a great day.  I went to church and listened intently while playing word search. hehehe

I taught my 8 youth in Sunday School.  This was quite a bit different than last week when I had only 2 and one of which wasn't there yesterday.   We talked about repentance...I forget sometimes that these kids haven't had these lessons like 9 bazillion times and its all new to them.  We also had two non-member youths.  That was way cool.

I came home and read some of the book Shannon loaned me called "The Culture of Poverty" etc.  It's so informative!

I called home and asked if it was ok if I came up and of course so I headed out.

We played games and talked and watched Ninja master thingy.  Totally awesome show.  Ikaia said, Aunty Sharon, why do you always talk to the old people (grandma, grandpa and his Dad) instead of me.  You don't love me.  I said looky here son, that's not how you show love and it has nothing to do with love.

It was fun and we played Ninja fruit slicer party game and then ate and then played loaded questions.  We laughed and laughed and laughed because

20 May 2012

I've been Naughty, but it's been NICE!

Ah, ok.  So, I haven't blogged once since being in Hawaii.  So the best way to remedy this is to do a VERY brief synopsis of each day.

Tuesday:  Fly in, no problems, not first class but oh well. I've never flown first class anyhow.  I arrive and let my cousin Jacob and Auntie Emily know and then believe I'm heading on the bus to pick up my Westfalia Van. Jacob says, oh, you don't have any luggage. I'm like, yes, I do and he says, you can't ride TheBus then because they don't allow luggage.  WHAT??????  So then I'm like freaking out.  My whole plan is up in smoke.  Ends up Uncle Larry comes and gets me and drives me to Kailua to pick up the van.  The van is way less attractive then I thought but hey, it's ok.  Worst thing is - the van's gas tank is EMPTY.  Like, lower than E.  Seriously?  Who runs a car/van rental business and doesn't put gas?

I make it to Hauula with great directions from the gas attendant.  As soon as I arrive, Uncle Larry calls and says he's been waiting for me to pass to show me how to get here.  I'm like, maybe you should've waited somewhere on the road I was driving on.  Somehow I got on the old road, lol.

Keahi and Abraham come and I get to meet her!  She's just as fab as my cousin, Abraham.  We go to bed late, very, very late.

I go to the back house and offer to take grandma to the Sr Center. I move the van from it's parking spot to the driveway and go inside.  By the time I come out, the van won't start.  Seriously?  What the heck.  So we roll it just a bit and Aunty Emily ends up doing all of the errands because I'm waiting for Uncle Larry.  Btw, I was blocking her in!  Annoying.

I head to town with Uncle Larry and Aunt Peggy and we pick up Naomi before heading to the swap meet.  Rule #1:  Don't go spending all your money at swap meet the first day on the Island.

Rule #2: Always go to swap meet!

We get home and its been a wonderfully fun day and I try and start the van and it won't start.  I call and they (Oahucampingvans.net people) say they will come out in the morning.

I didn't realize that meant noon!!!!! I was so angry and upset that I just wanted to switch vans and not even talk to him but I managed to say I get a day and a half credit as well as $60 in gas!

I'll start uploading pictures soon.  Gonna post this or I never will. I began typing this way back when I was still in HI!  Good intentions, huh...didn't work this time.  Try again latah.

01 May 2012

I'm on a jet plane...or between them actually

I missed yesterday...but that's ok, since I basically stayed up all night talking to my dad before he dropped me off at the airport, I'd say I'[m[ still on the same day except technically I'm not. Hmmmm...

1.  I am officially on my first vacation in 2.5 years and dang, it feels good.  I'm not going to lie, I have been looking forward to this for a LONG time!

2.  I stayed up talking to my dad last night for a long time.

3.  I chatted with Kenji and David via their video games system and it was fun and funny, like always.

4.  I made the flight to Denver and the flight to HI is wide open so I should arrive today. :)

5.  My roommate paid her rent on time and in full, whoo whoo!  Now I don't have to worry so much about food/money.

Ah...Jacob called me last night and he's hooking me up with electricity from the house and they have wireless so I should be JUST fine for 10 days. :)

All that razzing I did to Rob and Shannon for renting the VW vanagon, shame on me! Here I am following their lead and doing teh same thing.

Aloha and Mahalo - Sharon