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Monday, November 23, 2009

Kauai, Hawaii day 1

Hello Ladies and Gents!

For Thanksgiving this year we have been invited to spend t
he week in Kauai, Hawaii with my in-laws at their timeshare condo thingy. :-) So, my goal is to update daily. We'll see how it goes.

Day 1:
Well, day 1 could technically be yesterday but I don't
really count it because we spent most of the day on a plane or waiting for a plane. I got about 200 pages read in my book, watched The Time Travelers Wife and listened to some music. I also took a benadryl to help my ears. Descending planes are torture. I spent a lot of time praying during the 34000 ft drop. I can't de-pressurize my ears. I never have been able to. We finally got to Kauai around 6pm Hawaiian time (that's 10pm Dallas time). Pam & Tim had gotten here a few hours before us, so they had already come to the condo to check in, unl
oad their things and get back just in time to pick us up! On the way back to the hotel we stopped at Bubba's Burger to eat dinner. I didn't get a burger though. I had a chicken sandwich, no fries or onion rings though. I was quickly reminded that I am on vacation so it's okay to get a burger. lol. My thoughts were, well my body doesn't go on vacation though. haha. Anyway, we got he
re, showered and I passed out by like 8:30 or something because of my lack of sleep, long day, and benadryl. James apparently got in bed, watched TV, tossed
and turned, pretty much slept on my side of the bed and I had no idea.
I slept on the right and he slept on the little travel pillow... good thing I don't turn much in my sleep. Pam & Tim got up at like 5 am to get down to the south shore for some scuba diving. We decided that sleeping in would be worth while. I woke up at like 6:30 ready for the day. I put on my workout clothes and went for a run by myself. It is so beautiful here. So breath taking. When I got back, I sat on the back porch that stares out on the ocean and read the Word. It was so awesome.
Then we go to have a informational breakfast at the resort and got lots of information about things to do on the island. Gina, our hostess, told us about a trail to the beach that was close enough to walk to. So, we did. Here are some of the pictures we took along the way:







Chickens are literally EVERYWHERE! And crowing at 5:30am.
After the beach, we hiked back, got ready and went to dinner at a "mexican" food place. We all got a brazilian meal. hehe. It was surrounded by all these shops so we did some shopping. :-)

James hates this face. :-)



Today was a great day.
Tomorrow we're taking surfing lessons and going to a luau.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday the 16th but felt like Friday the 13th (if I actually believed in all that mumbo-jumbo)

So, first off, I'm exhausted. I stayed up last night reading till midnight. So not complaining about it though. I really enjoy reading. I wish I did it more often. Hopefully this all make sense...


Yesterday was Davis Deep Clean day! I really didn't deep clean but I got rid of all our 'piles'. James was very thankful, he hates them. We moved our desk so that we could have more room to put up our fun little Christmas tree. In doing so, I found some picture frames that I'm not using at home right now (I'm out of places to put them). So, I took it to school. This morning I took it out of my bag to put a picture in and have up in my classroom. It was dusty and so I took the glass out of the frame and started to wipe it off and sliced the inside of my right index & middle finger right above a joint.. ouch! I don't have a sink in my classroom so I went to the nurse's office to wash and bandage. I get all doctored up and head back to class. Lately, I've really been beating up my hands. It's like I don't know where they are exactly and they get hit on everything.
So right after lunch I go to stop by the nurse's office again to see if one of my students stopped by to get his meds (it's his first day and I have a student teacher). As I go to walk out of her office into the school office, I walk out of the door, shut it normally behind me and BAM! What in the world... something hit me in the head. I was in shock. A clock fell off the wall and freaking hit me in the top of my head. I didn't know what to do. I just kind of stood there in silence holding my head with one hand, the other on the counter, just trying to figure out what just happened. The nurse came out and checked my head, no blood but an automatic red spot and bump. She gave me some ice and i got to have a headache all day long. Pretty crazy say. Cheri, in the office was impressed that I didn't use any profanity or cry. I didn't say anything because i didn't know what to say, i was in shock and I didn't cry because it took everything in me not to... and I was using everything. it really hurt. Anyway, all is well. I didn't go workout tonight, at the advice of the nurse and I'm just laying on the couch now. it was a weird day. :-)