Very excited for so many reasons...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
There has been something going on here for the past few weeks.
I've tried to be informed on both sides. I understand both sides to some
extent. One thing I know without a doubt is that Mauna Kea is
a very special place.
I've always had a feeling about the Big Island.
It starts as soon as Mauna Kea is seen from the airplane window.
I've driven around the island and had that feeling. Tomorrow
when I go to Hilo, I'm sure I'll have that feeling again.
I found an article that explained exactly why Mauna Kea is
THE SACREDNESS OF MAUNA KEA EXPLAINED
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
I started getting the alerts on my phone late morning about a traffic problem.
It kept getting worse I could tell by all the things coming over my phone.
Here they have something called "zipper lane". The "zip mobile" puts out a barrier that
adds another lane in the direction of the most need. It's a form on contra-flow.
Apparently, the zip mobile broke down and couldn't open.
It caused a huge traffic nightmare. Hours and hours of people stuck on the freeway and
surface streets...STOPPED. Not moving.
Reading comments on social media and the news sites people seem to be split...
"...rail will be the answer to this problem"
"...just too many people, not enough room. nothing will help"
A few years ago something just like this happened...an Army crane hit an overpass. Everything
came to a halt. We happened to be together in town and ended up driving all the
way around the island, got home 5 hours later.
It's a mess. No easy solution. State is paying billions for the rail project. 3 new
housing developments going in on the westside.
Got an alert on my phone that said "...zipper lane open to all vehicles, no restrictions"
(not just for car pools)
The news just reported that HPD is giving tickets to people in these lane because
they aren't carpooling...
lack of communication, could that be a problem?
Monday, April 6, 2015
there's something new in Haleiwa...
We love corn on the cob.
This is the best...
sweet, perfected cooked and big!
We usually just cook our corn the regular way, by boiling it in water.
This corn is roasted
a whole new flavor. I loved it.
Hubby and I have been known to just eat corn and fruit for dinner.
I can hardly wait for the next time to have this corn, it was that good!
Thursday, March 19, 2015
I've been in Foodland and even Malama and seen
tourist standing in front of the shelves with looks of wonder
in their eyes.
I got that same feeling today when I went to Albertson's.
So many choices...
it's almost overwhelming.
I get it now.
Even at our little Foodland or even smaller Malama
more than a few choices in cereal can actually be overwhelming.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
I took Emme to see "Cinderella" today.
Her brother didn't want to go "...its for girls!).
This little 4 year old sat through the whole thing. You could hear
the other little girls talking about different parts of it during the movie.
Hubby and I had gone to see it the other day. We'd seen so many previews
that he actually wanted to see it! Must say he really enjoyed it.
I think that I appreciated it even more this time. I had read about the dress, so
I paid even more attention to it (all those bitsy lights that make it sparkle). Amazing!
Me said her favorite part was the pumpkin turning into a coach and
all the animals.
I can actually say that the ball dance scene is probably my
favorite. I know that the actors worked really hard on that because of the dress.
(so I wonder if Disney will rework all of their Cinderella products to go along with this updated version?)
I was thinking about the overall theme to the movie. It's really not "every girl gets a prince".
even as Cinderella and the Prince are leaving her house, she shows kindness
to her step-mother by forgiving her.
Isn't this what we want for all of girls?
Girls can do anything as long as they have the courage to try.
Kindness is so unselfish.
This are the traits that I want for my granddaughters (even their mothers).
** Emme told me that I couldn't be a Fairy Grandmother, even if I knew all the words,
because I didn't have a magic wand! well that makes sense. Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo!