Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Room of the House Quiz


You Are the Bedroom



You are an indulgent person. You enjoy rest, relaxation, and pampering.

You know how to find peace in a crazy life. You are good at unplugging.

You tend to be very private. You don't let just anyone in.

You are also a romantic. When you have someone, you tend to be very couple oriented.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Smoothie Quiz


You Are a Pineapple Smoothie



You are adventurous and brave. You aren't afraid of much.

You are in love with new experiences. You are usually the first to try something.

You get bored rather easily, and you need to be challenged in life.

You are turbo charged. Most people find it impossible to keep up with you in any capacity.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A glimpse of the trip

I'm home! And I've been home for over a week now and still don't have my travel journal completed or all my my pictures online. Entering the "real world" has been a bit more of an adjustment than I anticipated but I'm getting there slowly and surely.

Below is a video from TheGardenIsland.com who did an article on my Habitat for Humanity Global Village group. They were busy promoting their annual "Build A Thon" (which occured last Saturday) while we were there and the video reviews the specifics but it also features some great shots of my group on the work site.

video

There are also quite a few pictures posted on my Facebook page, so check them out. Thanks for your patience!

Weekend Wrap-Up - 8/7 - 8/9

My first full weekend back in Seattle and it was low-key and relaxing, just what I needed:
  • Slept in on Friday morning.
  • Took a shower, got dressed.
  • Took a nap.
  • Caught up on a couple TV shows that my TiVo picked up while I was away.
  • Took a nap. (Yes that is 2 naps in the same day!)
  • Watched New In Town.
  • Did 6 loads of laundry.
  • Successful trip to Bed Bath and Beyond for a new mattress pad, new laundry bags, new wash cloths, new hair drying towels and new air freshener refills.
  • Assimilated all my new treasure into the house and organized a bit.
  • Walked through Trader Joe's and picked up whatever looked good for snacking while sailing.
  • Went sailing on the Puget Sound with friends.
  • Watched It Had to Be You.
  • Slept in again on Sunday morning (didn't stir until 9ish, unheard of).
  • Enjoyed some coffee from Kauai.
  • Chatted and caught up with a few family members on the phone.
  • Got my ass kicked by Kat while playing cards.
  • Enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the deck at Bell Street Diner.
  • Tried to watch Rachel Getting Married but the disc from NetFlix wouldn't work.
Was that really 3 days? It went by WAY too quickly. How was your weekend?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happiness Test


You Need Success to Be Happy



You are a responsible and serious person. You like to do things well.

Reaching your goals is very important to you, and you don't like getting sidetracked.

You feel great when you are mastering new tasks and solving problems. You believe in hard work.

Nothing makes you feel worse than feeling like you are doing a back job.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Fantasy Island Falls

Wailua Falls made famous by the opening credits of the tv show Fantasy Island.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The Frozen Treat Quiz


You Are an Ice Cream Sandwich



You are well grounded, reliable, and very balanced.

You love to work hard, but you also know how to take it easy.

People might be surprised to know you have a very goofy side to you.

You like to let loose and have fun. You just don't let yourself go too crazy!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Waimea Canyon

We spent the day exploring the canyon, what a remarkable and beautiful place.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Sunset Dining

Celebrating a belated birthday with Don at the Beach House in Koloa.

Goodbye Bonfire

Spending the final night around a bonfire with the HFH crew.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Reflections

Go to the people.
Live with them,
Learn from them,
Love them.
Start with what they know,
Build with what they have.
But of the best leaders
When the work is done
The task accomplished,
The people will say,
"We have done this ourselves."

Loa-Tzu (Chinese poem, 700 B.C.)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Where is my ogre baby?

My favorite feature of "Blue Ox" the tool van is this alien baby hanged from the front grill. It screams, giggles, convulses when you run the van into something, great feature.

A Morbid Thought....

36 years ago...

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