Thursday, June 26, 2014

Aloha! a year and about 30 days or so, i retired from the school district. what a happy day that was, and i am still happy. a little glitch is that my husband retired the end of this school year too, so i have major attitude and space adjustments to make. i am sorry to say i deeply regret these feelings, but nevertheless, i have them so why not confess them as well. the plus' for my husband (and me) is his ability to de-stress (lifesaver for both of us), work around the home 24/7 (drives me nuts), go when and where he pleases (no longer based on how he feels, and so much more. for 18 years his schedule was up at 4:45 am, at work by 6 or 6:15, drive all day and home around 5 or 5:30, winter, spring, summer and fall. might not be a big deal for some men, but we both grew up in Hawaii and learning to live and function in seasons was difficult, then became better, slowly into tolerable and finally unbearable. so, since retirement, the stress of functioning in all seasons is greatly relieved.

it dawned on me recently that when i follow along with blog hops and enter my comments, a great many of my comments are attached to my google blogspot. i don't think anyone actually comes to my blog, after all, it isn't very good. but what if i finally bit the bullet and learned how to upload projects (scrapbooking and cardmaking) and at least followed what i mentioned in my headline? worth the effort.

i have been so happy being a grandparent. my grandkids call me TuTu, Hawaiian term for grandma, pop pop is what they call grandpa. i have 3 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, and one in the oven. my two sons are married, the oldest, Simon n Mindy, have 3 boys and precious Ruby Lynn Kuulei (2.5 years) and my other son Ben n Heidi have beautiful and adorable Gretchen Leilani, (2.7 years) and 10 weeks into baby #2. how blessed am i! my daughter is 22, hasn't dated anyone because she says the men she's met are immature. i just tell her that God is still working on you both and you will meet in His timing. i am blessed that she is content and smart about who she meets and who she wants to invest her life with.

my dear friend Lynette, in Hawaii, keeps trying to get me to come to our high school reunion. every 5 years she really pushes in the sweetest way. uh, maybe not often as every 5 years, my memory is not soo good. but she has been the best friend one could ever pray for. last june she and long time boyfriend (26 years i think) Bill were married. about time, right!

so, later, i'll try the whole upload thing. i am going to wait for my daughter to come and teach me the whats and whatnots. so far i know how to download pictures to Costco to be developed.


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