Sunday, February 25, 2007

Gabby Reese, Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited...

Aloha! It's been a while since I've blogged! I am trying to stay awake so I can go pick my mom up at the airport in a few hours. She and Mike have been on Oahu since Tuesday.. they were here for a bit last week and now Mike goes back to VA and mom comes back for a week. Unfortunately I can't take off any time from work to spend more time with her.. I'm using 4 personal days to extend my spring break. Looking forward to my trip to Australia. I leave March 13. My gramma Reynolds is now out of the hospital (she had pneumonia) and is leaving later this week for Florida. She'll stay with my Aunt Yvonne for a few months and hopefully reap the benefits of the warm weather. I hope that it is a positive thing for her and it works out well. Katie (my neice) turned two this weekend. :) She called me Auntie Suz today for the first time. She usually calls me Auntie Shoes which I didn't mind either! I wish I could've been there for her big day. Such a cutie!

My friend, Jim, was in from Oahu this weekend and we had a great time. Yesterday we saw Gabrielle Reese (pro volleyball player) and her kids at the nude beach we went to... No we weren't naked!! It's just where the good waves for boogie boarding were at the time. Thanks Kurt for the donated boogie board. It was put to good use! Also saw an African band, Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited, last night at a place called Casanova's. It was great! Today we hiked a bamboo forrest.. I've done it a few times before. A moderate hike.. the difference today was it was a bit wet so many rocks were quite slippery. There used to be a rope ladder at this one part of the hike that has now been removed.. and replaced with a rope with knots on it. That was the most tricky part of the trip. No major cuts or bruises so I was happy!

Work has been going well. Busy, but good. My students are coming along nicely. It seems we can't get everyone healthy at the same time. I really hope after spring break we can stay well. I've been trying to help two families especially lately. A little girl with a hearing impairment and a little boy who has a cyst resting on his brain stem and is having petite mal seizures. My assistant, Donna, never fails to exceed expectations and rises to the occasion time after time.

Signing off for now. Have a great day!

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