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My Wide Blue Seas

Its All About The Journey



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Name~ Hokule'a Kealoha

Short Bio~Hokule'a Kealoha is the Nom De Plume of a writer that formerly lived in Hawaii and is now living a life of adventure on the highways and byways of the American South . I am a Born Again follower of Jesus, as well as a wife, mother of cats and dogs,jeweler, entreprenuer, photographer and pilgrim...

Age~ Old enough to know better

Status~ Newly Single after 13 years of marriage,fur mom to the loving and devoted mini ShihTzu doggie Annabelle, born 6-11-2007 RIP 2-25-09, and the beautiful Abigail born 2-14-09

Hair Color~ natural brown/grey

Mood~ I ALWAYS have a mood, try me...

Loving~ Jesus, Hawaii, my furry friend, Abigail, my Pen Pals, Jewelry ,Blogging ,Writing anything,my Ipod,and being outdoors surrounded by my wonderful natural surroundings

Hating~ Boom Box Cars, Earspray, Abuse of Power,

Reading~
  • Bible


  • Magnificat


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  • Underwired! Louisville's magazine for Women


  • In Store~The Magazine for the American Jeweler



  • Books in Progress...
  • CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH


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  • Just Finished Reading

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  • Jesus, Divine Mercy ~
    Learn About The Divine Mercy
    I Trust In You~

    My Favorite Past Posts~Relive The Journey!~
    2009~
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  • 2008~
  • Be Thankful


  • Colateral Damage


  • Make Lemonade


  • Home Is Where The Heart Is


  • The Poor With Us


  • Because Its The Hardest Thing I Can Do


  • We Have All Become Victims


  • Lest I Forget


  • The Most Important Words


  • Family Values


  • Familiar Places


  • May Perpetual Light Shine On Them


  • A City In Motion


  • 2007~
  • The Quiet Storm


  • Fellowship of the Cane


  • Like Dead Unremembered: A 9-11 Tribute


  • The Medicine Machine


  • One Giant Leap


  • In The Steps of St. Francis


  • Too Much Information


  • The Un Choice


  • 2006~
  • The Holly and the Ivy


  • The First 9-11, Dec 7,1941


  • Small Moments of Silence


  • Peaches to Winnipeg


  • Dreaming of Hawaii


  • Memorial Day


  • Scattered Values


  • The White Line is the Lifeline for the Nation


  • Warnings of a New Civil War


  • I Will Be True To The Promise I Have Made


  • The Snowy Bloody Day


  • Cats in the Cradle


  • 2005~
  • The Journey


  • Rebirth of a City


  • For Posterity's Sake


  • The New Civil War


  • Every Mother's Son


  • And There You Stayed, Temporarily Lost at Sea


  • The Lone Rider


  • The Bible Is Not the Fourth Member of the Trinity


  • Rome Wasn't Built With Union Labor


  • Happy Birthday Mom ~revised~


  • A Beautiful Noise


  • Even Now


  • The Wearing of the Red


  • Night Ranger


  • The Joyful Traveler


  • Hoiliili "To Gather Up"


  • Ke Makakilo (My Observations)


  • He Giveth Sleep


  • Save The Children


  • 2004~
  • Lux Aeterna


  • December 2004


  • You're Joking, Right?


  • Ground Zero


  • I Am Not A Failure


  • O,To Grace, How Great A Debtor


  • Lost In Translation


  • One Small Step for Man


  • The Rainbow's End


  • Profanity


  • Taps


  • The Journey


  • Makoa's Song


  • No Aloha For The Weakest


  • The Paradoxical Comandments


  • The Time Is Now


  • 2003~
  • When No Fruit Is On The Vine



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    St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
    St. Edith Stein~Pray for Us

    Religion Link List~

  • My Secret is Mine


  • Ignatius Insight-Online Magazine


  • Fr John Corapi SOLT


  • Dr. Scott Hahn St Paul Center


  • Fr. Mitch Pacwa~ Ignatius Productions


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  • Political Link List~
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  • Arkansas Link List~
  • Little Portion Hermitage


  • John Michael Talbot website


  • John Michael Talbot Myspace page


  • 1st United Methodist Church Bella Vista


  • Northwest Arkansas Guide



  • Mimi's Cafe


  • Metro Woman Business Directory of NW Arkansas


  • River Grille


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  • Interactive Links~

    Live WebCam Feed from the Mauna Lani Resort, Kohalla, Big Island of Hawaii


    Click here for Aloha Joe!Live Hawaiian Music 24/7

    St Damein of Molokai'i,Patron Saint of Hawaii, Pray for us

    St. Damien of Molokai'i, Patron of Hawaii and the Outcasts among us, pray for us....

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    Hawaii Links~ ~
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  • Volcano Updates (Pele's Mood Meter)Hawaii Volcano Observatory

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Volcano Watch Archives

  • Mauna Kea Observatory

  • Pacific Tsunami Museum

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  • Technorotica for Blogging~





    Blogarama - The Blog Directory

    Listed on BlogShares


    Christianity Blog Directory


  • Who Links Here...Click here to see who's linking to this site. Powered by WhoLinksToMe.com

  • Globe of Blogs~Blog search engine

  • The Blog Search Engine

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  • BlogSkins

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  • Wikipedia



  • Nuzio's Place on the Web


  • Commutefaster.com


  • PING ME!


  • MWBS Wordpress Edition


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  • Technorotica for Jewelers, and the Jewelry Trade~

  • Gemological Institute of America


  • The Drouhard National Jewelers School


  • The Conner School



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  • April 10, 2006

    Making New Friends


    Old Friends Taking a Nap.... Carroll County Arkansas

    Just as my job situation was bound to break, I had a few relationships that have been doomed for a long time.

    I am one of those people that held to the "use it up, wear it out, or do without" mantra for many years, but living with Woody has changed me... His mantras are..."Money spent means nothing if you aren't happy.." Or "Money doesn't buy happiness but try living without it." Gems of wisdom that I have been slow to absorb, but I am learning...I was ever a quick study...

    Last week I get a call from Woody, "Hey, I have a buyer for your van..." I said "You do? I didn't know that we were selling it."

    As it turned out the buyer for the van really didn't have the money required but there was another couple that were in their 80's that had a brand new Dodge Caravan that "was too big for them, they weren't comfortable driving it anymore" Neat as a pin with 9500 miles on it, Woody wanted to trade our car in for it. This was the Dodge Intrepid we bought in Houston when we first landed. I loved how the car looked and felt but after driving it a while it wasn't the same as my green machine that I left on the Big Island and I really missed the feel of a big car. My Toyota van that we bought here in Arkansas was comfy but rode like the 103,000 miles well broke in truck that it is. A work horse that runs like a watch and needs little care. Woody was concerned that I was putting 300 miles a week on that and tend to wander backroads, so having a newer nimbler vehicle was his good idea.

    I warmed to the idea slowly. The Intrepid depreciated horribly in the year we owned it and I was going to have to take out a loan to buy the van. Well I decided that Woody needed to be comfortable too (he is so big that he cant hardly get in and out of the low slung car) and the two miles up and back would not tax the older van, and once he gets another job (that tale for another post, Woody is likely going to have to find another job...)So I ok'd the trade and the small loan for the balance and bought the new van... There is nothing quite like "new car smell"


    My New "Local Ride" It fits my Image these days... I am camouflaged among the other middle aged women shopping at Walmart.

    Of course it didn't stop there... This was Saturday, then Monday I got my phone... You know the one I posted about a week or so ago as I bemoaned tech gadgetry and my inability to cope. I had gotten a bazillion voice mails, my Uncle Peter had passed away and I had a job interview pending and...My phone is dead as a door nail. Not the battery It I had charged. I have needed to update the operating system for 6 months and my computer hates the thing and doesn't want to do this. I have to back up all of the peripheral programs, and that takes time We are talking two days work... Who has time for that? So I put it of and off and fianlly I said "I have had enough. I know I spent 500.00 bucks on this but I dont care, I am getting a new cool phone. I dont care what it costs, or how much money I "leave on the table"."

    So I walked into the Cingular store in Rogers and my fave sales guy who has helped me through a bunch of Treo disasters, Andrew, was right there, and I pulled the phone out and shook it and said "I want a divorce, I am through with this guy!" He laughed and said "Well I wondered how long it would take you", I have the perfect phone for you. And he was right.


    My new Pink Thing, My RAZR phone

    I am still learning how to use it, I may be the only person you will ever meet that must read the manual but I love it. And the best part is that my phone and my computer never have to meet... My computer is a jelous creature and wants nothing to do with any other electrical device... It hates my Ipod too, I have to go to system restore everytime I back the thing up somehow it corrupts my computer terribly. Any thoughts on this problem?

    The cats want to know if we are going to trade them in. Makoa has been a royal pain, even to the point of doing something unmentionable on our bed. We forgave him, but they are now banished form our bedroom while we are gone... But even with all of that, I dont think so, we would leave too much money on the table. After all they are priceless.

    we are too adorable to be trade ins




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    My other Blogs~

  • Its All About The Journey~Reshaping My Life,One Pound At A Time

  • My Wide Green Fields~~ The Ohio Journey

  • Hokule'a~~Star of Gladness- A Poetry Blog

  • Lux Aeterna-A Memorial Blog dedicated to those affected by the events of 9-11-2001

  • Hawaii Calls! News Views and Links from the Big Island of Hawaii

  • Remembering Annabelle


  • Join the Project.... I am Blogger 768~







    Blogs I am reading~

    Pretty Nearly Daily Reads ~

  • 922 Cats

  • Collecting My Thoughts


  • Texas Trifles

  • Shiloh Musings

  • Smoothstone...

  • Attitude of Gratitude


  • LaShawn Barber's Corner

  • Journal Of A Writing Man


  • Regeneration


  • Wheelie Catholic


  • Insightscoop


  • Bloggers over 50


  • Koinonikon-Margi


  • Christ Is In Our Midst

  • Daily Weaving


  • Glory To God For All Things


  • The Eleventh~ a blog


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    Blogs of the Ozarks, and the Tri State Region~

  • Live! From Paradise!

  • Steph's Gonna Win!

  • The More Excellent Way

  • ...just another day in paradise...

  • Deo Volente

  • When Kate Blogs

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    Focus on Israel ~~~

  • Smoothstone...

  • Jack's Random Thoughts

  • Me-Ander



  • Solomonia

  • Shiloh Musings

  • Jewish in a Gentile World





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    Abigail Valentine, my little darling ~



    Fave Dog Blogs ~


  • Chihuahua Craziness

  • Miss Sadie Shih-Tzu

  • Raina Roo's and Kitty's too puppy blog

  • Bailey's Buddy

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    Annabelle my Beloved ~

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    May She Rest In Peace 2-25-2009 ~

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