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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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  • 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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  • May 01, 2006

    April Blues

    Wild Flowers near Beaver Arkansas

    written april 30 2006

    I have my traditional April disaster going on....

    I thought that I would escape it... after all, I came here a year ago and didnt have a problem with the pollen, or frequent flyers syndrome, (you know the "cold" you always get when you fly, its actually an allergy to the cleaning stuff used on the aircraft. Some of the stuff like the solvents used on seats and carpets is quite nasty for your lungs...")But I am sick today like nobodies business and perhaps a bit thoughtful, as is Woody about the future and what we are doing

    Every year for as long as I can remember, I have been sick in April. If I wasnt sick in bed sick, disaster or mayhem or something was happening to make my life miserable. Often, like in 1988 (april 25, to be exact) all of the above was happening to me when I was recovering from pnuemonia, my then husband, The Engineer, was stomping around, saying it was over...(he failed to launch and didnt leave till that fall by then I was in a WHOLE differnt place, thank you, Jesus!)At the time I thought my life was over, and in a way it was...

    Or April 25th 1992, I had been working double shifts, and was spending a whole lot of time on ministry, perhaps to minimize the on going saga of my father's final days. For twelve weeks my father lay dying in a hospital and then died that day... Two weeks prior, Easter weekend, while suffering from a chest infection, I had begun to break out in a hideous rash, the likes of which no one in my family had ever seen before. twice a day around 8 am and 8 pm it would cycle fading away like it had never been only to come back 12 hours later. It would be July before I was able to get a doctor to diagnos adult onset allegies and give me steroid shots for two weeks....I could have died from it but didnt know that until years later on the same day....

    April 25 1996, Woody and I had been stormily married 6 months, my carreer in transportation had ended after I had failed to recover from a allergic reaction that triggered "the rash" or what we were to learn was the mother of all cases of hives the likes of which the experts that have seen the photos can hardly believe. On that day, I had them so badly that I was taken to the hospital with a failing pulse and blood pressure that was so low that I may have actually died and come back or so the doctor said that attended me. I had thought that my life was over until that day so much had happened in that 6 months...I learned then that I had to maintain a will to survive and that I and what I needed had to come first, even if it didnt always look that way....

    Fast forward to April to this week. I have been ill. Really ill. Woody brough home a chest cold two weeks ago and I thought that it wouldnt be a big deal. After all I am healthier and in a better place...Wrong, I have a really bad cold on top of the horrible pollen, dust, 12-14 hour days at Thisplace, which of course I said I would never do but I got sucked up in the "lets do it for the team...b.s." I collapsed in the house last weds and have pretty much been in bed since.

    I began to itch yesterday but I have yet to see a sign of hiving. I am praying that God will spare me. Woody stayed home from church, and we talked about how I feel that working like this is not what we had in mind and perhaps this is a wakeup call. My home is a mess, really a mess, dirty, no floors swept, or baths cleaned beyond cursory wipes. The kitchen is a disaster, and I have bills piled up. I have not been to the Grapevine mall to see our cases where we still have jewelry andthe remains of the Hawaiian products for sale. The rent is due there... and worse...I am a bad mother....

    Both cats are sick

    Nani is doing ok but she has two ingrown claws on one foot... How she bounces around on this infected foot and doent limp I dont know... But its Makoa we are really worried about. He has been peeing on our bed if we let him in our room, so we havent been letting him in. He usually sleeps with us and thus ruetine is upset. We took his listlessness to depression over this change. But since I have been home I notice hes drinking every bit of water I give him, and not eating like normal. He seems uncoordinated, has trouble grooming and wont jump or chase the feather wand, in fact he cant follow it.He just isnt my happy local boy of a kitty and I feel really badly. The neglect is awful.

    Woody put in 75 hours last week... when does he get a bit of rest?

    This is not why we returned to the mainland, but I am not sure I can give up my job right now... The medical insurance is too important.

    Woody is being asked way too many questions about his health, I think to try to disqualify him for his company insurance. He's on mine and its seems to be ok...As for me and my issues, I was able to get to my three month follow up at the dermatologist, where I had fourteen more cancerous leasions removed from my arms and back. I had another 25 spots frozen for good measure and some more biopsies taken. Its a little scary.

    So I sit and I am putting it all back on the table for God to sort out. Woody is taking a day off, to take the cats to a vet when I can get them in and have someone come out and do the yards (our place looks like an abandoned house our back yard is a foot tall...) I am going to try to go to work tomorrow, but if I cant take it or my co workers cant...(my cough sounds like a tuberculosis victim's)...Im home again. I am looking for a doctor on my plan, but none of the GPs had openings friday. If I have to go to the er and pay so be it... Nyquill isnt touching this cough.

    On the brighter side, at least I am aware of what is happening. And April has brought a beauty to our landscape that has me saying "Ah! this is what I loved about this place!" The ocean of green has returned, the house is swathed in green shade. The birds sing and wildflowers are everywhere. The pollen, this year has been one of the worst years ever for the sticky yellow stuff, has subsided in the wake of this past weeks heavy rains. I will survive my temporary infimity, gratefull that this is not another life changing event, but just a passing seasonal one. I will learn to pace myself and Makkie is likely curable. I must put it into God's hands as I have done so many times before and let it lie there, knowing that he has our best intrests always in the forground of His thoughts...




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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


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    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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