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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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  • January 10, 2007

    To Sleep, Perchance, To Dream


    In the Wake of the Wind... my favorite dream, or so it seems, I see this view of sparkling Hilo Bay in my sleep...Hilo Bay Big Island of Hawaii

    I am still recovering from last friday nights visit to the sleep lab. As I have said on previous posts I am suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea pretty badly. Woody says that he is unnerved by all of the times that I stop breathing at night. I am unnerved by all of the times I fall asleep during the workday ( I average 20 incidents of "micro sleep" as I sit at my desk on a given day)I am so weary from lack of sleep that I am at my wits end...

    The results were back yesterday and the stunning news was that when I am fully asleep, I have an average of 92 episodes where I stop breathing or go out of a pattern of breathing per hour... God... why am I not dead yet? So I am going to have to go on a CPAP machine (sort of like a vacumn cleaner in reverse, it forces air into the airways to hold them open so I can breathe when sleeping.)When I test drove one, I found the thing tortureous and akin to drowning as I couldnt exhale against the wind... so to speak. The head gear used to hold the mask over my face was claustrophobic and painful.

    But all of that being said, I am committed to trying to make this work. We dont get to pick our disabilitites. I may look like a Borg at night, (not that Woody cares, hes facing the other direction anyway most of the time) the little machine is quiet and likely the only caualties of this will be my morning hair, messy anyway, Makoa who is afraid when I have lipstick, or sunglasses or a hat on my head, and my vanity.... but if the thing can make me pretty on the inside insted of the raging cow I seem to be all of the time, that will be worth the effort.

    The negative health effects of doing nothing are well documented and dreadful. Lack of oxygen is causing me to lose brain cells as though I were an alcoholic on a bender. It deprves me of the fuel needed to burn calories properly making it impossible for me to lose weight. Your system gets polluted with undelt with toxins your mind gets polluted with undreamed dreams. Diabetes, High Blood pressure, Heart and Liver enlargement, (thank God I am only fat at this point, other than that I am in very good shape) It is thought that OSA killed football star Reggie White, and is called the Silent Killer because it is often the common denominator in otherwise sudden deaths, including my friend Gail Gonzales who died rather suddenly in 1998 of a enlarged and worn out heart at age 49.

    Time to put vanity aside and try to do something about it. It isnt as easy as it sounds. The science of fitting the airtight mask to your nose and not ruining the skin beneath is very primitive. I mean, look around you at the assortment of noses and faces just in your own home or workplace! I am hearing that it can take 3 to 5 attempts at different masks, which yes you are measured and fitted at the store, but the proof is using the thing and once you take it out of the package and use it no one will take it back. Average price on the internet was 100.00. Most insurance will only over the basic one that fits only 15 percent of the population.

    So I go back on 1-19 for another test and we shall see how things go. When I was out in California, I spent a bit of time with the lady that lived next door to me while I was growing up. Now a vigorus 90 years young, Doris Hilte shared with me that she was praying that she will accept the nursing home when the time comes and thank God for it as one of His gifts and not see it as a prison as my Mother did. She spent a month in one after a bad fall, and said " she'd rather not go in again" but if she did, she said that she wanted to strive for a better attitude than the one she saw in my Mom and others.

    And so it goes, I want to get back to normal again, whatever that is. Maybe this is the beginning... But there is a lot to overcome, and I can only hope that this can be accomplished, my life nay depend on it...




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    Hokule'a at mywideblueseas@gmail.com

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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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