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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 09, 2008

    New Years Musings

     
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    Winter Indigo Dawn

    Begun Jan 2 2008

    Happy New Year to one and all. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday time with Family and friends.

    I am well, better than I have been in a few days. Likely its getting more sleep and finally starting to see, well improvement isnt the word, but my mindset is a touch better.

    Christmas was very low key as was New Years. I spent a lot of time in church, both churches. Ther was Mass Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Years Eve and New Years Day...There was a Christmas potluck at the Methodist church that we attended insted of trying to cook dinner ourselves, which was quite nice. I had a chance to talk to people that I havent spoken to in a long while.

    Woody gave me a work of art for Christmas. I was so impressed. A independent boutique jeweler here in Bentonville has a few peices of the Galatea line, which he was closing out. Woody had seen this work in trade mags and knew it to be unique qnd rare, so he bought a pendent that is very similar to this... mine has a black pearl in the center

    Woody and I have been home together for the last four days. We did a few things but mostly hung out, talked and did some work on the business plan. One of the things he and I really hammered out was the financial picture and how the money that is going into the business isnt going to be "paid back" its our investment in our business that we will get back when or if we sell out. Truth is that a big chunk is going towards my education...when do students pay their parents back... slowly if at all. One of the things that ruined the financial picture for our retail store in Hawaii was that we thought that we could incorporate, write a loan to the corporation, and get money out of the store to pay the mortgage. Its dancing with the IRS and very risky business worthy of annual audits. This time I am keeping it simple, sole proprietorship, and the funds are comming out of my share of the equity of our house. Simple tax filings and NO monkeybusiness. Life is too short to mess with the IRS. I pray everyday for its abolition and for a FAIR tax plan If not Rev Mike then someone get up the courage to deal with this horrible tax mess we are in....

    Woody has to understand that he will have to keep the ship afloat. If he doesnt want to then we arent doing this. We had a long discussion about it.I wont have any sort of a paycheck for at least a year, likely two. I am weary of the "this is your thing, this is your bill, I will pay half if you pay yours", and borrowing against the future to do what ever.I hate that he thinks this is ok. No argument seems to sway... So, I will borrow to make for a future for myself... What is good for the goose..ect

    Actually he said "he had my back and not to worry about it" So I have stopped worrying and will stay stopped. I am five paychecks away from freefall and three months away from leaving to go to Louisville. Whatever happens will happen. He swares that he will have a job in a few weeks. I dont believe it but knock yourself out, my dear, I hope that I am dead wrong!

    I am working short weeks in January, as I had two weeks of vacation and PTO of an additional two weeks accumulated. None of this is payable to me at termination of employment. I am using the freedays to take care of things like doctor visits for both Woody and I. Meeting with contractors for the buildout and looking at or for items that are rather esoteric in nature but are essential for our set up (ie I need approx 30 linier feet of glass "sneeze guard" to place between my work area and the public spaces of the workshop. I need to try to find that here in NW Arkansas. ) I am not that needed on my job as we atually have extra people that can fill in for me. I expect when I resign (my boss already knows the day) my checks will be ready and I will be ushered out the door. Im ok with that and all is good

    1-9-08 I have not had an internet connection at home due to the terrible weather and the tornado like storm that ripped through our neighborhood tw nights ago. More on that in the next post...

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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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