Make today Amazing…

It’s been a long couple of weeks.  On the 12th my Uncle passed away, my Mom’s oldest brother ~ and though it’s been a while since I’ve seen him, he will truly be missed.  Always when a loved one is lost you think of how short life is, I mean it never fails.  You think to yourself that you never really know when your day will come and that you should live life to its fullest.  And you do for a while, but then eventually the nitty gritty of life gets its hold on you once more, and you go on pushing through the days as if there are countless tomorrows.  Yesterday my little Kira told me, “Mom, we tell each other we love you every day, how come we say it every day, we already know”…and yes, we do already know, but sometimes, you have to say it.  Sometimes, you have to hear it. 

My sister sent our family a picture of this sunset, and we thought of our Uncle.  Wishing we could all fly to the Big Island to attend his funeral, responsibilites…life…can’t/won’t allow us to.  Sadly, it’s true.  RIP Uncle Eddie…

 

My husband is finally getting over a bad case of sinus infection…you know how pitiful men can be when they’re sick (just kidding fellas).  After a week, my daughter got sick, and for me that means sleepless nights…fevers, coughing, feeling foreheads for temperature checks, fixing blankets, checking drafts…it’s been a long couple of weeks.

Work has been rough with going through budgeting for the upcoming start of a new fiscal year.  While the economy is coming back, it’s not as fast as we’d all like.  The weeks have been full of difficult conversations and topics.

This morning making my walk to work I had to listen to my theme song TWICE to get put myself into the good-conquer-the-day-yes-let’s-do-this spirit!  I’m so glad it’s Friday.  Even though my weekend is unusually full of activities, at least I’ll be able to do it in comfortable clothes and shoes.  TGIF all, and remember to enjoy every day, Friday or not…

Awesome views…

So the other day while I was driving in my usual Wednesday morning traffic, crawling towards my daughter’s school and not particularly looking forward to my day at work, I looked up at the sky, and saw an awesome sight.  While the sunrise colors usually catch my attention, that wasnt what caught my attention.  On this morning, it was the clouds.  They were formed in this awesome way and with the morning light starting to rise, the view was crazy.  I took out my phone and started taking pictures – this is dangerous, in my attempt to catch the perfect picture, with the view and no lightposts in sight (which I was unable to do), I ended up having to brake suddenly – not paying attention to the road.  But I caught a couple good ones..

Then, the other day at a training I had in Waikiki, after travelling in the rain to get there..I parked in the parking structure and saw this view.  The gray clouds, the water and the rainbow in the distance.  It was so neat.