"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Friday, April 15, 2011

Puka Dog

Think pig in a blanket,
But bigger.

That's the best way to describe a puka dog.
I tried to explain it to Sean as we ate them.
Got to tango/FaceTime with the kids.
We were eating lunch.
They were eating dinner.
Today I am really starting to miss my kids!!!

Gecko in the shower with me.
Picture me running out of the shower naked and screaming,
"mom!!! Get my phone! Tiny, baby gecko in the shower! Hurry before it gets away!"

I have completely adapted to the no doing hair philosophy of Kauai.
As well as the no need to really shower philosophy.
The ocean counts enough.
Just re-wet the hair,
Throw it up,
And you're good to go.

Tunnel of trees.

Jackie, mom, me below.
Smoothies on beach chairs.
We talked about probiotics and sugar.
It's a long story.
Just know I'm considering cutting back on my sugar.
And I might be picking up some progesterone cream for my hands.

Went to this beach.
Where they filmed the night time surfing scene of "soul surfer."
Jackie told me this.
The locals know all of the hot info on the movie.

"showered" off.
Threw on some clothes.
Went to the movie.

Jackie told us she saw the beach the day before bethany's shark attack.
Lots of sharks.
Perfect waves.
But no one cared bc they just had the surf bug.
And here I am screaming over geckos.
and cockroaches on the wall.
Harmless geckos!
gross cockroaches!
She also lived on bethany's street and saw her out running with her dog after the attack.
Everyone seems to know Bethany here.
And not bc they want to claim they know someone famous.
It's just a small community.
And everyone knows everyone.
I love the feel of it.
I teared up more times than I can count during the movie.
And now I'm going to read her book.
As long as the big fat toad from outside doesn't eat through the walls to come eat me.

I am finally remembering who I was before I was a mom.
Running has been great.
Forgot how easy it is to run at sea level.
The addiction might be back.
or not.
Forgot how nice it is to just talk and talk and talk and talk.
Without being interrupted.
Having a train of thought that not only pulls into the train station, but leaves for another destination!
HA!!! HA!!!
I knew i was down in there somewhere.
but man, I'm ready for mama to come back out too.
My lips are antsy for those little Gibson cheeks:)


aubrey said...

Wow. Looks like you're having an amazing time... maybe I need to talk my Mom into moving to Hawaii so I can go visit her :)

Sue said...

I didn't know Bethany had a book, too. I need to read it!

And I'm glad you're getting to relax and rediscover yourself. You'll be surprised what a difference it makes in your parenting when you get home, too. (For at least a week!) heehee

Have a ball, Em!


McVal said...

LOVE the idea of not haven't to worry about the hair! I COULD do that, but my hair dresser knows me and would shoot me for not being good promotion for her...

Amy said...

I think I am living vicariously through you. That sounds wonderful! All of it. And that toad looks cute (never thought I would say that). It is good to be you and not a mom, isn't it?

MiMi said...

So jealous...it's so pretty! And I'm SO impressed you're freaking blogging while away!! ;)