Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 - Shopping!

Hello Bloggy,

And everyone else who may be reading along! Hehehe... ok, tonight, I'm being real lazy and not posting any pictures. I can't remember if I've taken any recently but I've already packed my camera in my beach bag for tomorrow and I was about to go to bed to read my book... when I decided to throw in an entry on Bloggy :) So, if I do have some pictures to share, I'll just have to catch up later .

The last blog entry was on Saturday, so yes, I'm sure I have more pictures... what I took them of, I really can't remember LOL!! BUT, I do remember that on Sunday the whole gang went on the catamaran for a 10:30am sail. It was, as usual, BEAUTIFUL!! The sail itself and being so low and close to the water is an amazing experience on it's own... but then add in a beautiful, sunny, warm day, with tropical blue waters and... can it get any better? Yes it can!! John was the first to notice, off to the left was a big, old whale!! At first, when it came up to the surface, it looked like it was a solid gray... but then it flapped it's big old tail and you could see it was an Orca with the definitely black and white markings. Truly beautiful!!

Yesterday (Monday), we all were down at the Hale Koa beach. Again, another beautiful, hot, day. We were all behaving quite nicely... but then (and I'm sure it was Ron that started it)... a water/ice war broke out!! Down at the Hale Koa we get kind of spoit by having beach umbrellas, chaise lounge chairs and buckets of ice to keep our bottles of water cold. Well, that ice eventually melts and we have lots of buckets of ice WATER... which is just too tempting for some of them. Like I say, I think Ron started the war with chasing Evan and throwing the first bucket of water... then Evan went after Ron, then Peggy joined in and before you knew it... water was being thrown at everyone. I, being the handicapped person who couldn't get off the chaise lounge and run, felt quite secure that I was safe... after all, who would be so mean as to throw a bucket of ice water on a helpless person who couldn't fend for herself? No one, right? WRONG!! Both Ron and Peggy got me at the same time!! HAHAHAHAHA!! And I couldn't even retaliate!!! I WILL get even!! Just you wait!!! :)

Let's see... today, we were down at Waikiki Beach... in our usual spot in front of Duke's. Again, another beautiful day with the trade winds happening. I like it when there is some breeze...otherwise, it gets just too damn hot!! It was hot, but a lot easier to take when there's a breeze ;) So not much happened today... just sitting out with the gang on the beach and yes, I did go into the water again! I love it in the water... it is the one time when all my joint and muscle pain just disappears. I feel like I can walk, jump, and do things with my limbs that I can't do when I'm out of the water and in chronic pain. So I stayed in for quite awhile today, even though, with the breeze, it was chilly being in the water :) I did need help when I was getting out of the water and had to get up that one step of sand at the shore line. That's where the waves break and for me, it's just a little too tricky stepping up and being hit by a wave at the same time. That is frustrating that I can't just walk up like everyone else.

Ok... now, tonight, I actually had more energy than I've had this whole trip in the evening. So after I showered and got dressed, I headed out to get something to eat and check a few of the shops on the new section of Lewers St. Oh-Oh! There is one clothing shop called "Blue Ginger" that has real cute clothes in wonderful tropical fabrics/prints. I ended up buying this lovely, comfortable sundress in a light green, leafy print. It has all smocking on the top and then non-smocking on the bottom. It is ankle-length which is actually very nice, but since it is exactly what I was looking for for Jeff and Helen's wedding back at home in July (our summer), I think I may take it to my seamstress and have her cut and hem it to just below knee length.

Then, on the same street, there was this jewellery store. There are a kajillion jewellery stores in Waikiki, but what caught my eye was this necklace in the window. It was a pinky/gold chain with a pinky/gold charm in the shape of an outline of a turtle holding onto a baby turtle. Across the back of the turtle is a row of small diamonds. So feminine and cute... I totally fell in love with it!! I just had to have it... no matter what the cost :) So, I got it... and I'm thrilled with it!

Sooooo... that was my day! It's not 11pm so I'm off to bed to read my book :)




Anonymous said...

Could we please see a picture of the necklace? Sounds really neat. i am glad you are slowly getting more energy and mobility.

HunBun said...

I can see your color in the first pic, Cheryl, and I agree that it looks red! The peeling usually happens to me if I burn more than just a faint pink. LOVE that necklace, too!