Never forgive, never forget.

I could write about where I was and what I was doing 10 years ago when I first heard about the attack on the world Trade Center and America but you don’t really care. So I won’t.

All I can say is “Never forgive, never forget!”

Hanalei Bay – Home of Puff the Magic Dragon

Yesterday’s photo shows one of my two favorite county park beaches on the island of Kauai. My other favorite has always been Hanalei Bay Park. It’s where Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist.

Hanalei Bay and Napali Coast where it's almost always calm. Good for children.

Hanalei Bay pier

A great family beach

Good for picnicking

Happy Birthday Mom!

I changed my blog’s header in memory of my Mother who would have turned 82 on June 27th. One of my mom’s hobbies was gardening. She loved all of her pretty flowers and treated them like her babies. My sister Debi, who my mom lived with sent the family an email awhile back telling us that she hoped that mom would be proud and pleased to see how well she has kept the flowers in her gardens.




Photo Friday – Shade

These umbrellas give much needed shade on a hot beach day at Playa Sol, Isla Mujeres, MX.

Trouble sleeping? Me too.

Yesterday we had a family and friends game day/night at the hotel one of my sisters works at, The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. In the room we used for the games they had a basket of samples of a sleep aid patch. The patch is made and sold by Natural Patches of Vermont. It says it is a “Relaxing sleep formula essential oil patch”. It is lavender-scented. You place the patch on clean skin; the shoulder area is recommended for this patch. My sister said to take a several since they have a ton of them to give away. I am going to wear the patch tonight to see if it makes any difference in my sleep pattern. I have five patches so I will use them five nights in a row to decide if they do help. If the aromatherapy patch helps I will be buying a pack of them.

This company also has aromatherapy patches for aches and pains, stress aid, energy, coughs – colds, mental focus and PMS – menopause.