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.

Sometimes we just need a good laugh

  • Alabama – It’s illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
  • Alaska – Whispering in someone’s ear while he’s moose hunting is prohibited.
  • Arizona – Cutting down a cactus may earn you a twenty-five-year prison term.
  • Arkansas – It’s illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas.
  • California – You may not eat an orange in your bathtub.
  • Colorado – It’s unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor (Denver).
  • Connecticut – A pickle cannot actually be a pickle unless it bounces.
  • Delaware – It’s illegal to get married on a dare.
  • Washington, D.C. – It’s against the law to post a public notice calling someone a coward for refusing to accept a challenge to duel.
  • Florida – If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay the same parking fee as you would for a vehicle.
  • Georgia – It’s illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless you draw the shades first.
  • Hawaii – All residents may be fined for not owning a boat.
  • Idaho – A man must not give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing fewer than fifty pounds.
  • Illinois – It’s illegal to take a French poodle to the opera (Chicago).
  • Indiana – The value of pi is 4, and not 3.1415.
  • Iowa – One-armed piano players must perform for free.
  • Kansas – It’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits (Natoma).
  • Kentucky – Every citizen is required to take a shower once a year.
  • Louisiana – Biting someone with your natural teeth constitutes simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth classifies as aggravated assault.
  • Maine – If you keep your Christmas decorations on display after January 14, you’ll be fined.
  • Maryland – It’s against the law to wash or scrub a sink, no matter how dirty it is (Baltimore).
  • Massachusetts – No gorilla is allowed in the backseat of any car.
  • Michigan – A woman may not cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.
  • Minnesota – It’s illegal to paint a sparrow with the intent of selling it as a parakeet (Harper Woods).
  • Mississippi – Walking a dog without dressing it in diapers is forbidden (Temperance).
  • Missouri – Children may buy shotguns in Kansas City, but not toy cap guns.
  • Montana – It’s a felony for a wife to open her husband’s mail.
  • Nebraska – Bar owners may not sell beer unless they brew a kettle of soup simultaneously.
  • Nevada – It’s illegal for men with mustaches to kiss women.
  • New Hampshire – It’s forbidden to sell the clothes you’re wearing to pay off a gambling debt.
  • New Jersey – It’s against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
  • New Mexico – Females may not appear unshaven in public.
  • New York – While riding in an elevator, you must talk to no one, fold your hands, and look toward the door.
  • North Carolina – It’s against the law to sing off-key.
  • North Dakota – It’s illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
  • Ohio – You must honk the horn whenever you pass another car, according to the state’s driver’s education manual.
  • Oklahoma – It’s forbidden to take a bite out of another person’s hamburger.
  • Oregon – State law requires dishes to be drip-dried.
  • Pennsylvania – It’s illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
  • South Carolina – If a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, he is required by law to keep his promise.
  • South Dakota – It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
  • Tennessee – Selling hollow logs is strictly forbidden.
  • Texas – You may not shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
  • Utah – It is illegal not to drink milk.
  • Vermont – Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
  • Virginia – Tickling a woman is unlawful.
  • Washington – It’s illegal to pretend that one’s parents are wealthy.
  • West Virginia – If you make fun of someone who does not accept a challenge, you risk a six-month prison sentence.
  • Wisconsin – Unless a customer specifically requests it, margarine may not be substituted for butter in a restaurant.
  • Wyoming – Unless you have an official permit, you may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April.

Another new way to waste my time

 thanks to Trauma the Drama  posting  Wordles on her blog Sunday. I came up with things I like and things I dislike. I was pleased to see that more things I like came to mind than dislikes. Try making your own Wordles. It’s fun.


Things I like





Things I dislike


The more times you repeat a word the larger it is.


Lyrics to Lucky by Melissa Etheridge





Who’s in my iPod