Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sorry we missed the craft fair...

I wanted to apologize to our regular customers that we see each year at the Ben Franklin Craft fair. If you looked for my sister and I are right..we weren't there. I worked really hard to bring lots of fresh new designsto this years fair..however I had some health issues with my heart that put a damper on things. I've dealt with palpitations off and on my whole adult life...but recently they've gotten worse. Longer bouts of them and more frequently throughout the day. This recent episode has lasted me a month. A few days before the show I had some major ones that almost caused me to pass out. So needless to say I didn't think the craft fair would be such a good idea for me right now. I'm fine..they are harmless...the docs got me on an event recorder for a month. I've had EKG's and the heart holter..but never was able to capture one for the doc to review. with this new little deal I'm catching tons of them for them. They say they are early heart beats and are minor. Just I hope they go away soon.

I do have lots of new jewelry that I'm putting up in the shop little by keep checking back.

It's late and I'm sleepy so I'll have to share pics later ....night!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Winter time FINALLY!

It's finally cold and raining here..we've been under a 10% water restriction since the summer. My plants are all croaking and my car is always dirty :\ But today we are finally having an awesome storm. I saw it coming this morning..but figured like they always do that it would just pass right by us.'s been pouring all morning..even thundering! I love it! I only feel bad for all the visitors to the island..this is not way to spend your Hawaiian vacation. Sorry!

But with winterime that means lack of fruit. We do still get our pineapples and mangos and papaya..but I've grown really tired of them. I love the nectarines, peaches and plums from the mainland..but dont' like to buy the ones that come from Chile...they use that pesticide that the US has outlawed..then the US goes and buys produce grown with the stuff. I just don't understand it. So I try to stay away from fruit and vegies from mexico area during the winter. Thankfully I've come across a few generous souls lately willing to share fruit they've grown themselves locally. Here you can see my fruit bowl with a yummy jabong aka's like a grapefruit but with out the bitter taste and we have lilikoi in purple and yellow...thats also called passion fruit. Those are my fav :P and I have to admit our apple bananas are much tastier then reg bananas.