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A Girl Can Dream of Maui Can’t She

We have finally got everything together to take to H & R  Block in order to have our taxes done for this year as soon as the 10-99s come in and they could come all the way up to the end of January. Usually we get them in a timely fashion, but there is no way to tell until it happens.

The way I figure it we should be getting back a decent amount of cash for this year and I am all ready dreaming of how we are going to spend it all. So far, a second honeymoon in Maui seems to be out weighing all the other ideas. Our first honeymoon was supposed to take place there but it didn’t work out that way and we have never gotten over the disappointment of not being able to visit the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands that we both so looked forward to doing back then when we were young and hadn’t started a family yet.

I have all ready began looking around online to see what is going on down in that area of the world. I had no idea that the economy has really taken it’s toll on this picturesque island that so many people have enjoyed visiting through out the years, but it is still a wonderful and magical get-a-way option and I am excited at the prospect of actually going there and seeing for myself what so many others have enjoyed all these years on the very popular 17th largest island in the United States.

The Internet has a wealth of information about Maui and I intend to learn as much as I can about it before going there. I have always believed in learning as much about a place before going, don’t like going in blindly. Now I want to start looking at the wonderful accommodations that are available in Maui, I’ll worry about air fair and transportation issues later down the road.

Around Here

I really like the new led lights that my son put on his dad’s truck for him today. I’m so glad that he his finally starting to show some interest in spending more time around here with his dad rather than running around town with his friends playing their very loud, outrageous music and having their sound activated lights that at times really gets my head a pounding. I never used to be so sensitive to certain lights. I am even noticing that I’m having a harder time driving at night. The oncoming headlights are getting harder for me to stay on the road.

The weather has been delightful and they both have been getting a good amount of things taken care of around here this past week.  Now if only I could get them to help weed and harvest the garden so I could get that under control. I really want it done by the middle of October.

The Removal of Grease

I have always been a dirt magnet for as long as I can remember. It used to drive my mother crazy with all the clean up that required when I was around and involved. And as far as clothes go, I gave up on wearing anything white decades ago because that is just asking for trouble where I am concerned. I have ruined more clothes in my life time that anybody has a right to for goodness sake.

Since I am not what you would call a girly girl and enjoy getting my hands dirty I have had to learn how to clean myself up along with all the other messes that always seem to make where ever I go, sigh…..One thing that I have learned to try and stay away from is grease since it can be a real pain to deal with in so many areas. I love that WD-40 has come out with a No Mess Pen that you can carry in your purse or pocket. As you know trying to remove grease can be tricky.

Thunder on the DC Mall

Every year there are thousands of motorcycles headed toward Washington, DC for the annual “Rolling Thunder.” This is a huge parade of sorts, where thousands of motorcycles ride through downtown DC to the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and the Washington Monument in memory of our men and women serving our country in the military. There is always a rally with speeches and politicians who want to get elected or re-elected for some public office. But more than anything, the camaraderie of all the bikers is what makes this ride so special.

I have been on the ride several times, but this year my motorcycle is not running and I couldn’t find anyone I knew who was going and could give me a ride. Almost everyone I know is married or involved with someone that they were taking on the ride. So I missed it this year, but hopefully next year I’ll be back on the road with my own bike. For now I’ll just have to kick back and at least enjoy the Joy Jewelers military rings that I purchased with a good amount of gift cards that I had saved up from last Christmas!

The Big Dream

I’ve always dreamed of owning my own business but really the only thing I’ve ever been good at is dancing. I love moving my body and then it hit me – why don’t I open a dance studio where I teach kids the things I know? I’ve had my own place for about 2 years now and business is just wonderful.

I get to go to work every day knowing that I get to see some of my favorite kids and also get to dance my thoughts away. I have it all decked out with the best flooring and changing rooms and a good security system to protect all the AV equipment at night when I’m not there. I’m loving being a small business owner so far and if I just hang on another year or so I think I’ll be able to hire a couple more trainers as well! I never imagined being this successful and I know my family is almost as proud of me as I am of myself…and I really am!

There are a lot of great sayings concerning dance, but this is a new one that I saw on Facebook that really touched me enough to share it here on my personal blog.

I could be just dreaming

Am I Dreaming