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Christmas is fast approaching and I am pretty well ready. I decided to make my gifts this year and started very early in the season. Besides some stocking stuffers, handwriting some cards, and a cheque my Christmas is pretty well finalized.

I am starting to squelch that feeling of inadequate giving that I think so many of us suffer from in this season of giving. Many of us put the value of the gift quite literally in the price of the gift. I have made efforts to change that pattern within myself. I value the dinner, the get together more than that wrapped gift. So this year I found something that intrigued me and decided that it was a great present to give away. I put value in the workmanship and the practicality not only financially but personally. The loud frustrating malls were the furthest from my mind. It helps to be in another country for the lead in to the festive holiday.

I have about 5 hours of free time left to finish all the preparations, and I’ll tell you those hours are q…
Vacation Fin

I must say from the time it took me to get to Vancouver from Maui, I was inside just enough to sleep. Seems in Vancouver after you finish work, you go home and get dressed to go out and play. This weekend was no exception. I arrived in the airport late but it was good because instead of traveling to Sheona’s house on the fabulous sky train, I would instead be directly picked up. A trade off that I was happy to see. I must say the Vancouver International Airport is very visually stimulating and new. I felt as if the visit alone to the terminal was candy to my tired eyes. When I was going to Maui, I had to stop over here and I can’t say that I remembered much. My eyes then were frantically looking for the connecting flight or a friendly greeter. This time, I had the good fortune to have a brisk but better look at my surroundings. The bag claim area is fabulous and out of the general population. The lighting is second to none, and the art is beautiful. They have a mosaic wal…
Blah... Going Home... Hawai'ian Style


Waiting in an airport is exciting, in a boring sort of way. You are going somewhere new and adventure is around every corner. Except you have to go through the strip searches, the empty water bottles, the endless passport checks just to see if you came in from some sort of other means of access 20 feet before. If this is a safer trip I am all for it. Just seems like a whole lot of effort to get to the bottom of my concealed tourist items. A major news company covered a major airline and it showed that out of all the protection from ourselves, the easiest way to get an item from one place to another is the oldest... mail it. Air freight isn't checked and it travels under the plane.

Why would anyone carry anything anymore? These are the things you think about waiting in an airport. Things you never want to think about. The stuff that I will never think about after I get out of this terminal. I wish I wasn't leaving...did I mention it is …
The clock is ticking down...


I went to the mountain, and the clouds followed...


Then I finished and the clouds kept coming...



So I waited a day and reflected on my overall trip... almost over.