Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vote For Naufahu Tahi - ProBowl Candidate

My first cousin Naufahu Tahi plays fullback for the Minnesota Vikings. This year he has the opportunity to play in the ProBowl but he has to be voted to play. So Im putting it out there to my two readers to please vote for him and then spread the word to your blog readers. Its really easy to do. Just visit NFL.Com, scroll down to the bottom of the page to the column they have on ProBowl voting. Click on the icon to go to the ballot page. Once on that page, click on Fullbacks. On the right hand side, there will appear a list of names for the fullbacks for the NFC. You should see Naufahu Tahi. Click on his name and then click on the submit ballot link. You can then return to vote again. You can vote as many times as you like. Please vote for Naufahu Tahi and if he makes it to the ProBowl this year, I will send you a postcard from Hawaii. Thanks for taking the time to vote!! Our family appreciates it!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Should I Or Should I Not?

I started blogging because everyone I know is doing it. Good reason, hu? Since I started blogging, I haven't even invited any of the people who got me into blogging to my site. I don't even know if they would even want to read my blogs. Then I started thinking, why do I even want to do this? Its just one more thing to keep up with. I know, its not like I have a whole lot to do here in Guam but still something keeps me from really getting into this blogging thing. Then the other day, it hit me. I don't know if Im going to get a return out of this.

Here is what I mean. Every time you blog, you put a little bit of yourself out there. Well, at least thats how I look at it. Im the kind of person who doesn't really like to put myself out there unless I know that its going to benfit myself or my family. Its almost like why should I take the time to put down my thoughts, however crazy they may be, for people who may or may not care what Im thinking on any particular subject. Whats the purpose of putting into cyberspace what I think and care about if the only return I get is an occassional passerby who reads and moves on?

Perhaps I should change my outlook on blogging or just stop doing it, while Im ahead. I guess for now, I will keep blogging here and there...a little bit now and then. When I finally figure out what it is I really want to do with blogging, I 'll let you all know.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mama Said There Would Be Days Like This

My day starts at 6am, when Maysa gets up to go to school. After she leaves for school, its just me, Eva and Kaylena at home. Most days we are home all day until about 1:30pm, when its time to pick Maysa up from school. Today I had a couple of errands to take care of before picking up Maysa. We leave the house around 12:45 and head out to the Revenue and Taxation building in the village of Barrigada. Its my job as PTA treasurer to register our 2008-2009 officers with the Tax Board. I started this process about a week ago and Im still in the thick of it and it appears that its going to take about 6-8 weeks and $300 that our PTA just doesn't have. The man who helped me at the Business License office was really helpful. Even though its going to be alot of work to comply with tax laws, Im still feeling ok about doing the leg work for the PTA. We leave Barrigada to pick up Maysa. At the school, I unload Eva and Kaylena so I can talk to the teacher that is the chairperson for Focus C. So far its still going ok even though its like 90 degrees outside because there is a nice breeze coming in from the ocean.

After talking with the teacher at LBJ, we head to the car and things start to get a little crazy. Maysa and Eva take off across the parking lot without me. I run after them with Kaylena in my arms and all the paperwork for the PTA in the other hand. Im yelling at them to stop and wait for me but they just keep walking. Thats number 1. Against my better judgement, I decide to stop by the taxation board again to update them on the latest information I got from the school. While Im talking with the clerk, Maysa decides to climb the counter. I must have asked her 10 times to get off the counter. All the while Im talking to the clerk, taking Maysa off the counter, Eva is pushing Kaylena around in the stroller. Three times I had to stop talking to the clerk while I ran over to rescue Kaylena from one of Eva's stunts. All done and now we head out and once again Maysa and Eva decide to run to the car without my supervision. Im yelling at them to stop and wait for me but they keep going. Thats numbers 2 and 2 1/2.

Next stop, is the Subway in Mangiloa because even though the girls are working my last nerve, I still have to feed them, right? We order our food and sit down to eat. During the meal, Eva decides that she doesn't want milk anymore, she wants soda. I offer her mines, but she doesn't want "that kind" of soda and starts to throw a fit. She walks over to the refrigerator where the bottled drinks are stored and grabs a soda. Im begging her all the while to please put back the soda because I already know that she isn't going to drink it. Nope, she just keeps yelling that she wants a soda. Thats number 3. That should have been it because three strikes your out, right? No, I still don't feel like Im being punished enough.

So we head out to the University of Guam. We get out and Ysa and Eva start fighting over who is going to push Kaylena. Eva wins because Eva always wins, when it comes to getting physical. In the Admissions office, again as Im speaking with a clerk, Maysa decides to climb a ladder that is leaning against a wall in the office. A nice lady asks her to get down and then helps her down the ladder. Thats number 4. I thank the woman and ask Maysa to please sit down on the bench. This time she sits because she is embarrased that all the people in the office are looking at her. Now its Eva's turn. Again she has Kaylena in the stroller and again she is trying out Evel Knevil stunts on the stroller with Kaylena in it. I run over to rescue Kaylena just as Eva is about to flip the stroller to do wheelies. Thats number 5. Finally, we are done at the University and heading out to the car. Half way there Maysa says "ok, now you gotta take us to get a treat." Im looking at her like...are you serious? By this time, I've about taken all I can take and top it off Im sweating like crazy because we just walked across the University parking lot in 90 degree weather. I said "and what makes you think you deserve a treat today after the way you've behaved?" I must have had a crazy look and an even crazier tone to my voice because as soon as I said that Maysa sat down and buckeld her belt and did not say a word again.

Now we are home and its Kaylena's turn to be fussy. Im about ready to pull out my hair, when Agustine calls from work. He has to attend a competition for all the Sous Chefs on the Island and he was calling to check on us. I give him a run down of our day and all I can think of is...I hate being here all alone with out my family. If I were home in California, I could have dropped off two of the girls with a realtive and there by saving my sanity today. But Im here in Guam and thats not an option for me anymore. So Im making the most of this crazy day and its not even over yet but I feel like if I ever have another one like today...Im seriously going to have a meltdown!!!