Friday, August 31, 2012

There is Good News

Well finally I went to the dentist.  The dentist office I chose to go to is not open on Thursday nor Saturday; that in itself made it difficult for me to go because previously I worked from Monday through Friday, 9 -5, so there was no time to go to the dentist and not much else.

Well of course, I am done with that 9-5 world; so I can now take some time to take care of myself.  Several months ago, I needed an emergency dental procedure and came to this office, and the manner of the dentist, the receptionist, and the dental assistants just blew me away!  The dentist was so calming and relaxed, his tone was even soothing, he recommended an oral surgeon for my procedure and asked that when that is all done, healed and fine come back to began my dental care.

Well I came back today, I got x-rays and my teeth were cleaned, I was given 3 types of tooth brushes, and instructions for flossing, brushing etc.  When the dentist came in he looked at my x-rays and explained about bone loss, the fact that I have low to moderate gum disease, recommended a periodontist for me to see, and had appointment scheduled for me to see her as he had done with the oral surgeon prior.

I felt so bad, my teeth were in bad shape, I don't want to wear dentures, oh please, I am thinking now; I will take care of my teeth.  Well the dentist said, "there is good news", I guess I looked kind of devastated, I said, "there is".  He said you don't have any cavities.  He inserted cavities into pictures of my teeth, he said, it could look like this, or this but, you don't have any.

My heart felt a little lighter, I think it even got a little brighter in the office.

So from my lesson, I say to you.  Take the time out to take care of yourself, whatever the cost, as with me a sick day, or if it is a day without pay, or if it is being under duress of some type of attendance threat.  Take the time out.  The job or career will still be there and go on, with or without you, but can the same be said of your teeth, or  your sight, or....

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Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I Start Today

50 Shades of Grey

I start reading this book today.  I recently joined a social club here in Hawaii and on September 30th we are having an event, I believe a lunch to discuss this book over.

That is how this all began.

I have so much anticipation tied into beginning to read this book.  Firstly, my youngest daughter read it and posted on Facebook, she is having a glass of chilled wine while reading 50 Shades of Grey; I was doing a survey and while surfing, ran across a site that was burning copies of this book due to it's promoting or glorifying abusive relationships, which I did publicly comment against that, and finally, while visiting my friend at her nail shop, I spoke of beginning to read the book and vaguely what it is about she actually immediately downloaded the audible trilogy or set of 50 Shades of Grey, as she speaks Vietnamese and said it would take her too long to read the books.

So I begin.  

If any of you have not read the book, please start reading it now.  We can discuss the book and talk about it here.  We can begin this journey together.  A documented journey we can embark upon!

As well for those of us who for one reason or another have fallen into the habit of putting things off until eventually we forget about it.  Let's go back and pick-up these things.  Let's together get them done.  We must of needed to do them to keep putting them off.  We can all have the pleasure that is derived from doing something we have put off for so long.

We can together reward ourselves in ways we know so well behoove only us in the ways that only we know so well.

Together let's celebrate ourselves, for job well done!!

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Where Does All the Time Go?

I went from totally empty days to overload!  I have found myself involved in so many things now and I think I like it.  Of course, I started off with my product NeriumAD the premier age-defying skincare treatment of 2012.  I use this product, love it and it definitely lives up to it's claim, driven results in days, days, not weeks or even months.  If you have fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, age spots or skin discoloration, uneven skin tone or aging, sun-damaged skin NeriumAD can fix that and fast.  Try it and I promise, you will love it just as I do.

I am tutoring, my first love. The young guy I am tutoring is the nicest person.  He is thirteen and speaks mainly Spanish.  I am helping him learn English and with his homework.  The sparkle in his eyes when he has a correct answer is priceless.  I really love doing this and I am most likely going to learn some Spanish before this job is done.

Lastly, I am going into being a shopper.  This is so intriguing.  I get to build a persona, a different one with each shop.  I can be anyone I want to, or if I want just be myself.  I can dress-up or dress-down, claim fame, or inherited wealth.  This is going to be so, so exciting for me.  It is like an adult version of dolls.  Soon I will go out on my first shop!

God opens doors!!

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Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Monday, August 13, 2012

Are you ready to Zumba?

A Zumba Extravaganza it was.  Well I signed up for it and I went.  I must admit I was a little hesitant at first. I did text my daughter twice before going in, and I went in twice and came back out. I actually feared going in.  You see this was my first time attending a Zumba class yet alone a extravaganza!  I put my fears on hold and walked in!

Our host thanked Tina for organizing the event, an instructor took the stage, and the music took over! 

I'm telling you that is all it took, to hear that music makes you want to move.  Here I was, now all my moves were not synced but all the same I was to the beat.  As I continued some of the sets I synced with, I had the movements going along with the instructor and most of the crowd.  I was moving and sweating.  After about five sets I went to the seating area rested and hydrated.

I felt good, I am so glad I did not let fear get the better of me.  So back on the floor I went.  Each instructor led 4 to 5 sets.  Some sets I finished standing, others from the sidelines.  

One thing I did do though was bought a Zumba shirt and bracelet.  And I inquired about how to sign up for a Zumba class in my area.  I found Zumba has a website  You can go there put in your zip code and locate a class near you.  If you have any fears of doing this like I did, throw them to the wind.  This is the best thing for men, women and children alike.  It is really a family affair that everyone can get involved and get the health benefits of exercising as well as family fun and togetherness.

Well I for one am going to sign up for a class, and hopefully purchase my first Zumba pants there.  Oh and with Zumba outfits, the more colors the better.  I just love that!!

Are you ready to Zumba!

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Doors Are Opening

I walk in faith, the doors are opening....  

I was asked if I would tutor the nephew of a friend.  This is something I always wanted to do again.  It is I believe my first love.  The first time I tutored it was my neighbor's son.  His name was Major.  Major was a very popular in school very good looking boy.  He was younger than I and at first he really did not want to be tutored, yet alone by me.  We attended the same school and I was not popular at all.

But his parents insisted so he had no choice as they lived next door to us and I did not mind, I looked forward to him coming over to our house to study.  Well I tutored him in English and math, it was a slow go but I made it interesting and we studied each day after school.  Well one day we got news that the Matthews were moving and well that was the end of my tutoring.  

Surprisingly Major was so upset, I could not believe he did not want to leave; he did not want to stop studying with me.  His family had to console him.  All the anger and pain he had in the beginning to come over and study he now had because I could no longer study with him because he was moving away.

That was the last time I tutored but I never forgot it.

Today many, many years later I am going to tutor again, this is a teenager and I am going to help with math, English and his home work after school.  I met him today and he is pretty amazing.  He speaks very little English, but he was quick to tell his dad he will help me with speaking Spanish.

This is going to be good for me on so many levels, as I meet him after school, we spend 2 hours studying that's it.  I get away from my computer and surveys for a while, I get exercise from walking from the school to the library, and most of all I am doing something I like to do, so its not really like a job, but I get paid.

Oh my life is coming together after the end of the 9a-5p work world!!

Yay for me....

Are you staying strong in your life?

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Surveys, Good Grief

Oh boy, I have been doing surveys, surveys. Whew this is busy work.  I have been sitting in front of my computer more faithfully than if I was at work.  The only difference is I don't have to get up at the crack of dawn, get dressed and go across town to do it.

I have joined hundreds of survey sites. I have answered the questions, I can call them "the questions" because at this point in the survey world, I am again introducing myself. So basically, I am answering the same questions over and over again.

At this point in my life, I am being screened out of a lot of surveys, I think this is because people may not  be as interested in my opinions, to the same extent as when I was younger, with young children, buying a home, with husband, 2 cars, etc.  Now my children are grown and flew the coup, my husband bless his soul... and I moved on to a studio apartment. So does anyone really want to know what I think?

Now we are going to talk about my hair (that is how they do it in the surveys), I love my twists, I simply love them.  I just got it done last week, so it is still a little tight, but it has loosened and relaxed a bit. By next week for sure I will look like a goddess!

I joined a social club.  I can't wait, my first event is Sunday, we are having a Zumba day with catered food I already know I am going to love this.  I have not gone to the gym this week so, this is right on time.  This is going to be so good for me, because there are many groups, and so many activities to choose.  I already know I am going to participate in the yoga group.  The yoga group seems to practice on the beach right before sunset.

Well I have to read several passages in the Bible before I go to bed, as yesterday my eyes were too tired to focus anymore.  So before that happens again tonight, I am going to wrap this up and talk with you guys later.

By the way do you know of a Survey Panel for me to join?

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Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian

Friday, August 3, 2012

All Pau (Done)

I took the pictures.  I promised I would and here a transformation.  It took as Adji T says 14 hours!

Well here the back of my hair is taken down. This as you can see is just the  beginning!
These are my braids on the floor as my stylist is just cutting away.  First she cuts and then she unbraids the extensions from my actual hair.  Complex, yes it is!  Thank goodness goes to Nae though, because she knows exactly where to cut, so no time is wasted unbraiding needlessly.

Half-way mark.

This is the finished product! Yay!  I love this style it is carefree, I can go to the beach, wash it, dry it and still it is beautiful!!
These are actually twists.

Well I hope you enjoyed the pictures, I will have more, probably of this evening's event as I am going out to hear the band tonight. 

What hair styles do you like for summer?

Deborah "Nanilima" Howell
Its Hawaiian