every day life in Paradise

Are you there? It’s me, Cherie…

It’s been forEVER since I’ve posted. Nearly 2 years. Wow.. where to begin. So much has happened in the 19+ months since I last updated but I’ll try to be brief. Immediately after I wrote my last post, our son moved to the island. He was 21 at the time and had been homeless, living […]

Creepy Crawlers & Geckos

The outdoor life here is prolific and varied and it seems I see something new every time I open the door and step out. Here are just a few examples of what is lurking just outside the front (or back) door. We take an hour walk every evening and the snails and frogs are *everywhere*. […]

marriott resort and Nawiliwili lighthouse

Yesterday was a difficult day. My last remaining grandpa passed recently and yesterday was the last chance I had to hop a flight back to the mainland so I could attend his funeral today. For hours I waffled back and forth between going and staying before finally realizing that it just wouldn’t work. We’ll be […]

into each life some rain must fall

Does it rain in Hawaii? You betcha! Case in point – this afternoon the sun vanished behind a bank of clouds, the wind picked up, and then the wall of rain hit. A torrential downpour that soaked the area and left huge puddles, soaked foliage, wet roosters.

Moving to Kauai

On May 29, 2013, my hubby and I moved to Kauai. Hawaii’s “Garden Island.” It’s funny, because just 2 months earlier, we were in Texas, enjoying our life on the road as full-time RVers. Life changes so quickly there are times I feel like a top, spinning on a tabletop.. stop? go? spin spin spin. […]