Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pearl Harbor Day (A Day Late)

For some reason I always remember Pearl Harbor Day.....I don't know if it's because it's the one day in history class that I could always remember or if it because my Grandpa was a WWII veteran......either way it is a very important and somber day in the United States history. Going to Hawaii and actually going to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial did give me a lot more perspective on what really went down that day though. There are a lot of reminders about that fateful day at the USS Arizona memorial - the eerie feeling you get once you are at the memorial site, the oil that is flowing constantly out of the wreckage, and the lei's that are made and laid out in memory of lives lost. America will never forget the brave men and women that fought and died on that day of terrible tragedy.

Here are a few pictures that I took while we were there.....maybe this will give some more people insight into Pearl Harbor and the tragedy that befell the men and women there.....

 Coming up on the USS Arizona Memorial
 The USS Arizona Memorial marker....there a quite a few more for the other downed ships
 The USS Arizonas gun base, which they had to cut quite a bit off because it was taller than that.
 Oil still flowing from the USS Arizona
 Part of the USS Arizona showing just below the surface
 Memorial wall with the lei's and paper cranes placed there every morning
 The American Flag that flies over the USS Arizona
The USS Missouri watching over it's sister ships that are in Pearl Harbor Bay. The Missouri has been put into retirement ans stays in the bay to "keep watch". (The red and white striped 'tower' to the right of the Missouri is the actual lighthouse that they used when they filmed the movie "Pearl Harbor".....neat fact)

I think I may post some more pictures of Hawaii when I can.....I have all the pictures saved on my work computer so I could easily do that......what do you all think? That could be the 'filler' until I get my computer back.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Unfortunately I Will Be On Hiatus Until Further Notice....

Or about 20 days is what I'm told. I have to send my laptop - my first and only computer- in because it is plugged in and charging but it doesn't show that it is actually plugged in. I called HP and they think that something is wrong with my motherboard......damn.

Instead of looking at this from a negative standpoint I am going to make the best out of this situation - not that this is entirely detrimental or anything. I will have that much more time to focus on Christmas, presents, crafting, family, crochet (yes, I've decided to pick up my needle again), my husband, and my wonderful fur-babies. Not necessarily in that order :) I have some crafts that I would like to start and share with you all and this seems to be the perfect way to get started on all that!

I can still check my blog from work and maybe post something small, but I can't guarantee that....I don't wanna get into trouble! I will continue to read all the blogs I follow and comment on them too, I love to encourage and - hopefully - inspire!

So, if I don't get a chance to post on here, Merry Christmas everyone!


P.S. I was also thinking about coming up with a new name for my blog, something more me...I am also becoming more dedicated to this blog once I get my computer back. Once Eli joins the Navy I would like to start crafting a lot more so I can start selling on etsy and elsewhere :) Here's to dreams!