Some of you might've noticed that I've been into polishing my nails lately . . . and actually it's not just MY nails, it's anybody's nails. Whoever expresses any admiration will get their nails polished too. LOL.
All because I found this Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polish. I just loooooove it. It's expensive . . . about $7.50 at Longs and $7.13 at WalMart, but you don't need a top coat or bottom coat. Just two coats of the nail polish and you're good. Me and my mom just went to WalMart Keeaumoku, and they had a WHOLE bunch of different colors.
Here's what I love about this nail polish. The brush is flat and broad . . . about two swipes on each nail and BAM that's it.
And the best, best part . . . it goes on real smooth and dries REALLY fast. I can paint a coworker's nails at lunch break and a few minutes later, they're back to work . . . no problem.
If you decide to go buy some for yourself, memorize the bottle. Sally Hansen has a variety of polishes to offer, but it's the Complete Salon Manicure that I like. Silver cap with black band.
My cousin Russell's daughter Kara got married yesterday at the Sunset Ranch in Haleiwa. The wedding was at 3:30 pm. I picked up my mom at 1:30 pm. With one potty pit-stop and beach traffic along the North Shore we arrived in 1 1/2 hours, exactly the amount of time I had expected it would take. The commute went perfectly . . . no wrong turns at all!
I think the Sunset Ranch is one of the most beautiful wedding venues I've ever been to, and Hawaii has a lot of pretty places to offer. It felt so rustic there, with big open fields and horses in a pasture below. So relaxing . . . and I loved how they had different lounging areas set up throughout the estate to do just that . . . relax.
I hadn't seen Kara in a really long time, and I was surprised to see how grown-up she had become. She looked absolutely beautiful.
I found these two handwritten notes the other day. One was in the trash and the other one was on the coffee table. I blacked out the names and phone numbers to protect the writers' privacy.
This one, torn from a yellow legal pad, was upside down in the trash can. It caught my eye and when I flipped it over saw that it was a letter from somebody who wanted to buy our house "as is". I'm glad it was in the trash.
This one says that they heard that we might be interested in their 1968 sampan fishing boat. Seriously? A 45-year-old sampan fishing boat? I . . . don't . . . think . . . so . . . I threw it into the trash next to the other one.
I have to take my mom to a wedding this afternoon. It's at Sunset Ranch on Pupukea Road in Haleiwa. It's about as far away from my house that you can get on this island, up in the mountains on the North Shore. That's quite a challenge for someone who ends up at Burger King instead of McDonald's just 5 minutes away from my house. Wish me luck.
Aunty had her MRI exam two days ago. She had it at the Ala Moana branch of my working place, Yeoh and Muranaka Radiology. Usually, I try not to mention our full name on my blog 'cause I'm afraid that patients who are trying to find out about our services will google the name and will get to my blog instead of our website. I mention it at this time though, because I just want to let you all know about what a wonderful and caring staff we have. Everyone, from our receptionists, to our techs, to the billing people, to the radiologists always put the patients first and try really hard to give the best care that they can. I am so proud to call them my coworkers.
If your doctor ever refers you for radiology services, try come check us out . . . you'll see what I mean. We do all kine stuff . . . MRI, CT, mammograms, ultrasounds, etc. We open early and close late for some exams. Aunty's MRI was scheduled at 8:15 pm. Wendell didn't have to take off from work.
I should mention that our name is changing. We are growing a lot, and with eyes on the near as well as far future we will soon be called Hawaii Diagnostic Radiology Services. Only the name is changing . . . that's all.
Lason and Richard took care of Aunty. She was nervous . . . I could tell . . . but they made her feel comfortable, gave her earphones so that she could listen to music . . . and she did good.
According to Aunty's MRI results, all of the muscles in her rotator cuff are completely torn. Her tendons are retracted and her muscles have atrophied. Aunty still has a long, long road ahead of her to recovery.