Wednesday, February 27, 2008


80 words

Speed test

You type 422 characters per minute
You have 80 correct words and
you have 1 wrong words

(the wrong word was "them", for some reason when I'm going fast, the 'h' is always faster out of the gate ;) ).

One good thing that has come out of being a transcriptionist, I can type faster now :P.

We wont talk about the annoying parts of the job, like hearing everyone's "um, uh, and, and" stuff that they do, when I read closed captioning on a show and they don't show everything the person said, totally bugs me!

Anyway, carry on ;)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

No words

I have been contemplating how I would sum up the funeral for Semisi, but I know that I don't have the right words, so I'll pass you over to my Hunny's blog he summed it up quite eloquently, as always.

I will say one thing though, I am grateful to my Aunt for allowing me to show my love and respect for Semisi, by signing "I am a Child of God" with my M and LittleMan at the funeral, LittleMan decided he didn't want to complete the song, but he made it 1/2 way through the first verse, I'm proud of him for that. M didn't know the 2nd and 3rd verses but he followed me the best that he could and I'm proud of him for that as well. I, on the other hand, screwed up and am grateful no one there was the wiser ;).

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


As I was thinking of words to describe Semisi, my Uncle, I went through Loving, Caring, Generous, Kind, Gentle, Sweet, Funny, Loveable and finally settled on Selfless. Semisi was always the first one there, the last to leave, when someone needed help. He was always there with a smile. He never liked being the center of attention, he liked to be in the background, just doing what needed to be done. So I chose a few pictures of him with my boys, he loved them so much.

the first one makes me cry whenever I see it. It's Semisi holding M when he was a baby, I cannot remember where they were or what month, but I'm sure it was in 2000 based on M's size.

Semisi loved music, he had many guitars and a keyboard, he loved to sing and I know the funeral will be full of songs, mostly in Tongan, so beautiful.

This picture is of Semisi and M again, at my youngest sisters wedding. M was eating roast beef perched on his favorite persons lap.

And this is one of both boys with Semisi, this time LittleMan is munching on roast beef, I think they were trying to bulk up to be as big as Misi someday ;).

We love you, Semisi, you will be missed. You left some big shoes to fill, literally ;), and figuratively. I hope to instill the selflessness into my boys so they can grow up to be as big as you.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Thanks for the well wishes....

I'm feeling much better!!

Now I request that you please send your good thoughts, prayers, happy vibes, whatever, to my Uncle who is very very sick right now.

thank you!

Edited to add:

My Uncle passed away :( I'll probably post a tribute to him in the next few days or so.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

3 days in bed, ahh.....

Bliss, right?

Nope, not this time :(. I have the flu, or something, that has knocked me off my feet. I started feeling sick Saturday night and after a full day in bed Sunday, I thought that maybe I would get back to blogging since there is nothing else to do when you have to hold really still in order to feel almost human, sigh.

I'm feeling worse today than I did yesterday so I'm hoping it's the end of this. I need to get back to homeschooling the kids, going to school myself, work, all that stuff I regularly complain about, I'm ready to have it back :P.

I have some good posts running through my head, so maybe later this evening, after a nap, I'll get them going, we'll see.