E Komo Mai! Welcome to my blog.

I'm delighted that you dropped in! E Komo Mai: WELCOME! This blog is basically an online visual journal is modeled after a concept I learned of in psychology 101... waaaaaaay back in college. That concept was somewhere in the chapter on The Significance of Dreams, where it mentioned someone's theory on dreaming about a house usually means that the house represents you. So I have used my actual house (Mauna Lea Manor) to structure my blog. In different rooms you will find different aspects of my life; different interests I like to blog about. This is a way to bring a little organization into my life and thoughts for myself... (dreams are in The Bedroom, Family updates are in The Living room, etc.)
This also, I would imagine, make reading this blog more convenient for you as well. If you are a grandparent interested in seeing photos and hearing stories about my boys, but maybe not so interested in my bellydancing obsession: you can just read what goes on in The Playground. But if you are an Art Collector more interested in my latest work and information on collecting, but not especially interested in my personal life: you'd enjoy The Office. Mauna Lea Manor is sort of the foyer to all the other rooms. If you would like to tour my online portfolio, please visit: www.stephaniebolton.com.
I hope you enjoy your time here ;) & continue to stop by!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Bates Portrait - watercolor

Maybe one day I will find myself looking at it 
not just painting it


I was just looking at photos of the Sphinx festival in Cairo, that again I have missed.
This year I really had my hopes up to attend because I got a call from some bank that some CDs my grandfather had bought me back in the 80's were finally mature.
I didn't even know he had done this, he passed away when I was 15.

The first bank rep I talked to said they were for the exact amount that I needed to fly over and participate in the Sphinx Festival.
Well, Grandpa had been to Egypt... surely he wanted me to go, right?

Well, perhaps not... the second bank rep calls to say that the CD amount came to substantially less than the original guy had told me... not even enough for the airfare.

But I had my passport renewed anyway, even paid the express shipping fee
... you know, just to tempt Fate... 
perhaps a third banker would call and triple the amount- hey anything could happen right?

...but it didn't work out.
Unfortunately the second bank rep was the intelligent one that didn't habitually add zeros to the sums written on his computer screen.

Hate it when that happens!

1 comment:

Susan Williamson said...

Somehow I have a feeling that the money will come from somewhere and in an unexpected way.
Happy New Year to you and your family.