Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fresh food= Happy Girl

On the menu at the Hart House~

Grilled Chicken with fresh Papaya Salsa
Spinach salad with garden fresh tomatoes, feta and chopped almonds
Peas in butter sauce

So Delicious!

I am so very serious when I tell you I felt high after eating this meal. It was AMAZING! A food "O" if you will.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

lazy days

Ahhh, Saturday..............

This morning when I woke up I was so cold that I put on my late spring in Seattle outfits. Dress, leggings and a hoodie. I even put my hair in two messy piggy-buns. After feeling cold for a few hours, I realize that I don't ever want to come back. I don't like to be cold. Serious.

It rained, no it poured last night. Just in time too, our plants were looking sad and I wasn't about to waste my water on plants. This is the first time I have lived with anything other than city water, and this whole water catchment thing is tricky. We catch rain from our roof, and it fills the 10,000 gallon tank. Sounds simple- like you could possibly be drinking lots of bird turds- but simple. Well, it is not. We are supposed to put bleach in to purify the water and keep the mosquito population down.

Does that freak you out?

It freaks me out a bit, but I am pushing through.

Anyway, we went to check the tank yesterday just to find that in the 14 days we have been living here we have used 6 inches worth of water. That is a lot of water! I wasn't aware for this particular character flaw until now, but I am a Water Waster! I suck! Oh, and the PH is WAY too high.

So, until further notice, don't drink our water. Yeah. We should be good to go in a few days, but...

Back to the rain. Lola and I were dancing around while Brian was hooting and hollering about living off the land and the way things should be. It may as well have been the full moon too. It was a wonderful night.
Do you know what a tropical storm sounds like on a metal roof?


Music, Peace. Rain. Heaven.

Bri checked the tank this morning, and it was over flowing! Do you know what that means? We collected well over 12 inches of water!

Moving on. We decided we should hit the beach today, along with YARD SALES! The best thing about the island. People price things to sale. I got 2 skirts and 2 shirts for $1.00. The big bonus... the free boxes. We got a avocados, liliko'i aka passion
fruit, guava and a papaya. These are literally YARD sales- okay Giveaways!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?

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Lola was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I made her costume, and was quite pleased with myself. She liked the dress, but was most pleased with her ruby slippers. She asked her dog, Sandy, if she would be Toto, and of course Sandy agreed.
She wore the costume a few times before Halloween. Her HIPPY group had a parade, we went to a cookie frosting party at the LC, and then did the trick-ot-treat thing at the Old Airport where they set up Candy Land- it was awesome. People on the street took her picture, actually lots of strangers take her picture... I guess she is just that cute. Anyway, her are a few pictures of the girl- I never managed to get a posed picture of Lola and Sandy, but they were fetching adorable.

Sitting on the steps doing the Molly.

Wandering on the Hawaiian version of the Yellow Brick Road.

And excited about the treat bag from the Popo, aka police man.