Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bits of my Weekend

It was a very low key weekend for a change,
usually I have too many things packed on my to do list
but this weekend i actually took it nice and easy....

Stayed in bed till past seven in the morning,
 which is late for me,
I finally finished a
book that took me waaay to long to finish, but
 i'm glad i finally finished it.

It was only 65 degrees this morning....brrrrrr.
I made some nice
warm oatmeal
with lots of nuts and raisins,
and honey,
 and lots of chocolate sprinkles.

I took a nice walk around the garden
this morning and
pulled out some more weeds
 then transplanted some pot bound plants.

I made alot of cuttings with
these coleus plants,
 they are getting almost
 five feet tall  (scary!!!)

Stopped to take a picture of my
variegated impatient
isn't it striking?

Went to Arthur's studio to do some figure drawing

 its been awhile
since i've come down to play with
my pencils again

and it shows... (frustration)

Made a nice big pot of Turkey soup, from all the turkey leftovers yesterday...

hmmm,  I can't wait til supper time...

Sunday afternoon, I play volleyball
at Kalapana with
a regular bunch of rowdies...
its very competitive

but fun...

Well that wasn't as low key a weekend as I thought...
typical for me!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Aloha Friday...

In the early morning I walk out to the garden

to sit and reflect

to see the beauty in what my garden wants to show me

to contemplate a new day

I wander around the beds and discover new things

I smell the jasmine and gardenia bloom profusely

Then pick a fresh tangerine from my tree

and enjoy the view unfolding around me.

Happy Aloha Friday everyone....

Singing for Your Supper

Well to say that this was one on of the most unusual and fun Thanksgiving get-togethers is a complete understatement. Our hosts Dan and Janet throw a fantastic celebration for all their ohana (family ) at their home on the Big Island of Hawaii. First, the whole theme was in pink starting from the chandelier,

to the pink table settings, and the pink floral arrangments and even our hostess dressed in pink.

In addition to this start, everyone participating in the dinner was required to perform something to the celebrants to secure a seat for the feast that was to follow.

Here are some of the more unusual acts that I won't testify is the actual performance that occured. First out is our hostess with the most-ess Janet.

Life is a cabaret old chum, come to the cabaaaaaaretttt !!!

Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In Bed...

Perly shells from the ocean, shining in the suuuuuuuun!!

I saaaaaw daddy kissing Saaaaanta Claus, underneath the mistloe last night....

Please mister please, don't play me B-17, it was our song, it was his song but its ooooooover, please mister please.....

I’ll Marry You Tomorrow But Let’s Honeymoon Tonight...

You Done Me Wrong, But Keep On Doing It ‘Til You Do It Right !

Yeah the Oysters rockerfeller, were da best!

Well as you can see it was quite a celebration, thanks to our host and hostess Dan and Janet for making the evening a spectacular Thanksgiving soiree....woop, woop!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesdays

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Good Deals Around Town

You know people always say Hawaii is a very expensive place to live, eat, shop and go for entertainment. Yes, that true, but if you take the time to look around and ask some friends, there are some relatively good places, cheap prices and  good deals on the east side of the Big Island. Here are a few of my favorites that I usually go back for especially since they are either free or very cheap, just like me :)

$5.00 Live Entertainment at the Palace - Aloha Wednesdays, every week is a new act so come often.

Cheap loco mocos at Cafe 100 from $2.75...what a deal!

A whole bouquet of exotic tropical flowers for only $5.00 at the Hilo Farmers, thats a deal!

$2.00 for a large shaved ice with your pick of tropical colors, try the coconut and mango, my favorite.

Fresh fruits or vegetable direct from the farmers at hilo farmers market, and the prices are goooood.

$1.75 for an amazing eclair at Puff City (they are da best!), Tell Fran that I sent you....

$1.00 for seven papayas at the Keaau farmers market from my favorite vendor, these are very tasty.

$1.50 movie night or day at the Kress, thats any day or night all week long!

Cheap bento boxes like my favorite place A Puka Puka Kitchen for cheap eats.

Free rides on the hele-on bus, you can practically go all around the island for free..bring your camera!

free samples at Big Island Candies (love) ... okay twist my arm and we can go back again soon!

My Favorite Stylist at Ohanas Beauty $8.00 Dollar Haircuts - what a deal...thank you Cherie!

Here's a few more freebies that I didn't get a chance to take photos of but wanted to include in this list.

Free beer samples at the Mehana Brew Headquarters, don't tell them I sent you.

Free Aloha Saturday events at the East Hawaii Cultural Center

Free Entrance to the Hilo Botanical Zoo, the plants are just as fierce as the animals.

Free Public Fairs and Events that happen regularly, ie Black and White Nite, International/Intercultural Event Day.

Free Garbage Dumping at all the recyling places, the Keaau Recyling center has a re-use depot for cheap re-use items for sale.

Things are actually affordable in East Hawaii, you just have to ask and friends will tell you, or ask me and I'll give you more hints.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Saturday Walk Around My Garden

It's been awhile since I've had the time to walk and enjoy my garden...the rains have been kind to my tropical plants, but i haven't had the time to go out and see whats new and growing in the garden. I think there's been alot of new things going on that I haven't observed lately....come and visit my garden with me and lets discover whats new....

Well look at you...., thanks for greeting me today...

Aaaah the papayas are still green, maybe its time to make some papaya salad instead.

Still alot of tangerines on the trees, nice and sweet ,you can almost taste how ripe they are from the pictures.

OH WOW, my antherium is going crazy..

A fun garden project that I can actually step on...

Another beautiful flower coming out...thanks for making my day!

Aaaah what a beautiful scent you make.....sooo amazing....

There used to be a path here....time to weed again....sigh

Ah yes, you need my attention to, thanks for greeting me today.

Still waiting for your snack I see...

Discovering whats new in the garden was a definitely fun, I need to get out more often even when it rains!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Aloha Friday....Lets stop and enjoy the simple things.

Lets stop and slow down.....breath and enjoy the simple things for a change.

walking down a quiet path
From simplicity

enjoying the company of some friends
From simplicity

cooking a nice home cooked meal
From simplicity

Eating a freshly picked bananas or some fresh fruit from the garden
From simplicity

Jumping off some rocks to a warm pool below
From simplicity

picking some fresh flowers from your garden
From simplicity

listening in bed to the rain coming down
From simplicity

life is simple and good here.....
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