I’ve been trying to blog here regularly and have been failing miserably. I don’t feel it’s a good enough excuse but it’s really the only one I’ve got: when I get sick/experience health issues I get totally thrown off my game. Something I need to work on, for sure. When I’m sick (and especially when I’m on meds) I become the biggest blubbering listless mess, it’s quite pathetic actually. Responsibilities get postponed, side projects get neglected, yadda yadda. (How the hell I am going to survive when I have kids, I have no clue, but I digress.) The whole story is one of those gross TMI stories people love to hear with sick fascination but I’ll have to share those details another day when I’m feeling more…”generous.” Ha! Let me just say the words “cyst” and “drained” are involved. Eww, haha!
In an attempt to take advantage of the lovely weather and to be better to ourselves health-wise, we picked up a couple of bikes last weekend and have been riding around the neighborhood. I haven’t had a bike since I was 13! I really wanted a beach cruiser, but this will work great. I have completely forgotten how to jump curbs, it’s probably hilarious to watch. Also, is it me or have curbs gotten taller? They seem taller anyway.
One of my current side projects, a lei hulu papa (flat feather lei) that I’m working on as a surprise for my Grandma. This will be the 2nd one I’ve ever made, which I feel I should practice more before I give one to her, now that I think about it. But ever since I learned how to do this I’ve been wanting to make her one and I figure why not now when I’m going to be seeing her at the end of the month, right?
It’s a little tedious, must be precise, cannot be rushed and I’ve had to stop and start over twice but the end result will be worth it, I hope. I chose the yellow-gold color (although it looks a little orange-ish in this pic) and will be accenting with black as a nod to her ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu membership. The first lei hulu papa I made took well over 40 hours total to create; I’m hoping I get this one finished before it’s time to see her!
Hope you all have an awesome Aloha Friday and a wonderful weekend!