Wow I am not sure why I neglect this Blog. But oh how I miss you..
Life has been kinda chill for the past 6 months. I have been heavily unemployed due to Covid-19, due to the shut down of the Hospitality Industry. So I have really slowed down my life and have been on a little vacation.
I spend my days doing art, working in the garden, taking online classes, playing fiddle, walking the dog, cooking new recipes, hiking, playing ukulele, painting and filmmaking.
I saw 6 green parrots 🦜 on my way to work yesterday.
the parrot spirit animal is a message of celebration. It’s a happy expression of all the good things that are happening in your life, and the good things that you have yet to experience.
It symbolizes the everyday beauty that you possess and which you are surrounded with.
The parrot symbolism is a reminder never to take these things for granted, because you never know when they will be taken away from you.
1. Today is Saturday and I have a double and I’m soooo grateful that I am gainfully employed. I took a Lyft to Peace Cafe and saw Kekoa and bought a huge tofu poke plate. . Sooo ono. Then I got a ride from Drew after his haircut and Ross errands.
2. I am sooo grateful to have 2 hours to relax before I go to Tane and work. Tonite is gonna be a rocking shift. We had TVP tacos last night. I think tonite we will have yummy sushi
3. Sooo grateful that Drew and I may put a bid on a cute house in Marshall NC. Cate Scales is going to check it out for us.
4. So grateful that I gifted 2 Summer Rainbow Birds to a mother and daughter breakfasting at Bills
5. So grateful that I talked to my sweet Poppa Bear today
6. I learned that Bette Midler was born and raised in Honolulu
7. Sooo grateful to have sweet Mari finishing up my photo shoot from Alaska they are awesome
I spent 10 amazing days in Cordova, AK. Located in the Prince William Sound and you can only get there by plane or by Ferry.
The reason why I found myself in lovely Cordova was because I was hired to teach fiddle at a 4H Music Camp. My host Belle guided me through my whole camp experience as it was my first time there.
I met so many new friends, musician buddies and I loved teaching. I also got to play in the square dance band for all the dances. It was a hoot.
It was a bit cool and rainy a lot. I was totally in shock that the day consisted mostly in the light. It didn’t get dark til after midnight. Alaskans have so much energy during the summer. I would go to bed at midnight and it was still bright outside.
I was able to play a set with my buddy Jeb at Salmon Jam. That festival was really fun.
A town of only 2000, the people gain their abundance from the salmon fisheries.
I also discovered salmon berries, I got to play my fiddle in church for 2 Sunday’s, I got to go on hikes to see a Crater Lake and to see Sheridan Glacier.
Also loved hangin with my girlfriend Mari, who was the camp cook.
Auckland thus far has been magical. A beautiful, modern, clean, green, eco-friendly city alongside a harbor with dreamy boats. The weather has been cool and crisp with sunny skies. This is my first time ever in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s so strange to be a day ahead from my loved ones back home. Lol
Delicious coffees, refreshing pilsners and tangy Sauvignon Blancs from the region.
Love how they take old shipping containers and repurpose them into modern structures.
We leave to go to Coromandel Peninsula tomorrow morning and driving on the left hand side of the road is a bit scary but we will get used to it.
Aloha y’all. Again, its been a dang long time since I visited on my own blog. Life is still wonderful here in Hawaii. I have been here for 5 years so far. And wow, time has flown by here in Paradise.
Currently, we are awaiting Hurricane Olivia to come on through. So there is just tons of rain right now here on Oahu. Drew and I moved to Manoa Valley in a cute little jungalow. I have a garden now. I am still painting and playing music. I do commissions still and sell stickers.
We are heading to New Zealand in November and we cannot wait.