Picking mangoes, The Bus rides, zoo time monkey watching
Eleven days to Autumn and we're getting ready to draw down the curtains of summer and I've been reflecting on a few highlights of my summer moments.
Other people's lives sometimes look effortless while still being able to do all that they want to do in a day's or week's time schedule.
I on the other hand seem to never have enough time in the day to get all that I need to have done. I get in a loop of days of painting, designing, cutting, sewing, taking photos and videos and sometimes even forget what day it is! Thank goodness for the internet or I would not know what day today is!
Having said all that though, I truly do love what I do. I guess I would have stopped doing all of it a long time ago if I didn't. I operate on most days with only 4 hours of sleep, snatches of snacks(chocolates, fruits, and pastries), lots and lots of coffee, and bubble water. I wake up sometimes starving for pork and rice...you know, like lechon and rice, gisantes and rice, pork chops and rice, kalua pork and rice...I can go on. But on days when I don't have time to run down to Market City shopping center to get a lunch plate, I just throw a few(half the package) pieces of bacon in the pan and eat it with my Jasmine rice and slices of fresh tomatoes.
But when my granddaughters, Mila and Keighlani, who moved to Colorado with their Daddy 2 years ago came to visit for 5 weeks with their Uncle Liam, my youngest who lives with them, my schedule miraculously opened up for zoo and beach trips! Go figure.
All of a sudden I had time for picking mangoes at the backyard instead of letting them fall to ground for the feral pigs that live in the field behind our house to eat. I also found time for us take The Bus rides just for fun, monkey watching at the zoo, round the island tour, shave ice and beach trips, and playhouse tea time moments.
And making new friends in the rain at midnight while having our picture painted at a Waikiki sidewalk attraction.
So, I guess if I really want to, I can find time for doing other fun stuffs. Because not everyone finds staying up until 2am sewing bags all that much like I do.