The first two weeks of February have been nice. Rain or sun – but mostly sun. I am getting a little color on my face and arms and just a ton of freckles on my legs! I do not think I will ever get used to the humidity. The humidity combined with lovely, hot flashes just don’t go together!
So I asked my husband to take a picture just after I got ready for church — because within an hour my hair starts to do it’s own thing! Curling and twisting in all directions.
Here is our little, old Toyota Corolla all ready for the beach! She has done well and gets us around the island. David just straps on the surfboard and off we go!
I had to take a picture of this – I have never seen this before – a car in it’s own bubble!
These are the tiniest birds – they are hiding in grass – that’s how small they are!
We have seen a lot of wild roosters roaming around the island. They seem quite tame and make a lot of noise!
We like this bird – but he is so fast – it’s hard to get a clear picture. I like the red hat he wears!
This picture is a beach on the southwest side of Ohau. It is just past Electric Beach. I imagine the crater in the background was part of a gigantic volcano.
“The Master of ocean and earth and skies.
They all shall sweetly obey thy will:
Peace, be still; peace, be still.”
What we did for Valentine’s Day – we at out at Panda Express (gift card) and we went to the movies! There is a Water Gardens Theater here in Ohau – surprise, surprise! We saw “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”
Saturday (February 15th) we went to the outdoor Flea Market
or Swap Meet at the Stadium When we got there it was raining and cool. After an hour it was sunny, hot and crowded. The salesmen kept stopping David trying to get him to buy something. He is too nice – I just walk on by. But you can find a ton of cheap tourist stuff. It was fun to browse around and find which booth had the best price. There is not any swapping – the prices are all set – maybe there is some bartering – but I didn’t hear any going on. Sorry, I didn’t take any pictures – so click on the link to see what it is like.
Saturday is a special day, it’s the day we get ready for Sunday! So I was cleaning on Saturday – it only takes me about an hour to clean up the place – it’s easy when you do not have a lot of things! I must be bored or just needed to see some white grout! Within minutes and some scrubbing the grout became white again! But the big draw back is I was dripping with sweat after 5 minutes. So I only scrubbed part of the grout. I guess grout scrubbing will be my little “project” when I need to clean something.
There were three monk seals at the beach on Saturday. Taking long naps. When the water comes up to them they just roll over and go back to sleep.
My service project is complete! Our ward was given fabric to create light-weight quilts for children that are taken from their homes by social services, etc. Our Stake Relief Society is meeting next Saturday to complete their TLC project. They will put packets together to give to the children with a blanket, toiletries and a note of encouragement. A friend let me borrow her sewing machine. It was nice to do a little sewing.
We babysat a family with four children on Wednesday night. It was so much fun. Their ages were similar to our oldest daughter’s children. It was a busy night – helping them finish their homemade valentines and decorate their Valentine boxes. Jump on the trampoline, read for school, bath-time, do dishes, sweep the floor, prayers and scriptures! Thank heaven there were two of us there to get it all done!