Colours at dusk.
Colours at dusk.
Thanksgiving 2021. 😄…there was much good company, food and chatter in between.
With darkness all around, I sat outside on the lanai sharpening knives for carving duties tomorrow at dinner, while watching the distant flashing lights of airplanes on their initial climb out of Kahului airport.
Sitting in front of Apple Music creating a playlist for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.🎵
I don’t use Calcbot often for unit conversations, but when I do I’m pleased that I have it at hand.
My wife and I sat and rewatched My Neighbor Totoro last night with our grandsons. It is such a wonderful animated film. Something for the child in all of us, and bringing to life the hidden world around us. 🍿
I just discovered that Workspaces in Drafts can be filtered by date. Here is a Workspace that will pull out all drafts created today. Another level of expandability is stumbled upon.
The rain falls outside
I have found the way to assure that we will wake up to rain, despite the forecast, after a long dry spell. Spend the day before doing copious amounts of saturation watering. It works a charm. Overcast and wet this morning. 🌧
When I was growing up all the kids books showed cockerels calling out as the sun rose, heralding in a new day. What rubbish! It’s 10:30pm, I’m just going to bed, and a cockerel is “cock-a-doodle-doo’ing” to his heart’s content. 🐓
Now that’s a Sunday. An unexpected brunch with some friends returning to the island, an early afternoon sleep, watched the first episode of the Foundation series on Apple TV+ (I’m not sure what I thought of that yet?), and now to do some work outside.
The Spanish Dagger Yucca (those leaves are pointed and sharp) is flowering.
I was hoping that there would be a way to bring one off interviews that I have as mp3 files into Apple Podcasts app. That way I could keep them together and know where to go when I want to listen to them…but it does not look as though it is possible. 😞
Some days, despite the best intentions, I just seem to be spinning wheels. I feel as though nothing is being accomplished. Today is one of those days. The feeling is frustrating and stuck!
That was a close call. I almost bought a late in the day coffee. Sometimes I am alright with a coffee this late, but the waxing moon is already doing a good job at keeping me up. ☕️
I slept in this morning and woke up late. That’s very unusual for me. I must have been tired. Now I feel drugged, my head reeling and struggling to connect to the day. I feel better just waking up early and catnapping during the day if necessary.
Dusk and it is still, so still after a bitingly hot day…. The forecast has rain coming in tonight.
Finished reading: Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf: Zen Poems of Ryokan by John Stevens. Though never really finished reading, just looping back to pick it up again. 📚
Random thoughts that suddenly pop into my mind - I spent most of today outside working in the garden and was sitting down to rest after putting tools away. I was looking up at the sky over a field of cane grass, and then the thought came, “how did I end up here? How did I be up in Hawaii?”
Of course I know the real world answer to that question, but the question felt as though it was coming from somewhere else, asking deeper questions. “How did I end up here?”
Not the clearest of photographs, but from left to right - Jupiter, Moon, Saturn, Venus.
I sit and write feeling the wind and sun on my face from a day outside. Today we hosted a small party for my grandson’s 2nd birthday. My son-in-law set up a slip and side in the front garden and the kids had a great time charging down that. Thankfully there were no injuries.
We’ve had some beautiful weather over the last week. Crystal clear days, still, uplifting…but it has been hot! As today progresses the wind is picking up, the clouds are gathering and there was a sprinkling of rain earlier. It looks like a return to business as usual.
I’ve found some quiet and still time before I go and prepare supper…and so I’m letting it sink into me, calming me at the end of the day.
Just out and available for $0.99 for the month of November is Jasraj Hothi’s, @jasraj on Micro.blog, new book The Indie Author theindieauthor.net/. I’ve just picked up my copy and look forward to opening it up and exploring.
Ah, excitement. Ulysses can indeed update Micro.blog posts. Oh that I should even have doubted that that was possible! 😔