2020 Happiness Project Week #29

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

This is indeed another “now or never moment.” I must write this weekly post now or it may never happen. I’m glad that I did not allow 2 weeks to pass this time around. Each week is no unique and it deserves to be documented.

Hopefully, within the next 2 posts, the storm will have passed and all damage will have been done. If you are wondering about what storm and what damage I am referring to, Hurricane Douglas is swiftly approaching the Hawaiian Islands which also happens to be our home. Yesterday I was in a daze on the verge of shutting down and those feelings did not fade today. I wanted to make us some accommodations for the other side of the island which is known to experience milder weather conditions, but we were following the updates and wanted to wait and see.

This evening, we made those accommodations and at the very least it has bought us a little peace of mind. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers over the weekend. Hopefully minimal damage will be done to Aina and our homes. I am scared, but am trying to be brave. I have no experiences with hurricanes, but we knew this would be a thing when we chose to move here. We shall take the good with the bad and will evacuate if necessary, but I hope we will be able to wait for the storm to pass safely then come back home.

Here is my post from this week check it out:

For now, I am on a roll with my once a week posts! Hopefully sooner, I will increase my blog posts once again. For now I am enjoying doing less (just being honest:) It was a sad week because my favorite wild hen, Mighty Momma lost one of her eyes in a fight with another wild hen. I tried to break up their fights, but they just kept going. The chicken world is so cut throat. Thankfully we were able to treat her with antibiotics and she has been acting more like her self. I hope that she can still live a healthy life.

I am so happy that Mighty Momma stays close to our home. We can usually find her in the garden.

Alleyjandra and I went on more walks this week. I no longer let her go outside unsupervised because she has absolutely no fear of cars and that really worries us. So we got her a good harness (glam vest.) The other day before our walk, my pedometer said that I had taken 600 steps so far…

Now guess, how many steps did we take by the end of our walk?

Well, the pedometer said 622 steps so only 22 steps in about 30 minutes. She just wants to admire every blade of grass and to enjoy the fresh air. That is fine with me 🙂

I am getting better and better with my pineappleing skills each time! I hope that I will be able to grow some white pineapples from the crowns. They are so sugary sweet, not too fibrous, super juicy, and absolutely delicious!

JULY: BE JOYFUL

“If we can just let go and trust that things will work out the way they’re supposed to without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully.  The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than the experience itself.”

-Goldie Hawn

  • Laugh out LOUD. This was a somber week because I was so sad about Mighty Momma and stressed about the upcoming hurricane, but I did have a good giggle last night. The kind that almost brings you to tears… I needed that one!
  • Take time for self-care. I am so proud of the fact that I am continuing to faithfully do my workouts even on the days when I am feeling less than. I always feel much better afterwards and this time around I can tell that I am growing stronger everyday.
  • Nurture your relationships. Yes, I am so thankful for our love ❤
  • Seek inspiration. Yes, but this is so hard to do under stress.
  • Bring out the BEST in others. I am doing my best.
I actually wear shorts these days and I don’t even feel too awful in them anymore, either.

Some of our baby Quails hatched yesterday!!!

Our eggs have become “eggs with legs!”
They are so precious and kind of reminded me of baby seaturtles and bumble bees. Lol
Alleyjandra and the other cats are fascinated by the babies of course, but we watch them like hawks then remove them from the scene to prevent heartbreak.
Baby quails are precious
So tiny
I am so thankful to be experiencing these moments and hope we will have many more to come.

It is too bad that they have hatched right before a major hurricane, but we shall do our very best to keep as many alive as we can. Once again your thoughts and prayers are SO appreciated!

Can’t forget about CARL!

I had so much work to do today. I am doing my best to catch up, but also trying not to stress too much. It is a tricky balance. I know that in the morning I will most likely feel overwhelmed, but I am going to try and catch myself and remind myself to not stress.

This evening we went on a walk and it was heavenly. I wonder how much this place will change when we return…

The view on our road is always gorgeous
Living for the moment and taking deep breaths each step of the way.

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting with me. What is new and exciting in your world? Have you ever lived in a place that gets hurricanes? Please comment below to share!

❤ Alana

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