2021 Dream-Catcher Challenge Week #3

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

I am so thankful to be healthy again! Last week, I was suffering through a bout of food poisoning. It was an awful 48 hours, but I got through it with the help of my man, my cats, and kindle books on my tablet. Also, I haven’t had pedialyte since I was in grade school, but it sure did help and grape is definitely the best flavor 🍇.

Thankfully, it has been forever since I have been out of commission like that. It helps me to value my health even more. I’m also glad that I happened to be right in the middle of my week off from running so I didn’t have to feel “guilty” about skipping workouts.

I was so thrilled to feel better once I got through it! I also got to start running a week and a day after I started my rest week and it felt like I had a brand new foot! Rest and recovery really are magical. The trick is to really rest and not feel guilty about it. That part takes practice for me.

Did you know that we live less than 2 miles from the ocean? It is so amazing and there is a beautiful place to walk in our neighborhood where we can feel ocean spray as we are walking and hear the crashing waves too. There is a lady who creates these beautiful designs with flowers right by the water. Lately, my man and I have been walking at night because no one else is there except some night fishermen.

This week, I missed our walks, but I also knew that I needed to rest and not over-exert myself even though I was starting to feel better. This is another layer in learning how to listen to my body.

Here are my posts from this week:

My blogging frequency was slower this week due to illness. I couldn’t even sit without feeling in pain. I am so thankful that things change!


“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”

-Barack Obama
  • Get your beauty sleep. I felt like I had the chance to catch up on lots of lost sleep and stock up for the future too. I was so exhausted. It was my body’s way of slowing down and recovering. I still need to do a better job of dealing with stress.
  • Stay hydrated. Yes! I did a lot better with this.
  • Keep it simple. Yes, when you slow down, it helps to keep things simple.
  • Break up with refined sugar. I could not eat very much, but once I felt better, I still had some sugar.
  • Be consistent: Code Every Day. No, but business is booming and keeping me busier than ever.
  • Move your body daily. Yes, except on my sick days, but I really needed the rest.

Have I told you about how our business has picked way up ever since I started running it again?! I feel so thankful, but all the of the business is keeping me busy around the clock.

This is our newest hatch of baby quails

Our quail business is doing really well too. I absolutely love the store that we supply to. This week the store manager said that one of the best chicken egg farmers on the islandWe also have a regular customer that we ship our quail eggs to!

I love our label! I think we are going to switch to a stamp pad soon to cut down on printing costs and to give it that crafty flair!

My man and I went shopping for the first time in a long time. Lately, we have been getting most of our clothes from Target. They really have cute clothes and I like that they have self-checkout which allows us to minimize our contact with people because we are still social distancing and mask wearing.

Alleyjandra approves of my clothing haul!

The very best purchase of the week was our his and her rain boots! They are a game changer for farm life especially during the rainy season!

One of the many reasons why I love living in Hawaii is all the opportunities to support our local farmers, fishermen, and businesses! The grocery stores here can be very spendy, but the farmer’s markets and local people provide wonderful deals that even rival mainland prices with the best quality too.

We were thrilled to see that Ellie Girl was selling some freshly caught Ahi Tuna!

$25 was a total steal for this beautiful, beautiful fish! This week, we also decided that we want to learn how to fish. This fish was so delicious and fresh and we have plenty left over that we stuck in the freezer.

Name that fruit! I like to call it nature’s skittles. We have a ton of them and they are so delicious!

Do you recognize this fruit above? Comment below if you know the answer!

It was so nice to be out in the garden again after being cooped up for 2 days.

I am so happy to be back on track with workouts and to have a healed foot. I have been taking it easy so that I don’t wear out my feet again. Yesterday, after having a cup of black coffee, I really wanted to go for a run, but I decided to take the rest day and work in the garden instead.

This is Chico! The sweetest mini chicken ever!
Carrying 2 full buckets of soil across our acre was a workout in itself!
I was sore this morning in a good way of course! This must have worked a bunch of little muscles that I usually don’t use. I love it!

Overall, it was a wonderful week and I am looking forward to seeing what this new week brings! Can you believe that this is already the final week of January? Where has the time gone?

What was the highlight of last week and what are you looking forward to this week? Please comment below to share!

❤ Alana

2 thoughts on “2021 Dream-Catcher Challenge Week #3

  1. I’m glad your fealing better! Wish I can get out to Hawaii right now. And the quails are sooooo cute!

    1. Thank you! I definitely feel thankful that we moved here before travel became more difficult. I hope that things will get better soon! The quails are cute and fun to raise. Hope you are staying healthy and safe ❤

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