๐ŸŒฑ 2022 Thirteenth Week ๐ŸŽต

“People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it’s true, or because they are afraid it might be true.

Terry Goodkind ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ
Yosemite by Daniel Jongen

GOAL REMINDERS:

Made Using Lucid Chart
Last week: Went camping, adjusting to the loss of our theatre instructor to our group.

This week: I placed two of the slug beer traps Monday, the chickens help reduce the slugs, but they are still around too much, I put one in the slug jar Sunday.

ANTI-DEMENTIA REMINDERS:

Stuff coming up: Check-In With Student Loan

Next year: Jan-May 15th Turn in 990

VALUES REFLECTION REMINDERS:

SAT Faith in myself. ๐ŸŽต SUN Unity, feeling comfortable in a family. MON Proactivity, know what I want. TUE Teamwork smarter group work. WED Connection, sharing my passion with the world/accepting others gifts. THR Purpose know what I can do. FRI Creativity thinking of new ways to do better.

HEALTH JOURNAL:

Saturday Faith
Sunday Unity
Monday Plans
Tuesday Teamwork
Wednesday Connection
Thursday Purpose
Friday Creativity

Mental Health: Vacillating between tired of cleaning and tired of a mess. Frustrated with the way my kids prefer to listen if they get punished, I would prefer a kinder gentler world, but they simply don’t respond to positive reinforcement without negative reinforecement no matter what studies say, my kids won’t behave without periodic punishment.

Physical Health: Getting back to health, should be more grateful for that.

Social Health: Things are medium, good people left my life, some good people are left but now there are less helpers and the same burdens.


LIFE JOURNAL:

Kalahari Sunset by the Wandering Ambivert.

Saturday: Last week we went to the market, caves, a waterfall and for pizza, good, but busy as well. This week I unloaded the car from camping, planted blueberries, protected them with scrubby pad rings, I cleaned some leaves off the lawn. I was a bit tired from camping. The blueberries make me feel like a small farm.

Sunday: Last week I made juice from Soursop and we got our dog’s urn returned. This week the weekend felt like it passed so quickly. Saturday and Sunday were a blur of cleaning up the camping stuff. The tent was easy, but just load after load of tables, coolers, buckets of food, clothes, kid’s clothes, jackets, scout equipment… It was most of Saturday putting away camping stuff, doing dishes, doing laundry, then Sunday catching up on laundry, and organizing the three new medium containers.

A Messy Room Feels Chaotic
A Small Neat Room Feels Calmer

I’ve had a busy month moving bamboo, sharing school tips, two birthdays, my sister’s surgery, picking up the dog’s ashes, the scout group growing, camping trip and some family tension through it all. So it makes sense things were getting messy, but I also have to deal with it. The bedroom wasn’t too bad to do the first draft of cleaning, everything off the floor, vacuum/mop, toys and books away, but there are cluttered buckets still.

My sister and I cleaned the lizard water and cage and cleaned the floors, I organized and labeled the scout/educational stuff and put it away in the office. I used all my new buckets I kind of need more buckets already. I kept sorting things and yet at the end of the day I still have a lot more clutter to go through.

Monday: Last week we were returning to school after spring break, doing assessments and reviews with Brainscape flashcards. This week in school we made a lot of progress in Spanish and Agriculture.

Tuesday: Last week rested on the last chill day before the camping trip. This week we covered Spanish future and past tense catching up to 80% where we should be as well as doing a lot of yard work.

I broke the wood a little, by tossing it into a rock, going to try to repair it… the blueberries look well, but have some white on their leaves, I should make a baking soda spray.

I moved the bridge to check out where the leak of the water feature is, but not sure yet.
First thing to do is find a leak, then I can work on cleaning up the water and plants…

To do for blueberries: Mix 1 tablespoon baking soda with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon dish soap in 1 gallon of water.

To do for strawberries: prep a new bed area…

Got some peat pods coming for guanabana seeds and waiting for peat pods for them and 5 gallon bags for those…

Wednesday: Last week we lost two students and got a new student in martial arts. This week doing slime again and elephant toothpaste:

The Science:

The yeast contains an enzyme called Catalase that breaks down hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) into oxygen gas and water. The oxygen gas gets trapped by the soap, and you get a large foamy solution that squirts out of the top of the bottle!

The cool thing about this activity is that the enzyme Catalase can also be found in potatoes, dogs and even us! We have the same enzyme in our bodies. That is why you see the 3% hydrogen peroxide bubble when you put it on a cut or scrape. The oxygen released is what kills the germs in the cut. We have this enzyme because we naturally produce low amounts hydrogen peroxide as a byproduct of oxidative metabolism (the way that a cell gains useful energy). Our cells need energy, but low amounts of hydrogen peroxide are produced and need to be neutralized through enzymes like Catalase.

We did the elephant toothpaste and the slime, we had one student come for karate and that was nice. At the end of the night, we heard a song live, one I remember that had Waipi’o in it.

Hi’ilawe

Kamaka ka ikena ia Hi’ilawe
I ka papa lohi mai a’o Maukele

Kamaka ka ikena ia Hi’ilawe
I ka papa lohi mai a’o Maukele

Pakele mai au i ka nui manu
Hauwala’au nei puni Waipi’o

Pakele mai au i ka nui manu
Hauwala’au nei puni Waipi’o

A’ole no wau e loa’a mai
A he uhiwai au no ke kuahiwi

A’ole no wau e loa’a mai
A he uhiwai au no ke kuahiwi

He hiwahiwa au no ka makua
A he lei ‘a’i na ke kupuna

He hiwahiwa au no ka makua
A he lei ‘a’i na ke kupuna

Na Puna ke ‘ala i hali’ia mai
Noho i ka wailele a’o Hi’ilawe

Na Puna ke ‘ala i hali’ia mai
Noho i ka wailele a’o Hi’ilawe

Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana
Kamaka ka ‘ikena ia Hi’ilawe

Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana
Kamaka ka ‘ikena ia Hi’ilawe

Thursday: Last week I made fire using a fire bow, this week my favorite place came up on Momentum, Half Dome. It’s a sleepy day, my daughter covered a lot of Agriculture and my son covered a lot of preschool sign language and sight words. I moved our beds, washed the floor, mattresses, and basebords with concrobium mold control spray a lot of mold had grown between this time and last time. In the middle of laundry it seems interminable.

Friday: Last week I watched a scout use the bowline knot to repel off a eucalyptus tree. This week I was making nan with a new recipe.

I wrote this poem today:

ืžืขื•ืฃ ื“ืจื•ืจ

.ื“ืจื•ืจื™ื ืขืคื™ื; ืœืืŸ ืฉื”ื ื”ื•ืœื›ื™ื, ื™ืฉ ืื ืฉื™ื ื˜ื•ื‘ื™ื

I drew the sparrow with only letters, I find that art kind of cool, though I wouldn’t want to be limited to it as some Islamic artists are, I do find it interesting in the way it turns the letters back into shapes that they kind of stop being when you already associate sounds with them.

My week is over as well as a good portion of the year, a quarter past, three to go of this year and I wonder again if a year means anything if Earth is special, or is it just a random 3/12 of a time that is arbitrary? Is a year special or artificially important? I don’t have a gut feeling of it either way.

but it does feel like an ending this week. My friend left… last Friday they brought me blueberry plants, this week they are six hours away, so far that the sunrise is a quarter of a day different, they moved into my past and left us in their future. by the time I was done with my daughter’s coding class and dinner I had a new message ad if I got back to them it would be midnight where they are. I don’t want to take chances texting them in case they are not on silent. So when I wake up at 5:30 AM it’s 11:30 for them, that would be fine to send a message. I tried to do my best to have a good scout meeting with 2/3 of us founders, and it went okay, we made slime, we did foam experiments, we swam with turtles, we heard live music, it was not a bad day, there were good kids, my kids had fun, other kids had fun, we progressed on our scouts program, on meeting key community members who share our space.

I had to listen to more Elton John.


Something new this week: Made elephant toothpaste at the beach.

Something good this week: My husband encouraged me to get my son clothes, as well as my daughter, sometimes it’s good to take the time to get a new outfit. We are lucky we can, but sometimes even when I can I just don’t, sometimes I get stuck on budget mode, which isn’t horrible, but if the kids can have some nice things, they might as well then. It’s almost like I get guilty that we can get nice things, but my husband pushes me back to a middle ground.

Something unexpected: Heard “Hi’iawe” live at the beach.

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