๐ŸŽƒ 2022 Thirty-Ninth Week ๐Ÿฅฆ

“Kindness and good intentions can be an insidious path to destruction. Sometimes doing what seems right is wrong, and can cause harm.” Terry Goodkind ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

I was inspired by this quote a few years ago, but I find myself drawn to it now. ๐Ÿ’ž

GOALS THIS WEEK: Putting the second pumpkin patch and watermelon patches in hopefully.

Last Week: Wanted to destress and did in a surprising way by spending more time with friends.

This Week: Look for site for greenhouse, put down mulch.


Mental Health: Doing alright need to start more paperwork, but wondering when.

Physical Health: Doing pretty well, almost at full health, but fighting off a flu.

Social Health: My friends are supporting me right now, but as our group gets larger it becomes harder to deal with.


“Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.โ€

– Roberto Assagioli

โ€œThere is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.โ€

Mary Anne Radmacher

Saturday: Last week we did a lot of science learning collaboration, Life Science, Physical Science, and Human Body, Acellus Science. This week we built a planter, planted a coffee tree, painted part of a bunk bed, painted some pallets, placed a watermelon bed, and ordered soil, landscape fabric, and mulch. Having a great time watching pumpkins grow so far.

Sunday: Last week I taught more math and science, dancing, and language with Duolingo. This week did gardening, picked up a carful of soil and mulch and laid soil into a watermelon bed, laid weed cloth onto a pathway, and mulch on that. It feels good to be making progress towards some kind of complete project. I think each project leads to another project and the over spending never ends, I should be more responsible, it’s always been a power struggle between creativity and buying good supplies vs being responsible and saving, sometimes I go one way, sometimes the other, but it’s hard to find the perfect balance.

Monday: Last week, paperwork for a friend. This week planning to do my paperwork, brainstorming/think tank Saturday, and synthesis Sunday. It’s very close to the big dance battle and my dance hasn’t improved very much. I overspent on camping stuff, I don’t really have much of an excuse, but for once it doesn’t feel wrong it feels right. Covering a lot of English and Spanish right now, and learning some Korean on the side myself, I don’t know why I like foreign alphabets so much, but I do.

Tuesday: Last week a lot of paperwork and a lot of reading with the kids. This week went to the sail camp and the olympic pool, so much sun, but had to go to town anyways to do errands. I wish I had my large hat, it helps so much with the sun. The kids have gotten bit by fire ants lately, I did last night too, so now I have to look into cleaning up indoor fire ants…

Wednesday: Last week we had a lovely block day, this week was unexpectedly block day again, with even more blocks. Made poi with kalo from the garden, blueberry muffins, black beans, and broccoli to eat rather than buying sandwiches, but still spent money on gas and groceries anyways. Plus two more birthdays, just little gifts, but still. Friends are sick with the stomach flu, hoping it misses me.

Thursday: Last week we saw had a cool little picnic dinner at the beach with friends. This week we identified some bugs, possibly Banana Aphids, White Flies, as well as Mexican Cactus Flies. I sprayed the White Flies with soap, I actually find them pretty so for a long time I just let them grow on my avocado tree, but I didn’t know what they were. Had some friends over and was able to cook blueberry muffins and pizza for them, which is cool, it gets easier and easier making the dough for anything each time I make it. Did a bit of weeding and distributed the garden club hoses. Got the train project approved.

Friday: Last week had a good time talking to my friends and having ice cream together. This week helping take care of the spark plug wires the car has been needing for a long time. Plan to pick up mulch from Home Depot. Went to the pool, picked up mulch, and dropped it off, pretty productive day.

How’s it Growing?

Cherry Blossom – Waiting for cold germination. โŒ›

Lavender – Cold stratified, germinated via heat math then single side paper towel and light. Seedlings look fine. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Sunflower – Germinated in 3 days after 24 hour soak. Grown. Distributed. Growing well. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Morning Glory – Germinated in 1 day via cup of water to paper towels > grow bags > Distributed. Growing well. ๐ŸŒฑ They look good some are vining now. Some pest damage on the leaves, center holes medium size.

Roma Tomato – Germinated in 2 days via paper towel. Grown. Distributed. Looking good. Some early blight! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Clover, Alfalfa – For the Hilo Garden A. ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Blueberry – Germinating…

Raspberry – Germinating… seem all gross, not sure if it’s just the way the seed capsule is.

Something new this week: New sleeping bags for camping make me look forward to going.

Something good this week: Pretty good stamina coming back, eating poi seemed to help I wonder if it really was that? But that was the timing.

Something unexpected: Happy but surprised I made poi this week from the Kalo from our garden.