I’m keeping busy at home, but have nothing to show for it. No finished projects, no clean rooms. Even the air conditioning I had fixed in my car a few months ago has undone itself and is back in the shop.
The big news is Mr. Incredible’s Iraqi Bundles of Love project — the date for mailing your bundles has passed, so now we wait for the avalanche of donations to arrive, and for my man to figure out a way to share with us the recipients’ reaction. This has been an amazing experience — bringing people together from all over and with myriad motivations.
The Blurred Boundaries show is also over and one of my pieces sold. Woo hoo, “Pink House” has a new house!
The next event is the SAQA auction. I’m sorry to say that I did not enter anything this year, but wow, those who did enter really went for it! There is some great stuff. The auction starts on Thursday the 10th — be there!
It doesn’t seem like summer is over here in Hawai’i, but there are hints if you look hard enough. Like the kids have been back in school for five weeks already! A few weeks ago was the last Moonlight Mele of the summer at Bishop Museum. We’re members, but hadn’t gone, so I dragged the kids out for an evening of culture.
It’s still early in the picture, so the lawn hasn’t filled up yet with people. The whole casual, bring a blanket and a beach chair thing reminds me a bit of Hollywood Bowl picnics when I lived in LA. You can’t bring in your own food here though, so there’s no elaborate champagne and roast chicken dinners a la Sunset Magazine.
There was delicious catering by Gordon Biersch though. I chose fusion and ordered spicy ahi tostadas. I guess that’s a fish taco island style. Dinner was followed by light showers and a rainbow (we are in Hawai’i):
Followed by Hawaiian music by Weldon Kekauoha and crew (which I really enjoyed):
… and then “headliner” Raiatea Helm accompanied by her two musicians and a hula dancer:
I’d definitely do this again, and it was pretty kid friendly too. Next summer, we’re there.
Speaking of kids, Saturday is my son’s 11th birthday. I keep remembering that I keep forgetting to do anything about this. Must go get his present, a piñata, and taco stuff for 12.