Aloha. What have you been up to this weekend?
Today I organized the linen closet while folding the rest of the clean sheets. I managed to get everything in that hallway niche as our storage is very limited in this house. I also composted old food while organizing the kitchen rack. I moved stuff around so I’d have easier access to items I use a lot and so I could also put away appliances. I’m very happy with the results. I have all of the baking ingredients, cupcake liners, and cookie cutters in one place while being able to reach the flour, sugar, etc. better.
Yesterday, our ohana celebrated my dad’s birthday early up in the city:
I had him take a selfie with me after our crew had arrived. Those are my new frames. My hair is like my ode to the samurai; I got the idea from here. My pixie is growing out and its ends just got bobbed. This is my favorite way to style it.
I had asked him what did he want for his birthday. He told me he wanted a cake with a golfer on top. My mum suggested cupcakes and Pinterest saved me! I liked Angela‘s outcome the most because she used ½” gumballs. I ordered them from Prime. I used Martha Stewart’s One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes recipe. The 11-year-old helped me with the golf flags. I decorated the cupcakes Saturday, late morning with the grass tip.
I made the potato salad, trying out a traditional recipe by Love Bakes Good Cakes. I didn’t have any sour cream which some recipes use. I usually don’t like store-bought potato salad but homemade the old-fashioned way was really good!
The girls and I have been home bound this week. I’m still reading the same books and I haven’t gotten any crafting done because I’ve been sick. The husband was sick the week of the Fourth and then I caught it; we didn’t even swap spit. Wednesday I had made the Costco run, I had a Cup Noodles, took two IB, and crashed out for three hours. I felt so much better when I woke up. I still have a tiny bit of cough to get rid of, but I’m good.
The youngest fell off of her bike Tuesday and I think the frame where the chain is scraped her leg. It became infected so I had to take her to the doctor and she was prescribed an antibiotic ointment. I change her dressings 3x a day. It’s hard for my kid to sit and move around. I had to withdraw my daughter from next week’s, swimming mini sessions which make her sad.
The oldest will be taking part in Open Court tomorrow. Today, our neighbor’s daughter who took the South Bay title two years ago took my daughter to the tennis club to practice. I’m excited for my baby to meet one of the team captains and to meet other teenagers who will be trying out for the tennis team. Pls cross your fingers and toes for her! Tryouts will be early August. I found all of this last minute and had just scheduled her for swimming also; thank goodness her swim school is so flexible and understanding!
That’s all I got for the fourth week of summer. I hope you had more fun than I did. Mahalo for dropping by. TTYS. Aloha.