Aren't these neat?? Someone in our neighborhood sits and paints them with her kids and plants them along the sidewalks for ppl to take and enjoy!
A slight overlap in lunch time, so they can enjoy each other's company and share what each is doing.
They loved their penne pasta today...vegetarian at that, oops, NO all VEGAN!
Sophia got to take a virtual tour in the recently rennovated computer lab.
Andrew worked in his small study group for biology...
excited about the nature of cells and eventually dissecting a frog!
I have been reporting the daily case numbers for COVID-19 in Hawaii,
which is 130 today.
But, we should really focus and concern ourselves
with what and how we should do to stop this stubborn virus!
Stir fried eggplants, okra, tomatillo and yard long green beans with garlic and oyster sauce over brown rice and takuwan on the side.
Okinawa longevity spinach in over abundance,
trimmed down and steamed for sauces and soups.
Herbs and veggies fresh harvested for spaghetti sauce.
Wondering what the formula is for warding off COVID-19
as we make a point to eat a little more plants.
Today, like almost all Sundays, the count is down overall
but still high at 200 new cases.
Ken removed the hedge of over 25 years.
This is typically the kind of work he does and
finds much enjoyment and satisfaction in doing.
His boundless energy, determination & drive is truly amazing...
Hoping that keeping fit and busy at home
will keep us safe...
Hawaii reports 265 COVID cases today!
From our dining room where we practice tai chi, we feel closer to nature as we look way out into infinity.
Everyday since our lockdown and shelter in place order,
ken and lucy religiously practice tai chi.
The early morning breeze and
blues of the sky and ocean bring us closer to nature and tranquility.
The opportunity to practice, combined with the scenery are uplifting.
Perhaps this is Yang Cheng Fu's 10 th prinicple, experiencing Tranquility.
everydayCooking lucy: Kim Chi fried brown rice with potpourri of okra, mushrooms, purple sweet potato and bit of bittermelon... hope this helps to ward off COVID!
Ken's busy landscaping...while lucy admires his never ending love for plants & beauty, especially his "Go for It" attitude!
Down comes the corner Surinam cherry bush of over 20 years!
Dragon fruits are pretty, hoping they taste as good as they look!
Finally, after many attempts, the green peppers are flourishing!
Both the eggplants and white bittermelon
don't mind the hot summer weather as they show off their ware.
Hawaii has new COVID restrictions for our lockdown mode,
but enjoying nature and sunshine have not been canceled.
Sophia does her homework and willing puts Colin
on her lap so he can learn with her,
while Andrew reads for pleasure to unwind.
The summer heat was at least 90 degrees so
drinking lots of water and eating guavas helped keep kids cool.
We had pesto pasta with roasted purple sweet potato as well as teriyaki meat.
Now, Popo gets to run her own cafeteria with 2 different snack & lunch schedule, NOT virtual like their online class!!
Sophia's is the egg croissant
Andrew's is the chibatta square scramble egg toast
Andrew 930 AM snack: coconut tapioca with cranberry
Andrew's first day of "subjects." Here he is in PE class. His air pods fell off while touching his toes!
Their time overlapped slightly so big brother got to touch basis with little sister.
The rule is, when class is not actively online,
come out to the patio and get some fresh air.
Also, do some twisting and turning as you talk to Popo at a distance.
French toast and cinnamon roasted apples rounded out our snacks!
Busy morning, no time to worry about the HUGE COVID count of 277.
I give them credit, sitting in front of the computer from 740am-215pm!
Andrew talks it over with his classmate while Sophia takes many
spins around in the chair as if to say, it's over for today!
Time to run around outdoors as their minds must be exhausted!
Sophia distance learns in piano room, while Andrew is behind the closed door in the computer room ...
Doing our part to care for our grandchildren
while their parents do their thing as essential workers.
215 COVID cases today.
Totally immersed in cooking for family as Iolani begins their 2020 school year with distance learning...at Popo's
Vegetable chicken shell pasta soup with fresh Malibar spinach.
Andrew & Brennan's favorite dessert, tapioca with fresh cranberry sauce.
Tai Tai's all time favorite, gai fan or chicken rice.
After our usual routine of early morning walk thru the neighborhood,
then tai chi in our dining room,
I had a free morning to cook in preparation for having Andrew and Sophia atttend virtual school in our piano/ computer room 3 days/ week.
Pictured here are some of the foodstuff they will eat in the patio
as we babysit them and keep strict physcially distancing.
Very busy but fun busy
and in some ways cooking provided me an escape
so I wouldn't worry about our pandemic!
169 is Hawaii's COVID count today...lower
but is it bc testing over the weekend is a bit limited?
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