Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My first pa'u skirt

A pa'u skirt is a swinging skirt traditionally worn in hula dance. This is the first one I've ever sewn myself. Next time I make one I'm going to write out the instructions because I couldn't find good step by step instructions online. I accidentally sewed the casings shut before I had threaded the elastic through. I made this one with a ruffle on top and two bands of elastic. You can also thread elastic through the top casing instead of having a ruffle. Overall I'm pretty stoked I actually finished a project in one night.

New Adele

Adele- Rolling in the Deep.

Me likey.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Year's "will try to do betters"

Since I have no will power and totally failed at my resolution to lose 5 pounds last year, I'm just gonna "try to do better" on a few things.

- Take the exercise back up a notch. Possibly do a half marathon. MAYBE.

- Seek professional counseling and research the best solution for my depression issues.

- Continue to drink less and less alcohol (wine doesn't count)

- Be more social

- Treat my friends better

- Smile more

- Watch less tv

- Dance more and keep busy =)

Friday, January 21, 2011



Just more weirdness at my apt. building

Misty morning

A foggy morning run


Just another Pacific Beach sunset. Suck it PB haters


One morning I went for a jog and there were flocks of pelicans and shore birds fishing in the same spot. I'd never seen that before.

Ft. Rosecrans at Christmas

It's really pretty

New hummingbird feeder

A Christmas present from my bro :)


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy New Year & Stuff

Well, it appears that I'm behind on blogging, as usual. I had a bunch of photos to upload  from my break and I never did it =(  I still plan on uploading a few photos from a couple weeks ago but they might not make any sense since the moment has passed.

So I guess it would be a good idea to reflect on 2010:

- I broke up with a boyfriend for good, against his will. While I was never really afraid of him, there was a part of me that wasn't sure what he would do if he was really drunk or angry. I was kinda on alert for retaliation. Just another reason why I'm glad I broke it off. After several months of trying to contact me, I finally responded in an email, very firmly, to stop. He did. No retaliation. Phew.

-Went to two weddings, one in Lake Tahoe, one in San Diego. Both kinda weird in their own ways.

-Less hula this year due to both of classes having issues getting their shit together and general lack of interest in making the class a priority by the other ladies in the class. It made me sad to not have a ho'ike (hula graduation) or a performance at the Del Mar Fair this year. I hope these events will return to me in 2011.

- I was less active socially in 2010. Partly due to the fact that I cut back drinking significantly. Also due to friends moving away.

- I began volunteering for an organization called Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS). It's sort of a meals on wheels for pets of elderly or disabled. It's a mission I can really get behind because I do believe that pets are wonderful support and really do give the sick a reason to live. (Plus it only requires one morning a month to deliver the food and supplies)

-Depression hurts. It's something that I've probably been dealing with on and off for many years but until a therapist evaluated me and told me I have major depression, I really didn't know how much it's affected my life. Now what to do with that diagnosis? I haven't decided yet. To be determined in 2011.

Hence and therefore I have shitload of things to work on myself for 2011.