Happy Monday friends! I hope your weekend was rejuvenating and that you’re ready to take on a new week with rigor and excitement… I know I am!
Ben and I were shocked to hear about all the crazy weather happening across the continent this past week. We thought we’d remind you that it’s still in the mid-eighties and SUNNY here on Maui.
For some reason I didn’t take make photos at all this weekend. I think I was focusing a little too much on being present.
In any case, Saturday morning was – as always – reserved for the Upcountry Farmer’s Market. We got a decent haul including local coconut kefir yogurt, apple bananas, another bucket of kula onions, bunches of kale, broccoli and peppers. To be honest, though, I was most excited to see the my first persimmon sighting of the season!
I can’t wait for these to come into full swing during the winter months – persimmon is one of my favorite fruits of all time!
After the market, Ben + I met up with family to watch the Oregon vs. Washington State game. I
worked diligently typed between plays for my paper due Tuesday. Priorities.
We picked out a few good ones to carve at our friends’ pumpkin carving party that night. I decided to get a smallish pumpkin to paint instead, because it seemed like more fun to me.
I spent the rest of the afternoon hovering around more than a dozen gourds with good friends and great conversation. Three of my four family members won pumpkin prizes that night [everyone but me, haha]!
Sunday seemed to be the polar opposite from Saturday. Ben and I slept in and took it easy all day. I worked on my papers [yes, seriously], set up a new TurboKick playlist for this week, and baked while Ben finished his book, watched football with a cold beer, and did some lesson planning. In fact, the only time we left our house was to go the park and play for a bit [frisbee and a good hilly walk does the body + brain good!].
It all balances out.
I’m off to get drenched in sweat with my TurboKick students! Enjoy your Monday!
How was your weekend? Was the weather crazy where you’re at?
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