Every morning we get deer who hop over the fence to munch on the clover.
I finally tuned my guitar again after letting it sit lonely on its stand for a few months. I practiced scales and strumming and some dexterity exercises. Phoebe asked me to tune hers as well and actually tried placing her fingers on the right frets for a chord. (She used to insist on playing her own way, uninterested in learning chords.) She had fun for a bit and then was over it. I intend on practicing more often now that school is less intense as before. This time I hope not to get too impatient with myself as I learn this new skill.
I enjoyed walking here for a bit before volunteering at Natural Bridges. This evening someone in the grocery store said she saw me walking there and remembered me because she thought my outfit was cute! I passed on the good vibes on by complimenting another woman I saw in the store.
Volunteering was nice. I am slowly getting more comfortable talking to visitors about the monarchs as I memorize more information. Then I headed to oceanography class where I learned about features of the sea floor, then oceanography lab where I studied paleomagnetism, then geology lab where I studied plate tectonics and more paleomagnetism. There is much overlap between these classes.
This evening I finally figured out how to chop up a fresh pineapple and was in heaven with its perfectly ripe taste and aroma. I miss my grandfather, who I last saw in Hawaii a year ago before he passed on a few months later.
I felt really awful this morning so indulged in some treats from my favorite coffee shop and took them to West Cliff drive. I parked my car and walked to the light house, admiring the deep green hue of the ocean under the partly cloudy sky. That is an epic spot for surfing and I saw some beautiful waves form in a surprisingly uncrowded ocean. Sometimes there are dozens of surfers in the waves but this morning there were only a handful plus birds and a sea lion. Surfing is something I’ve always wanted to learn… but that just hasn’t come to fruition yet. Soon, I hope…