Week in review

So I brewed a new batch of beer last week. It’s going to be a Hefeweizen. At least I hope so. A few days after brewing it, the lid of the fermenter exploded off and beer bubbles kind of oozed out the top. Beer was all over the cupboard. I was supposed to be putting Gavin to bed when I made the discovery. Gavin and I worked on a solution to this.  A plastic container, scissors, a rubber nipple and a few minutes later and I had a temporary solution that may or may not save this batch of beer. Bottling will take place in a few days. I can taste it then to see if it is completely bad. If not I will bottle it for consumption in about a week or so. Either way, it’s time to get some more temporary beer supplies. 🙂

This past weekend was the Hana Taro Festival. On Sunday they held a taro-pancake breakfast. We didn’t go to that. We went to the Saturday festivities. Food, shopping, activities, hula and tourists. Delicious. The parking wasn’t all that great, but it was a beautiful day. Holly immediately mentally spent about $150. In the end we actually spent around $100. And by we, I really mean her. 🙂 For lunch we ate a place of chicken curry with pumpkin along with a plate of kalua pig. Oh yeah. Totally delicious. The food was so good. Gavin got to run around and play with some of his school friends. We picked up a gift for Mary as a mother’s day present. Very lovely. We didn’t grind poi or shave sticks, but we enjoyed ourselves. The grass was green and the sky was blue. Even if there were a few light showers. We walked away with full stomachs, pillows, a skirt and a gift for granny. That evening was spent admiring our pillows, eating, drinking and knitting.

The following day we had a very important mission. When bottling my  last batch of beer, I very sadly ran out of glass bottles. Finding nothing else to bottle my beer with, I took the classy route and use a 2 liter sprite bottle. Once opened, it couldn’t sit in the fridge too long. So our plan was to drink it all when it was opened. And this was our mission. Beer for lunch, beer for dinner, beer for snacks. Holly started a sewing project. It was kind of a make-it-up-as-you-go-along kind of project. It didn’t get very far. She was feeling like she hadn’t accomplished anything lately, so she threw together her first quilt using “Hungry Caterpillar” fabric that she picked up a week prior. It was quite lurvly. I did some knitting. I’m working on a love lace filled, bead filled project. If all goes well, it will be very beautiful. Gavin played games and watched Robotech. He’s been very much enjoying Holly’s Robotech dvd collection. At the end of the night there was only one glass full of beer left in the bottle. We (I) almost did it. No problem. Makes for a good brunch the next day. 🙂 And that was that.