Sunday, August 28, 2011

An average day with the Hesley/Walker clans.... as told by Hannah

 This is what happens on summer days with nothing to told by The Han
My older sister, Harmony (the short, spunky, sassy one) has gone a bit weirdy lately with her food choices. I don't remember the last time I went home and we had normal food. This weekend:

Me: Why have you gone weird? And how long is it going to last? I'm sick of waffles made with flax seed.
Harmony: With a name like Harmony it was going to happen sooner or later. Deal with it.
Me: Ugh.
Me: Do we have any Otter Pops?
Harmony: No, do you want a spinach smoothie? It has fruit in it.
Me: Fruit and spinach? No thanks, I would like an Otter Pop.
Harmony: Let me make you a smoothie.
Derek: We have some Otter Pops in the freezer.
Me: Hurray!
Harmony: No! Let me make you a smoothie.
Me: Noooo. Harm, Otter Pops are delicious, they make the world go 'round.
Harmony: Yeah, round.  
   ...delayed response...
Me: HA! That WAS funny! Very clever, good one.
Harmony: I know, I know. So let me make you a spinach smoothie.
Me: Nope, got an Otter Pop, I'm gonna go eat it with Kona.
Little sister, Hali (the long-haired exotic-looking one), was also home this weekend. I wanted to watch Swamp People (a story for another day), Harmony wanted to reupholster a couch, Derek wanted to do...something (probably a nerdy computer game), and Hali...well...
Hali: Coooooome outside and sit with me! 
Harmony: How 'bout we do my couch!
Derek: Neither of those sound fun.
Hali: Buuuuuut it's nice outside. Anana, come outside with me.
Me: Meh...I want to cuddle with The Kona and watch Swamp People.
   ...a few minutes passed, Hali disappeared and the rest of us went about what we were previously doing.
Harmony: Where is Hali?
Me: I dunno...
   ...I went to the front room and looked out the window...
Hahaha. Of course, we laughed and took photos before joining her, it was just so cute and precious...gotta love the baby of the family. She was sooooo happy and wanted nothing more than to use her new hammock. Coincidentally, she was reading one of the crazy food books that Harmony has been reading.

And the reason I love my family? After sitting outside and talking for a while, Harmony did make us weird smoothies (which I fed to Kona), I helped her reupholster her couch, and then we watched Swamp People all together! Swamp People has become a recent obsession which I will explain in further detail at a later date.

The rest of the weekend was spent helping out in the yard and garden at G-Ma Oka's where I skillfully pruned her bonsai trees into practically perfect spheres. I wielded that electric pruner with great talent. Unfortunately, Grandma is getting up there in years and is no longer able to come outside. Such a shame that she was not there to kibitz that I missed a spot here or there like tradition holds. Or to tell me how lucky I am to have the miracle of electricity, because years ago she did this by hand with naught but some hand sheers.
And what about Kona, you ask? What did one of the most featured characters on this blog do with her weekend? The usual: laid around, went with us everywhere and watched us work.