today

woke up early to shower and put on a dress, just to feel pretty.  brewed coffee.  ate a tiny bowl of some precious mini-wheats. intended to study.  started, but ended up reading emails and blogs, and occasionally staring out the window.  its overcast, but the birds are chirping.  its the type of weather i enjoy […]

DPP :: twelve

It is ridiculously nice outside today.  Like short-sleeve-kind of nice.  And so continues my it-cant-really-be-Christmas-yet alternate state of existence (read: change of Christmas scenery in seaside climate Japan). My friend Mandy gave me a gift today, just because.  I wrote several times of my favorite coffee spot here in Shiz., which sadly closed its doors […]

“Hima Doyoubi”

.. roughly translated as “lazy Saturday”.  We’re just chillin’ over here.  Our friend Chris is visiting, we slept in till 8 (ALL OF US! Yay Jones!), made coffee and pancakes, and now J and I are watching some VeggieTales online.  That’s the “cheese” face he’s always making these days, just to humor us so he […]

Rainy afternoon

Our house is pretty dark — the clouds have gathered and its thundering outside (though still crazy humid).  Bryan is out with friends and Jones is napping, so I decided to bask in our air-conditioning, have a little toddy, and bake myself some cookies.  {We have a killer recipe that makes a TON of dough, […]

Tamanakako

Earlier this week we took a day-tip (I think I should say HALF-day-trip) to Tamanakako — now THAT’s a tongue-twister. It’s one of the many tourist-y towns at the base of Mt. Fuji, higher in elevation, and thus MUCH cooler than our seaside area in Shizuoka. We met some friends for a special occasion at […]

Afternoon

After my lesson, Jones and I headed out on a bike for Ohama Pool — a FREE pool that’s open only one-and-a-half months of the three-month summer.  (Parking, however, is not free, which is why we took a 15-minute bike ride instead.)  We’re trying to get the most out of it, today was Jones’s introduction […]

A not-so-happy post

We’re barely getting by over here.  My 15-month-old is getting his final four teeth — the ones he’s not supposed to get until he’s 2.5 or 3 years old.  He’s always been an awful teether, starting at three months, his entire persona changing while he’s in the throes of it — he doesn’t want to […]

My afternoon

Sidenote(s): I realized that two posts, back-to-back, were entitled “Today,” and I’m ashamed of my lack of creativity.  Also, it’s still raining, been three days now.  They have actually called off school in our area because of potential flooding.  Our house is in a high neighborhood, Mom — no worries.