And "Why do you have a picture of a rug here, Debbie?" , you might be asking yourself....maybe....anyway...this was one of my Mother's Day presents!! This is in the kitchen, in front of the sink....isn't it great!! I told Kiyoshi that we may have to re-think our "theme" (mainly chili peppers!!) in the kitchen...we are getting a Hawaii/Mexico mix going on and I'm not really sure that it works!! Oh, well....we like it!!
I was very surprised to get this, along with presents that the boys picked out last weekend when Kiyoshi took them out for the day (from Issei---a decorative box with drawers for my desk that we have to make, and from Koji---air freshener....really nice "mixed berries" smell). Then, when we went to the grocery store, I gave the boys some money and left them at the flower shop (I just ran to the bank machines!!) and they picked out a very nice flower arrangement. (I do this on my birthday and Mother's Day...Issei has gotten really good at picking the flowers I like!!!)
I hope that you had a good Mother's day....if you're a mom...I hope you got lot's of good stuff and your family treated you extra-special...if you're not a mom, then...I hope you called your own mom or someone 'like' a mom and told her that you loved her!!! Share the love, everyone...share the love!!! *smile*
Oh...by the way...in case anyone is wondering about the "door" in the floor or our kitchen....many houses in Japan have a special storage compartment in the floor. There are actually 2 pretty big storage bins on rollers under there....lot's of stuff that we don't use very often is in there....very good idea for houses with very little "visible" storage!!