Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The one where Debbie was too hot to be creative so she just 'randomed' it

Good evening!! I'm going to make this as quick as I possibly can (yeah, right, you say!!). I have procrastinated enough this evening and as it is coming very quivickly upon 11:30 p.m., I see that I am once again going to put that "but I do my best work when I push the time frame" theory to the test. (Hey....it has worked for me for almost 25 years....can't see it failing now..."knock on wood"!!)

**And yes....I know I wrote "quivickly"...I meant to do that...!! {{smile}}


Tomorrow, my very fun class...aptly named the "Sunshine" class...is having a cooking lesson. The things we are going to make are not so difficult, but...we are working on cooking terms and following directions and I still need to finish up some of the prints and then double check the groceries....Koji and I went shopping today and I have this little-teeny-itsy-bitsy feeling in the back of my mind that I have forgotten something....something really important. So...I better get in there and get that done!!!
I'll post pictures and a report in a day or two....This class is one of my favorite classes....anything we do, I can guarantee that it will be fun!!!

Here are some photos that I wanted to post and thought that a slide-show would be the best way to do that!!! Go ahead...watch...I'll meet you after you're done...go on....

(Sorry...I just watched "the show" and it moves pretty quivickly (!) and you might want to pause if you want to read the captions....or not...you might just want to speed through...whatevah!!)



Before I go and attempt to get things done and it gets too late....thought I'd let you know that today, July 29....is the day, 17 years ago, that I first came to Japan. Hard to imagine that I have been here for so long....even more so when I think that originally, I came for 10 months...maybe a year. Really. When I left South Texas, I took a 'leave of absence' and put my stuff in storage down there...fully expecting to go back in a year.

Funny how things work out, huh?!

And just for the record...if you are wondering 'why' I came in the first place....I'll tell you later. I'm in a pretty good mood right now (at 11:33!) and thinking nasty, ugly thoughts tends to make me cranky. Let's just say....there was a man (and I use that term "man" very lightly!)....and then, there wasn't. 'Nuf said.


18 comments:

Moxy Jane said...

Wow, 17 years! And that's some story lurking under there, I'm sure.

Thanks for sharing the fun photos...we had the same little orange and yellow flowers on a plant outside our duplex, before we moved to the house we're in now. My girls loved to play with them.

We recently found a tape cassette of my oldest (who is 9) talking and singing and reading when she was three, almost four, years old. I've been in a strange, "AGH, time is going by too fast" funk ever since! It all just screams by and I'm glad you're taking time to enjoy your boys!

Moxy Jane said...

Oh, and the Sunshine cooking class sounds like a blast! I'm looking forward to finding out what y'all made!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Are those flowers lantana? It's funny how they looked huge unti you gave us some perspective.

Definitely waiting for the backstory.

Helena said...

Great photos!

Wow, 17 years is a looong time.

And guess what.. "there was a man... and then, there wasn't" has taken me to Australia, Argentina...It's a good way to see the world if nothing else :-)

Ginaagain said...

Great pictures! Your boys always look so happy.

3rdEyeMuse said...

thinking thoughts of chilly breezes blowing your way, congratulating you on an impressive 17 (and mostly happy, I imagine) years there and complimenting the lovely little slide show of joy. :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Love the photo of your son.

And WANT the story.

Have fun cooking!

Mrs. G. said...

Unexpected endings are usually the very best kind!

Ciara said...

congrats on 17 years. So cool. What made you decide Japan? Had you studied Japanese or anything before going? Is it hard to get work/visas there? I'm thinking of going for few months after Australia, think it would be a blast.

The Girl Next Door said...

I lived abroad 2.5 years and thought I would die. you are amazing. I "randomed" you - funny how your post is about random things! check it out and please play....

katydidnot said...

love the tease about you storing your stuff and moving to the other side of the globe because of a "man". i can relate. japan...yeah, that might be far enough.

hulagirlatheart said...

First of all, I want to hear more about the 17 years. The hibiscus is beautiful, but I'm in love with the flamingo cup...But then I would be.

Dragonfly Dreaming said...

Orange flowers are my favorite, favorite, favorite of all time. They make me smile. But then again, so do the pictures of your kids and your white legs. ;)

Janet said...

Isn't that always the reason? Damn men ;-)

I am so looking forward to the story tho! I miss Japan so much!

just jamie said...

I had no idea you had been there for 17 years. Wow. And yes, please tell the story of why. Great pics. Hope the class is fun.

Moxy Jane said...

I received a Share The Love Award today from Bad Mom, and I, in turn, have passed that award on to YOU!!

Thanks for all your sunshine!!

MoxyJane,
Austin, TX

Karen MEG said...

Great photos, Debbie, your boys are just adorable!!!

And boy, 10 months to 17 years is a story I'm waiting to hear...

~m said...

I love reading your blog (got here from MrsG? I think?) and can't wait to hear about how you went and stayed so long in Japan.
Not that it's not totally understandable.
(I did the TEFL thing in Korea for a few years...loved it. wish I were there now. so i enjoy getting a little dose of NE Asia from you^^)