Friday, November 27, 2009

you know what...and then...some of that other stuff...

Even though I knew the holiday was coming, since we don't really celebrate here, it was always "coming soon". I wrote "what I am thankful for" comments over at "that other place I've been hanging out" and still...when Thursday dawned bright and shiny, it all sort just came and fwapped me in the face..."It's Thanksgiving, dammit."

I got kind of blue and then the world seemed to be ganging up against me...my car had obviously lost its secret protection shield against other stupid drivers....the boys and I seemed to be from completely different worlds.....AND...some lady tried to take me out as I was standing in line at the supermarket. Yuh-huh...she did. She cruised her cart right into my butt....it might have been more of a sideswipe. But, she definitely nailed me. It's not like I'm not a tall, blond foreign woman and standing head and shoulders above pretty much everyone in the store....

I am sooo glad to find out that my "powers of invisibility"
have finally kicked in!!!

Fast forward a few more hours...a glass (or three) of ice wine and then a hot bath and I was feeling better. The loneliness I was feeling had disappeared and things were back to as normal as it can get here. I have some things that will keep us busy this weekend and then it will be....**drum roll please**....time to get the Christmas decorations out!!! The boys are already asking about what we are going to do....we love Christmas here at the Kuroiwa house!!
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And now...because it's Friday.....

.....something that one of the little girls I teach made for me. I love it!!!



A small package from home that is just chock full of many things I love....

~~Thanks, Mom~~


At the front of our house, we have a huge tree that has grown over the walkway. The other morning, as Issei was waiting for his little brother--we both thought the tree was starting to look like either a large duck or a dog.
This picture was one that was just begging to be taken!!


Let's see.....

Chocolate.... goooood.


Potato chips of the ripply kind....yummmmmm


Chocolate-covered potato chips???
Oh. My. Goodness gracious great balls of fire!!!
Yummilicious.....dangerously so....can. not. stop. eating!!
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I hope this finds you enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with the ones you love most. If you ventured out for Black Friday sales...I hope you had a successful trip...and survived the madness.
Oh...and just for the record......
I'm thankful for many things...family, friends, good health...and of course, for YOU...thank you for visiting me here....your friendship....your comments (when you leave them!!)...are greatly appreciated!!

14 comments:

Jason, as himself said...

After such a long time living in Japan, away from the U.S., I would think you would get used to not being here for Thanksgiving. But I guess not. Sorry you were sad, sorry you're feeling back to normal.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I hope all the shout outs from your U.S. friends help--have you seen the flamingos over at PhD's yet?

Helena said...

I couldn't help but laughing at you finally being invisible! :-)

Happy Thanksgiving! Although we don't celebrate it here I know how big this weekend is for you guys.

smalltownmom said...

So sorry you were blue! Christmas and chocolate-covered-chips are very happy thoughts!

ms-teacher said...

I hope you've been over to Jenn's site as she has a great picture for you.

I hate when one bad thing after another happens on a day. However, I'm sure that those chocolate covered chips & the hot bath helped to make everything better!

Leeann said...

OMG! Chocolate covered potato chips! For reals? I never have heard of them but dang, that sounds good!

Happy Thanksgiving, even if you didn't really get to celebrate it there.

On to CHRISTMAS!

jan in nagasaki said...

what is INDIGO WILD..

it looks exciting!!!

Kimberle said...

Have not had chocolate covered potato chips... am thinking I am really missing out on something!
Love you!!!

phd in yogurtry said...

looks like a duck...

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Is there anything that a hot bath and chocolate can't make better?

XOXO

hulagirlatheart said...

I am thankful for: blogging friends that help me to learn about the rest of the world and open my eyes to new things.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Busy Bee Suz said...

No shopping on Friday for me...I don't do that type of maddness. I am glad you ended up getting over your blues...but seriously, why did you not get all ninja on the nascar grocery cart driver?

Kathleen Scott said...

I found you from coffeeyogurt's blog. Your post made me smile. We lived in Europe when I was growing up. Not as far away as you are, but somewhat out of sync so I know the feeling of dislocation.

The second smile was the contrast--our Thanksgiving dinner this year was sushi (http://hillcountrymysteries.blogspot.com ).

Yarni Gras! said...

yum, I love m&ms with popcorn...that salty/sweet thing is amazing!