Tuesday, February 09, 2010

random....'cause i'm too tired to do what i really wanted....

It's late Tuesday night here....all but moi' are sound asleep...one is snoring loud enough to wake the freakin' dead, but, that's not really too much of a problem....I've gotten used to it. Besides, I figure that here in a little bit, I'll be too tired to really care and just fall into my futon!!

It started raining a little earlier and that was just the proverbial icing on the 'weird weather cake' we had for dessert today. Yesterday and today the weather was positively muggy. Many people are already talking about their cement walls in their entrance ways sweating....and that doesn't usually happen until much later!! And just so you know....to those of you in the eastern part of the States that are expecting more snow to be dumped, I'm sending you warm, spring-like thoughts. I hope they help.

So....I have in mind a great post with nice pictures telling you about our 10 km. hike we took on Saturday on one of the old roads (think waaay old, like over 400 years old!!) that is around the city...but....I'll do that on Thursday, which is a holiday here.....I need to sleep and be rested and whoohoo energetic for classes tomorrow. Elvis is about to leave the building, folks...but before he does......

This is one of the pictures taken on Saturday. We were walking up and up and up a stone path, when...at the top of one of the hills, we see a car parked in front of a house. Holy hell but I would hate to have to drive that everyday!! We laughed wondering if that "road" was actually a two-way street!!! (and knowing Nagasaki the way we do? yep. it probably was!!)
Koji messing around in front of a restaurant with the fugu (blowfish)!!

On the densha (streetcar). Koji was being really loud because he was actually sitting still and could feel the heated seat. (On a cold day, that is oh so very nice!) Oh....and his chattering? Yeah...that was about the only sound on the streetcar, other than the driver announcing each stop.....and the lady, right there, on the left..rustling her plastic bag. That really bothers me.

Issei brought this home on Friday. A 95 on his Social Studies test. For the first time ever, his was the second highest. (His friend, Kohi, always scores the highest....no one is surprised about that, but...he said everyone was about his! He just smugly chuckled.)
This reminded me of a professor I had at university....the class was Educational Psych and we all had to take an IQ test to see what it was like. After calculating our scores, the prof looked at me....took the paper and re-added the scores, then said, "Ms. Willson....you are a lot smarter than what you look....is this a game you are playing?"
(I might have smugly smiled then, too.) Nah....it just hadn't been too terribly important until then.
Maybe Issei got that from me! (^_^)

Signs that spring is on her way in Nagasaki. The peach blossoms and the plum blossoms were just beautiful this weekend. Oh...and the smell!!! So very sweet!!!


smalltownmom said...

I love all your random, but OH! Those blossoms!

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Love your post. Sweet glimpses... I still need to know about those lovely collages... Love them!

Janet said...

God, I miss that smell! And how beautiful the ground is underneath when all the blossoms fall!

That picture of Koji with the blowfish totally made me smile!!!

Ms. Lea 李女士 said...

Wow! Way to go Issei a 95! I love the pictures, so cute of Koji behind the fish tank, and the Blossom pics are gorgeous! That driveway though.....ugh!

hulagirlatheart said...

Fun, fun, FUN pictures! I love the peach blossoms...and the blow fish.

The Girl Next Door said...

Great fish face! and I am so jealous of the blossoms as I dig out...again...from more snow.

Ginaagain said...

We are having very weird weather here too. It's too warm for winter. The tulips are already pushing up! I'm not really complaining... it's just very strange. Hopefully we will be seeing cherry blossoms soon too.

Congratulations to Issei. I'm sure he gets his smug smile and the smarts hiding behind it from his momma!

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Oh, I like the new header pic! Makes me feel like spring is coming even though it is freezing here! My mother and friends up north are in the middle of a blizzard!

Thanks for your comment about J's health. He is fine now. Has to take his meds every day (and since he travels all the time, I've had to Fedex it to him twice in two weeks...) but other than that he's doing great. He has gained 50 pounds since that photo! And yes, he was at Mayo, and we can't say enough good things about that place. They probably saved his life.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Proud student and mama!

I can't believe that car!