Saturday, September 25, 2010

Flamingo Fri~~~turday!!

Is it possible to have 'spring fever' in the fall??

Mother Nature, quite suddenly, decided to cool things down a bit and it has been absolutely wonderful here in Nagasaki.  We have had a bit of rain (squalls, if you will) but nothing that would cause any trouble.
Plus, the rain allowed me to use my new umbrella...my new FLAMINGO UMBRELLA, thank you very much...and I felt oh so very special walking down the street with it, not-so-oblivious to the envious stares of those I met. 

For years, I said that the springtime was my favorite part of the year, but that opinion is slowly changing.  The fall here is lovely....the afternoon sunshine is still quite warm, but not that "oh my God, I can't breathe!" hot and humid we have in the summer (though Wednesday was quite steamy, that particular adjective hasn't returned...knock on wood.).  The fall flowers are so pretty and the festivals that are soon upon us are ones I look forward to (one more than others!!)

So...on Friday...
having a really good "good hair day"
(thank you dry weather...my hair loves you!)
....driving in my car with the window down letting the cool morning breeze come in....

 having a day full of bright sunshine with not a cloud in the sky....
 ...I ended up at "one of my favorite java joints" ...

I took my new shoes out for a chai latte.
It was delicious and the shoes? Oh...they were down right giddy with happiness.

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A special note to my friends:

Thank you so much for the words of advice, support and even better...the words of "you are not in this alone" from my blog post earlier in the week.
We have not had another "episode" (again...knocking on wood) with the 12-year-old, but it hasn't been perfect...just a little better.  I guess, I truly do have to just deal with this one day at a time...and keeping myself calm is of most importance.  (Hence, the trip for that chai latte!!)
It's nice to know that you (yes, you!!) are in my corner...
Mahalo, my friends, maholo.
Thumbingo


8 comments:

smalltownmom said...

Those shoes make me feel good just looking at them.

Clare Maree said...

Golly, I do love those shoes.

Aspiring2Be said...

Oooooh it WAS a good hair day! You look very much like your mother (meant as a compliment).

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That shoe line should be named after you--they are so perfect for you!

sherry said...

Good hair, coffee & cute shoes. Life is good.

Gina said...

Wow, that was an awesome hair day! You look fantastic... and the shoes, they are so you!

Karen MEG said...

Love the hair ... and the shoes... (that Starbucks looks pretty good too :)!

Janet said...

love the pic of you!