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Spring and I 'm feeling frisky
Saturday, May 05, 2012      3 comments

It's Children's Day here in Japan which is a national holiday. Rode my bicycle all the way down to the main library which is on the harbor under sunshine and blue skies. Came home and DH helped me take the winter clothes and blankets to the s... Read more
Digit workout
Saturday, April 14, 2012      1 comments

Filling out stacks of forms to complete the college admission forms both with pen and online. It is taking hours!... Read more
Friday, April 13, 2012      1 comments

No, not that kind. The once-a-month grocery shop. Event #1 - negotiating the Japanese version of a Big Box store where the aisles are about 5 feet wide and there are about 2000 people in the store with itty-bitty shopping carts. I need to go ... Read more
Ridin' in the rain, with my boots of yellow
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      2 comments

A nod to the children's song "Robin in the rain". Just because it was spatterining a bit didn't stop me from commuting to my private teaching gig by bicycle and then doing some shopping at the local farmers' market - parsnips and leeks! with a... Read more
Spring cleaning
Friday, April 06, 2012      3 comments

Packing away all the ways we heat our apartment even if it is only in the low 60s during the day. Tired of those high utility bills. Walking and biking to avoid the high gas prices, too. Lifestyle changes!... Read more
Cherry blossoms
Monday, April 02, 2012      4 comments

70 degrees, blue skies, glorious cherry blossoms, two teenaged sons and bicycles - great recipe for exerise. I'm back, baby!... Read more
3 senior citizen marathon runners and me
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      2 comments

Two guys bailed on this morning's mountain walk/hike in overcast 50ish weather. There was some tricky footing with all the wet fallen leaves and slippery paths, but we all came through like champs. I held my own with all these marathon runners.... Read more
Celebrating the cessation of rain
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      2 comments

Going mountain walking with the geriatric boy scouts tomorrow after more than a week of rain with snow before that. Spring has sprung!... Read more
MIA and 2kg. gain
Sunday, March 04, 2012      4 comments

Well, hello fans. Got eldest son graduated last Thursday in mizzling rain. Had gone off tracking anything in the months leading up to it, but I've learned enough about calorie counting and portion control plus exercise so that the damage wasn... Read more
Early spring
Friday, February 24, 2012      2 comments

Did my errands at three differnt stores by bicycle today in early spring sunshine. Spring cleaning is in the air!... Read more
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      0 comments

Three days of snow flurries to three days of rain. I sense a pattern.... Read more
Sunday, February 19, 2012      0 comments

Spent the last three days of snow flurries and freezing temperatures under the electric blanket with a 1000-page novel. Only exercise was cooking for the crew. Today it will be in the high 40s so I can hang landry outside! Oh, joy.... Read more
Happy Valentine's Day
Monday, February 13, 2012      3 comments

Love and be kind to ourselves and all others will benefit.... Read more
Navigating the Valentine's chocolate aisle
Monday, February 13, 2012      3 comments

Lavish displays of boxed high-end chocolates, cute chocolate somethings aimed at the kiddie set, DIY kits for that homemade look, I'm drowning in chocolate opportunities. In the past five months, I've read too many labels to be able to be igno... Read more
False spring
Sunday, February 12, 2012      3 comments

It was a false spring day with pure blue skies, blazing sunshine and 50 degree temperatures. I went for an hour-long brisk walk, came home and hung out the futons and then went to the unheated gym to watch DS#2's basketball team whomp their ri... Read more

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