Saturday, March 07, 2009

Wrapping Up the Week

Friday is produce day. I have unearthed the sign to look for for fresh fruit and vegetable markets in I will continue to have fresh produce. In fact there are APPLE orchards in the Aomori Prefecture.

We went to the library...again...3x this week. I think, subconsciously, I'm soaking up as much library time as I can before we leave. They have a new self-checkout system. Cool beans. When I worked at a library, one of my main jobs was to upgrade their collection from the card catalog to computer....I laughed to see how far library systems have come in 14 years. The librarian laughed. It's fun to notice what various regulars check out when you work at a library. She said, "I always like to see what homeschoolers check out." We had a STACK of children and adult books on Japan, a couple on Pakistan, 2 videos on Japan and about 4 picture books on Passover. ::snort:: The favorites are *The Three Samurai Cats* and *Matzah Man*.

Jamin made dinner for all of us last night. What a treat. It's been a long time since he has felt caught up enough to make pizza. Here he's making our famous sauce. ::snort::

We watched Captain Courageous from Netflix.

This morning I found a wonderful website...lots of help both on the military aspect of things and living in Japan.

I went to Walmart 2x today. Grrrr....

Mike is sick and in bed.

Debbie, our PWOC VP, had planned a lunch for us at Bonsai Gardens. That was today. I found it ironic that I'm now going to be living in Japan. The food was good.....we snapped photos with my poor broken camera. It really is a talent to take photos without a preview screen.


I raced home to get Arielle to Emma's Birthday Party - only 30 min late. Emma's guest brought enough "presents" for Emma to fill a couple of Action Packs for Pakistan. Deja had gotten the "Pray for Pakistan" wrist bands for each girl.....I think I may go ahead and order 10 of them from Voice of the Martyrs. I can't figure out which person doesn't get one.

We went to Sam's Club.

We had dinner.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Cynthia said...

Did you get the Three Cups of Tea book? Sometime I need to check out your pizza recipe/how to blog entries because we are thinking we'd like to try our own again sometime.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

No - it was checked out.

Kristine said...

LOL, I always look to see what hsers are checking out too. I have my "favorite" hsers that I keep my eyes on, including the ones who drag around their book lists such as My Father's World. :)

Our two favorite Japanese books are Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson, and Shipwrecked by Rhoda Blumburg. Holly's favorite book for a long time was Master Puppeteer, really surprising since it was when she was at a "no boys" in books stage. Shipwrecked is a true story from the 1800s. Both are terrific history resources, and I'm betting you've read at least one of them already.