Saturday, September 25, 2010


Feeling a great need for an endorphin boost, I headed for the gym at 7:00 a.m. Yes, on SATURDAY.   I was getting there after an hour of sweat....but knew that a trip to Hirohata Onsen would ice the cake, so to speak.  WOW - did we have RAIN as I left the onsen. I had so much fun trying out my Japanese phrases (Good morning, Wow, rain....bad weather isn't it.....are you fine.....thank you very much"....that I stopped at our favorite bakery on the way home to try out my phrases again. LOL  Hey - I've been WAITING to be able to talk about the rain. ::snort:: 

From there I came home and we delivered a couple of baked items.  We tried out a new to us shopping spot.

Around 2:00 p.m. we realized we'd not had lunch...or some of us hadn't. We tried a restaurant that Akikosan had recommended. Unfortunately, the photo of our "rice burger" didn't turn out. It was good.

 We headed for Homac to find "stuff" for Prince Charming......yes, the frog has a name. Alas, we could find no live crickets....and I'm not sure where else to look around here....I'm not sure Japanese families keep pet frogs? The kids continue to hunt up insects. I wonder if he'd eat spiders? We have LOTS of live spiders.

I've been thinking a gold fish would ease the cravings for a pet around here....this was tempting but I wasn't sure if it was a fresh or salt water it a species or a gravely ill gold fish? 

No Crickets, but a new habitat for Prince Charming. 

I'm finding it increasingly hard to resist seeing if the old "put a frog in a pan and gradually raise the temp" thing is based in fact....but I wouldn't do that....not really....just makes one wonder when there's a frog above the kitchen sink. ::snort::

We're really, really tired. We're going to sleep early.....and we'll be ready to begin another week by Monday.

Choosing Joy!
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Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh... no crickets...

he'll probably eat any bug that moves. Ours ate crane flies, and they're pretty easy to catch.

Whatever he normally eats must be buzzing around your yard somewhere :D

I love watching your count-down. Hope Mike beats it home.


DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Thanks, Julie....we hope he beats the countdown home too. LOL