Saturday, July 09, 2011

Sweltering Sunday

We still have rolling black outs in Japan. 

We have air conditioning in our living room and master bedroom (BECAUSE WE WEREN'T ALLOWED TO LIVE ON BASE - SEE THERE ARE ALWAYS REASONS FOR THESE THINGS::snort::);  we've not used it as it seems only right to be tough in solidarity with my sweltering peeps and to do our part to conserve electricity at this time in Japan. We hang our laundry. We burn two lights at a time in the house...those sorts of things. We've been tough. 

The heat here isn't the hottest I've survived; but the humidity makes it FEEL HOTTER. Really. In the a.m. you wake up and the sweat is rolling down your back. The highlight of yesterday is Michael came home from chapel and turned on the AC. YES. It could have had something to do with my Facebook status which mentioned lying nekkid under a fan and not wanting to get up for anything...even chapel. Now I know which chapel attendees read my Facebook. LOL 

We had plans for Bre's last afternoon....however, I think the AC enticed us to stay inside, or maybe approaching goodbyes made us lethargic....though we're fairly good TCKs and deal with goodbyes by living to the fullest in denial until we pull up at the airport. ::snort::

I took a loverly nap. I needed it. I'm a "certain age" and have been told to take a nap if I need to; so there. ::grin::

Everyone played games....we play more games when the older kids are home. Why don't we play games when its the younger ones? I must explore this a bit.

The day passed...and tomorrow is sure to come.

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


berrypatch said...

That's the part I hate most about Maine summers - the humidity! Although, I turn on the AC as often as needed right now and that's often. LOL

Dana said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog! What is a TCK though? I understand the denial part of course!!! That's how I get through the goodbye's too.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Dana, THANKS for leaving a comment. I went to your profile and found your blog. I entered it in google reader and look forward to visiting via blogging.

TCK - Third Culture Kid. This used to be a term saved for ex-pat and missionary kids (of which I'm one) but in the past 10/20 years????? they've added military kids to the definition. I read the book a few years ago and was SURPRISED at how well they KNEW me. Helped me see why I process some things differently than others. I think it's a great book to read to help you have insight to military children too.

Anonymous said...

I remember that favorite part of the day used to be getting home in the evening and jumping into a COLD shower. We were out on bikes all day...
I remember when I first read about TCK's--I was laughing and saying "yup" the whole way through. My younger sibs have it even worse because they've never lived in a single country for more than 4 years...and they'd not spent more than 12-16 months TOTAL in the States before coming back for college--but this was supposed to be home.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Oh - I understand that, Sarah. I remember landing in America for college and thinking "This is home?"