The moment you invite someone into your time of solitude and silence - it is no longer a discipline of silence and solitude. I know, I know - it seems I had to try it to realize it. ::snort:: Stacia wanted to go on my walk with me this a.m. - but my walks are prayer walks - more than exercise related. I agreed.....but forgot that she would BE there....wanting to TALK....and so I introduced her to the concept of prayer walks...and I lost the solitude....but I took joy in joining her in prayer. Maybe this is a good way to start to teach her a bit of introspection.
The boys, Stacia and I headed to the produce market at Shimoda Mall. Yummm.....they enjoyed a Krusher at KFC (Do they have those in the states? The kids were asking what they were and I'm not eating such these days. I'll google)...anyway....they enjoyed a Krusher at the window and watched as I bought lots of FRESH (as opposed to commissary wilted in two days tops) produce. I found these babes for Michael.
I was really hungry at lunch and craving some of those beans and rice I'd stored up earlier....with no real clue of what I was doing....I sauteed some veggies, garlic, grated ginger and carrot with my fun new 100 Yen tool....
Added some fresh pineapple, frozen corn, peas and a bit of yakitori sauce....it was lunch for Stacia and I.
I couldn't eat it all and so wrapped some in a tortilla for dinner with a salad....and have some left. Michael didn't like it - I got the wrinkled nose. Oh well - I told him there are 8000 beans and rice recipes I'm sure to find one he'll like eventually.
Arielle and I ran to the base to buy a sprinkler and the items we couldn't get at the produce market. We discovered the commissary is the coolest place in Misawa. I feel terrible for those on base with no AC - 97 * today....but there is hope.
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The kids cleaned the fish tank. I cleaned (deeply) the downstairs.....such is the life of normalcy...a day so normal you almost hate to write about it - but I did and I loved living it.
Living all of life before the face of God...