Friday, December 28, 2012

Read-a-Thon Continues


Another 2.5 hours and 25 pages of reading the Hobbit today. Michael took about an hour shift.

I am enjoying the Hobbit quotes I'm collecting..."Mutton yesterday, mutton today, and blimey if it don't look like mutton tomorrow."  This phrase has been adapted several ways and used today.
I didn't plan on spending hours each day on reading...but I'm looking at this as a "reading intensive" for Zander and I think it will reap great dividends in confidence when we are done....if we can keep it light-hearted. LOL

Only 36 pages to go to the end of Chapter 6 - I believe he will have this done by Sunday and they can then go to the movie on Sunday or Monday.

Michael suggested I take Stacia to the onsen while they are at the movies. She's thrilled and that will take the sting out of missing the movie for her.

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Satsuma-Imo


The ultimate FAST FOOD. Baked Satsuma-imo (Japanese Sweet Potato). You pick them up at Universe or Lawsons....and you can EAT THEM WITH YOUR FINGERS, peeling the skin back as you go. 



Men with carts used to go through neighborhoods selling hot, fresh baked sweet potatoes. More recently, "yaki-imo trucks" drive through neighborhoods playing a bit of music, drawing kids  (and a few adults) to purchase a fresh baked sweet potato. I love it.  Much healthier option than the  ice cream truck. ::snort::  There are still some carts around....

Yakiimo cart
Via Google Images

Yakiimo Truck
Via Google Images

Ishi Yakiimo - stone baked potatoes...sold from the back of his truck. 

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Fourth Day of Christmas


Zander and I began the day with an hour of reading. He is currently reading with Michael. It's a read-a-thon. ::wink:: 

He did take a break to join the other kids outside. They've begun the sled hills....This one is right outside our door. 

Arielle had to get creative

And if Arielle can do it....

Yuuki is a SMART dog...she stays warm! 

Akikosan came over for lunch. We made Yakisoba together. 


This was a new treat for us. Ice cream filled Mochi (rice cake). We'd like to find a mochi pounding festival to attend....must check into that tonight or tomorrow. 

The box to look for at Lawsons

Our next project was to finish our New Year's Decorations....


Arielle has gone to a youth event at a local church. The rest of us are about to pop some popcorn and watch a movie.

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...