Josiah, 21 years old and Lord of the Flames. Josiah is majoring in Business and Marketing at Angelo State University . He's a "super Junior" this year. He'll be a Senior by next semester and will graduate in December 2011. We miss you son.
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 fish....is 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.
Across our yard, over the fence, through the cabbage patch....see that blue speck? OUR SHED!
Arielle, Nolan, Zander and I were quite the sight for passing drivers who always seem curious to see what the Americans are up to.
It was staked down. The plan now is to buy more stakes, stake it down again.....AND...get big bungee cords and run them over the top of the shed from one fence to the other......unless it blows to North Korea tonight.