Sunday, May 13, 2012

the random-themed blogpost typed up in 7-8 minute intervals....

tomorrow is issei's undokai (sports day) at school and tonight, as i was doing dishes, he asked if i could make some cookies for dessert.
"for tomorrow?"
(picture me, giving him a "really??" kind of look)
"okie, dokie, then....."
and once again, i will prove to my son that i can pull the proverbial rabbit out of a hat....or....
cookies out of the kitchen at a moment's notice.  
(and thank the goddesses above that i accidentally bought too much oatmeal awhile back!)
even as i type....some very yummy smelling oatmeal/chocolate and caramel chip cookies are baking.
hence....the 7-8 minutes.

let the randomness begin.......

so...i turned 50 in april.
remember that.
yeah...i got a bit wigged about it there for a bit, but...meh. it's all good.
i do have a suggestion for those of you who are going to help a friend celebrate a momentous birthday....
yep. t-i-a-r-a.
she'll need one.
when i was in the states, my one of my very bestest friends in the whole wide world friend, dena, gave me one to help start the celebrating.
it was very cool.
i'm sure i look even more fetching that what i imagined.
(and yeah...i'm giggling as i'm typing!!)
fast forward to the party my friends and i had.
it just so happens that one of my friends has the exact same birthday (she's just a little older) and another friend (who is the same age) is the day after.
cool, huh?
so....i went to "that american accessory shop that is in every shopping mall "to see if they had tiaras.
of course, they did.  even in japan.
so i bought two for my friends.....and...yeah...okay...
one more for myself.
(a girl can never have too many tiaras!)
aren't we lovely? 
that's us...and some young'un sneaking into the picture!!
we had a great dinner...much to drink...and then dancing.

 i seriously think that the tiaras might have really 
helped the fun along.
they did.
you need one
(or two!!)

last week was our 'golden week' holiday.
we had monday and then thursday and friday off  and since the k-man only got the last saturday and sunday off from work, we chose those days to do something.
so we took a drive.
we drove to a small island about 3 hours away and it was lovely.
we went to a museum that focused on the dutch trading connection that was around hundreds of years ago....seriously....the original building was built in 1639.
while it wasn't "whoohooo! that really blew up my skirt!" exciting, it was pretty interesting.
the drive was nice.
we went over a cool bridge

and another one to the next island

we climbed a hill (getting a great view of the newly planted rice fields)
and we went to my personal 'power spot'....a kannon, a goddess that has powers of some really good stuff for me...i could just stand in her glory and.....breathe. 
power-up, baby.

it really was a great day.

i just put i the last batch of cookies into the oven.
the recipe said that i could get 48 cookies....
i just counted and there will be 65!!
(not counting the two that i ate fell on the floor!)

and the cookies are done which means that i really need to get to bed.  it'll be a 'regular' day tomorrow, with issei getting up at 6:00.....i'll have to get the bento ready before the rest of us head over to the school, about 9:00.
by the way, this years bento will be a bit different.  instead of being like everyone else (as we usally do...spicy fried chicken, onigiri, various veggies.....), we going to live dangerously and stir things up a bit.
i'm making......*wait for it*.....a french bread sandwich.
i know.
crazy right?
we'll see how it goes.
there will be pictures.
oh...and one more before i go....
hApPy MoThEr'S dAy
to all you moms out there!!
i hope your day is just fabulous.


ChiTown Girl said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too, my friend!

The tiara is an awesome idea. I should have worn one the other day. I'll remember for next year. :)

smalltownme said...

I highly approve of cookies!

Yarni Gras! said...

love the tiara!!!!

San said...

You are one tiara wearing supermom goddess Debbie! Hope your Mothers Day was good!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Happy Mother's Day! I will keep the tiara in mind in a couple of years.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love the Tiara idea....perhaps I should start getting used to that now?? Yes.
I love all your adventures where you are....seems so far away from my life. because it is!!
So happy that your trip back on this side of the world was good.
love to you and your peeps!

Janet said...

You never fail to make me smile!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

You rock the tiara! I'll have to remember that accessory.
Those red boots come with the cape, right?

Kim said...

Thanks for your kind words today. I think you're right; everything will work out.
Your pics of the bridges and rice paddies are beautiful! looks like it was a lovely day trip!

magiceye said...

that was a fun post!