As I type, the most magnificent thunderstorm is going on right outside my window. The thunder was so loud that I gave up on watching TV. Good thing the kids are sound sleepers.
Lots has been going on since the last time that I updated, but I will be darned if I can remember half of it, but I will give it the old college try anyway.
*The kids had their sport's day the first Sunday of this month. It was originally scheduled for the first Saturday but got rained out.
*Our camera is being moody. Sometimes it works and sometimes all you get is a blank, white screen when you turn it on. It makes me a little leery of plugging it up to the computer, so no pictures until we figure out what is going on or I get the courage to plug it in and see what happens.
*The whole apartment building is being "maintenced" and will still be being "maintenced" well into the new year if I read the notice right. Our building is draped in scaffolding and canvas tarps that make it hard to tell if it is morning or night or cloudy or sunny. Because of all the scaffolding they had to take down our satellite so no more Ugly Betty or Grey's Anatomy for a while. I wish that the video store was in walking distance.
*Last Thursday we went to a friend's house so I could help her daughter with some English homework. Monday morning I got an email from that same friend telling me that her daughter had come down with the "New" flu and that I should take the kids to the doctor at the first sign of a fever or cough. So far, so good.
*The cooler weather gets me in the mood for cooking and baking. There has been a lot of good (if I do say so myself), comfort food cooking going on around here. I even tried my hand at from scratch curry last night and for a first attempt I would say I did alright.
*I just recently started wearing my wedding ring again. I stopped wearing it not because of any ill feelings towards my husband, but because I was forever having to stop and take it off to wash dishes or help Sophie get dressed (the ring scratched her face once when I was helping her put her shirt on) so I just went without it. Not that that is so uncommon here. Out of all of my friends and family here I can think of only two people (one male, one female) that actually wear wedding rings. Hubs wears his everyday. I don't think that I have ever seen him take it off. I wear both my wedding band and engagement ring something even rarer here in Japan. So, I wonder, for those of you married and living in Japan, do you wear your wedding and/or engagement rings?
*The storm is starting to let up, so I think I will head off to bed.