Hello all! Happy Friday!
I love the Japanese culture. People are extremely kind and generous. They do things that just make sense, unlike us Americans. The one thing I cannot deal with, though, is the driving. It seriously drives me up the wall. I don't mind driving on the other side of the road. I honestly think I kind of prefer the left side of the road. But this stopping in the middle of the road business is not working for me. I guess people stop whenever they get a phone call. I'm down with that because it is safer and people annoy me when they talk on the phone while driving. But, you are taking up an entire lane of traffic and I am stuck behind you! Parking is also hard to come by here so people park on the "side" of the road to run into a business. The "side" of the road is actually in the middle of a lane. See exhibit A below.
I feel like our house is really coming together and starting to feel homey. Something about plants and decorations make a place just feel more put together. I snagged two trees for $40 off of Okinawa Yard Sales. That's pretty awesome in my book since they were going for $80 a piece at the store here. Wow, is that sad that I am that excited about trees? Also, I may not have been able to make it to the gym this week (cause I am just so busy and all), but these stairs are sure giving me a workout.
I have started to do some work on the office. I am so excited about it, which you could have guessed if you saw this post. I had found quite a few office things at the dollar store here on the island. I decided to make them a bit more exciting by spray painting them gold. I can't wait to finish up our little office and have a little "me" space.
Again with the mirror selfies?? What's happening to me? This one also has a reason, though. Since I am trying not to/can't shop, I decided I would start shopping my own closet and play with new outfits and rediscover my old stuff. The only problem? I don't have anywhere to wear half of my closet since a lot of the things I own are pretty dressy. This skirt still has the tag on it. Oops, guess I really don't need to shop. I am hoping my "closet shopping" will cure my itch to go real shopping.
Even though it is ridiculously hot here still, I am trying to embrace fall. It has been really hard for me to get in the fall mindset because it just doesn't feel like fall. I put this little reminder on our chalkboard to get me more in the fall spirit.
And that's pretty much about as exciting as my week got. Life of a stay at home wife right there. Jake has a four day weekend this weekend so we have lots of exciting things planned! Yay for no typhoons ruining our island exploration!