Doesn't that post title make you wonder what in the world did Winnie do now? Well, truth be told, I really didn't do anything I wasn't supposed to, but you wouldn't believe it, we have a farm that has milk cows only about 4 or 5 blocks away!
|Back of the barn where the cows were eating|
|Looks like a feeder|
|From the front of the barn.|
You wouldn't believe it, but Thrift Store is HERE!
Thrift store you ask? What's the big deal about that? Well, leading up to yesterday, there was a fair amount of hype about Thrift Store. I had seen a number of items being brought to school over the course of the week, waiting to be sold. The Thrift Store is a two day event. Friday, CAJ families are able to come and browse or buy items. Saturday, the Thrift Store opens for everyone. It's like a large bazaar. The gym was full of clothes, toys, books, games, shoes, knickknacks, small appliances, etc. It seemed to have anything you wanted. Unfortunately (or maybe not), since I had just spent the summer downsizing, with the help of many friends, I decided I would not begin purchasing here in Japan. The only items I bought were CAJ shirts and my lunch of curry rice and a salad. Here are some pictures of the plaza (outside of my classroom window) and the gym. Saturday is supposed to be the busiest time. The way one fellow colleague described it, it was like Walmart on Black Friday in the US. People come in with garbage bags and just head to one section filling the bags up furiously with a host of things. I have decided to stay away from the Saturday bustle and enjoy the day.
|Inside the gym|
|Inside the gym|
You wouldn't believe it, but Hana and I have been living by ourselves the last couple of days. Brian and Bette are both on travel for the school. Today is a great day! The weather is beautifully sunny! I have my laundry hanging out drying. I'm sitting outside as I type this post. Can it get any better? God has given us a beautiful world and today I'm really enjoying it!
|My view while typing this post.|
|Hana enjoying the sunshine|