Monday, November 11, 2013

Books and costumes and feasts, oh my!

My new book came in the mail!  I feel like I was rereading books 1 and 2 over and over, trying to refresh my need for book 3, and it finally came!!  I keep carrying it with me on the off chance I'll get 3 minutes to read just a little bit more!!!

My backing-in abilities have served me well here, I'm beginning to blend in a little.... A very little!!

Nicole and I got to trick or treat at the clinic!

The med group really has fun with this whole Halloween thing!  

A dear friend brought me to a new lovely sushi place!  This shop has giant pink daisies on the sign outside, I was never quite sure which place this was!  It, too, has a Conveyor belt, but it's much smaller.  And I can order things fresh and she will make them for me right there!  

I signed up for this race and I JusT realized... We already have snow on the ground!  On the 23rd, my time won't count!! 

Tink was a number of heroic icons this Halloween, she started as batman, morphed into a banana, and at the end if the night she was a bumblebee!  Tink had many faces.... First we went to a pet costume contest.  She was adorable and goofy, but not even an honorable mention!  At least she got a couple treats and met some puppy pals!!

Nicole is too cool for school!  This is the Halloween costume she put together via amazon!

Then we were putting away groceries and spilled powdered sugar everywhere... She had interesting techniques of cleaning it up!!

We hosted a thanksgiving dinner for the O'Misawa wives!  I brought 2 turkies!  We had quite a feast!  Holly carved the turkey for me!!

My awesome cousin and I made an earth sandwich.  


A dear, sweet friend introduced me to this little bakery that has the most amazing bread and the owner also makes cappuccino and such, as well!  It is a cozy little place to have a chat with a friend!  If you can't find me around Japan, I will probably hide out here!

My beloved built some shelves.... And not just this set, but some for the front and back porches!  These teeny tiny quarters can't contain us!!

Do you see these signs of impending doom?  There are poles everywhere!  Along all the streets, all parking lots and sidewalks.... So the plows know where the curbs are!    Oy vey... 

And the trees are so gorgeous, soon there will be no color left... 

But on a brighter note, we CAN find some really good stuff on base!!  Almost as good as the first time I had this delicious white chocolate raspberry cheesecake!!!  

At the shimoda mall, they have already decorated for Christmas!  There are ornaments and garland and trees everywhere, plus this jolly fat guy hanging from the ceiling.  But this pose reminds me of Mac Tonight... The McDonalds (or as the Japanese call it, Makudonarudo, or Makku, for short!!) icon of the 80's... 

Merry Xmos...

Peace out.  Actually, if you look in the background, Nicole was just an excuse to take a picture of the t shirt behind her. Thirteen?  Is that an age?  A mindset?  Sparkly leopard print?


The weather has turned cold!  Not yet Alaska cold, but in the looooooow 30's.  We had sun snow showers!  You can't tell much from this picture.  

And then it became this:

Winter is here to stay!!  For a while, at least!!

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