I'm thinking that the question you must be asking is, so what sort of fun am I having? I guess it is just living life. I have to admit it isn't all fun, but I have to say I enjoy the learning given to me by the challenges placed in my path, even if they aren't always pleasant.
One blessing is the Middle School's participation in Operation Christmas Child (OCC). I always remember my nephew and niece's story when they were in Kosovo distributing OCC boxes and that same year Washington Christian Academy and Silver Spring CRC both participated in packing boxes. It was so fun to hear the story from beginning, packing the boxes, to the end, delivering the boxes to children.
|Middle and Elementary School boxes. They were arranged for the picture. :)|
|High School boxes, They were not arranged for a picture. :)|
Last week I went with a friend, Momo N. to IKEA. She actually knew my brother's family and I was able to meet up with her here in Tokyo when I came here last year. Her schedule and my schedule do not always coincide very well, but we were able to meet up last Saturday. I did have a purpose for going to IKEA: to purchase a bookcase for my office, and find an area rug. I did end up purchasing a bookcase, but it turned out to not be the one I wanted. Not all was lost however, we did stop and buy some Swedish meatballs! :)
Today I am going to IKEA again with another friend and hopefully I'll be able to purchase the bookcase I want. :)
This weekend I have the privilege of staying at the VanderHaak's with Hana. I really believe that a dog is man's and women's best friend. Hana is always excited to see me. I'm not sure if it's because when I come we usually go for a walk or if it's really that she enjoys my company. :) So this morning we went on a four kilometer walk down the river. I usually enjoy that walk and I think Hana does too.
|Hana ready for a walk.|
|Some serious photographers.|
|I'm sure there was something interesting to sniff!|