Thursday, September 11, 2008

Life is a funny thing...

There were many hopes over the last few days that we would get the exciting opportunity to experience our first typhoon. We learned how to track it online and everything, just to see that it has changed course a bit and we won't actually be experiencing this one though we will have a ridiculous amount of wind and rain over the next few days. Alison and I, and everyone else at the school, were getting REALLY excited about the thought of possibly having a "typhoon day" on Friday. We even went to the 100 yen store to buy a flashlight and some candles. Speaking of candles, we found some real nice smelling ones for $1 but needed to find a cute dish to put them in. Since smoking is so huge here we managed to find some adorable ash trays to put them on. Priceless! lol This is a really cool shot of the sky on the way to school this morning.

I think I mentioned before how I had this really cool gate over my classroom door that I needed to open every morning. I lucked out and got the one that gets stuck. Here is Alison trying to open it. :)Today I took my first class picture. I worked so hard to get them all settled, arranged, and timer set. Here we are 10 days in! They really are quite cute!

Last night Alison and I went to church for their midweek service. The pastor had us all pull chairs to the front and sit in groups for a group activity during his lesson. I was so lucky to get to be in the same group as a man named Rocky (get it? Yo Adrienne!). While having one of our debriefing sessions last night before bed and Alison and I were talking about how we wanted to join a women's group of some sort. We're thinking of talking with the pastor, who is really great, about whether there is something in place or maybe trying to start a get together at Starbucks or something. We would have to be having a bold moment for that to happen. We don't always play well with others! hehe Oh and this is exciting...We are going to be in the church directory! I had to have my picture taken by myself and I was suddenly reminded of our old church directory from when I was younger and I remember seeing the pictures of the single people and feeling so sad for them! lol Welcome to Japan! :)


  1. Yo Adrienne! Well is Rocky single and cute? You crack me up! I love the class picture. You all are adorable! I'm very proud of you guys for wanting to reach out and have play dates! Love you and miss you!

  2. Oh and I love the ashtray/candle holder. I never would have known, they are very cute!

  3. Awww...I love this pic of your class! SOO cute! First time to visit your blog today!! love it. We miss you!