Tenaciously Remembered is also taking off. I have had four orders since the web site launched, and I have also had requests for classes. There is a craft sale on base Nov. 24 that I am planning for, and I am looking in to the possibility of doing a scrapbooking class as soon as Dec. 4.
Additionally, I am planning for a trip to the States. I am flying "space available," or, Space A for short, which means I do not have a ticket and am not guaranteed a seat. It's a crap shoot, so wish me luck in getting to the States on Saturday, and returning (which is the harder thing to do, I hear) in a couple of weeks. While I am gone, Rodney will be here in Iwakuni holding down the fort. I have left him with a schedule of events and a very important envelope with checks for bills that need to be paid, field trip information and more. Wish him luck, as well!
In other news...
Rodney celebrated his 16th Marine Corps anniversary Oct. 8... just four more years to go! I gave him a bottle of sake from Miyajima and a handmade card. :) He also recently score his highest bowling score ever... a 193. Now he is working on his consistency!
We took the boys to the sushi restaurant with the conveyor belt that runs through it. That was an epic fail. They were willing to try anything, which is a great attitude, but, unfortunately, their eyes did not match their palates. I let them pick the things to try. I may not like certain things, but that doesn't mean they won't, is my philosophy. The both liked the fried fish pictured below, but that's about where the liking stopped.
First, Will chose something off the belt that looked like steak. He tried it, hated the taste and the chewiness. Here is his face:
And here is his face when he found out it was marinated horse meat:
Last Wednesday was the boys' Open House night at school. There wasn't much time to take photos because it was a pretty strict schedule, but here is a photo of the principal and teachers in the gym, and Will with the Yoshi pinata he made in class.
Also, in case you were wondering about what scares Xan, here is a photo of a project he worked on in class yesterday:
Personally, my favorite is the flu snot. Just kidding., His "h" is a little short.
Of course, don't forget to check my public blog for more!