Cleaning Out My Walk-In Closet

Maybe getting hooked on shows like this inspired me…

It took hours to clean out my walk-in closet.  I went through the clothing, matching up what worked and what didn’t.  I’ve now divided up what clothes I’ll try to sell at the thrift store and what just need to be thrown away. It’s a carefully divided set of piles occupying the hallway currently.

(There is no form of Goodwill that I know of in Japan.  Otherwise, I’d happily donate a lot of clothes.  They also mainly want brand names, of which I have almost none, but I’ll see what they say.)   Continue reading “Cleaning Out My Walk-In Closet”

Hydrangea Season in Tokyo

I missed iris season by a bit.

However, I just got to enjoy the tail end of hydrangea season in Kamakura.

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It was so packed. Thousands arrived to go to the same place.

(Actually, when my husband brought me flowers a few days back, he wanted to bring me blue flowers like this because the Texas state flower is blue (bluebonnets).  So sweet.)

Here are my pics of the hydrangea

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My Husband Brought Me Flowers and Cake

Actually, my husband and I have never brought each other flowers before.  We’ve never been a flower-power couple.

So I was really touched and surprised when he came home and surprised me with this:

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He even wrote a beautiful message in the flowers, eking out his best English, but I’m not allowed to take a photo of that. He felt it was too personal and asked me not to share it anywhere.

So his heartfelt message of love remains our secret.

This on the heels of my friends taking me out to dinner.

I’m feeling quite loved today ya’ll.