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YAY!! My legs don't hurt any more!!! It took a week, but I'm back in the game!

Friday I was dumb, and I forgot my wallet at work and the school is closed and locked until tomorrow. ooopps.  Thankfully [ profile] syuria lent me some money last night so I could pick up some essentials to tide me over until I can get my wallet back tomorrow.

Last night was the first summer festival in Iwaki. There were celebrations in Ueda and Yotsukura.  I danced in the parade at the Yotsukura Nebuta Festival. It took 2 hours to get from the starting point at the beach to the ending point at the train station.  The parade started at sunset and all the floats were lit up and it was awesome!   The dance was very simple, instead of walking normally in the parade we took 3 steps to the right and jumped from our left foot with our right leg bent up and then 3 steps to the left and jumped up on our right foot with our left leg bent up and repeat.  And you clap on each jump.  I was very tired by the end.  We had 2 short breaks during the parade and we were given a small drink during the first break and a larger drink at the end. I was completely soaked by the time we finished.  I got a few pictures and then headed home.  Everyone was saying that we would all be sore today, but I'm proud to say that I don't hurt at all! :D

After that I went over to [ profile] syuria's and played Settler's of Catan for the first time.  I lost, but I had fun playing.

I got home around 11:30pm and called my brother and we chatted for about an hour.  He helped me set up my stats for my RLRPG character.  I'm a level one half-elf :)  We went through the NerdFitness website and my brother said he thinks it's interesting. He already works out with some friends so he may not do anything with NF, but he seemed interested in some of the articles.

I've been looking into recepies for a paleo diet and I must say that I am finding lots of meals that I am really looking forward to trying! I am not exactly clear on the difference between paleo and primal, but I think a lot of the recipes I'm interested in are primal recipes.  Things like Shawarma Salad, Taco Bowl with Crispy Kale Chips, Fajita Fritata, Ultimate Almond Pie Crust with Pumpkin Filling, Beef Burgandy, and so much more :)  Yum!!  I'm going to try to change my diet to 80% paleo and leave one day a week where I can eat what I want.

On another note, I successfully made an apple cinamon cake today using pancake mix.  I didn't add any sugar, just the mix, 2 eggs, butter, milk and cinamon and apple slices.  It turned out really well!  I'm quite happy with it!!

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The Long weekend is here, at last!!!  I have no plans for the weekend, I'm just going to stay home and relax!!  I plan to do a workout tonight and on Monday :)  Tomorrow, if it's not raining, I'll go for a run.

Today I went for groceries and now my kitchen is nicely stocked :)  I have kiwis and cherries for snacks, and I've got corn on the cob, and 2 individual packs of mixed veggies (red peppers, zucchini, cabbage, squash, red cabbage and carrots) and a pack of enoki mushrooms. I picked up a pack of chicken and some steaks. no potatos or rice. I'm trying to cut down on carbs, especially since I eat rice every day for lunch at school.

I also got some oatmeal from Kimberly and I've got a bit of brown sugar and some maple syrup and I'm going to try to make some oatmeal for breakfast tomorrow. 

I bought meat, veggies, fruit, milk, water, cheese and detergent and I spent $51.26 plus $5 on the cab ride home.  I still need to buy some bread later in the week as I only have enough for 3 days left.  Why is food so expensive?  Junk food is so cheap, but anything good for you is expensive..and people wonder why there are so many overweight people.  A lot of people just can't afford to eat right.   I saw a picture on facebook not too long ago.  the reason why kids are overweight is because it's 99 cents for a hamburger and McDonald's and $3.99 for a salad.  It's cheaper to buy pop than it is to buy milk or juice.  I mean, really?  It really aggravates me.

So, now that I've got that out of my system.. lol  I feel somewhat better. 

I eddited a speach for one of the students at one of my schools this week and write letters to students from that same school who had written me letters.  In return for that, the teacher brought me chocolate and cake when he came to pick it all up yesterday.  So now I have junk food that I really want to eat, but really isn't part of my diet.  it's my favourite kind of cake too.  :(  lol 

So it's a long weekend and I'm going to indulge in a small bottle of coke with dinner tonight.  I limit myself to one pop a week either Friday night or Saturday.  Not every week, but occasionally.


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Yesterday was my day off. I got up at 8 and I talked with mom for a bit.  Then I left to get the train to Taira.  I had to go to the BOE to pick up the box the moms sent me. I figured that while I was there I would go do some shopping, so I made a list of places to go and things to get, and off I went.  I got to Taira at 9:15 and went to the first place on my list. It was closed! lol   It didn't open until 10, so I didn't bother waiting, just headed off to the next place on my list that was open.  I picked up some groceries and cleaning stuff at Saty and then headed over to Kojima.  Kojima opened 5 minutes before I got there so I didn't have to wait.  I got a can of condensed air to clean my key board and I got the Season box set of Tru Calling.  I used my points to buy them so it didn't cost me anything.

Next stop was the BOE. I went up to the 3rd floor and politely announced myself and asked if I could get my mail.  Kodama Sensei helped me unburrry my box and I put my Kojima bag down so I could pick up the box.  Then I thanked her and we chatted for a few seconds and then I headed to the train.  I still had 20 minutes until the next train so I stopped at the library to return the videos I had borrowed last week.  Then I caught the train home and realized I had forgotten my kojima bag somewhere - most likely the BOE.  So when I got home I called the BOE.

Kodama Sensei found my bag and I told her I would catch the next train back to Taira to get it.  Frell.  I got home the second time just after 2 pm and the rest of the day was spent relaxing.

Today I finally figured out who one of the teachers at my base school reminds me of ... Snape!  Not in the looks, but in how he acts.  It hit me in the face today and now that's all I see him as.  Kinda freaky.

Classes today went well.  I finished the day off with my least favourite class but we played a game for the last 15 to 20 minutes (until my hacky Sac died) and then kids smiled and had fun (All of them!!).  So I feel good - especially since I only had to help a few of them and this particular class has the worst English skills in the school.  It was fun.

Tonight Kiyoko came over and we made dinner together.  I bought all the fixings to make MaboTofu (Mabo-don). It's a meat sauce and you add vegetables and tofu and it thickens..and you eat it with rice. It's so good!  Kiyoko brought Shrimp and a slightly spicey sauce and enoki mushrooms and we made that as well.  Dinner was amazing. I ate way too much and I have enough left overs for dinner tomorrow and maybe the nigt after too!  She showed me how to make both dishes so I will be able to make them for myself.  They were quick! I had the rice ready when she got here and I had cooked the carrots in advance because the take a few minutes to cook.  But we had everything finished within 15 minutes of her getting here!  

Tomorrow There is an SGI meeting at 7pm at the Peace Centre.  I'm looking forward to it!  Kiyoko will be there as well. :)


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December 2016



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