Had the day off today for my birthday holiday. Took Maiya to school, then went to the gym and did 27 minutes on the treadmill. I could have gone longer, but I had to get home to shower and head to the eye doctor. The good news is my eyes are getting better, which explains why I cannot read anything close, since my contacts are too strong.
Then booked it out to J-town, on my day off to have lunch at Toranoko with my cousins (from left to right above) Roxane, Cherie, Jackie, and beautiful cutie Harper (Jackie's grandbaby). Planned on FB last night, it was a last chance to get together for Cherie, who heads back to France tomorrow after visiting for a week and a half.
|This girl is such a cutie pie!|
After lunch, I went back to pick up Maiya from taiko class, one of her after school classes. When we were considering Japanese immersion education for Maiya, one of the main considerations for me was the cultural awareness and activities that go along with the language learning. We are so fortunate that Maiya is able to not only learn to speak, read and write in Japanese, but she is also learning traditional Japanese dance, making Japanese and Japanese American friends... and learning taiko. How many elementary schools have after school taiko programs? I must admit, as a former failed taiko player myself (Bombu Taiko), I had hopes that she would be interested in taiko. After two months of taiko class, I think she is already much better than I was after a year of playing taiko, and she definitely has better form and rhythm than I ever did.
Anyways, after school, I cleaned up all the Halloween decorations in the yard while Maiya did homework, then we went to dinner at Howard's Bacon and Avocado Burgers for turkey tacos, and then to Baskin Robbins to use a $2 off coupon. And there, if anyone was interested, is a nutshell of my day off, and NaBloPoMo12 #5. Peace. Out.