The 52 Project

A portrait a week for a year.
This week- at a noodle shop in Tokyo she finally got frustrated with her one chop stick so she just slurped her noodle. 


The 52 Project
A portrait a week for a year. 
This week- on the airplane from Denver to Tokyo. It was a 12 hour flight and she was a wonderful passenger. She watched two movies twice, slept an hour at the beginning and end of the flight and ate a lot of goldfish crackers. 

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Greetings from Japan!

UToday was spent in Kamakura. Kamakura was the capital of Japan in the late 12th century.  We saw a lot of temples. I couldn't even begin to count the number of temples there are, but we barely scratched the surface. 

While we were at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine today we saw the end of a Shinto wedding. This was the beginning of the next wedding.  It was also a blessing day for 3,5, & 7 year old. They were adorable in their kimono, but I didn't feel comfortable taking pictures of kids.  

Also in Kamakura is the Great Buddha. This perhaps is one of my favorite temples that I've seen in Japan.  The building of the statue started in 1252 and took ten years to complete. It was covered at one point but the building was destroyed by a typhoon in the 1300's.  (which in itself is hard to comprehend). 

Yesterday we went to a sushi place for dinner (not my favorite thing). I think being awake for over 24 hours with only cat naps finally caught up with us. C slept through the whole dinner, the car ride home and being carried in to the house. Unfortunately she was up at 2am and doesn't know how to whisper.  She finally fell asleep again 3:30. I stayed up with her and slept in. I think we are now on Japan time.  Which will make it all the more difficult on the return flight. 

Yarn Along, Or...

Things to keep mama occupied for a 12+ hour plane ride.  I've got books, yarn, movies, my ipod, and a puzzle book to keep me sane.  I don't usually sit for 12+ hours.  For that matter, neither does Corrine, but I'm hoping she sleeps a little bit.  I can sleep on the plane.  The problem is this flight leaves Denver at noon.  So unless we get up at the crack before dawn, I'm not seeing much sleeping going on.

We are going to visit my brother and his family in Japan.  My brother is career Navy and they are stationed in Yokosuka which is on the coast south of Tokyo.  They move home next summer so this is our chance to go visit.  I've been there the last time they were stationed in Japan, at Atsugi, but Bryan and I had just started dating so he did not go.   And Corrine is SUPER EXCITED to go visit Uncle Peter and her cousins.  
 I'm hoping to start and finish this baby sweater on the plane.  I've got 3 books and one on my ipad.  I'd like to finish Shadow Divers while I'm there so I can leave it with my brother to read.  It's about a couple of deep sea divers who find a WWII German uboat sunk off the coast of the United States.  My brother was  WWII History major in college and then got his masters in Military History.  This should be right up his alley.
 These two little crochet projects are for the return flight.  The brown project is the second to last square I need to finish my square blanket from my square swap group.  The pink yarn is going to make the same square only a bit bigger than what I need for the October square swap member.  These two squares shouldn't take too long, but I'm hoping they get finished before I get home!
Have a fabulous Wednesday!


The 52 Project
A portrait a week for a year.
This week- Heading out to trick or treat with her good friend Connor.  (While it isn't close to Halloween anymore, Mama was a slacker with the camera so had to rely on other mamas to take pictures).  

Yarn Along

It's that time again. Yep.  It's Wednesday and that means it is time for the weekly yarn along. I'm joining with Ginny and everyone to share boos and knitting. I finally finished my September square for the square swap group for my Ravelry group. It only took me two months, but with the cables I couldn't really work on it in the company of a two year old. There are some mistakes and I probably should have fixed them but I just couldn't make myself rip out my hard work. (I'll see how I feel when I'm working on my sweater!).  I just need to block and shape the square and off it goes to the Sept member

I also just cast on another aviatrix. This is for an I. O. U. baby present. Te baby was born this past summer and I wanted a cute hat to fit him in the winter. I am using Cascade Pacific in a lovely gray color. 

I put aside The Lighthouse for the time. I had put my name in the queue for W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton and my name finally came up. We are leaving on vacation next week and I wanted to have it finished and retuned by the time we leave. I am really liking this book. There are times when I can't put it down and I haven't figured out whodoneit. 


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