From the begging of this week, Christmas holidays' atmosphere has been around here and there.
Most American looks being looking forward to having Christmas holidays with cheerful energy.
But David and I are not having special party at all in this year.
Because only Christmas day, David could have a holiday and he has to work the next day of Christmas.
So we decided to enjoy our own way of Christmas in this year with peaceful and calm atmosphere.
I don't like too much cheerful party at all, I prefer to enjoy normal holiday as I am.
Because not only Christmas holidays are not HOLY day but also every day is holy and precious day for me.
So I just want to have a usual feeling with peaceful energy inside of my heart.
Also I am not a Christian and I don't need to celebrate Christmas holiday at all.
I really want to spend David's holiday with gratitude and love as I wish.
But I want most people enjoy Christmas holidays as they wish, and it is each choice to do anything in their holidays.
I just want to spend my day as usual as I am and every day is holy and important one, because today is the only one day and it will not come to my life again, never.
How is your plan of Christmas holidays?
I wish that you will enjoy your favorite way as you are with love and smile...^^
During David holiday, yesterday and the day before yesterday, suddenly the fire alarm started to ring sometimes.
But I didn't mind the sound but when we started to sleep, David couln't stand the noise at all.
The fire alarm started to ring but I could start to sleep with the noise and I had no idea what happened after my sleeping.
David wanted to make the fire alarm stop anyhow and he tired to do so many things during my sleeping.
He shut down alarm system by stop the light of electricity and he could start to sleep finally.
But after I woke up yesterday, David looked sleepless and I was so sorry for him.
Because he was the end of recovery from the sick still, so he needed to sleep well enough that night.
Anyway, I woke up yesterday morning, he told all story of his fight with the fire alarm.
And also he asked the repairman of our apartment to fix it as soon as possible.
He came to our home to fix the trouble of the fire alarm yesterday and we could sleep well last night.
Now we could sleep well with silence as usual as we were and the fire alarm will not ring anymore.
I am so glad for the repair that I am so thankful David's effort and the repairman's repair of it, anyway...^^
I am very dull of the noise when we fall asleep at night but David is very sensitive with any noise.
Usually, David has a holiday on every Wednesday.
But today, it is just before day of Thanksgiving day and his working company is the busiest day..
So David's manager asked him to work today to support so he went to work today.
But he got holiday yesterday and tomorrow, so I am so sorry for him that he cannot take holiday continual 2 days of holidays.
From last week, Thanksgiving holidays have started already and everyone felt holiday's atmosphere everywhere.
But for me, Thanksgiving is not familiar with my culture of Japan, so just I want to enjoy my dally time as I am.
In this year, David and I are going to have own Thanksgiving holiday together without having Thanksgiving feast with his family.
David's 2 brother's family is going to have different place to celebrate each Thanksgiving feast, so we will enjoy our own holiday.
Anyway, tomorrow David will have holiday of Thanksgiving, so I am looking forward to having nice time with him.
Today, I went to 2 Yoga class in this morning and it was nice time to focus on my body and mind peacefully with comfortable breath.
I didn't do so much posture of Yoga today not to hurt my body too much like last week.
So I can feel much better today than last week and I need to keep my own pace not to follow too much Yoga exercises of the fitness club anymore.
I wish that my friend and family of the U.S.A will enjoy Thanksgiving holiday as they wish with Blessing & pleasure!^^
Today is David's holiday but today's weather forecast was not good with rain.
But the sky doesn't look so bad with less clouds and David & I think to be able to walk outside together without rain.
And we started to finish all errands at first and we decided to take a walk at our favorite course.
It needs to drive there to walk but we had a nice walk together about 1 hour around our favorite lake.
I don't expect too much to enjoy today at all because all weather is blessing for every beings in this world.
But today was wonderful day with nice weather and we could watch a few cherry blossom trees around the lake to feel spring.
Anyway to feel the new season with nice weather can make me feel wonderful and I am so thankful for today.
And everything around me happened to make me learn my world and I want to cherish every single day with gratitude & love for this world.
We are living on this MOTHER EARTH as a human beings and my spirit will enjoy each day as a new experience.
So I want to focus on positive & better things in my life to make my world feel happiness & gratitude as much as possible.
How is your today??
I hope that you can enjoy your new day with smile & gratitude as your favorite way.
Because your life is only yours and it is BLESSING every day!!^^
Today is Presidents day in the U.S.A and it is holiday to pay respect to past presidents who served this country.
So most people take a holiday today and most banks and schools take holiday.
But I am not so familiar with this holiday that I have a normal day for me.
At our apartments, today looks quiet and calm like Sunday because today is holiday.
Today, it is raining a little outside, so David and I gave up taking a walk after our meditation time.
With rain, we can walk together with raincoat but today we didn't go for walking.
In the U.S.A., national holidays are less than Japan.
So some holidays looks so precious for American, I can feel.
A few days ago, I got organic cacao nibs at our favorite supermarket.
It is made by organic cacao beans and they are roasted and looks chocolate chips.
So today I made a banana cake with cacao nibs for David's snack.
All ingredients are organic and everything mixed so nice that I could make nice banana cup cake finally.
David will love this taste because cacao nibs will let David taste like a chocolate chips inside the cake.
Cacao nibs are not sweet at all but the texture is crunchy and nice flavor of cacao beans.
I really love this cacao nibs and I want to arrange for other sweets to use it for David again!!^^
Today is Christmas Eve but I don't care about it so much.
But David wants to enjoy something special for Christmas holidays so we got his favorite fish for our dinner.
For me, every day is like special because no one day will come to me not as same as it is.
So I want David to enjoy his Christmas for special meal so I will cook for his fish as possible as I can.
I am vegetarian and I don't need to eat fish or other animal products but David likes to eat fish sometimes.
So I can adjust my diet after today so I am learning how to be flexible to live with David.
What is special??
What is the best Christmas for him???
I don't know exactly how much I can treat him as special as he can feel.
To adjust each opinion makes our better point of each compromising feel comfortable way of living, we are looking for it every day, I feel.
If we can not feel good and happy each other, it is not my hope at all.
To adjust each opinion can lets us feel better mind in peace without argue and frustration.
Men and women is different kind of person so sometimes we can feel each difference.
But we can communicate each other to understand each difference, I hope.
Marriage life is long way of our life.
So day by day, many things can bring me to understand each other more and better.
I wish that you will have a great Christmas Eve with LOVE & SMILE at your favorite place.
I pray for everyone's happy life in peace & benevolence as you wish...^^
Soon Christmas will come.
And this week has already come holiday's atmosphere for Christmas.
David & I went to shopping some foods today and many cars are lined up on most roads.
And there were many cars parked in some big shopping malls.
Most people tried to get some present for Christmas and they will buy get something before Christmas.
David asked me what I want for Christmas.
But I told him, "I don't want anything."
Because I have things enough already.
And I felt satisfaction with my staffs and I don't want to get anything for Christmas at all.
Most people tend to think that we want to get something more for Christmas.
But it cause to make them think by Christmas mood & economic advertisement.
I realized how I can feel content with present life.
And I don't feel to want something more at all.
I am very happy with my present life with David.
So I wonder why most people want to get something for Christmas.
I don't know why people want to get something more and more.
To find the content of present life is easy for me and I just want to be with David for Christmas.
And it will make me happy on Christmas even we won't do something special.
But David seems to want something different from normal life on Christmas, so I want to follow his needs.
I found this "FRYE Art Museum" in internet before.
And I asked David to take me there in his holiday for the first time.
Today it is cloudy and very chilly day so it is the best day to enjoy this Museum together better than going outside.
This FRYE Art Museum is free for all program and I cannot believe it.
The building was very fancy and I really liked it.
And all exhibition were very great and David & I really enjoyed there together.
We looked around this souvenir shop inside this museum and I found some Japanese products there.
All exhibition are not connected with Japan but some souvenir goods were made in Japan.
I am a little proud of it and we really had a nice time together.
Also I found this "Starbucks Reserve (Roastery & Tasting Room)" before and I wanted to visit with David.
This Starbucks is completely different from usual one and it was very cozy and stylish.
All menu of coffees & teas are selected so high quality that all prices are double price of normal Starbucks.
It was too late for us to drink coffee today so just we enjoyed looking around in this special Starbucks.
There were huge roaster machines of coffee and they worked so wonderful.
And there were many good of this special Starbucks and I just had a nice time to check them out.
David and I talked to visit here again to have a coffee time, for sure.
I thought that I want to bring someone who will visit us in Seattle someday here to enjoy this special Starbucks.
This place is very recommendable place to visit!!
Today was David's holiday after his 10 days continual working.
He seems to be tired after long working days but he got up early to finish his task for us.
After that, he looked so happy that he felt relieved to complete his errands.
I felt happy that David's real smile with happiness & relieve.
And we went to take a walk together after dinner.
Every day I take a walk but today, we choose different course with my normal walking route.
And our walking course today is filled with lots of trees and silent peace in the forest.
So we felt so nice during walking all the way.
Today's walking was a little long time and David got a little sweat on his forehead.
But we really enjoyed walking together.
Usually I take a walk by myself but on his holiday, I can enjoy walking with him today.
And we could feel so much love each other and just we are happy together today.
In the U.S.A., this week is special holidays for Chirstmas.
Many people will have long holidays to spend time with family together and any places are crowded with many people.
Only shopping at supermarkes, it is difficult to find a parking place before shopping.
Anywas many people seems very busy for shopping and doing something for Chritsmas.
On the any roads many cars are running and sometimes traffic jam are around here and there.
David knows the Christmas season well in the U.S.A and just I am surprised this crowded atmosphere...
For Americans, Christmas is very special holiday for everyone.
But I am Japanese and I am not familiar with Christmas so well.
David seemes to enjoy some special atmosphere for Christmas....
And I am thinking for cooking something special for Christmas, like a cake.
I hope he will enjoy eating it for Chirstmas to feel the Christmas somehow.
I wish you will enjoy a happy Christmas with someone special as much as possible...
After Christmas, this year will finish soon...2014 will pass so quickly!!
I hope you can enjoy the rest of this year to connect a new year soon...
Author:Masuda Keiko (増田佳子)
Powered By FC2ブログ