Monday, December 08, 2008


I had planned on joining Eye Spy from yesterday, but yesterday ended up being a pajama day. Lovely dh brought me breakfast in bed, Timtams in bad, Lunch in bed and then dinner on the sofa in front of a DVD that he rented for me. Who could ask for better care? I watched two DVDs, finished one book (Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami) and started another (The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova) and slept a lot.

But alas, it's now Monday morning, so I was required to get out of my pjs to come to work.

I have a couple of tags to catch up on, this one is from Jess of In the Burrow.

Outside my window... I'm at school, so, a sand-covered sports field (they don't do grass for sport's fields here) and the school gym. The trees around the field have lost most of their leaves.

I am thinking... that I wish I could go back to bed and about the fun work Christmas party I went to on Saturday night.

I am thankful for... my wonderful husband, family and friends and something else that I'm not telling yet......

From the kitchen... I'm munching on dry Special K.

I am wearing... two pairs of black knee-high socks, black cords, a thermal undershirt, a black woollen turtleneck, a little floral dress over the top and a lap blanket - and I'm still cold!

I am creating... some jewellery and I finished off a dress on Saturday that I wore to the Christmas party that night. I'll have to wait for the weekend to have some light to photograph it in.

I am going... to move to Australia in less than four months now! Time is slipping away!

I am reading... The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

I am hoping... that my classroom will be warm today and my students good.

I am hearing... teachers speaking in Japanese around me.

Around the house... a mess - I haven't done much housework of late.

One of my favorite things... Timtams (I rediscovered just how much I love them this last weekend).

A few plans for the rest of the week... Work, making jewellery, starting on "Christmas", sleep.

A picture I'm sharing...

I'm tagging... I'm not going to tag anyone in particular, but if you have a chance, I'd love to hear your answers to this tag.


CurlyPops said...

Hmmm a day in bed, something you're not telling yet, and eating dry Special K for breakfast. I think that may be a clue... am I on the right track?

Hila said...

I loved this post Melanie :)
By the way, you'll have to let me know what you think about The Historian - I've been wondering if I should read it.

Semsavblanc said...

Outside my window ... windy trees, blue sky, clouds and sunshine
I am thinking ... wonder what Melanie isn't telling us yet
I am thankful for ... blogs about Japan
From the kitchen ... I can watch the neighbours coming and going. I am like Mrs Jessop.
I am wearing ... work clothes and my beautiful Pandora
I am creating ... hopefully some yummy things to give people at Christmas
I am going ... to try to have an early night tonight
I am reading ... about three books at once!
I am hoping ... and praying that we can go to Japan again soon
I am hearing ... the tin on the roof expanding and contracting as the sun comes and goes
Around the house ... is mostly stuff that the vacuum cleaner needs to deal with
One of my favourite things ... is poached eggs my husband makes me on Saturday mornings
A few plans for the rest of the week ... coffee with friends, salads with husband, walks, walks and more walks

Liesl said...

I'm with Curlypops ... I'm putting 2 and 2 together (... and hopefully not coming up with 5). I'd be thinking the dry Special K is a giveaway! :)

Tamakikat said...

Interesting to hear about your day

Curiosity hasn't killed this Kat but it might...LOL.

I look forward to hearing what your secret is.


Jess said...

yay! I love the picture! I also have a feeling I know what you're not telling....

Lauren said...

Hmm..I'm with the others! I hope your secret is what I think it is :-)

Jenny said...

Loved reading all your bits and pieces and am very excited about the something you're not telling yet!!

Red Hen (dette) said...

Ditto with all the above comments ;)

Dorothy said...

Hi Melanie,

I hope your secret is what we all think it is! Rest up and have a wonderful Christmas.

Lilli boo said...

I love secrets and I'm sure yours is one worth telling..but in the mean time I love reading about your daily life in Japan... and a beautiful photo to compliment....


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