It's festival time in Sapporo - and Okaasan was down there last night in the thick of it.
Yujiro and I stayed home. Ate sensible dinner. Watched Tv. Went to bed at 9.30 pm.
Who is the senior citizen here?
I got home at 5.30 pm and Okaasan was just getting herself together to go out: we talked about the time and dinner and she said she'd probably eat down in the Yosakoi Festival. Massive dance event in Sapporo this weekend. Thousands of dancers in the streets, thousands of people watching.
Okaasan borrowed some money from me and set off.
And came back at 9 pm - tired but very happy!
This is one strong 80 year-old.
Yujiro and I ate dinner quietly together (had to eat at home because I'd bought raw squid), then TV...and went to bed early so we could get up for THE 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP.....................................YEAH!!!!! There isn't going to be much sleep in this house for the next 6 weeks....a LOT of early morning TV watching....luckily as the kittens are awake now at 4.30 am...so I have to escort them outside round the dawn smells...and then back to the Beautiful Game.
* On Hawaii. Yujiro has told Okaasan that nobody else in her class is going on the tour. So maybe not a good idea to go....and that he'll go with her to Hawaii in November etc....of course hoping that she forgets that as an idea...he says she accepted all of that. We'll see....if the hula dance class don't talk about it...and we don't talk about Hawaii...then maybe the idea will drift away again.