Spider lillies growing by the side of the road, you know, as they do.
Finished my first week of working in Gifu Prefecture.
Tomorrow I have some plans to go to a cherry blossom festival with some coworkers. Then, Monday, I’ll meet some friends to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday. Somewhere in there I need to remember to do my laundry…
This week has been a difficult one for a wide array of reasons. So, instead of going straight into work this morning, I decided to have a snack outside the train station.
My little break was all of ten minutes, but it helped a bit. I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve been feeling especially annoyed and agressive since Tuesday.
That said, tomorrow evening can’t come fast enough. I have plans to play D&D with the guys Sunday and an extra day off on Thursday (National Holiday). I really hope I’m all sorted out by Tueday.
But this time, I’m feeling vaguely positive. February is almost over and the weather’s getting pretty nice. Here’s to hoping this week’s a good one.
Monday, I bought a couple of flowers on my way home from the phone shop. Having a little cash this month, and needing a change, I picked out two chrysanthemums and a cheap bunch of filler leaves. I had an idea of what I wanted, but no actual experience handling flowers.
I only had a rough layout in my mind: the white one would be taller and the leaves in the back would make a W shape.
Once I got home, I took out a vase that I never used, and started cutting. I remembered mom always said to cut the stems on an angle. From there, I arranged the flowers how I wanted them before putting them in the vase.
Big mistake. The neck of the vase was yoo narrow to use everything, so I put the flowers first, then added the greens.
This year has been a bit on the difficult side so far. So far I’ve had a serious lung infection, an allergic reaction to a common antibiotic, injured a tendon in my foot, and have come down with a nasty eye infection this week. It makes me want to bang my head against a wall, but I have to remember to take a breath. It hasn’t been all bad and I’m still living where I want to be, doing a job I don’t hate.
I will be moving out of my apartment in Anjo in about 37.5 hours. In that time, I still need to finish packing, finish cleaning, get the key from the Leopalace office in Nagoya, call the gas company, run a few personal errands, order new furnature, and try to find a couple of hours of sleep. Wish me luck.
Since these were planted in Osaka, does that mean an army of Osaka Grannies came out en mass to set these up?