First Alex Pic of 2019…and An Afternoon at Hikawa

We took a brief outing to our local Toys R Us in Minami-Furuya New Year’s morning, for the first time in a long time. The weather has been great all week…I’m thankful for that. The store wasn’t that busy either…don’t know if that is good or bad, considering the company filing bankruptcy not long ago.

When we got home,some of us enjoyed the Japanese traditional New Year’s meal, called Osechi…while others (Alex) didn’t. We never eat all of the items in a traditional Osechi, we always choose what we want to eat. Extremely boring in comparison to others maybe…but that’s fine.

Later in the day, we made our pilgrimage to Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe…and our first time to go there on New Year’s day, in several years. It’s usually a mad house the first few days of the new year, but we decided to go anyway, because we had to go pay respects at the cemetery.

We turned in our old charms, bought some new ones, said our prayers and Alex did a little fishing…

Starting off the new year on a low key, isn’t so bad…

High-Tailin’ It Out Of Washington Stuff…

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Hello everyone,
First of all, WELCOME to all of my new site followers!! The family is growing larger and larger from several corners of the world, and I can’t thank you enough!! PLEASE SHARE MY PAGE!!!
 
Aside from short musings about my own life and times in Japan, I try to share stories and content that are positive, educational, family-friendly and inspiring…rather than news and time-sensitive material. I can’t make my self-imposed deadline of Sunday sometimes, and I hate that. Me try to do better…
Ok (takes deep breath) here we go…
 
I’m through with political stuff, because there are enough people out there to cover that. I caught too much flak for my opinions, riled some danders, and I really didn’t educate myself on the material before putting in my two cents.
If I made a career out of political commentary…I would starve to death.
All it did was open a Pandora’s Box of bickering and heated words among friends. Sometimes, it would go back and forth for a week or so….that was too much. Different scenarios would come up, people saying this caused this, etc. The s**t  got a little deep for me, and was getting deeper. When I could find a place to jump back in, the tide changed, and there I was. I really don’t see how major commentators keep up, sometimes. I’ll let politics and politicians implode on themselves. So, that’s that.
Washington, bye-bye!!
 
See you on a different day…thank you again…