|September 30, 2012||Posted by thesocialfrog under Japan, Life|
I believe Fall has finally arrived, it sure decided to take it’s sweet time arriving to Japan, but our late spring I am sure had something to do with it!
The temps broke about a week ago or so but the summer went out with a bang, closing schools for 2 partial days, you know it is bad when they have to close the school down.
It was like night and day. I tell people, there is nothing gradual about it. One day it’s hot, the very next it is not. It was too hot to sleep in our bedroom so since mid July we had been camped out in our living room with 6 fans on us.
We are now enjoy temps in the mid 70′s and it is our rainy season too. Actually tomorrow, Monday we are awaiting the arrival of a super typhoon. Wind & rain and cool weather and odd are pretty high for some flooding and high probability of electricity going out but really, it is no big deal.
Last weekend, Sunday actually was a rough day for me. I had been working on a big meal, also making homemade dinner rolls and it was about 1 hour till dinner time. I need to quckly brown and crumble some meat for our pasta sauce.
I normally would grab the lid to the pot to steam cook it faster and well, I cut corners and instead of walking a few feet, I grabbed a dinner plate from the cupboard right next to the stove.
I’ve done this a bajillion times without issue. I walked away from the stove for about 1.5 minutes to respond to a message. I am guessing it was the way I grabbed the dang plate but in the end I got the worst burn, steam burn of my life…
I cried. A lot. It was incredibly painful. I knew it was not just a little burn and requested a trip to the ER. I was afraid we’d be there for hours before being seen. Thankfully it was fast and they gave me an ice pack which gave me instant relief from *most* of the pain.
They believed it would be okay and I’d just have to stick it out which meant suffering. My hand was pretty much useless for the past week, but I made do. The 1st night was hell, the pain was like I’ve never felt before but it has gotten better day by day. I’m in the healing stage which is no fun either, itchy. Will be happy when it is full healed.
In other news, the Navy Ball is on the 5th of October. I have a beautiful gown to wear and a shawl. Oh, did I mention this past week I also had a accident at the Post Office, yeah, it was pouring rain and I had a box I needed to get out that day, well as I was running from the car to the PO, I kind of hit the door with my box and the sharp corner of the box smashed into my arm. I now have a nasty, ugly bruise…Yeah, I was reminded of this because I have a shawl, which can cover it up if it does not go away before the ball,lol.
Also going on next weekend is the Takko Beef & Garlic Festival. We went last year, it was great. This year we are driving up in our own car instead of taking the bus with a group from base. So I shall have more to post about this coming month. Can you believe that it is going to be October…tomorrow?!?
I hope you all are enjoying the fall wherever you may be! Are you Baking? Crafting? Reading?