It's been a few days since my last blog. Mostly because I have actually had stuff to do for a change - like go to my paid employment. What a novelty!
Sundays are the only day of the week where I don't have any kind of work on - why I agreed to this I am now beginning to wonder, although my 6 work days are hardly strenuous.
So here is a rundown on an average Sunday in our house
6:00am K wakes up and can't go back to sleep as he is excited about watching some kind of sport he has recorded on TV. I sleep on.
7:30 K starts to get sleepy and goes back to bed for a morning nap
9:00 I drag myself out of bed and plonk self in front of computer, check emails which are usually all junk, read blogs which are usually entertaining, scan NZ news site whilst trying not to get upset about the state of my home country.
11:30 K and I leave the house for weekend "meal out" which is usually brunch at a family restaurant...not a real brunch with OJ, Eggs Benedict and a cappuccino but a regular Japanese lunch. I wish there was a place to have a decent brunch out round here...
12:30: We are siting in family restaurant surrounded by a cacophony of screaming children and cigarette smoke, trying to decide what to do next with our "day of fun".
12:40 Decide we need some exercise but its too hot outside so we opt for a trip to the biggest shopping mall in town to do laps and try not to buy stuff
13:20 Make a detour to the "Germany Bakery" and buy some overpriced but yummy bread rolls and things. K is disappointed as the Bretzels
are already sold out. I wanted an "Apfel Tasche
" but they are all sold out too.
13:40 We are wandering around the shopping mall, I find some Crocs
for sale in the sports shop and try them on to see what all the fuss is about...am still wondering why adults would want to wear plastic shoes.
14:00 We have raided the 100 yen store and picked up all the stuff on special in the supermarket. Time for an ice cream that I have heard about and been dying to try for ages, made from Soy milk...It was good.
15:00 We are at another supermarket as we MUST purchase eggs. Eggs should always be bought on a Sunday in Japan as they are much cheaper than any other day of the week because the new eggs come in on Monday.
15:30 back home. K watches TV. After about half an hour I notice everything is very quiet. If I had children I would expect them to be up to no good, but in K's case it means he has succumbed to an afternoon snooze attack.
16:00 Talk to Mum on Skype
, then wake up K so we can go for our walk around the neighbourhood.
18:00 Eat dinner which is leftovers from yesterday.
18:30 Watch TV
21:00 Read in bed and eventually go to sleep.
So people, now you know how "Shufuinjapan
" likes to spend her only totally free day of the week.
Silver week is coming next week. This year there are 5 days in a row off from Saturday 19-Wednesday the 23rd. This means that pretty much every single air plane seat out of Japan is booked up (I know, I checked) as these 5 days off in a row are unusual. I won't be doing much for Silver Week as I have work pretty much every day. :( K wants to do a day trip to a hot spa near here so I think that will be our only excitement. Getting naked and stewing ourselves with a bunch of strangers, followed by a slap up meal of raw fish.
Labels: Silver Week, Sunday