Hello, neighbor! I was discussing blogging with my hubbie the other day. He doesn’t understand why I enjoy it. I told him of the encouragement I have received, recipes shared, craft ideas, Christmas decorating ideas, etc…I went on to explain that since we live overseas, this replaces the phone calls, tea time with friends, and the magazines that I can’t make myself pay $20 per issue for! He got a chuckle out of that and called blogging the electronic back fence. He’s right. It is! And since I live half a world away, just imagine how big that back fence is! 🙂One day, a friend and I went to an American hotel in my city for lunch. We were hoping it would be decorated for Christmas. I was so surprised when I walked in and saw this train. I was thrilled. It reminded me of the one we used to drive into Pittsburgh to see when I was a kid. You can’t read the billboards, but they are all in Japanese. This was pretty funny, since everything else was very European!You can see some of the writing on this one. I loved this little section of the village.They built a huge gingerbread house around their sweet and bread shop. It was darling. You can see a bit of the blue tree on the right. It was 3-4 stories high. I can’t comprehend decorating that!I would like to end today’s conversation with a prayer request. I ask that you pray for good health for my family and me. My son, B, was ill last night. He is doing much better. With the new flu all around us, I am concerned. We have a history of being ill at Christmas time. A few years ago when we were in the states, we where so sick with influenza that we couldn’t go to my parents until New Year’s Day. This is a busy year. We have many extra activities for the holidays. I am hosting my first tea party in this city next week among other things. If we could just hold on until after New Year’s…. Until the next time….
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