Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Japanese Pen Pal

My coworker Tisa's Japanese pen pal, Hiroko, is visiting her from Japan this week. Tisa brought her and her husband in yesterday to introduce her to her coworkers. Hiroko is such a sweet woman, and she brought all of the women in our office these packages of bubble bath. I wish I could read Japanese so I could know what the packages say. Maybe Chie could help me out. :))) The photo I took with my digital camera is not very good and I'm not sure why. Usually the pictures I take with it are really clear, but maybe it was the way the light reflected on the packages or something similar that made it look a little blurred.

I started crocheting a doily to give to Hiroko, but for some reason I was having problems with it, and the yarn I was using wasn't looking right, so I decided to start another one in a lilac color. I know I won't be able to finish it in time to give it to Hiroko before she leaves to go home, but I'll just mail it to her in Japan. I don't have any idea how much that will be in postage, but it's not something I'm worried about. I just wanted her to have a nice handmade gift.

On Sunday Eddie and I went to his mom's for Easter dinner and I had to take some pictures of the flowers in her yard. They were absolutely gorgeous. She has such a green thumb. I think she could put a stick in the ground and something would sprout out of it. I wish I had such a green thumb. About the only thing I've managed to have flourish are some African Violets I have in my office. I used to have trouble with them until I discovered
self-watering pots. Of course, the pots on this page are pretty expensive, and I found one of mine at Tuesday Morning for around $5.00, and the other two at Home Depot for around $5 to $6. I also saw some pretty ones recently at Walmart. I bought one of those to give as a gift to a friend of mine. I'm trying right now to find her a pretty African Violet, but they seem to be scarce here now for some reason. Maybe they are out of season.

Here are the pictures of my mother-in-law's flowers. One is an azalea and the others are roses.

1 comment:

Chie said...

Oh, I know those! :D
You put one in a bath tab when you take a bath. :)
Yellow one has "yuzu" orange(It's a tiny orange that smells heavenly, and Japanese people use only its zest for aromatic flavoring) fragrance, and the pink one is cherryblossom.
You'll love them! :)

I use USPS Global Priority Mail for small packages. ;)

Your MIL's flowers are so beautiful!