Monday, July 11, 2011

5 Things That Have Made Me Giddily Happy Recently: Summertime!

It's been awhile since I've done one of these, but it's time for another installment of 5 Things That Have Made Me Giddily Happy Recently (I've decided to keep the obscenely long title, too). Usually I count my blessings when I am feeling a little low, but this time it's because my life is so blessed, I'm afraid to lose count. Here's a tiny sliver of my current happiness.

1. Sushi Suckers
'Nuff said. 

 2. My Silly Pet Turtle
He's happy, just camera shy. 

3. My Breezy Apartment
Newly clean and sparkly. 

 4. Pickle Jar Glasses 
Fresh out of the freezer.  

5. Sparklers
On the beach.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sunrise, Sunset

On Tuesday night and Wednesday night, I had the rare opportunity to enjoy both a beautiful sunset and a beautiful sunrise.  I also had the good sense to break out the camera and capture these moments. 

Tuesday Night 
Wednesday Morning  
I'm so blessed that I can view both lovely times of day from my back balcony, though I have to crane my neck a little to view the latter.

Speaking of sunsets, feast your eyes on the now-familiar view from Hamabe no Chaya Cafe.  It's even better with a stunningly vivid summer sunset while enjoying English conversations and pizza with some of my favorite students.

Just one more reason to love Okinawa.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July, family, friends, and everyone! :) I hope you spend it with people you care about while doing something you love, like I did.

I miss you, family! <3