Liralen Li (liralen) wrote,
Liralen Li

Eight Years Old

Yesterday was Jet's birthday. He's having a party this coming Saturday, but he decided that he just wanted two friends to do a lot of things for most of a day rather than the usual one or two hour party with lots of kids doing one thing and getting sugared up on cake and stuff. We also had him decide how he actually wanted to spend his birthday, and he started the night before by setting his alarm for 6:30 a.m. "So I can get an early start."

All his other gifts from his family arrived yesterday; and he got to tell us what he wanted for dinner and dessert, and since he did extra homework over the weekend, he had no homework, either. He loved that. He decided he wanted lemon pie for his special dessert and sushi for dinner, so we went to Sakura (yes, this is why he loved Cardcaptor Sakura so much) and had his favorite menu of foods, and then he got triple treated there. They gave him a tempura banana for his dessert, we bought a single mango mochi ball, and then they gave him a giant Pocky stick to take home, but he decided to eat it right there.

He also decided he didn't want meringue on his pie, so I threw together just a pie shell and lemon pie filling, and we were all pretty impressed at how good that was. He spent most of the day playing with three giant Lego sets he'd gotten, two Indiana Jones ones and one Creator set. And when he went to sleep he was pretty happy, and sang some in his sleep. He's gotten into this habit, now, of talking in his sleep, and sometimes singing. I used to talk in my sleep, too, so I'm not too surprised, but it's kind of fun to listen to.

So it was a pretty quiet day. While Jet was at school I managed to write 1200 words that I had to throw out and then another 1700 words that I've mostly kept. *head desks* The visit home is bringing a lot more out of Kyouraku than I thought it would. There's a lot of stuff there, and my dreams this morning were full of things he wanted to show. It's odd to follow, but the chapter's already 6000 words long and I'm probably going to split it to get everything in, and then I'll probably rip some of it out as not all of it is relevant to their shikai... still... well, I'll see. I've already ripped so much of it out that... *shakes head*

I'm also having problems with my breathing again, the cold weather is making it harder for me to get enough exercise in, and I tried to go to the grocery store on my bike, but the winds coming out of the west were gusting in the 40 mph range, so it was a lot colder than I wanted it to be to ride out into it. But, yesterday I managed to ride the exercise bike and watch through episode 12 of Escaflowne. It is getting more complex and interesting, intriguing with the mistakes made in the past and the consequences of seeing into the future. And, like most of the good Japanese anime, it's taking what it's given me to start with and adding depth and layering on consequences. I love that. *dances* My only tiny complaint is that I wish the noses weren't so long and pointy. *laughs*

Now I have even more reasons to get on that bike, and I really should every day as I have another checkup with the lung specialist in a week or two. But first, Twin Souls!
Tags: anime, health, jet
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