Living in a foreign country is challenging most days. Living in a foreign country on a holiday adds a different twist. No day off today. No fireworks. No chillin' at the lake or BBQing.
OK, we could have BBQed, but not being a day off and having a good old fashion charcoal grill, time really didn't allow for a cook out. We could have
thrown our money away on bought some wimpy sparklers, but I had other ways to spend some hard earned money (see below).
We did take the day off school. Josh was in respite, so after my morning class, the girls & I went out for sushi (so American, I know)
We then took advantage of some Joshy free time and did some shopping. Bekah finally has sandals for summer! Kei has aqua shoes in time for camp & swim season. PLUS, we all made some simple additions to our wardrobe.
Time passed quickly while we shopped and it was soon time to head to the hospital. I found a happily playing Joshua when I went to pick him up. It seems he had a good time. I also learned that next weeks respite (during English camp) HAS been approved - now we just need enough campers to have camp!
Josh also had a check up this afternoon - pretty much same ol', same ol'. I did, finally, leave the hospital with paperwork, signed by the doctor, ready to be submitted to the city office for a new wheelchair, gait trainer, and stander. A trip to the city office is 1st on my list tomorrow morning!! It will likely take a month for approval & then we will have to wait while the order is processed. Hopefully, he will have new wheels by fall!!
Tonight, we were a bit more American... dinner was brats, lays potato chips, fresh veggies, & ice cream while we watched a movie. I am NOT counting calories today ;-P
In short, we celebrated with a twist! How about you?
Happy 4th everyone!!