"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all."
- Stanley Horowitz
October posts turned out to be a mosaic of memories and pictures.
I started a yoga class. Spoken entirely in Korean, so I just focused on the moves. I learned Koreans are very flexible, and this meegook is not. The picture of the woman above is going on my fridge for inspiration.
As I walk through my neighborhood, I always wonder...instead of a car, should we have just bought Jazzy's (matching colors of course). They are so practical...good mileage, convertible, easy to park, and you can even accessorize with a basket to pack your belongings, not to mention if you get good at navigating them, you can run them on sidewalks and through Wallmart.
I bought a pair of these in a baby's size...to hang not wear.
I have mentioned before how amazing Korean culture is at using up every square inch of space.
As well as used styrofoam and buckets. This is container gardening at its best. Not uncommon, in many small yards.
Started a few new sewing projects for some of our grandbabies.
Someone, being thoughtful, gave us some dried squid to snack on.
This is about as far as we got when it came to eating it. We were going to pay it forward, and pass Squidward along to someone who would appreciate him, but the smell became to much for us to bear.
So this became our fishy friend's new home.
They gave us the honor of becoming honorary citizens of Sangju.
Lets just say we have now had our 5 minutes of fame.
They came in very handy for a Relief Society activity a few days later.
Hwa Soon is our landlady. She speaks a little bit of English, and is so nice to take me to different places. We exchange language lessons on the drive. This was a cow festival about an hour out of town.
Every festival in Korea will have venues, serving up tea and food samples.
Along with demonstrations of cultural arts and crafts.
There was a cow auction...forget cowboy boots, this is technical stuff...requiring camera's and lab coats.
I haven't decided if the cow on the right is falling in love or sniffing out imposters.
And they say cows are dumb.
Just a sampling of beef. Koreans love marbling and fat in all their meat.
We went home with two packages costing about $90.00, weighing about one pound each. Hwa Soon had connections and got a couple of coupons, so we actually didn't have to pay for our future heart attacks.
And last but not least...there was that fabulous Halloween Party at the Peterson's.