Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Work In Progress Wednesday

I'm back to doing a little simple stitching, a form of physical therapy! It still hurts to twist my wrist or try to turn it over, so it's a little awkward, but getting better.   The cross stitching is finished, and now I need to add the beads and finish them into a needlebook and scissors fob.

I am going to physical therapy at the hospital three times a week and doing wrist exercises at home three or more times a day.  I'm not allowed to push or pull or lift with this arm for three months. It's healing.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Churaumi Aquarium

I love to go to zoos and aquariums.  The aquarium on the north part of the main island of Okinawa is about the best in the world, in my opinion.  I have been there twice before - we rented a car and drove from Naha the first time, and went on a tour bus the second time.  This time I took the regular highway bus so I could be on my own schedule.  This is the day I met the Sashiko jacket woman.

When I first arrived, I was greeted with a wonderful view and some flower fish.  

The aquarium is arranged so that you travel downward to the different levels of the sea.  It is very interesting, but sometimes difficult to see because there are so many people.  I went on Monday to avoid the weekend crowds, but it was still very crowded.    I saw many families with small children.

One of my favorite areas is the jellyfish and little eels.  

At the bottom is the huge tank with sharks and whales and lots of other things.   

Outside there is an area with turtles.  

And another outside area with the dophin show.

When I got tired, I took the bus back to Naha.  It was a good day.