After lunch, Ted left to meet his aikido friends at the train station to go to Sapporo to the Yuki Matsuri. I opted for staying home. Aikido is Ted’s “circle”. This outing is a chance for them to get to know each other better. When they are throwing each other down on the mats in practice, they don’t get to talk much. On top of that they all speak Japanese and I don’t. He said they had a good time and ate well.
After catching up on the laundry and cleaning, I got back to work on the beaded box. I’m almost finished with the bottom. I hope to finish the bottom today, then I’ll work on the top.
It’s snowing blowing hard today. From the looks of the snow on the balcony, I think it snowed about six inches overnight. I’m glad it’s not our day to shovel.