I actually feel kind of bad that I'm so happy that school is starting again.
But I am.
I think that Piko de Gallo is just as happy to be seeing her friends again, and having something new to do.
Anyway, BTS shopping is not quite as good here as it is back home. I guess I'm just a little surprised that the BX on base does not coordinate with the schools a little better. It seems like they should carry whatever is on our school supply list. But not so much. And it's not very easy to shop locally since it is considerably more expensive, and there are different size/dimension standards. It's not horrible, but they did not bring in any pencil boxes, fat pencils, or plain pink erasers. All of which were on our list. Most people end up having family or friends back in the states send them stuff, but really, what a hassle. Not "I'm so mad about this that I want to kill someone", but more like "What's the deal man."
On a more positive twist, since there were no pencil boxes I did get to try out a new sewing skill.
I sewed my first zipper. I'm sure I did it wrong, but it zips properly and that's all that counts.
I made Piko deGallo a pencil pouch.
Here is a detail of the little bird I embroidered. It's actually chirping her real name, but I decided to block that out.