Running for Trains

The day after Amanda left, I organized the house into items going on the slow boat to America and the small amount of stuff we can express ship and pack in our suitcases. It was a pain deciding and organizing as well as labeling things so Japanese movers could clearly understand. However, I felt ready … Continue reading Running for Trains

From Snow to Sakura

I love that the first day of spring is an official holiday in Japan, I did not love that this year it snowed. Plans cancelled for the day, we watched enough snow to render leaving the house dangerous but not enough to play in. By Friday, temperatures had warmed and Saturday’s forecast looked great. I … Continue reading From Snow to Sakura

Let the Good Times Roll

Having a toddler in Japan definitely has its moments. Two days before New Years (Japan's biggest holiday), I found myself crouched on the floor of a very crowded grocery store cupping Will's vomit in my hands. I don't know what instinctual thing changes when you become a mother that your natural reaction to vomit becomes … Continue reading Let the Good Times Roll