I'm alive! It seems like FOREVER since I last made an appearance. In actuality- I have gone longer without blogging before- but for some reason this time feels longer. Maybe it is the whole, last year/this year thing? I dunno. Confession? I was considering dropping the whole blog thing altogether. *gasp!* I know, what was I thinking? Could I really stay away? Of course not!
I did make a couple of decisions. First- I am going to post my crafty stuff here instead of my sewing blog that I just couldn't get off of the ground. It wasn't feeling very organic to me- probably because I am just not prolific like the ladies who have the happening sewing blogs. If and when I get to that point- I will switch to a sewing only blog. Honestly I was thinking that some of my readers here would be turned away if I talked about sewing and what not. That leads me to my next decision. I am going to blog for me, and not what I think people want. Unless, of course someone asks for something specific (ie if they ask about Japan, or something else I might know a little something about.) What I mean is, that I am not going to worry that maybe one of my readers might not be interested, so I shouldn't post about it. Mainly I am talking about the sewing stuffs (ok- and my babbling nonsensical thoughts).
So did you make any new year's resolutions? I didn't really- I never accomplish anything with them. I always want to lose weight and get into shape. But who doesn't? After all- we eat to the fill during the holidays- and we are left with a food hangover at the beginning of the new year. I mad resolutions last year- I totally bombed. These past couple of months I have been dealing with an internal struggle- one between trying to motivate myself and giving up in disgust. It is a true love/hate relationship I have with myself. I think positivity is winning right now.
One year I have left in Japan- it makes me sad and happy all at the same time. I think if Japan was closer to the states, and I could come back whenever I wanted- it wouldn't be such a sad thing. But honestly- will I ever return? It doesn't seem likely. Hubby won't get orders again- he'll be retiring. So unless my kids end up here- I won't return in all likelihood. But you can bet I will encourage the kids to come back here in their college years to teach English- I wish I had known about that when I was that age!
So I will continue the Food Fun Friday for your reading pleasure. I have pictures ready for my post this Friday- from a Peruvian restaurant we absolutely love. This last weekend I went to California Pizza Kitchen in Kawasaki. Not very Japanese! I wasn't really excited to go- but just wanted to get out of the house and off this base. But Oh-Em-Gee! My Thai chicken pizza was the bomb! And the mall in Kawasaki (right outside the train station of course)- is HUGE!
|at the Kawasaki train station. It's funny how when we stopped to take a picture we were immediately surrounded by a Japanese family who wanted to help take our picture!!|
If you are still reading (this rambling blog post), bless you!! I hope to have some more interesting stuff next time- and maybe it will make some sort of sense. Until then...