I'm so excited! Recently, I was interviewed by The Japan Times, Japan's largest English-language newspaper. My interview has just come out. You can read the interview here.
I had planned and had written (in my head and in scratchy handwriting) a nice long post about today, but now that the time comes to type it, I'm about to drop. So, instead, a quick overview...
Packing, I realised that going away for three days, I needed to pack four cords (computer, ipod, phone charger and my husbands point and shoot camera - not a REAL camera). I was tempted to bring two more, but resisted.
The hour and a half train ride flew by as I had a a recently arrived copy of MixTape (sorry, will link that soon), my ipod, a notebook, sketchbook and lots of Japanese snacks (which I didn't eat, was too busy journaling).
Did a trial-run to and at the hospital I'm going to tomorrow. Due to something very small getting lost in translation, it became a rather big matter and I was told I couldn't see the doctor tomorrow. I did my best to fight off tears. It all got sorted and all should be fine for the visit now.
Did a spot of shopping on my way to and from the hospital. Bought a cute red hat (photo soon) and a cute Russian doll pencil case.
Ate a very yummy lunch at the Crepe restaurant I first went to with Fuji Mama (again, sorry, link soon). Enjoyed the view of the cute French waiter (sorry, no photo for this one, but I was tempted) with the very cute smile, the type of smile you know he smiles at every girl, but don't really care, just as long as he's sending that adorable French smile your way as well.
Started researching, sketching, photographing and writing a new secret squirrels project.
Went to a fabulous second-hand English book shop. Bought a couple of novels, a craft book and a couple of pregnancy books. Don't actually need the pregnancy books yet, but this ex-girl guide (scout) likes to "Be Prepared".
Despite telling myself that I wasn't going to actually buy much fabric on this trip, I bought lots of fabric and had trouble bringing it back to the hotel.
On day one of my away-from-my-husband trip, I spoke to him three times on the phone.
Well, this girl is exhausted. It's now time for bed.