Ohayogozaimasu (good morning) from Japan!
During the past week I have:
Snorkeled for the first time!
Amazing and beautiful, but if the Little Mermaid is real there's a good chance she's found at least one sex toy and who knows what she thinks it is. Seriously, it was the last thing I expected to see in the gorgeous Japanese reef, but there it was. (If you want to know how to get Hunduddle Hussy to snorkel, tell her there is a dildo embedded in the reef and you will have peaked her curiosity enough that she will be unable to refuse.)
Deep down I am a 14 year old.
I survived my first typhoon! I didn't really comprehend the concept of "howling wind" until then. It is SO LOUD!
The day after it passed over us it was still a wee bit windy...
Also, I ate this on a dare and it was delightful:
This week is moving week!! We get to check out of our hotel and into our adorable home! I am super excited and can't stop using exclamation points!!
It's not all been rosy, though. Some stuff has been really frustrating and makes me want to poke my eyeballs out. Case in point: I still don't have my license. I did not realize my US license expired a week before we moved and it has been a pain in the eye to get it renewed, so in lieu of a renewal I have to take a driving class. *Utah has the WORST policy for renewing your license and has zero exceptions for active duty military family members (many states do). To renew I was expected to wait for them to mail me a packet, then mail it back with my official birth certificate and social security card, then wait and hope that I get it all back. And then maybe in 90 days or so I will. I am writing a couple Utah officials about this ridiculousness and you are more than welcome to do so as well (ahem...mom). I don't usually expect any special treatment as a military family member, but I am in another country and they expect me to mail such vital documents half way across the world? There are other (easier) ways to confirm one's identity, especially given that I have access to a military base with military notaries.
Okay, but besides that Japan is amazing. It's like having the best, most fun friend ever and getting to live inside them.
Ummmmm...yep, that's pretty much it.