I am wholly missing Japan lately.
I got up this morning with the intent to make a bento for A to take to school and I just could not figure out how best to put it together. Incredibly frustrating, and I know totally irrational, but I couldn't help thinking to myself that perhaps I'd left my bento muse back in Okinawa.
Really, the issue was most likely that I woke up with a killer sore throat on this, the morning of my Pampered Chef independent consultant launch event and I basically just feel completely overwhelmed in general. But still, I miss Japan. I miss the people, I miss the shops, I miss the FOOD - GOD, do I miss the food!! I have this really awesome friend that is still in Okinawa and she has been wonderful - shopping and shipping things for me that I can't get anywhere else. She even sent me a few Chu His in the last package. Chu Hi is essentially a fruit flavored Japanese "soda" beer. She reminded me recently that it's currently monsoon season in Okinawa.
Pretty sure I bring the monsoon with me where ever we go. It's been raining for about 3 weeks solid here in England. I get that this is a rainy country, but even the weather reports agree that this has been extreme for April/May. A told me yesterday that she only likes BLUE skies, and why is the sky here always GRAY?? She has completely forgotten how frequently it rained in Okinawa. A has also made it very clear that instead of living here in England, she would like nothing more than to move to California where she can be with grandma. I don't blame her, grandma is basically the most awesome person in the world.
I just really need to get my act together. The school year is almost over at this point, but it's never too late to quit being a slacker, right?