Posted January 18, 2008on:
Well, I guess its true what they say about time flying when you are
having fun. Its been two weeks since Ryohei and I moved in together, at
first it was so weird having him around all the time, but slowly our
schedule has changed to fit eachother and its been so good having him
Of course, he isn’t around that much, but hes usually home for dinner
every day except Wednesdays and Fridays. He does go to school from 12-7
on Saturday which is a little bit lonely, but during that its good for
me to get out and see my few friends who live in the area. I actually
have quite a schedule.
Wednesday I usually go see Mandy and baby Toshi and the Friday I either
go to my beloved Starbucks for coffee or relax at home if I need the
Ryoheis studying has been going alright. Hes only been doing it about
two weeks but he seems very into it and I think it been going well.
We’ll often sit under the kotatsu with me reading up on Japanse Civil
Law or the Constitution while I surf the web or play Kanji learning
software on my DS Lite. (addiction… I have gotten way too many games
lately) Anyways, sometimes he’ll just chuckle and go “wakatta wakatta!”
its very cute. I love him!!
So far no big issues with living together, he’s so helpful around the
house and always will do the dishes when I’ve made dinner, and he will
do laundry and general tidying up on his own. I should probably learn
from him 🙂 Actually for me, having someone around is so nice. I just
get so lazy on my own and would much rather sit in front of the tv or
curl up with a good book in bed than vacuum or cook a meal. Actually
I’ve been cooking dinner and bring a leftover bento with me to work
almost every day since he got here! Yay! Not only is this helping to
save money, but its more healthy and I think I’m weak to the
“ummmmmaiiiii” that Ryohei (usually) gives me after I serve him dinner.
It makes me happy to have a little family..
Speaking of family, we still haven’t decided exactly when we are signing
the paperwork to get married. It doesn’t take too long to get it done,
but Ryohei has to get his family register sent down, I have to go to the
consulate in Osaka to get a marriage eligibilty paper etc… So, we do
need to sit down and discuss it. Maybe this weekend.. we honestly don’t
get too much time to talk during any day except for Sunday since Ryohei
has his nose in the books as soon as dinner is finished. Not that I’m
complaining, I want him to be able to pass his test in June! The sooner
he gets situated the sooner we can get settled.
I know that he misses Niigata a lot, and to an extext I do as well. I
really like his family and the non city feel of the place. I do know
that when I do move that I will really miss the friends that I have in
the Kobe-Osaka area. At this point I really only have 2 close friends
whom I know will be around, (most of my other friends are all JET
teachers who will be leaving before the end of the summer). I know I
will miss my friends here a lot, but I don’t see myself living in the
Kansai area for more than another year and a half to two years.
Ryohei and I have talked a bit lately about when we want to start
planning to have children. Both of us really want to be parents and we
want to have 3 children preferably before we are out of our early 30s (both of
us had older parents mid to upper 30s and would prefer to have at least
two of our children in our mid-late twenties) Once Ryohei gets his job
situation figured out we can discuss a more specific time but assuming
that Ryohei passes his test and gets his job this year
we’d probably start trying for a baby born in late ’09 to early ’10. My
contract at work is until summer of ’09 so things should work out pretty
well on that end as well. Anyways.. I like to be somewhat planned ahead.
But honestly we won’t really know anything until about August/September
of this year. And if we have to wait a little longer thats ok too 😉
I like planning, as you may be able to tell be just reading this
journal! But for now theres nothing really to plan.. I have work, go
home, make dinner, and relax. After 9 months of the waiting lifestyle
its been a little difficult to change back to plan everyday events. But
in a good way.
I’m happy to have my Ryohei with me! And I am loving my daily bedtime
and wake up cuddles. Although not so enjoying him stealing all 3 (!!)
blankets to his side of the bed last night! Grr!
Anyways next time I’ll do a post reviewing the DS games I’ve gotten
recently! I figure that maybe there are some readers who might be
interested in improving their Japanese reading/writting.. espicially
with the talk of the proficiency test for long term residents being
discussed! (but opinions on that are for yet another post…)
3 Responses to "Another Day"
Comments are closed.