It’s Dec. 31, 2012 here in Japan. Before moving here I dreamed of heading to Tokyo for a nice New Year’s celebration with my husband. Well, that isn’t happening. Not because we don’t have a sitter, but because there are some “simple” sailors that don’t know how to act like grown men. So, now you have grown sailors that have a regular 11:00 pm curfew. For New Years they extended it to 1:00 am.
This afternoon we went out as a family to Shibuya(I will share pics of Shibuya later). Let me just say…If you LOVE fashion this is the place to be. And I do LOVE FASHION! So many stores and so many people to just watch and get new ideas from. Shibuya is MUST see.
So, as we head back home on the train my youngest daughter is standing and suddenly smacks the floor. This child fell straight to sleep while standing, so can we say “Shop till you Drop!” We run to the local grocery store to grab some snacks to bring in the New Year because the mini mart on base closed at 6. I grab some sushi, apple cider, grape juice and some wine. We head home and start to relax a bit when I hear my mom’s voice in my head….”whatever your house looks like at midnight that’s how it will look the entire year!” I immediately run upstairs and grab my handheld vac to run a quick sweeping of our stairs. lol Afterwards I grab a pair of hubby’s shorts and a T-shirt so I can be super comfortable (not something my husband likes to see me, but hey, we have kids).
As I sit at my computer typing this I’m a bit upset because an opportunity of celebrating a new year in a new country and culture is taken away because some idiots don’t know how to act. You may be thinking that we can still make it out somewhere and back by 1, that is true if we lived on the main Yokosuka base, but since we do not knowing we would rush for every minute just isn’t worth it nor is my husband losing his rank that important. So, our 1st New Years in Japan will be with the 5 of us at home, hanging out and loving one another. Is it a bummer? Yes and no! Yes, because the experience of enjoying New Years out in Japan will not happen, but no because we are home as a family. Family is the most important thing at the end of every day.
Happy 2013! Enjoy and be blessed. Love yourself and others!
I do plan on giving links to different places we visit, but for some strange reason that option isn’t working properly.