Well now that was hardly fair…..taking you to the brink of the story and then leaving you there to hang.
What is the adage, if you want something done give it to a busy woman? Well that would be me and I somehow keep putting my hand up to take things on, unfortunately for that my blog sat lonely and neglected.
We had a Japanese exchange student that was in Clare’s school, staying with us for the last few weeks. So instead of just looking after my two, there was this extra child with English as a second language and who didn’t know our routine. I was constantly asking; have you had enough to eat? do you want to take a shower? are you warm enough? do you need me to wash your clothes? She was also terribly homesick for the first week so it took alot of energy to ensure that not only was she fed and bathed but that her spirit was well nurtured.
So when I would finally get everyone to bed for the evening I would have about a minute and a half to myself to ponder my next post but then my eyelids would win the fight.
She has now returned home, routine is restored (although I keep coming across Hello Kitty stickers in the oddest places) and my fingers are itching to hammer out the story.
I am shooting for 3 posts a week. A friend of mine said, “but won’t you speed through telling the story that way,” to which I pointed out that in real-time this story is now two years in unfolding and has not yet ended (insert deep sigh/groan/guttural howl here).
So see you again tomorrow night for the next (and well overdue) installment.
ps – the title of this post is “long time no see” in Japanese, felt that was appropriate!