It snowed. Brittany and Nick shared their fresh Tsukiji Fish Market catch and had us over for homemade sushi rolls. Chris and I went to Yunessun Hot Springs Spa in Hakone and Disney Sea in Tokyo. I went to Yokohama’s Sojiji Temple for Bean-Throwing Day. Chris is working a lot as he trains for his new home guard job and working on prepping the squadron for its upcoming evaluation. I completed a couple of my English classes so I’d have more time for work at Ichiban Collectibles. In fact, Elaine, Brittany and I even have tickets to Thailand for our upcoming merchandise buying trip. Tea ceremony lessons continue to relax and inspire. Our church is discussing Joseph as his story pertains to decision-making and God’s plans. Chris bought an antique Japanese table outfitted to accommodate hibachi grills or a small stove. I bought covers for our floor cushions. Pounce wore his Vietnamese conical hat (reluctantly). All-in-all, it’s been life as usual, plus winter as usual. Winter is always just a little…well you know…winter. Tired all the time, waiting for spring, on the heavier end of pudgy. You know…winter. It’s been a great year so far…I guess…and will only get better as we shake the February Funk! But for now, motivation requires too much effort. Blah, winter; blah.