Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I've been in a blogging funk lately. Or do I have writer's block? I don't know exactly, but I'd like to get back to blogging regularly.
There have been lots of exciting things happening in my life lately. After my husband got a job, we decided to get a car. We were living without a car in Japan and the US for almost 3 years. It was a lot easier to be without a car in Tokyo, because of the extensive train lines that could take us wherever we wanted to go. Living in Boston was still not too bad without a car, but definitely not as easy as Tokyo. And the very, very snowy winter here was hard. It was so cold, and the snow was so deep at times, but we still had to go out with Ichigo. Thank God for our snow boots, ergo baby carrier and good balance.

In our minds the first thing to do after getting a car was to adopt a cat!
After we picked up our car, we went to the Animal Rescue League to look at cats that needed a home. We met a very sweet Tortoiseshell cat named Scout, and we decided to make her a part of our family!

Scout's new name is Koohii (coffee in Japanese), and she is settling in nicely!

It has been pretty surreal to drive again. I had an expired Michigan license, so I went to the RMV and got a Massachusetts license. I actually hadn't driven in about 2 years, so I went for the first car ride by myself. It was like riding a bicycle for me. Ichigo isn't a big fan of riding in the car, so we still have traumatic car rides at times. It helps to make sure that she doesn't need to nurse before we leave. Sometimes she even falls asleep in her car seat. Magical!