On Saturday a box of rice, special potatoes, apples and flowers arrived from DH's parents. DH's mother sent me a big bunch of Stock flowers. They survived the trip well and responded very well to being put in a huge vase of water with flower food in it.
Now they are gracing my dining table and making the room smell beautiful.
When I got home I realised what a long way I have come since 8 years ago. Now a trip to the dr involves taking myself (ie not needing someone to accompany me) 5 minutes down the road to clinics where they all know me, where I run into neighbours at the chemist and have a chat! Also I was thankful to the Japanese health system where one just shows up on the day you want to see the dr. You might have to wait an hour or 2 or 3 but you will get to see someone and it won't cost the earth either. Something that many people here think of as a hardship but when compared to waiting several days to see a General Practitioner (not a specialist, like I went directly to today) and then paying 2-3 times more for the pleasure, I am a fan of the Japanese system today. Ask me again in a week's time after my visit to they Obstetrician where I have to wait 2-3 hours even with an appointment.
Sebastian spat out another tooth today and is now amusing himself with a edible chew bone and trying to dig a hole in his bed. He has been sniffing my infected toe a lot today so he can obviously smell that something isn't right there. Good work Sebastian.
|Sebastian enjoying his double layered bed. What a softie.|