This blog deals with the being a housewife and part time English teacher in Japan. Being a housewife is not an easy job, but in Japan it is an art form. I'll be chronicling my struggle with my complete dislike of housework along with plenty of posts about life here in semi-rural Japan, my battles with the local giant insects, my latest triumphs in the kitchen and some Ikebana or Japanese flower arrangement.
Thursday, 12 January 2012
A belated Merry Christmas from Amelia The Elf
Hi Everyone, Happy New Year!
Well it has been several months since I last posted. I really just didn't get around to it with Christmas preparations, New Years preparations and Amelia's new habit of rolling over and waking up every 5 minutes which means I kind of have to hold her down until she falls asleep properly or she will roll over and wake herself up again.
So what have we been doing? Not much that is of interest I would have to say. But 2 days ago Amelia turned 7 months. She has her 2 bottom teeth now which is super cute and I think she is getting some more judging by her grumpiness and gnawing at things. She also seems to warming up for crawling by the way she tries to get up on her hands and knees now.
Can you see her two little teeth?
Today we had the 2nd big earthquake so far this year. We also had one on New Years day. Today was a magnitude 5.8, 19 km deep and only 22kms away from Iwaki city. So it was a very sudden and rattly shake. Poor Basti was cowering under my chair for quite a while. Amelia was watching her music videos on our iPad and barely batted an eyelid, apart from looking at me and wondering why I suddenly grabbed onto her! We haven't had any more since then, fingers crossed that was the action for the day.
Last photo for today is Amelia showing her new skill of eating teething biscuits, though most go on her face, hands, bib and the floor, much to Basti's delight.