It's coming to the end of March Madness in Misawa. Which means that I have a few more days until Ian shaves off his ridiculous mustache and we might be done with major earthquakes or blizzards.
You've probably been hearing about the earthquakes back in the states but in Misawa anyways they aren't all that impressive. I like to watch Ginger since she is a survivor of the major earthquake last year. If she doesn't bother to lift her head than I'm not getting off the couch. We did have one a couple of days ago that jiggled us enough that we stood in the doorway of the bathroom. I was afraid the bookcase was going to fall over onto Ginger in her little Foxdog Fort. But only my flimsy African statue managed to fall off the bookcase. I'm not sure the Misawa is close enough to any of these epicenters to really make us worried.
As for blizzards...It seems like every weekend there is another dumping of ten inches of snow. Though now I'm to the point in my pregnancy that shoveling isn't an option. So Ginger and I stay holed up in the house and let Ian do all the work.
In other news, I've completed the beginners course of the Ohara school of Ikebana and got my self a cute little certificate.
Ian finally got the 90's he needed on his CDC pretests so now we are just waiting for him to get scheduled to take the actual test. In the meantime he still has to go to mandatory study and take pretests. His flight boggles the mind sometimes. He's also playing inter-mural volleyball with other people he works with. He has a lot of fun though sometimes I think he needs a few more inches to be able to spike things over the net effectively.
Ian is also acting in a play. This is Misawa Theater Companies first production and he's in two mini plays that are apart of the A Train plays. I'm officially the assistant director. I don't really do all that much which is probably for the best because I'm not all that peppy at night when all the meetings and rehearsals are going down. The production is in a few more weeks and I'm really looking forward to being able to relax on the weekends again.
Sorry, no real adventuring in Japan lately. Between our crazy schedules, the baby and the weather we haven't been getting out that much. Though I'm looking forward to the Cherry Blossom Festival up in Hirosaki towards the end of April.