Well, it’s been awhile…
I know, I know, I’m sorry! I truly am! It’s hard to believe that mere days have passed when life has been full enough for a month of living.
This past week has seen many new and exciting things plus plenty of the plain old ordinary.
We toured this new city turned home.
We toured a nearby city, Hachinohe, a thirty minute drive south of us.
We readied our house and spent the weekend painting away (with still more to do!)
We enjoyed a long weekend due to Superbowl Monday morning parties….weird?!
We have one of hopefully two vehicles lined up to buy.
Lots going on, lots still to do. Continuing to meet new faces and getting excited about the opportunities for friendship that seem to be cropping up in varied places. Trying to find our place and see what the Lord has in store for this new season of life. Taking those changes slowly, settling in to what He has.
Today, actually, was our first “real-ish” day! Bryson has official gone to work at the Sq starting MQT (Mission Qual Training) which will consume the next several months of his (and my!) life. He’s hitting the ground running with a busy week to get back into the swing of things.
So of course, I thought it fitting to hit the ground running in my own way. I drove (!) myself to Bible Study this morning in a snowstorm, ran several errands, got our mail at the Post Office, and didn’t make a single horrible traffic decision. Yes friends, it’s been a big day over here!
Call me crazy, but this whole driving on the “wrong” side of the road has already started to feel right.
Tomorrow I’m starting the first of several Intro to Japanese language lessons which I’m super excited about! We’ve picked up a smattering of typical greetings these past few weeks but I’m looking forward to learning more and hoping to have intentional opportunities to use what I learn. That along with some possible cooking and origami classes, reading and plenty of tromping in knee-deep snow with Bailey Rae will keep me busy until the majority of our stuff gets here in two weeks.
By the way, this is what everything looks like right now, the golf course is just a few doors down from us…
Yep, we’re loving this winter wonderland! Here’s some from another day..
And one more for your amusement….
Laughing much, living simplistically and wearing the same clothes often. (Never fear, we have a washer!) Staying warm, sleeping deep and thanking the Lord for going before us and faithfully preparing a way…