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People all around me, karaoke, and Eiru…

I wasn’t planning on blogging right this minute but I have mad anxiety, and I need to let it out somewhere. (Note: I updated the Pseudonyms tab.  My friends aren’t evil, but just I’m running out of “Sailor Moon” characters.) This week was another “Don’t Forget to Breathe” week.  So much so that I can’t… Continue reading People all around me, karaoke, and Eiru…

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200! A recap…

Hello everyone!  WordPress sent me a notification that I’ve received 200 followers.  Holy shit!  That’s pretty damn amazing is all I can say.  From the bottom of my heart…thank you. What better way to celebrate than to offer those new followers a quick recap.  If you’re new to this blog here’s a quick summary. For… Continue reading 200! A recap…

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Mamoru, Small Lady, Eiru, Naru, Artemis, and Motoki…

Hello!  It’s that time again!  It’s time for Mamoru’s quarterly (yearly? bi-yearly? tri-yearly) A-DIVORCE-IS-EASIER-THAN-ACTUALLY-TALKING-ABOUT-OR-TRYING-TO-SOLVE-ANY-PROBLEMS talk.  Insert mega exhausted eye roll here.  We actually had a nice fun Golden Week until I said I was exhausted because his idea of travel and my idea of travel are very different.  This however is not new information to… Continue reading Mamoru, Small Lady, Eiru, Naru, Artemis, and Motoki…

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Babies, Japanese, and friendship…

Yesterday was rough.  Rough.  Another adoption closed on the online NPO.  Another child we applied to adopt given to another couple and not us.  Meanwhile, literally everywhere I was was swarmed with families.  You’d think it was a holiday but no.  A plain old Monday.  I saw a mama on her bicycle.  One child in… Continue reading Babies, Japanese, and friendship…