02 May, 2011

I miss it

I think I am having a bit of the grass is always green syndrome..The past 7 years I have lived in Japan and of those 7 years the last 2 I couldn't wait to get out of that small base and into our "own" place.

Now that I am here, I am missing that small base, those friends.. Maybe it is because we have our own home, maybe its because we are not on a Military base? I miss that camaraderie, the cattiness that the women have, the social circles.. I don't live to far from the base but far enough that I have only been there 2x since we bought our house.

I am a SAHM my kids go to school from 0900-1542 Mon-Fri, other than that I take care of the house I cook and I try and maintain my blog and some sanity by crafting.

I am a quiet person, shy you could say I don't warm up to people instantly. Maybe it is a self preservation mechanism I do not know. I have come out of my shell quite a bit though in the past 2 years, if you ever meet me you would be like whoa, if she has come out of her shell she must have been crammed in there.. ha ha! My husband is the people person, he is the talker we balance each other out.

 Our friends are talking about this being his Twilight Tour and I am NOT ready for him to leave the service.  We will see what happens.. I am all over the place with this post, sorry about that. I need to find a local crafting group become involved in the school, I need to do something outside the home and accept that Florida is where we are putting down our roots..

My friends are starting to return to Japan, my heart goes with them and my prayers for the recovery of the Country. I look forward to tomorrow, its Monday hubby goes to work, the kids go to school and I have the house to myself..


  1. I was reading your post and thought even though our situations are different you sound a little like me. I'm from a big city (Houston) where you have tons of stuff going on all the time and all of my friends and family are. Two years ago we moved to a suburb of a small town (due to my hubby's job) where I knew nobody and I have to drive 20 miles to get to Target. That is how I got into scrapbooking. I found a small scrapbook store that offered classes and I stepped out of my "shell" and signed up. Now I get out at least once a week and get some time talking with other women and have fun. Relocation can be very heard on the spouse. Your hubby has been handed a whole new set of co-workers to talk with and have lunch with and you are left to fend for yourself. I have learned to adjust my view of things. Instead of always comparing this place to Houston and pointing out it's faults, I have learned to embrace the things that make this place special (like no traffic!!!). I have already realized that I will miss this place when we leave.

    Hope this helps. (sorry for the long comment)
    -Rachel www.accidentalscrapbook.blogspot.com

  2. Hi Heather,
    My heart goes out to you. For years I was a Pastor's wife and we were constantly pulling up roots and living in a different pasonage. I hated not having a place to call my own. One time I was sicker than a dog and a couple who did cleaning in the church walked right into my home to get foil out of my kitchen! And I looked terrible because I spent the weekend being married to the toilet! I was horrified. It was at that point I desparately wanted a place to call our own. However I do find myself missing the ministry and and the people.
    I have found scrapbooking a great help and blogging has helped to make friends. I make myself go to crops to meet new people.
    There is a blog, "Inspiration is Everywhere,' She used to live in Japan also and misses it. You might drop her line, maybe the two of you could share memories together?
    Hang in there. I will be praying for you!


  3. I will be praying for you! God is amazing!


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