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Hello from Japan!

Hey everyone! Been a while, hasn't it?! It's time to do that obligatory "sorry I'm a lazy bum who never updates" post, where I tell you everything that's been happening in my life and promise not to slack off again! Don't believe? Well, neither do I, but I'm certainly going to keep on trying!

Anyways, since my last post in..., 2017?! Really?! Wow. Anyways, my husband's naval adventures took us to the exciting location of Newport News, Virginia. I'm just kidding about the exciting part. It's a terrible place. We were there for three years and his command was terrible, the summers were unbearable and if you wanted to go anywhere cool you had to drive at least 40 minutes to get there. The one good thing that came out of Virginia, was the birth of our beautiful daughter, so I guess it was worth it!

His new command is pretty spectacular. We're living in Japan on the outskirts of Tokyo. If I go outside of my apartment on a sunny day I can see Mt. Fuji which is WILD. Hubby's new command is chill, we have a backyard for the first time so my daughter can play, and we've been hopping trains during the times when Covid is low and exploring what we can! We've been to Kyoto, Universal studios Osaka, Omiya village, Saitama and of course Akihabara. We plan to do a lot more exploring when it's safer to travel, but we're off to a good start.

Since I've been here I finally got my art groove back! I've been working on my comic pages, picking up commissions and doing a few fun side projects. Hubby took me to Omiya village for mother's day, which got me into bonsai trees. Omiya village is known for its bonsai culture and used to be made up of over 30 bonsai nurseries. It's down to only six now, but it's still really fricking cool! I started a bonsai pruning class and so far I've done mostly repotting, but it's been really fun. I'm not very good at it, but I'm gonna keep at it and try and get better! I'll be posting some of the things I've done in class for all my plant enthusiast friends.

So that's the very short version of what I've been up to the last three years. I know I have a tendency to just drop off the face of the Earth, but I'm going to do my best not to do that. I'm across the world from all my friends and family, so this blog will serve as a good way to keep everyone posted! So stay tuned for more updates!

-April out!

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