Christmas, also known as the most romantic day of the year here in Japan has come and gone. Juan and I didn't do anything special this year. No tree (where would we put it?), presents or romantic dinner.. heck I didn't even get us any fried chicken or Christmas cake.
On Christmas eve our neighbor Emery popped up (mostly because he thought I was still on my business trip and that Juan was lonely) so I decided to make some homemade tacos (I'm getting better at my tortillas) and the box of Betty Crocker brownie mix I had found at a foreign supermarket near my hotel in Osaka. I wouldn't usually pay $6 bucks for a box of brownie mix, but I thought it would be a nice treat for Christmas... and the fact that I wouldn't have to stand in those really long lines at the cake shops was a super bonus. It was nice to have a homemade meal and our house smelled like brownies for two days!!!
Christmas was completely uneventful. Juan had to go to work in the morning and was really ready to just come home and do nothing for a day or two. Emery invited us out for drinks, but Juan was already in his p.j.'s and wasn't going to leave the house for anything. So we decided to order up a little Christmas pizza from Pizza Hut. Unfortunately, we didn't realize that our wait time was going to be almost 2 hours. I couldn't believe it! If I would have know it was going to be almost 2 hours, I would have just gotten on my bicycle and rode the 3 blocks down to the Pizza Hut. Oh well
I hope all of you out there had a fantastic Christmas/Chanukah. We miss you all and can hardly wait until summer vacation so we can see ya!!! Hugs and Kisses... J. n J. Leon