When people make the effort to visit us here in Okinawa, I know that they must really love us. It’s incredibly expensive, and such a huge undertaking to fly for almost 24 hours each way.
Maureen came out to Okinawa last week, and we’re having the best time. I am loving having another pair of hands to help me with T. I’m getting spoiled: I can shower for longer than thirty seconds without the relaxing sounds of a hysterical baby. I have someone to share every mundane baby noise and movement with. Sometimes I even get to eat with two hands!
Having visitors always brings out the best in me; I have a reason to get out and see touristy things. We’ve seen ancient castles, gorgeous beaches and waterfalls, and of course we’ve enjoyed ramen and sushi. It’s so nice to be with someone I’ve known long enough to just be with. Instead of shallow conversations about people at work, we have pointless talks about Harry Potter character development.
Today, I am thankful for good friends and good food.