This blog has been pretty quiet this summer, for a few reasons:
First of all, the JWs have spawned! The Lord said, “Be fruitful and multiply,” and so we have… our blogs, that is. Don’t get too excited, Mom(s) and Dad(s).
Jordan has started a new blog dedicated entirely to his super awesome culinary creations. Hodgepodge Cookery expands on what he started here under the “Food” category, from recipes to musings about food & culture. Read all about it here, and check out what he’s got going on here.
Janelle’s new project is the intellectual cousin of this blog. As The JWs do Japan is about adventures of the feet, Breaking Moulds is about adventures of the mind, and she wastes no time getting to the heart of everything from faith and culture to gender and gaming. Read more about it here, and check out the latest here.
Secondly, while we have been busy tinkering away with our new blog projects, we have gone on few actual adventures ourselves that are worth sharing about on here. Japanese summer is HOT and HUMID, our part of Japan consistently ranking among the most humid regions, and as Canadians used to more reasonable temperatures, we have been waiting out the summer in a sort of reverse hibernation. Where there is air conditioning, there the JWs can be found (unfortunately this does not apply to the 3/4 of our house that is woefully un-air conditioned). One added benefit of this hibernation is that we’ve finally managed to become debt free!
We are very excited to be saying sayonara to summer very soon. Even as I type this, a typhoon approaches, which will of course bring humidity and rain, but hopefully leave cooler temperatures in its wake. Travel-related posts should pick up on this blog again soon, since have some adventures planned for the coming fall and winter seasons, as we try to make the most of our last year in Japan. Yes, you read that right – we’re planning to pack it in at the end of this contract year next August and head back to the Great White North at last.
Finally, my camera has been on the fritz since about May or June, so I haven’t been able to take many pictures of the few adventures we have been on since then. I do have a handful of instagram pictures though, so enjoy these snapshots of our summer, until next time!
-Janelle & Jordan