Takeshi's last day of work (for both jobs) is the day after tomorrow, Tuesday! Oh my...It's a very weird notion - Takeshi NOT working?? Hehe.
It will be very nice to have him here at home, everyday, for a while. And I think he definitely deserves a bit of a break from working 11-hour days, 6 days a week. The time will be filled once and a while with the stress of moving back to the States, and we'll definitely be
I hope I don't have to wait until January to start classes, because of something in the process of getting a loan and such, going badly.
Good news - I found out that the restaurant Takeshi's family will be assembling at will be a yakiniku joint! Nice! :)
My FIL's brother and sister are coming. His brother (TK's uncle) has 3-4 kids, plus his wife will be coming - and then my FIL's sister has 1 daughter and perhaps her husband will be coming too? I was thinking, "Wow, they'd better have a huge-o table at the restaurant."
Takeshi's not sure if his sister or my MIL will be able to come, because they may be busy with school/work, but I hope they'll be able to come! The more the merrier, for a "going-away" dinner.
Yesterday I met again with the Satoh family (sans husband, as usual) and spent another hour's lesson trying to finish up the English mini-novel Nodoka had wanted me to help her read. We got pretty far, and I was hoping to finish it, but she's still got a ways to go. I don't know if yesterday was the last day I'd see them, but they sure treated the day like it was! They asked me if I am able to teach next month, and I told them I'd check with Takeshi about dates and text them.
After the lesson, which recently has been in the
Mrs. Satoh paid for a game of Mario Kart at the arcade, between me and the two other sisters. I chose Toad, Yu chose Yoshi, and Nodoka chose PacMan. Yoshi won...but I came in second! Huzzah.
Then we were treated to ice cream! It just made me kind of melancholy, while I ate my treat, that I'd never be able to find matcha-flavored anything back in the States with much luck. ^_^;;
And they bought me a present at my favorite store in the mall, KiddyLand! :) They bought me a cute (overpriced) plushie of Winnie the Pooh! I love it! He now joins the Rilakkuma plushies we own. Hehe.
New photobooth pictures of the happy odd-couple! ^__^