Happy New Year!
Hope the new year is off to a good start for you.
This year's New Year "break" wasn't too long for Satoshi.
On the 29th and 30th of December we went to the Totsukawa area of Nara, I'll post about this soon!
The 31st...we spent making our way back to Osaka then turning in early before the New Year.
January 1st...we had o-zoni (traditional soup) then went to various temples and did hatsumode (prayers for the New Year).
Dinner was o-sechi, which I've written in detail here.
January 2nd...we went to Kyoto to visit MIL.
She is doing fine and we had a nice time chatting, eating and helping her clean some areas that she wasn't able to reach on her own.
After lunch, she let me "raid" her cabinets for dishes...thank you!
It was nice visiting with her.
Yesterday, we hung out at our favorite neighborhood cafe, Hiro, for breakfast.
And because I was craving greens...Dinner was a big grilled Thai beef salad with Kiuchi Brewery's sparkling umeshu.
We still haven't seen a speck of flurries in Osaka.
Hope you have a great week.