Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Day care cometh...

Tomorrow in the kitchen there will be a summit of Dear Son, Okaasan, Day Care Manager and maybe a cat, to decide what kind of help we will get this winter.
I will be away on a work trip that got rescheduled - somehow addressing a group of local government people IN JAPANESE for 40 minutes about how to attract foreign visitors to their area.

Anyway - in the kitchen the important people, plus cat, will decide whether Okaasan gets once or twice a week visits from the care worker for chat, shopping by taxi and dinner.

Dear Son was shocked when I told him about Okaasan's lost in the street episode, and has readily agreed that we should try and increase her care level this winter. Twice a week we hope. She is already weak about standing up off the carpet at home. She really needs more exercise.
Still don't think we can get her to go out in a mini bus to a care center and join others...she is still too aware of things to pull that one off. I think there would be a fight.
But three to four months of twice a week visits.

Winter, here we go.
Bloody FREEZING here today. Coldest for years for a November day. We walked in the park early this morning and snow if coming. Maybe one of our last walks like this?

And....ho ho ho....if you want to see what Oyomesan looks and sounds like...and what a messy room can look like on TV....check out the first 4 minutes of this made for foreign-TV show....I had a job to report on a morning fish market in my area.

I think I look strange. Nervous. And behind me you can see the chair holding the door firmly closed..because beyond that was a lurking cat with a dead rat... is the link...J-Trip Plan/NHK World TV.


  1. Brilliant! You looked and sounded fabulous.
    I also greatly enjoy your blog - thank you
    so much for allowing us a glimpse into your
    world. I have so much admiration for you and
    your partner. Best wishes to yourselves and
    to Okaasan.

  2. Great report on the Hakodate morning market!

  3. Really interesting to hear about the fisk markets :)

  4. Really interesting to hear about the fish markets :)

  5. Hope the Day Care situation works out. I can't imagine how stressful! Enjoyed your video. So nice to put face and voice together.

    happy Thanksgiving