…the feast of St Francis Xavier, patron saint of missionaries and tourists.
The tourist part is fitting – I’m off to Japan tomorrow for a Kumon Conference. Fifty years of Kumon, of valuing education and the individual child. Guess what we’ve been reading about this week – Japan, of course!
Very excited. feeling grown up, too, travelling without the family. And nervous – I never go anywhere without my kids! Except hospital…And I’ll miss dh. And Alexander’s first formal…And the feast of St Nicholas, third son’s feast day..And celebrating the Immaculate Conception with the family…
Oh, well. I’ll learn a lot, have fun, do some sightseeing, am catching the bullet train to Nagasaki to see the Shrine of Christian Martyrs, and have arranged to meet some friends in the hotel bar, too. Woo hoo! We all have to grow up sometime. Even me. Even though I’ve been dancing round the kitchen, driving dh mad!
I still have to pack..But have organised some folders, with lists and reminders, for dh and the kids. One for Kumon. One for Home. See above?
And had some streaks put in my hair today. Now I really look like a witch, with my almost black nail polish and streaky hair…the witch of Kumon….