welcome to august. many hot days to follow. boring obon to commence. ugh. we have no plans for obon, and i can't help but feel disappointed. i hate being stuck here with the kids, but then stuck here with the kids and yoshi? nightmare. how can i explain? i can't. don't get me wrong, i love them very much, but i am a person who needs time alone. and time away from the house. i want to have fun.

just a few more years, right?