our first week in Tokyo was spent almost entirely in the apartment. Jet lag, rain, a nasty cold, and just plain exhaustion combined to keep me and The Boy inside playing video games and watching TV. I didn’t mind too terribly much, but on top of my already shattered attention span, it really hasn’t helped my productive output, word out wise. I did have a couple of fairly productive days, overall, but not nearly as much as I should have, and I’m feeling a wee bit guilty about that.
On top of that, I’m feeling pretty drained, creatively speaking. What little energy I’ve had this past week has been all about organization and practical stuff. Go to the Ward Office and get our papers in order. Go buy a shelving solution for my clothes. Figure out how to use the washing machine and the cooking appliances. (Our microwave is also our oven, and all the instructions are in kanji. I’ve been cooking everything on the stovetop.)
So I took the weekend off. Well, mostly, but even though our shopping trip was to Daiso for household supplies, it was still out at a mall and we got to do some window shopping. We went out to lunch, looked at the capsule machines, even managed to hit up a kaiten sushi place! Saturday night we got to hang out with several folks for popsicles and chatting and fun. We saw another friend for lunch on yesterday, and last night, we went to the Tower Records Cafe in Shibuya to meet a friend and enjoy a collaboration cafe for a Granblue Fantasy Cafe experience. It was silly and fun and the food was surprisingly decent!
I had an amazing weekend talking to other adult human beings and going outside the
apartment. I’m afraid that at a few points I managed to complete word-vomit all over them because I guess I’d had all the chattiness saved up from the past few days. I mean, I’m introverted, not antisocial, and I’ve been effectively sealed in a box for a week!
It’s a little overboard, probably because everyone wants to see us finally AND they’re in town for a convention, but still. It’s been really good to see people and be out among other human beings. I think that when I sit down to work out my next few chapters, I’ll be in better shape to actually get my creativity flowing. I’m not sure what I’m going to do mid-week to recharge when I need it and it’s just me and The Boy…. Anyone have any suggestions?