Akumi’s mother is visiting us from Tokyo for a couple weeks. I have to say, if she decided she wanted to move in, I would not complain.

The other day she cooked us a fantastic Japanese dinner, with a couple dishes I had never tried before. When I got home yesterday, she had cleaned our back patio and fed the dog.

The only problem is that she doesn’t speak much English (though she understands more than she lets on) and I speak even less Japanese. So we don’t spend a lot of time in conversation, but she seems to enjoy my style of physical comedy (intentional or not).