Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!
And the hot weather is finally breaking!!! Yayy!!!!
So today Beth, Yuki, and I went to Houston to see Emiko. Remember when Beth said I didn’t treat her like a sister? Well, that’s why she went.
I had warned Emiko in advance, but she forgot to warn her daughters, and, well, Aika and Mika did a little fangirling. Did I tell you they’re like 12 and 11 now? They’re turning from cute little half-Japanese girls to pretty little half-Japanese young women! Yuki seemed a bit uncomfortable but I told them that she’s there as my guest and not an Idol and to cut it the bleepity-bleep out.
Thankfully, they had the decency to look ashamed.
Anyway, Emiko, Yuki, and I were jabbering in Japanese, though I didn’t understand all of it, and I think Beth felt a little left out. Awww. So she chatted with Bill for a while, while we all jabbered. It was pretty fun, and I think they bonded, because at the end Emiko and Yuki traded contact information and they hugged. Aww.
After we had stayed for a little while, since Aika and Mika were behaving themselves, Yuki gave them autographs with the strict instructions to not tell anyone where they got them. Then we had lunch and left back for Austin.
Yuki told me that Emiko seemed nice and said Yuki always has a place to stay there if she needs it. Aww. And I’m pretty sure it’s not because Yuki was an idol, it was because Emiko felt bad for her, not knowing many other Japanese people. Emiko really isn’t a bad person. Just made a few mistakes that hurt me, a long time ago.
On the way back we took Yuki to a Buc-ees, because… everyone needs to see a Buc-ees at least once. She was amazed, as almost everyone is, and stocked up on unhealthy food like beaver nuggets and several different flavors of jerky.
Anyway, other than that, nothing really big happened today. Just the usual Saturday stuff. I think Dave wants to grill next week when the temperature’s in the 80s. I hope he does!!!
Anyway… Most of the girls are off doing their own thing tonight, but Yuki’s over. It’s just her. that’s fine, it gives us a chance to get to know each other better, and she wants to go to church with us tomorrow. It’s funny… of all the girls, she’s the only one that really wants to. Everyone else goes because their parents want them to go… but Yuki likes it there. I guess everyone’s different.
Jack and I need to go on a date, we haven’t for a while. Maybe we can tomorrow. I’ll ask him. Maybe I’ll use one of my weapons-grade pouts. Hahah!!!
I need to find some time to spend with just Liz. I don’t want her to think Yuki is replacing her as my best friend. That would suck. I love Liz. But she’s off on a date with her boyfriend (they’re still together!) so no harm done for tonight.