Back From Japan

by Katy on May 8, 2012 · 25 comments

I am finally home from my two week trip to Japan. I had a fantastic time, and although I’m apparently not quite ready to write at any length, I do have a couple of photos to share.

Here I am with my host family at the end of my stay in Japan.


Don't you love the apron that this Japanese potter woman is wearing?

Because it's the mending job that melted my heart.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Dogs or Dollars May 8, 2012 at 11:18 am

Welcome back! Can’t wait to hear about all your adventures.

That apron is pretty stinking cute.


ellen May 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

gosh that went fast!!! glad you have a great time!


Kristen@TheFrugalGirl May 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

Welcome home, Katy!


Katy May 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Thanks! I had a great time, but missed my older son terribly.



Paula in the UP May 8, 2012 at 11:26 am

Welcome back! Can’t wait to read stories of your adventures!


fiwa May 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

Glad you are back! Can’t wait to hear about it, once you’re settled back in. Enjoy sleeping in your own bed. 😉


Katy May 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Yes, I am enjoying my own bed! The futon that I slept in while with my host family was around 3/4″ thick. And even though it was on soft tatami mats, my own pillow top mattress is kinder to my 44-year-old bones.



Renee CA May 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Wait til you have 64 year old bones! 🙂


Kathy M May 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

Welcome home from the big adventure!


Valerie Heck Esmont May 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Welcome home!


Lori May 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

We’ve all missed you! Anxious to hear the deets…


A Frugal Spinster May 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Welcome Home!
I look forward to hearing about the trip and seeing your pictures.


Katie May 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Welcome back, Katy!


Naomi May 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Welcome back. You have been missed :0)


namastemama May 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Wow! I missed you. for real.. Thought of you when my family won tickets to a 3D movie. Except we found out the cinema was 50 miles away. By the time we spent the time and gas it wasn’t free. What do you think? We didn’t go. What would the non-consumer have done?


Ann May 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Welcome back!


Jo H. May 8, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Glad you’re safely home, and looking forward to all the news!


Renee CA May 8, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Thanks for letting us know you arrived safely! I know how crazy things are when you get home from a long trip. Looking forward to reading all about it.


NZ reader May 9, 2012 at 12:17 am

Welcome back Katy! I missed my daily non-consumer advocate fix so am glad you are back from your big adventure. I love, love, love the apron!


Claudia May 9, 2012 at 6:08 am

Welcome back! Can’t wait to hear more about Japan!


Gerard May 9, 2012 at 7:53 am

One of life’s enduring mysteries: why japanese folks in photos often make the peace sign, or is it something else?

I suggested that your husband and other son attend maximum number of Timbers games and eat out a lot in your absence. Hope you didn’t mind.

glad you’re home safe


Katy May 9, 2012 at 9:24 am

I love the peace sign. You know, cause peace is good. 😉

And the boys took your advice. I think they enjoyed our absence more than they should have.



Mary Stubblefield May 9, 2012 at 9:58 am

Welcome home. I can’t wait to hear about your stories…take your time…we’ll wait (a little)!


Jennifer May 10, 2012 at 7:57 am

Yay! Glad you had a good trip. Seriously missed you though!


Laura's Last Ditch--Adventures in Thrift Land May 12, 2012 at 9:29 am

We missed you! I do so love that apron. Maybe I should pull my son’s worn sweatpants out of the rag bag….


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