March. It started with a few travel-less weeks of keeping out heads down. Our March goal was to focus on some new projects and save a little money. For me that’s involved lots of crafting and photography. Instead of traveling we’ve taken small excursions around Semarang, mostly brunch and trips to different markets so I can gather mysterious insect bites and props like quail eggs for styling photos. Last weekend was my birthday, so we splurged on a stay-cation at a local hotel. It was a perfect night of Chinese food, watching cable in a oversized, comfy bed and opening some lovingly selected gifts.
The biggest reason for our month of weekends at home was to save for a longer, fancier holiday. Tomorrow we’re flying to Jakarta to meet Joel’s mom! We’ll stay there two nights, hopefully getting her acquainted to the time zone, then we’re headed to… Jogja of course. Last time his mom visited Indonesia, they had plans to visit Jogja, but a volcano eruption closed the airport ruining their plans. So next week we’ll busily shuttle her around our favorite little city to see all the sights she missed.