I leave Japan in about 12 hours...and I will not be returning. I had planned to leave for just a week and return for three more weeks. But my plans have changed. My mom needs surgery and I need to be there. The next month will be super busy which means the Savvy blog might get a bit neglected. I'm planning a few things in advance but I can assure things will get backed up just a bit. Please be patient with me during this time that I need to spend with my mom. The last few days here have been filled with tear filled goodbyes...leaving is harder than I thought it would be. Leaving here will be bittersweet.