Home we returned to loaf around the house all day. This is called "Ne-Shogatsu". Sleeping New Year's. In our case (and elsewhere I guess since there is such a word) Tetsu works such long hours and has so little free time that when he does get two or three days off he doesn't know what to do! No hobbies per se, so he ends up on the sofa watching TV and sleeping. In the past this has caused regular arguments because I am not a TV person nor do I like napping. What a waste of a free day! This year though Tetsu puttered around fixing things for me and when I seemed satisfied that he had accomplished something he settled on the sofa. Tetsu fixed the heater (hmm. It still seems temperamental) and the bathroom door and the light switch and I told him he was wonderful and let him crash out for the rest of the day.
Velvet chose to keep me company while I was sewing the last borders on (if my seams aren't straight I'm blaming it on Velvet!) but Choco sided with Tetsu and slept the day away.