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JAPAN!!! Here we come!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I posted it on my status late last week, but my daughter and I are headed with my brother and his girlfriend to JAPAN!! And, we bought the tickets last week and are headed there NEXT week! Yep! This is a fast trip!

So, I've been extremely busy planning! I haven't been on SP much at all. I have been exercising 'like crazy'... and I'm sore to prove it. But, I haven't been tracking calories and am back up a few pounds. That's OK, though! It could be muscle, or just regular fluctuations. And, I WILL get those pounds back off. It just might have to wait until we get back from Japan!

I am disappointed that I'm not going to be participating in the 10K I had planned for this weekend. The race was 4 hours away, and I just can't see driving up there this weekend when we leave just a few days later. There is so much to do!

So, we are hoping to head to the lakehouse for at least a night. I haven't been since before Christmas. I am planning a 10 mile run, and it is just nicer down by the lake, too! And, I might take my bike and use it out there, too. I'm not sure about that.

That's my crazy life for the moment! It does seem pretty crazy right now! I knew I'd go back to Europe, but I didn't really dream that we'd be heading to Asia... and it's happened so quickly! I did a lot of clothes shopping last week as I'm shrinking out of all my clothes. I probably need to get another pair of jeans this week. I might look for another sweater, too - it's winter and in the 50s in Tokyo.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week! Sorry I haven't been by any blogs in the past few days. Life will be back to 'normal' soon, and I hope to have more time! Until then, stay healthy, eat well, and get some exercise! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MIMISCHENK 2/24/2011 11:33AM

    I spent three weeks there last May and found it to be the most memorable trip I have ever had. Japan was so much more than I expected - more clean, more orderly, more modern. I generally keep notes while I am on a trip with the intent of putting them into a journal when I get back home. I have bags of notes with no journal, but I combined them and wrote a journal after I returned. It turned out to be 106 pages of wonderful memories and experiences. I am happy to share ideas with you if you are interested. Regardless, you will have an enlightening experience. One quick story: We boarded a train in Tokyo that has one of the records for being late. We heard apologies because the last record showed the train running a constant 6 seconds late over the past month. Six seconds! Are you kidding me? My watch is slower than that.

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PINKCOCONUT 2/24/2011 10:51AM

    Ohhh!!! I'm so jealous!!! I used to live in Japan, such an amazing country! Enjoy it!

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AMOHAME2 2/24/2011 10:40AM

    Wow, Japan!!! That sounds awesome, have a great time!
I love running by the lake, I hope you get a chance to go to the lake house for a night!

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RHONDALYN10 2/24/2011 10:18AM

    So awesome! Japan is great! I want to go back one day. Where are you going? Have fun!

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ON2VICTORY 2/24/2011 10:13AM

    have a fun and safe trip, take lots of pics and tell us all about it!!!

I would love to go just for the food! hehehe

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    Oooh, that's fantastic!!! I'm actually going there for the first time in May, so any pictures/tips/recommendations you have would be awesome! Can't wait to hear how the vacation goes - have a wonderful time! :)

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ROBYN168 2/24/2011 10:02AM

    I can't wait to hear about Japan. What an exciting trip.

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    Enjoy your trip - It will be a great time to just chill-lax.

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MINNA72 2/24/2011 9:37AM

    Ooh, how fun! Japan! Have never been, but hope to one day! Enjoy your trip!

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