Monday, August 20, 2007

Yes....we are "home" it's "back to work"!!!

Actually....we got back to Nagasaki on Friday night, but I have only just now found the motivation to turn on the computer and post something!!! So sorry about that!!! :-D

Our flights back went surprisingly major problems and all connections were made with plenty of time to spare. The boys both slept really well on the long flight (10 and 1/2 hours long, mind you!!) and even I could sleep a bit. On Saturday and Sunday, the boys were out and about catching up with friends and catching an assortment of bugs....Issei was wondering why kids in America aren't really that interested in bugs and beetles and such.....He was glad to be back out there in the trees searching for whatever creepy-crawly thing he could find!!!

I, on the other hand....did absolutely nothing for 2 days. Couldn't. Had no energy. No motivation. Didn't really care. Plus, after spending a month in relatively no humidity, coming back here was like walking into a sauna.....yuck. Debbie was not really a happy camper. BUT....I am getting over that...of course, today is rainy and almost cool outside...does wonders for a person's emotional well-being!!!

I will try to get some pictures posted in a few days....various family members have sent pictures and I need to go through and find the best ones to post!! Plus, I think that Kiyoshi got the ones I took loaded onto a disc so I can go through those too!!

Before I close this post....I just want to tell everyone what a wonderful time we had this summer!!! It was great to see talk and catch up....and to just "be" for awhile!! On the plane coming back, Issei and I were talking and he said that he thought that we should go the the States "every summer".....I agreed. I hadn't realized how much I truly missed everyone....we will definitely be home next year too!!! I need to close this up....I am slowly working back into my "frenzied" work week, and I have a class this afternoon....for the first few days, I only have a class a week we will be back to our "regular scheduled program".....*sigh*....sure hope I am ready for this!!!

I hope that all is well with all of you....

much love and lots of hugs and kisses to you all....


(just in case you were wondering....the picture of the boys above was actually taken before we left...notice the longer hair on Koji...this was before the "I think I will cut my own hair" incident!!!)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Ahhhhhh......we are temporarily away from the blogging world...

Oh...yes....the best laid plans of mice and, I had such a great plan that whilst on vacation I would be able to blog and let you all kinow what was going on....yeah, right.

So.....for those of you who I haven't seen here in sunny and hot Colorado, I'm hoping that you figured out that I was not going to be able to do much in the posting world!!! We got a new camera right before we left Japan and didn't bring whatever it is that I need to download pictures onto the web....and even if I had brought whatever it is that is needed, there is absolutely no guarantee that I could actually figure it all out. Yes, my friends, I'm a slug....but a nice and friendly slug!! :-D **I will get photos on when we get back to Nippon!!

Our vacation is moving along quite nicely...have seen lots of people and have spent some fun times getting caught up with old (as in "have been friends with for a LONG time"!!) friends and "patio time" has proven to be, yes, one of the best parts of any vacation!!! :-D my computer time at Mom's office is about to run out and I need to get going....I hope that all of you are having a great summer....adios mi amigos!!! Mata ne!! (See you later!!)

love and kisses to you all,

d :-D