Saturday, February 18, 2006

Day 2

Day 1 seemed to fly by in a bit of a fog at times. Waves of jet lag seemed to come and go as the day went by. Kim arranged for 3 of her students to make lunch for us and let us try on summer Kimonos. It was very fun and delicious. Then after a strong americano we made shabu shabu for dinner with some other students. I am sure I ate way more than was healthy for me.

Lorrie has been a trooper with all the strange food and languages. She is attempting to learn a few phrases and tries at least some of everything.

I am amazed at how quickly my Japanese has returned. Really, I thought it would be way more difficult to remember. But I am loving speaking and listening to the familiar sounds.

So far the worst part of the trip has been that I have a cold. But I have lived through many of those and it is only a bummer that I have to mess with it while traveling.

Tomorrow we are going to my 'home town' for church and seeing old friends and students. It will be a long and people-filled day. I just hope I have the energy and stamina to make it through.

I am off to take some cold medicine and crawl into bed.

Blessings to all...


Friar Tuck said...

Glad to hear things are going well. Say hello to Kim and Lorrie for me.

so-dak girl said...

Hey! So glad to hear about your travels. Give Kim (and Lorrie) big hugs from me.

Hope your cold is past the worst. Maybe Hawaii will cure you if you still need it by then.'

Love ya!

ace said...

Hope you're feeling better today. Lookin' forward to hearing how Sunday went with your reunions! Blessings on ya!

rubyslipperlady said...

Have I mentioned how excited I am for you?! Glad to hear everything is coming back for you, what a blessing! Hope your Sunday was a joy! Is this the church where we heard the concert choir sing and I got the CD (do you know what I am talking about here?)?