Friday, May 22, 2015

To work!

Amazingly the jetlag hasn't rendered me useless at work.

I wake up around 5am, do some Portuguese practice on Duolingo, check social media, balance my cashbook from the day before because I can barely get into my pjs when I get back to my room, take care of some other stuff (today was laundry), think about how to handle the day ahead, then go back to sleep for an hour or two. I wake up again and it's still only 10am.

It works great.

Plus the air has been quite dry here which makes life so much easier to live. I'm not all sticky and yucky and I can breathe normally. Yay!

Friday, May 15, 2015

I'm back!

Now the trip back to my bed!

The turbulence got a bit roughh during the last couple of hours, so I took some Dramamine and now combined with the jetlag and the fact that I refuse to not watch movies, I an really sleepy right now.

Just need to wait for my luggage.

Back to Japan

But first, to Incheon. Here we go.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Now it's just me and the cat

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My mother has safely landed in Japan. So now Chicago is stuck with me for almost two weeks. This was the main reason for my trip back here. My mom makes an annual trip back to Japan in May, but Chicago's health wasn't that great when we first started talking back in December about my mom's trip. So we came to the decision that I would come back to SoCal, we'd hang out a bit and I would stay with the cat while she was in Japan.

Chicago's health thankfully improved since we first talked, but the original plan still made sense since I needed to take care of a few things back here and also to keep a closer eye on the cat than we could ask a family friend or neighbor to do.

After dropping off my mom at the airport yesterday, I set up a sticky-note calendar of reminders, like when trash day is, when to water the plants, as well as a work-out schedule and general cat health notes. And finally, today is the first day I have to myself after two weeks of being back stateside. It's been a bit overwhelming. And thinking about the things I need to take care of while I'm here, it still kind of is, which is why I haven't really contacted anyone about meeting up. Sorry! It's on today's to-do list.

It has been a fun, but packed first two weeks: Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars Night at Angel Stadium and hanging out with my friends in East Bay which included lots of good food and a morning of sailing on the bay. My mom and I also visited people who take care of stuff for us and we made a number of purchases that were long overdue.

Today I woke up around 4:30 (jet-lag and general fatigue have made me a morning person), so I was able to make tea, have breakfast, check social media, clean up Chicago's litter, give Chicago his morning brushing, sweep the kitchen floor, sweep the den, water the plants, try to learn a bit of Portuguese, stretch, journal, send a Skype video message to my mother, and write this post and it's only 8:40. Now, I am going to have second breakfast, get dressed, and walk to the post office before it gets too hot.

Look at me. I'm being productive. Let's see how long this lasts. My bet, Saturday.