Wednesday, February 8, 2012

CrAzY busy!

I knew I had blogged once before about my life being off the charts busy so I went back and searched for it to discover it was almost EXACTLY one year ago! {you can see that post HERE.  That post was 10 days before THE earthquake and it's amazing to think on all that has happened since}  Like I said last year, I prefer my life this way but sometimes the blog ends up on the back burner.  I'm going to try really hard not to let that happen this year.  This must be the time of year where I just come out of my winter funk and start getting out more!  Right now, my month looks like this

Every single day has at least one thing planned.  Some days my only responsibility is to make it to the gym but other days are non stop from 0830-2100!  I still have to schedule a doctor appointment and some of my ESL students in there as well.

I'm really looking forward to the next few weeks.  I have a lot of fun stuff planned, including 2 Japanese cooking classes, a Japanese bead making class and tomorrow, I start taiko drum lessons!

I was invited to attend the local international association's yearly party which I'm also looking forward to.

In addition to everything else, I decided to step outside of my photography comfort zone.  I was hired to take photos of a marathon in a couple weeks.  Ordinarily this would be no big deal but the way this company works is they will hand me blank memory cards at the beginning of the day and after the marathon is over, I hand them back.  No viewing them, no editing them!!!  As a photographer friend of mine said, "That's like seeing your dirty underwear" and I couldn't have said it better!  I'm excited and slightly nervous but it will be good experience {even if I don't have any photos to show from it} and the pay is decent which is always nice.

Among all the craziness, I'm trying to cook healthy {-ish/-er} meals for dinner each night.  Today I went to our local market to pick up some fresh salmon {we only get frozen on base},eggplant and a few other things.  When I put my basket on the check out counter, I noticed it looked {almost} like a rainbow
{snap peas, eggplant, pineapple, salmon, strawberries...just missing something blue}


On a completely random side note, if you're into the whole singing reality show thing, I plead with you to tune into the Voice and vote for Tony Lucca!!!  He is an incredible singer/songwriter who I have briefly mentioned on this blog once or twice before.  He works so hard and totally deserves this!!!!