There's comfort with planning

There's comfort with planning
To me, comfort in planning a vacation to a new destination is planning it all online beforehand down to what bars and restaurants I want to try, researching then researching some more places to stay at, and renting a car to explore other areas as well. Well Asia is not a big car rental country... Read more »

Japan (and South Korea) be kind to this nervous foreigner please!

Japan (and South Korea) be kind to this nervous foreigner please!
  Why Japan? Japan was never EVER on my radar until the son at age 17 planted the seed. I asked him if he could go anywhere where would it be? He answered Japan and it turned into an obsession for me. He likes their culture. From everything I’ve read, I already like it too.... Read more »

My upcoming first international trip is making me a nervous wreck!

My upcoming first international trip is making me a nervous wreck!
As I printed out my plane tickets on Asiana Air (carrier based out of South Korea), a huge portion of it was in Korean. I immediately thought to myself- “shit got real”. Seeing half the writing in those squiggly Korean lines made it feel tangible, like the dream would finally be coming true. While booking... Read more »
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Prelude to Japan

Even though I am TERRIFIED of my upcoming trip, I decided to act as my own travel agent and book this trip (to South Korea and New York as well!) all on my own because, internet. (actually I looked up travel agents beforehand and couldn’t really find one! Guess they are a dying breed for... Read more »

MY husband, MY wife

The notion of marriage bothers me, yet I am married. I believe in marriage, more than most people. I believe in marriage before kids (I know, call me old fashioned!) I do have an have issue with “belonging” to someone, which is where the marriage part bothers me. I know my friend’s wife. I know... Read more »

I'm so tired!

Do you ever get so tired sometimes that you feel physically ill? Do you ever just get tired of showering? Not that I plan on stopping for good, but it can be a real chore sometimes, especially when I am tired and have no energy, and especially for women, especially when there’s the shaving and... Read more »
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If I didn't have kids...

-I’d find a way to travel to the mythical, enchanting, far away countries I’ve always dreamed of. -I’d embark on a month long road trip, sleeping in my car every other night to save money. -Cooking would not be a priority -I’d move out of state in a heartbeat, without a plan -my house would... Read more »

Getting older musings

  I REALLY HATE my hands at age 40. They are thin, bony, fragile, and veiny. I think I will have to go around wearing gloves at 45, I can barely stand looking at them now. The husband often says, “Eww put those things AWAY”. One time when I was freezing cold at a ballgame... Read more »

Illinois you suck!

OK Illinois that’s it. I’ve had it with you. You’ve officially robbed me of the two closest family members I had here, my mom and my sister. You let Texas win. Texas always seems to win. It’s got better weather, a coast, several major and exciting cities, affordable taxes and homes, and it’s bigger of... Read more »
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An introvert's problems

Oh no I feel a sneeze coming on. I’d prefer if you didn’t acknowledge my sneeze. Why do we all still do this? Yet I still do. Just not to strangers. I feel awkward if I don’t “bless” someone. And I’m not even religious! I hate the attention a sneeze brings. I was out for... Read more »