Last night, for the first time in longer than I can remember, I had a full uninterrupted night’s sleep. I didn’t sleep angled awkwardly like a magician’s assistant in a sword box. I didn’t wake up with a sore back. I never once woke up in a panic because a dog was about to be sick or have an accident.
And I hated it!
NOT a fan of this dogless existence.
On the bright side, I woke up to the following text from our dog sitter this morning
Lulu & Suji did very well overnight, they went right to bed after settling in and slept throughout the night. We went out this morning and both girls peed and pooped outside! After Suji peed (she peed right after Lulu peed) her bladder was quite small so I didn’t express her manually. They ate breakfast like champs!”
Peed and pooped! Outside!!! WE don’t even command that kind of respect from our dogs.
Anyway, Akemi and I are off to Japan today, our first trip in two years. We look forward to checking out the familiar sights, hitting some familiar places (Butagumi, Pizza Seirinkan, Hattendo, the Mori Art Museum) and new spots (Wagyu Mafia sandwich shop!).
I have also loaded up on digital books for the flight. Figure I can get 2-3 read enroute which should put be well within my 365 titles target range –
While away, I’ll be missing out on the final week of the fantasy football regular season. I’ll do my best to track my players and make the appropriate line-up changes despite the time zone difference. Still, my Snow Monkeys have made the playoffs in both leagues. Now it’s just a matter of wrapping up those first round byes!
Other than that, good to go. Just cleared out my carrying case and, on Akemi’s insistence, tossed out a few items I no longer use including this charging cable I still feel could be of use –
But there’s no point arguing with Akemi.
Alright! Off to prep for that 13 hour flight. Moving forward, the posting times may be a little erratic on this blog, but I’ll be keeping you updating on all of the Japanly happenings. Stay tuned!