Well, I am back in snowy Aomori. As I write this I am in my office, staring out the window, and it is a complete whtie windy mess! Soon I will be heading to lunch for soba followed by a workshop at a Elementary school. I don't want to go out in the cold, I already had my bizarre medical exam this morning and had to be out in it for too long!
But luckily, Aomori is not as cold as it was at Deep Creek when I went home. But what I do miss from the lake, is the central heating. When I return home from work my room is about 8 degrees C (like 46). That doesn't sound too bad, but it's inside, and in the rooms by my door and hallway those are colder, taking a shower is not fun! But being in the US after 1.5 years was very nice. Although I did not get to see as many people as I hoped, all the snow at the lake and the warm fire, kept me up there most of the time! Due to all the snow there were many winter activities occurring, including snowboarding, snowtubing, sleigh riding, and crosscountry skiing.. oh yea and a geocache scavenger hunt. So my days were filled with snow, yummy food I don't get in Japan (CHEESE), many games (of course), the fireplace, player piano, and Wii Fit. Of course, after I leave the country, my parents decide to get a wii. So while I was home I played wii fit for the first time, so fun, Im a pro hula hooper! It was nice to be home, to have the fam in one place for once and of course see my BOYS!! goblin and buckey!
Now its back to Aomori life, this week has been an office week, but school visits start up next week. Ive already had a curling game and practice and have another one tomorrow. Tonight is the first night this week I have not had any plans, so I am looking forward to that. And also, after my game tomorrow I am meeting my friends for karaoke... I mean, i've been out of the country for 3 weeks, I needed some karaoke!
Christy wants me to start an everyday/life sort of blog, since this one I usually only write in after travels, so if I decide to do that, I will let you all know the link!
Hope everyone had a merry christmas and a good new years!