Thursday, October 02, 2008

Mended

Thank you so much to everyone for all the "get well" wishes. I'm happy to say, I'm all back together again.

Lately, I've been in a bit of a blogging slump, so Big Cat's announcement of BLOGTOBERFEST has come at a perfect time for me. I'm going to try to break out and get back into blogging regularly.

I have a busy month ahead of me actually, so hopefully I'll have something blogworthy to say. My big sister is arriving on Monday for a three week visit to Japan. It's her first time here, so I am very excited. I have a few days off next week, so we're going to Kyoto. I love the old Japanese capital and it's been a couple of years since I was there last. I might even see if I can talk her into getting done up as a geisha with me. It's a terribly touristy thing to do, but I have always wanted to try it.

Photo by Pokdeo



This is one place I'm sure to take here, the bamboo forest in Arashiyama.

Before she arrives, we're madly trying to prepare the apartment. I'm moving as much as I can out of my crowded workroom to make way for her futon.

Oh, and one last piece of news! I became and aunt today!

18 comments:

tamakikat said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Congratulations on becoming an aunt.

All the best for your sister's stay.

TK

Kate said...

Yay Melanie - glad to hear you're back on deck! Sounds like some family time would be lovely for you - have a wonderful time with your sis and congratulations on your aunt-ship!

BumbleVee said...

glad you are feeling better..

remember to take lots of pics of you and your sis getting the geisha treatment.....

AnastasiaC said...

yeahh on feeling alive again!!
the bamboo forest looks amazing...bet it smells amazing too!

CurlyPops said...

Congratulations Aunty Melanie..what delightful news!
Will we get to see a photo?

Jenny said...

How lovely to be an aunt-what a lucky little neice or nephew that gorgeous bundle is! Enjoy your time with your big sis-have fun doing the touristy things-a must do! Glad you are all well again:)

Serena said...

OH my god.. that bamboo forest is AMAZING.. I really have to go there...

Two Peas In a Pod said...

How fun a visit with your sister. That is going to be so much fun. 3 entire weeks. I wish I was able to see my sister for 3 weeks.
Oh, and congrats on becoming an aunt. You are going to have so much fun.
Cheers kYla

Fuji Mama said...

Yeah! Glad to hear your are feeling more like yourself again! CONGRATS on becoming an aunt! Good luck with getting ready for your sister's arrival. :-)

flossy-p said...

You became an Auntie!!!!? That's so cool, congratulations :D

Leni and Rose said...

Good to hear your on the mend! And what fun to look forward to - that would be super, unreal, fun to be made up as a Geisha!!! Oh how jealous I am!!! Have fun with your sis and congrats Aunty Melanie!!!

Karin said...

Wow, that forest is intense! I've never seen anything like it. How amazing!!

I hope you have a great time. I'd love to see Kyoto one day.

Congratulations on becoming an Aunt!

muralimanohar said...

Oh, WOW, how come I haven't seen that pic in time to include with my tree post before? lol

Congratulations on becoming an auntie!! Have fun sewing up little itty bitty things!! :D

Dorothy said...

Glad you're feeling better Melanie.
Hope you have a wonderful time with your sister, and post lots of photos! Love the pic of the bamboo forest!
Congrats on becoming an aunt.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Lovely news that you are an auntie - congratulations! Have lots of fun over the next few weeks.

Hila said...

glad to hear you're feeling better! Have the best time with your sister :)

Nikki said...

Good to hear you're over the nasty virus and now an auntie.

....THAT PICTURE IS AMAZING!

Bec said...

Oh dear, I've been out of the loop a bit and didn't even know you'd been sick. But I'm very happy to hear you are well again. Congratulations on becoming an Aunty - I love being aunty to all my little nephews and nieces. So much fun. And how lovely to get to hang out with your sis for a few weeks :)

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