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Monday, October 5, 2015

all for one and one for all | Japan bound ...

Good | Random | Fun ...

It is always good when you get to spend some time with your kids (especially after they have left for college).  Brief though it was, Ryan came home for a quick visit before I head abroad and humored me by tagging along as I ran random errands (not a lot of kids are willing to chat with you while you get your nails done, scour the aisles for sinus treatment, and help you pick out a new room fragrance in Bath & Body). And what fun is it to have a kid home unless you fix something homemade 
(blueberry muffins - with mombarista coffee).    


 song*ography | 
wake me up when September ends ...

or not! 
Let sleeping dogs cats lie is my philosophy.


 black.white.wednesday | enlighten ...

When I had no roof I made audacity my roof.  
When I had no supper, my eyes dined.

When I had no eyes, I listened.
When I had no ears, I thought.
When I had no thought, I waited.

When I had no father, I made Care my father.
When I had no mother, I embraced Order.

When I had no friend, I made quiet my friend.
When I had no enemy, I opposed my body.

When I had no temple, I made my voice my temple.
When I had no priest, my tongue is my choir.

When I have no means, fortune is my means.
When I have nothing, death will be my fortune.

Need is my tactic, detachment is my strategy.
When I had no lover, I court my sleep.

Samurai Song

 little.things.thursday | see ya ...

Well folks, I'm off to Japan. 
I am going to be spotty on blogging so I can soak it all in, 
explore this place that has captivated my daughter, 
experience new adventures, and just cherish being with my girl. 
My trusty camera will ever be by my side, so there will be lots to share when I return.



 linking up this week with: 





My Memory Art


 Little by Little


  1. Oh my...EXCITING! You better NOT blog while you are there, just enjoy! Safe travels, and I can't wait to see your photos and read your thoughts upon your return.

  2. SO exciting! Just soak it up and enjoy your time in Japan and with Allyson!

  3. Have a wonderful trip, and we will look forward to info from Japan. Just enjoy your daughter time!

  4. love the b+w image! and that kitty! hope Japan is amazing!

  5. Hi,
    Hope you have an awesome trip. The muffins look good enough to eat.
    Have a great day!

  6. Precious cat shot! Love it! They do love their sun spots!

  7. The muffins look delicious! I'm so glad you got to spend time with your boy!

  8. Nice group of photos. I loved your sleeping kitty and the lanterns. - Have a wonderful time in Japan.

  9. Ohhh How fun. Culture shock for're gonna love it. The history is fabulous.

  10. Ahhh cats, professional sleepers


  11. I love the kitty shot. Have a wonderful trip.

  12. Oh have an absolutely wonderful time soaking in that culture, sights, sounds, tastes. Can hardly wait to hear and see everything.

  13. Have a wonderful time with your daughter, Nicki! How ecxiting to be immersed to a new culture ~ I look forward of seeing the places you visit & hear of your experiences!

  14. I hope you are having an amazing time! So happy for you to go enjoy Asia. Asia has my heart. Just love it!

  15. let us see what i can remember......the boy misses you, they miss us when they go off to college, but they don't want us to know. the sleeping cat is beyond adorable!!!

    have fun in japan, you should keep a diary. well i would because i can't remember shit (can i say shit) oooooh i hope so. i know you are going to have a blast and enjoy every. single. second.

    and many thanks for your comment yesterday, i really did appreciate it!!!!! HAVE FUN!!!!!!

  16. I've missed your posts and now I know why! I know you are having a wonderful adventure in Japan and I can't wait to see what you've captured along the way.