Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Off at 3 A.M.
My dad and I fly out tonight, arriving in Osaka and taking a train to Tokyo, where we will walk around and stay up all night before going to the Tsukiji fish market when it opens at 5 a.m. A funny way to do things but we will be night owls due to the time difference, and will hopefully get lots of rest on the plane (we're standing by on business, which makes sleeping much easier - thank goodness for staff travel benefits!).
This morning I drove alone for the first time! Even in the US I hadn't gone out by myself yet. It was just a quick run to the post office, to send some pretty mail. If you sent me your address, something is on its way!
These cupcakes were for a gathering of girls at our house after church last Friday. I had so much fun decorating each differently - much better than one cake.
This necklace is a late graduation gift from my dad's step-mom. I was so surprised when I opened it! It is a gold cross engraved with Rose T. Muldoon, which belonged to my great grandmother who came over from Ireland (Rose Theresa Muldoon Fox). She thought it should be in our family and sent it as a piece of family history; it is at least 100 years old. I cherish it and will give it to either my oldest daughter or my brother's oldest daughter someday (way in the future ;).