Friday, October 16, 2009

I Turned 36, But I Am Young At Heart

First thing first, thank you so much for all of your well wishes about my mom!! She's doing better and trying to get better back in Tokyo, Japan. She goes to physical therapy twice a week, and dialysis three times a week for four hours which have been tough on her body, but she's doing it to live. I used to tell her, "Don't live your life to do dialysis, but do it to live." She's optimistic and I hope she will be okay again soon.

So, it's been a hectic week for me and there are several reasons for it.

*My lovely sister was visiting us for five days after 12 days of business trip in Paris and NY. She got here last week Friday and we had such lovely stay. Good food, shopping and catching up with stories - I was soo happy she was here, but more so for my girls. Ju Ju and Soapy wouldn't leave her alone and they also ended up sleeping with my sister on the same bed..

* JT and I left our girls with my sister on Saturday night for my little birthday party. It wasn't like last year's 35th birthday; I didn't want a big party. So I went out with JT, his youngest brother and two of my BFF here in Florida. I had many glasses of vodka and pineapple and danced to great music, but I got sick in the car on the way home. Apparently, Ju Ju found me half naked in the bathroom sleeping, but I don't remember because I woke up in my bed with pearl necklace still around my neck.

* I celebrated my birthday again on Sunday evening with JT's family - My sister joined and we had a very heart warming dinner together. I love family. Family is number 1.

* Oct 12th was my birthday and I took a day off from work - fabulous!!!! JT took us to my favorite Japanese rstaurant that night and we had "shrimp tempra udon" and ton of sushi and rolls - oh they were delicious and the owner of the restaurant treated us with Japanese deserts :) I love deserts..

* My sister left us the next morning - it was very hard for me to say good bye. She is my best friend. She told me, "Why don't you move back to Hawaii?" - I miss her already...

In conclusion, it was very crazy week for me and my family, but it was one of my happinest week in a long time. I laughed a lot and my daughters got to know their auntie a little better. All I wanted for my birthday was my family and I got the perfect gift because I had my sister. I'm 36, but I still feel like I'm in my 20's. I don't know if it's a good thing or bad, but I feel a lot younger than before. I think I'm rebeling against time and aging. Do you feel younger or older after your birthday??

Have a sweet weekend, beautiful!!!



Jenn(ifer) said...

Happy Birthday!

So glad you had a chance to spend time with your sister; that is the best present right there.

the real mia said...

Cute photo!

eri said...

i'm glad your mom is doing better and that you had a fantastic birthday! don't you think birthdays should be given as a holiday? ;p

Dionne said...

I am so happy to hear that things are good for your mum! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It sounds like a great way to celebrate (any celebration including yummy Japanese food is perfect!).

Laura said...

Happy belated! I'm glad to hear that your mom is doing better and that you had a wonderful time with your sister. Family is the best!

Joy Wizziwa said...

Happy Belated Birthday Maki!! I am so glad that you got in some good sister addition to everything else. ;) Three Cheers for Sisterness!!!

Bayjb said...

Happy Birthday beautiful! I'm glad your sister got to visit and spend time with you JT and the kids. I'm sure saying goodbye was tough, I can only imagine. Cheers to you!

Selma said...

Happy Birthday! :)

BakerGirl said...

So glad you had a great birthday and got to see your sister! I hope your mom continues to stay strong and do well. I know how scary it is when a parent gets very sick.

Love the new blog design btw! Super cute!

colbymarshall said...

Lovely picsture, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Savvy Gal said...

oh happy belated birthday.

The Rambler said... so sorry...I'm such a bad bloggy pal. I've been MIA kinda and trying to get back around.

sorry to hear about your mother and happy belated birthday or for you especially being an island girl...

Hauoli La Hanau!

Pat said...

I am a bit late on this post.. but still wanted to wish you a belated BDAY! girl, when I turn 36 (in 5 years) I want to be as young and as beautiful as you.
Take Care

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