Thursday, 7 October 2010

Family Service Day

So - here we are. The Happy Family.
Medal Winners all.
Yesterday we did Family Service Day and took Okaasan out for a drive, a view and lunch to Okurayama Ski Jump overlooking the city.
She's been inside for days, we are feeling guilty about escaping to Tokyo for a concert...and the weather was gorgeous.

It was a success. She loved the ride up in the competitors' chairlift, the view over the city, the melon icecream, the cheesy photo op, the sunshine, the flowers....
She looked a bit tired after it all and as the Winter Sports Museum restaurant served only meat, which isn't her thing, we had to drive 20 minutes away to another restaurant..and then had to wait a while for our orders to arrive at the table....but all in all it was a good day out.

The chairlift staff slowed the lift down for the old lady - but we told them that the 80 year old was was the 49 year old in the NEXT chair who needed help because she is nursing stomach stitches and a knee....
But actually I was ok. I sat down a lot. Lay down if I could. But basically I could do a few hours out and about.

And Okaasan enjoyed it all. She slept a lot afterwards back home, and didn't of course want dinner. But she had fun in the sun.
And my body didn't let me down either, so I felt relieved.

Good training for tonight!!!!
We are going to Tokyo!
We are going to the Adam Lambert concert!
Finally. After supporting him from the sofa all through last year's American Idol program...buying the CD, hunting around the Internet for fan news of concerts and appearences.....tonight we will actually hear him live.
Yujiro and I will stay one night with a friend, then Yujiro will come back and I will stay one more night to see my old Saitama friends (although in fact we met 4 weeks ago at Flemming's funeral)...anyway.....
We are going to tell Okaasan the truth about where we are, and leave her with enough money to eat out for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow...she should be ok. Friends are popping in to feed the cats and Okaasan should be fine for 24 hours. We hope. She and the cats will just sleep I expect.


  1. Have a lovely, lovely, lovely time, and come back refreshed and invigorated!!

    I'll mail you when you get back about the classes - or maybe I'll even do that right now!

  2. Sounds like a very successful family outing indeed. Glad to hear you managed OK and aren't sore and are in fact in good form to head to Tokyo - have a fabulous time. Have no idea who Adam lambert is but am sure your night away listening to quite sexy boy singer will be great - said in a mocking tone by the girl who is greatly looking forward to night away to see Arashi in Janauary.

  3. I want to hear all the details of the concert please! So jealous!

  4. I know it's not very nice, but I kind of got a chuckle out of the fact that the 80-year-old didn't have a problem with the lift. It was the 49-year-old! I sense that by this time next year, you're going to be in better shape than you've been for a long time.