Thursday, October 19, 2006

New Horizons

If you'd told me five years ago I'd be living in Japan, I would have laughed at you. Paris, maybe, if the stars suddenly aligned just right. But Japan?

And yet, here I am, and I love it.

It gets even better, and at least to me, more unbelievable--in two weeks, I'm headed to Hong Kong! Yep, Hong-freakin'-Kong! And Kowloon! And China!! (FH better watch closely, or I'll be shopping for my new daughter while I'm there!)

I'm meeting Fearless Husband (huge hurrays!) as I have not seen him in a long time, and won't see him for a while afterwards. I get there the day before he does, so I can get settled, and clean and not cranky and mean from traveling. I can stock the room with water and fruit, and finish with the OCD need to unpack, and maybe explore a little bit before he shows up. Then I am staying an extra day and a half after he has to leave, so I can go to a museum and an open market on my own--not his speed.

We're going on at least one tour of the area, maybe a cruise of the bay or a funicular ride to the top of Hong Kong Peak. We'll walk the streets and eat odd food and explore. And we'll have at least one day of "just each other" in the lovely hotel room.

When he and I finally talked on the phone for the first time in a month, I expressed my concern over the expense of the ticket and the hotel room. His response: "you are my world, and it's worth twice that much to get to spend time with you in my arms."

Sometimes, he knows exactly the right thing to say. I'm a lucky woman. And in two weeks, I know someone who's going to be a very lucky man indeed! Ha!