January 10th, 2011
It’s Monday evening and I’m watching the college championship game between the Oregon Ducks and the Auburn Tigers; it’s halftime. The score thus far is 11 to 16, with Auburn in the lead. I could have watched the game with my grandfather or with my friend Jared, but for whatever reason, I have been sort of tired since I woke up and decided to watch it here at my mom’s by myself. I didn’t even have any motivation to exercise today, which is unusual.
In place of training, I ate six cinnamon rolls for breakfast and finished off tonite’s dinner with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Needless to say, I’m not feeling so great right now.
More than the junk though, I think I have been out of it because I am a little sad. I will be leaving Florida (and all it encompasses) this Thursday. It’s always tough when the departure date nears.
I have had a really nice time and I am grateful that I was able to come visit for this long. The first week was a little rough due to jet-lag, but since then it’s been great. Though we are all different in many ways, I know that I have a great family and they have gone out of there way to ensure that I have a nice time. My friends too have been super, even though we didn’t get to spend much time together. My only real regret is that I didn’t bring my camera from Japan to capture moments.
Fortunately, my Aunt Sharon visited the other day and took a few with her camera. This one was taken at my grandparent’s house. See, don’t we look like a nice, normal family!?
My next stop is San Diego. I’ve never been there, but am looking forward to seeing the U.S. from a different vantage point. Nancy, my ole’ buddy from Japan is gracious enough to let me shack up with her and her man for a few days. It’ll be nice to see her again and I know it’ll ease the pain of going back to Japan directly from Florida (always a bit of a downer).
Well, I will not be able to write anything until I get back, so I do hope that you all have had a nice holiday season and I wish everyone the very best for 2011!