I had a very relaxing time off though I did have a bit of a cold. Hubby's family came over on the 1st and we ate the "osechi" we bought plus I made some food. We ate, drank and chatted. It was fun but they brought up the topic of kids. We don't want them...don't get me wrong...I love kids but I don't want my own. They are worried about who will take care of us when we are older. Well...my mom (who doesn't actually need to be taken care of!) has 3 kids but 2 of us live in foreign countries and the one who actually lives in Canada is still a 5 hour plane ride away. So... you never know if your kids will even be around! Sadly, I think the topic will come up again.
I don't know about you but 2010 feels different from 2009. I mean different in a positive way. I am so excited about this year. We have some business goals we are working towards and I have many personal ones as well. Of course, some goals are around money both business and personal. I have downloaded all the Suze Orman podcasts (man I love podcasts) and I joined the http://www.dailyworth.com/ blog which is great and while all the info doesn't apply to a Canadian living in Japan, there is still lots of great stuff. Anyway, it all just feels so good and so right! Hopefully I will feel the same way as the year progresses.
I went back to work on Wednesday and I have to say I just wasn't ready for it....after working only 3 days I am pooped!! But my last student had some pretty cool nails that I thought I would show you. She is 20 so on Sunday all over Japan there are "coming-of-age" ceremonies and the girls usually get all decked out. Her mom rented her a beautiful kimono and paid for eye lash extensions and the nails. The nails alone cost $150 but they are beautiful!
Anyway, I wish everyone the best for this year!!