What can I say? I really don't want to sound like a big whiner, so I'll try hard not to. Life and everything happening at the moment is just a huge whirling, swirling mess. Too many obligations, too many goals, too many projects. Hmph! I have a list of things I want to blog, and the list grows daily, but so does the long list of things I need to accomplish each day. And so, the blog has been neglected and is withering before my eyes. Apologies all around - I'm trying.
But, on a positive note, I do have things to share. New and exciting things! As part of starting superbuzzy, Mariko and I always dreamed of business trips to Japan. However, I had basically written a trip off because of the expense... if one of us should go, it should certainly be Mariko, who can actually speak the language, right?!? Then all of a sudden there were extraordinary airfares - I mean unheard of - and the offer of financial investments in the company from family to help things happen (what would we do without you wonderful people - even those of you who have no money to share?!?), and suddenly we both have roundtrip tickets to Tokyo - in just a couple of weeks! I'm really still in shock, but I need to be productive: make lists, arrange for Brynne, schedule appointments, study my Japanese, research *everything*, re-organize, and the list goes on and on. The lists are multiplying and developing into kinship diagrams that would make even the most experienced cultural anthropologist shudder. I'm trying hard to let the anxiety and sense of responsibility not get the best of me. We want this to be an excellent trip, a productive trip, but I have to remember that it should also be a fun trip.
And so, if anyone still reads this decrepit blog, I need your help! Please tell us where to go, what you'd like us to buy for the shop, what you'd like to hear about and see pictures of! We'll certainly be in Tokyo, and our visit is timed to coincide with Yokohama International Quilt Week, but we may also be traveling to Osaka and Nagoya. We're already picking the poor brains of some of our dear friends (not to mention superbuzzy enablers!), but we'd love to get suggestions of all kinds from anyone and everyone! We're going to try to find a way to post a superbuzzy travelogue of sorts while we're away so that we can share in the adventures, because I know we're going to have some great encounters with yummy food, a vast assortment of vending machines, and more crafty shopping that ought to be allowed!
And finally, thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, and thanks for just hanging around!