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Packages on my Doorstep August 12, 2009

Filed under: Misa,My Pilot — Misa @ 12:33 am

For our first anniversary my pilot and I had purchased tickets to one of the first concerts Michael Jackson was doing in London. Obviously, our money has no been refunded. Thank goodness because these tickets were not inexpensive. Since we aren’t going to the concert ( 😦 ) we wanted to come up with another gift for ourselves using some of our ticket refund. We tossed around a lot of ideas, but the most important part was that we wanted a joint gift. Jewelry is really nice, but I would rather do something with my husband for our anniversary. He can get my jewelry for my birthday, hehe. 😉

After all of our discussion we decided on purchasing a copy of Rosetta Stone which is something we have both wanted for some time. We will be able to practice our new language together! How exciting! The package arrived on my doorstep today and I cannot wait to try it. I’m going to be good though and wait until our actual anniversary to open it.

I also got a purse I ordered a while ago. Two packages in one day! What more can a girl ask for? 🙂


A Wet Day in London August 2, 2009

Filed under: England,Misa,My Pilot — Misa @ 3:29 pm

We had an excellent time in London yesterday even though it was raining. As I already mentioned we visited Buckingham Palace, had lunch at Yo! Sushi and then saw Les Miserables.

The palace was phenomenal! The only downside was that you are not allowed to take photographs inside the Palace and the entrance is designed in such a way that you cannot take photographs of the outside either. I think it is because they want to make money selling the photo books in the gift shop. Shrug. Anyway, there was a special exhibit on the Queen’s various trips to other parts of the commonwealth. Every outfit she wore was impeccable and appropriate down to including national colours in each garment. It is good to be the queen!

Yo! Sushi was tasty. The service in the particular franchise we were in was a little lack-luster, but it didn’t ruin our lunch. I ate so much sushi and katsu curry. Yum, yum, yum! Yo! Sushi is interesting because it is based on the Japanese kaiten-zushi. The sushi sits in on conveyor belt that goes around the restaurant, when you see something that looks tasty you just take it off the conveyor belt. At the end of your meals the plates are counted in order to determine your bill. It is good fun!

Lastly, Les Miserables was amazing. I spent most of the second act in tears, but then I cried at the end of Monster’s Inc. It was sooo good. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen any show, so this was an extra special treat for me. I’m a bit spoiled in terms of musicals (and other things ^0^) because my college had weekly trips in to NYC to see shows at a substantial discount – $20 for a private bus in to the city, the show, the bus ride back to campus AND they gave us a snack on the bus. My friend Brian and I would go nearly every week on these trips. If anyone ever needs a recommendation for a show, I’m your girl.

I leave on Tuesday to go back to the states for about a month. I know it’s crazy to do this right before our PCS, but it can’t be helped (long, long, long, but-not-very-interesting story). Today and tomorrow I need to organize all my belongings here in case I can’t get back to England before our PCS. That would not be a total disaster because I need to go home before our PCS anyway because I need to drive my car and pet down to Texas. I will miss my husband, but am looking forward to seeing friends and eating at Salad Works!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Les Miserables July 31, 2009

Filed under: England,Misa,My Pilot,Travel — Misa @ 3:33 pm

Tomorrow we are off to London to visit Buckingham Palace in the morning and to see Les Miserables in the evening. How exciting! I’ve heard good things about Les Miserables, but am not generally a fan of Andrew Lloyd Weber. I’m sure I’ll enjoy it even if it doesn’t end up as my favourite musical.

We also have plans to visit Harrod’s and to go to one of our favourite and easy sushi places Yo! Sushi. A busy, but fun day.

Right now I need to do more home inventory stuff. I leave the country on Tuesday for about a month and a half and don’t want to have to do an entire home inventory upon my return as we will be busy with other stuff. Have a good Saturday everyone!


Little Bo Peep July 16, 2009

Filed under: England,Misa,My Pilot,Travel — Misa @ 2:13 pm

Every since we started dating my pilot and I have always made the decision to get or do one really nice thing when we travel somewhere. For example, when we were in Istanbul we purchased one genuine, handmade, Turkish carpet rather then lots of little trinkets. I’m not trying to brag it’s just a preference of ours. Besides I don’t really like to dust so having a ton of small trinkets around would be a disaster for my housekeeping.

Since we have been living in England we’ve had the opportunity to do lots of nice things, but we had yet to purchase something as a remembrance of our time in England. There is a myriad of union jack prints and mind-the-gap paraphernalia, but in the spirit of the British we have opted for something local and handmade. As an added bonus I think this particular item is super cute! We are getting a wooden sheep complete with real sheep’s wool. It sounds silly when I write it down, but I’ll post pictures as soon as I can. It is certainly a unique creation and the woman who makes them is a regular at our local market.

Do you have any unique treasure from your travels?


Greetings & Salutations! July 13, 2009

Filed under: Military,Misa,My Pilot — Misa @ 5:08 pm
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I am the wife of a pilot in the United States Air Force.

This is a large part of who I am, but it is by no means all that I am.

I had prepared for an entirely different kind of life than the one the military provides. I often find myself frustrated by new expectations (or the lack thereof), military procedures and the opinions of others. I struggle to figure out where exactly I fit in and what I am meant to do in this world. Regardless of my struggles, I wouldn’t change my life for all the stars in the sky.

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