15 Oct

The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!


It’s like Christmas in October.

Oh my goodness, I could be saying that about the MUSE online writer’s conference that I am attending.


But right now I am saying it about the fed ex box that arrived with all my info for my trip to Japan next Monday.


All these papers and maps and info came in this cute little folder.

It has a fan motif. I still use the one from my last trip.

Lots of maps and language handbook.

More maps and brochures of places I will go.

And a book to help me understand the culture.

* I am so excited. For me going to Japan is what I do for myself and not to please anyone else. I am so pleased. What do you do when you are not trying to please anyone but yourself?


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Posted by on October 15, 2010 in Abundance


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26 responses to “FEEL GOOD FRIDAY

  1. jacabur1

    October 15, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Now that is a cool bunch of information and keepsakes as well once the trip itself is behind you! What do I do when not trying to please anyone but myself, eat popcorn and watch a movie on DVD! I am easy that way! LOL

    Mine FGF today

    jackie >_<

    • purplume

      October 16, 2010 at 8:52 am

      That is easy Jackie and so cool cause you can do it often. XD

  2. Dollycas

    October 15, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I am sooooooo jealous. Enjoy but I expect a full report. Japan….wow!!!


    • purplume

      October 16, 2010 at 8:53 am

      Thanks Dollycas. You will probably hear about it ad infinitum.

  3. Dominique @Dominique's Desk

    October 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Whao a trip to Japan. I too want to visit that country one day… hopefully we will be able to go there next year when the kids are on holiday. Thanks for stopping by.

    • purplume

      October 16, 2010 at 8:54 am

      Really, I will want to hear about your trip, where you go and what you like. : )

  4. Mommy on the Spot

    October 15, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I am so excited for you! That sounds like an amazing trip. And I love it that you do it just for you.

    What do I do when I am not trying to please anyone else? Write, read, and workout. And I am also really getting into yoga and meditation.

    Have fun in Japan! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

    • purplume

      October 16, 2010 at 8:55 am

      Oh wow MOTS your things are so good for you on all levels, mental, physical and spiritual.
      I’ll be so happy to blog about it.

  5. Claireyh

    October 15, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Lucky you, how exciting. You know I don’t even know what I do just to please myself, a few years ago pre kids it was fly to Europe, nothing better than just packing my bag and away I go. But now, pleasing myself is so far down thel list, today I got to do the food shopping on my own, that was a treat, oh crap, where has my life gone?

    • purplume

      October 16, 2010 at 8:57 am

      I remember those days Claire with children and how your priorities change. When the children are grown you get to revisit your wants.

  6. Pepper Smith

    October 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Neat. Those are some of the best kinds of packages, with all sorts of interesting surprises and nuggets of information inside.

    When I’m only worrying about pleasing myself and not others, I read a lot.

    The Muse Conference registration for 2011 has opened. You have to go to the forums, which will probably require registration. There will be a thread asking you to vote in a poll to say that you will be attending next year’s conference. You vote, and you’re registered. If you don’t vote, you won’t be registered.

    • purplume

      October 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

      Thanks Pepper, I just voted. I’ll send this info to Joey at
      who was interested.

      • Pepper Smith

        October 16, 2010 at 10:56 am

        Thanks for the reply on my blog. Just wanted to mention that the version of Rio Star that’s listed on Amazon is the one from my old publisher and is no longer in print. It may be next week or so before the one from my new publisher is listed. (It was about a week for them to list Blood Money once it was out, if that’s anything to go by.)

        Glad you’ve enjoyed the conference! We’ll still be around until Sunday evening if you want to drop by.

        • Pepper Smith

          October 16, 2010 at 11:01 am

          Oh, wow! The Kindle edition is already out! That was fast.

  7. Thea Phipps

    October 16, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Have a great time in Japan! I’m looking forward to future blogs of your trip.

    What do I do when I just want to please myself? Two things: When I have $ I escape with my husband for some quality time together. When I’m broke, I escape with a mystery to some inexpensive restaurant for lunch. Pure escapism. 🙂

  8. purplume

    October 16, 2010 at 10:52 am

    OOH I like this idea. I’m going to be all set when I don’t get to take off to Japan. XD

  9. raisinganarmy

    October 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Oh you are so lucky! Japan!!! I have always wanted to visit Japan. I hope you have a safe and delightful trip.

    When I’m not trying to please anyone else, I sleep. Seriously. I sleep as much and as long as I want.

    • purplume

      October 17, 2010 at 9:02 am

      Ooh I remember those days when caring for young children. Sweet dreams to you.
      I am lucky, so lucky. I hope you get to go someday.

  10. Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    October 17, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Mail is so very exciting, especially when related to vacations!

    Thanks so much for the info on the MUSE conference. I’m in the process of registering.

    • purplume

      October 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm

      Oh good. It was excellent.

  11. The Girl Next Door Grows Up

    October 18, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Have the most wonderful time on your trip and BE SURE to dress like a Geisha. How much fun would that be?!

    • purplume

      November 7, 2010 at 8:59 am

      Thank you Erika. Yes, how much fun? and it was.

  12. joann Mannix

    October 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Have so much fun! Enjoy yourself and definitely do the geisha thing. I want pictures!

    • purplume

      November 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement. I did it. It was a blast and I’m glad.

  13. Jb

    October 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I’m not even the one going and I’m excited! I hope you do the Geisha thing…that would be so awesome! One of my favorite books is Memoirs of a Geisha, so I would love to be dressed like a real Geisha.
    How long are you staying (sorry if you already answered that somewhere)?
    Waiting with bated breath to hear your report on the trip! Have fun!

    • purplume

      November 6, 2010 at 9:26 pm

      I was away for 16 days. It was excellent. I have so much to post about it. Unbate your breath. : )


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