Saturday, August 02, 2008

It's 6:16 AM in Hekinan, Japan

I was going to call this post "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly". But didn't. But I will use the titles for this post.

The Good.

My daughters dream of living and working in Japan has finally come into being. She flew the nest on July 31st and landed in her new country on August 1st. She will be living in Hekinan Japan just outside of Nagoya for the next year. She has wanted this since junior high school. She has always been fascinated by Japan and most things Japanese since she was in grade school. The first time went to Japan she said she felt like she had finally found her home.

When I asked if her apartment had a washer and dryer she said she had a japanese dryer. Here is her japanese dryer.



I told my husband I want to get a clock to hang on the wall next to our regular clock and set it to Japan time so that I will always know what time it is there. My daughter and I are very close, she is my only child and I will worry (as usual) but I know that this is the best thing for her and a wonderful experience and opportunity. And I am so very proud of her, going off to a foreign country where she knows no one, barely knows the language and starting the adventure and journey of a lifetime.

The Bad

We are still both unemployed. And as much as I am enjoying not having to go to a job every day our funds are starting to run low. I'm really surprised that as many reject letters, e-mails, etc I'm not feeling as depressed or rejected as some folks seem to think I should. But I still have faith that something will appear for both of us and we will be okay.

The Ugly

this could have also been posted in the bad. My dear friend Mary who has been battling breast cancer for over 4 years found last week that the cancer has moved into her brain. This is the 3rd close family/friend to have had brain cancer this year in my life. What are the odds of that? What the fuck!!!!!!!! In her e-mail she said that the doctors told her 2-6 months. I am just heartsick for her, her family and her friends. She is one of the kindest, gentlest people I have ever known. It just does not make sense to me. I am sad that she lives so far from here and wish there were more I could do for her and her family. I will do the best I can.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Tina said...

How wonderful for Jaycee! I'm glad to hear she finally made it to Japan. Like you I know jobs will show up.

I'm so sorry to hear of your friend! Just to know 3 people with cancer would seem a lot. 3 with brain cancer is just unbelievably bizarre. I hope she's surrounded by many friends and family. Take care dear.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Abby Creek Art said...

Such good news about your daughter...that she is able to experience one of her dreams!

And don't worry...employment will come. I know how hard it is though because James and I went through that for nine months.

As for the rest, you have endured too much for one person this year, Jonna. Having one friend with cancer seemed unbearable to me so my heart goes out to you. Maisie and I send a big hug your way. Hang in there...things will get better. xox

1:37 PM  
Blogger Idaho Quilter said...

Thanks for stopping by my place, I am sorry to hear about your friend, cancer effects all of sooner or later. All I can say is cancer sucks big time. I'm sure you are going to miss your daughter, sounds like you are really going through some tough times, hang in there.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Idaho Quilter said...

Thanks for stopping by my place, I am sorry to hear about your friend, cancer effects all of sooner or later. All I can say is cancer sucks big time. I'm sure you are going to miss your daughter, sounds like you are really going through some tough times, hang in there.

7:00 AM  

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