I had an amazing sleep last night, and either the homeopathic jet lag pills are working or else I’ve mostly adjusted to the time change already! Continue reading
Well, I made it! The plane rides weren’t anywhere near as harrowing as the one from Japan to Vancouver (almost all turbulence) and because I wasn’t travelling with Jarrod, I actually got to read! Continue reading
I’ve been back in Canada for a month as of today. A month that has been a total blur. I had lovely plans of 7-day weekends, reading books, watching movies we had missed in Japan, sewing skirts from antique kimono I had brought back, etc. All lovely relaxing things. In reality, I am only on book 4 of the Dune series, have watched a total of 3.5 movies, and haven’t touched the sewing machine, let alone unpacked the antique kimono. Actually, I haven’t even totally finished unpacking my suitcase!
We’ve been madly packing & repacking & cleaning & doing more cleaning. I’m starting to feel a bit like Vasalisa with her impossible tasks. Perhaps Baba Yaga has given me a choice:
Well, I haven’t blogged for awhile. If you’ve been reading Ed’s blog you know we’ve been insanely packing and dealing with all the paperwork that comes with leaving Japan. I’ve been going to work for half days and whipping through what I think may be the last of the paperwork. Now – cleaning, packing, cleaning, and more cleaning. I hope that everything we have left fits into our suitcases!
Ed and I are having very different experiences regarding leaving our jobs here. I can’t wait to leave – it’s definitely time for me to get back to my creative work and to having a brain. There are too many things in a Japanese office that go counter to my ideals for me to stay another year. Ed has said he’d be happy to stay another year, but not with me being so miserable.
We’ve been busy packing & preparing to leave (14 more days!!!), so I’ve been even worse at posting than I was to begin with! I am very ready to be done with this job, and it is showing in strange little ways.
Well, that last rant seemed to quiet down the comments a little on my blog. Ah well, I needed to get it out of my system :). You’ll all be happy to know that they turned the air conditioners on on Thursday morning after our vice principal spent an hour in the downstairs office. Continue reading
I had warned you all before that one of the reasons I hadn’t started a blog sooner was because I didn’t think you all wanted to hear me ranting. Well, today you get a rant.
Last year, in a fit of needing to keep myself sane at work, I volunteered to be editor of the JET Women’s SIG magazine, Amaterasu. Continue reading
Happy Father’s Day to my Dad and all the other dad’s out there! As usual, I’m behind in sending out gifts. I usually (but not always) have them purchased by the date in question, but most times don’t send them off until after the date. This father’s day is no exception.