Sunday, January 24, 2010

Adult children

...are so much harder to be the parent of than small children. Especially once they have husbands, wives, partners, and then those in laws don't get along. More pain in a mother's heart than there needs to be. More pain in a son's heart than there needs to be. It's just very sad.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Year

In December, an envelope came in the mail. My husband made a big deal of it, which of course, I liked. He video taped me opening it, gave a little announcement. Ta-da! Associate's Degree! Woot-woot. lol. One more thing to cross off my to-do list before I die. Next up, Bachelor's. It, however, will need to wait for me to go back to work and replenish some savings.

I've been so blessed that for the last year we've been able to afford (sort of) for me to not work (except that short stint at the plant nursery) and just focus on school. Now it's time to work again and it leaves me somewhat nervous. Who will hire me? What do I really have to offer? All those questions come into play.

Monday, I left Mito, Japan at 10:30 in the morning. I took a two hour bus to the airport in Narita, then a two hour wait for my flight, then an eight and a half hour flight, and I got home at 7:30 the same morning! Crazy. I got to go with Steve over there. He goes several times a year to his factory, well not his, but to the company's factory, and we'd tried to work it out so that our schedules coincided and I could join him. It was my graduation present! And birthday, anniversary, Christmas...

We were in Tokyo for a few days, then to Mito where he went to work and I explored on my own. I'd thought I'd update this blog while I was there, but I didn't.

It was an amazing adventure. Really like nothing I'd experienced before.

Right now, though, I'm drinking my first cup of coffee since I got home. I didn't want the caffeine the last couple days, but now I'm enjoying its yummy goodness. For a few minutes. Then I have to update my resume and become an adult again. I've lived in this in-between place for the last year and now I need to earn my keep again.

Frankly, I'm terrified.