Friday, 12 March 2010

Just One Phonecall

I had written today's post, or what was meant to be today's post, in my head many times.

Translation is crazy - but good as keep getting heaped with praises, recommended to other companies by colleagues, more work, more work, dosh dosh dosh, rah rah rah.

Kids are crazy - but good as keep getting heaped with praises, as have realised after a few good 'praise' droppings to me that lots happier and that kids probably happier if they got lots of praise too. Of course know that need to praise kids lots...

What a good boy for eating all your dinner Shou - should be a survival technique but instead seems harder than writing two year dissatation (sp? - as have never written one).

Good girl Marina, mummy loves little girls that clean their teeth - instead of sucking all the grape flavored toothpaste off and throwing toothbrush across room. Throwing maybe inappropriate - more like hurling. Toothbrush hurl - should be new Olympic sport.

And various other tangents about life at casa de la Gaijin Wife.

But a phonecall this afternoon, just one phonecall, and life is spinning - out of control, upside down, inside out, back to front, you name it.

It will have to remain an unbloggable as have just found out today and even though I guess I am directly involved it isn't 'about' me so we'll have to leave it at that.

I can't believe it really. Did that phone call really happen?? And only two days after one friend who I used to work with at the university mailed and said he had to go back home for family health reasons, and then the same day my best friend from intermediate - junior high - her dad went into hospital for a routine procedure and is now in a coma - switch getting turned off on Monday.

Bad luck really does come in threes.

So with out going into details, can I ask you all to do something.

Can you ring your family and tell them that you love them.

Can you hug your kids extra tightly tonight and tell them that they are the bestest kids in the whole wide world.

Family - our worlds would be nothing without them.



L. said...

Oh fuck.

Will pray for you, for what it's worth (just in case there is a God, and it does some good).

Sara said...

ohhh i was really excited over the first part of you post! congrats on the translations and getting more references.

then came to the second part... just have to say i hope that whatever it is you and your family are ok. planning to give ryohei and sakura plenty of love tonight as you suggest.

thinking of you from still snowy niigata

Lulu said...

Big hugs and hope coming your way from Chiba- if the unbloggables are about previous unbloggableness and you want to chat send me a mail.

Thinking of you.


Anonymous said...

Crap news....horrible to deal with normally and even worse when we are so far away from home.Been there,done that.Not nice.Thinking of you.x

Brenda said...

I'm sorry to hear you received such an upsetting phone call. I hope whatever it was is something that can eventually get better, and does, soon.

kuri, ping & the pinglet said...

I hope that you and your family are OK. I'll be thinking of you!

thefukases said...

hmmm, we ate natto for dinner and even after eating copious amounts of grape toothpaste (don't tell K- he's convinced it will poison them) Amy has natto breath. But you convinced me to go hug them anyway.

Here's to SDQL&GL (or something like that) for you and yours.

Chrysanthemum Mum said...

sorry to hear you and your family have had some bad news. I hope that things turn out OK. Thinking of you.

Kelly Azuma said...

Asking the angels for you. Hope it all works out. :)

Oyomesan said...

So sorry to hear....some things are just beyond blogs...please be strong and kind to yourself so you can support your family...
Hope the translation stuff won't tie you down - can you go to New Zealand to be with family at this time...time for hub and Granny K to step up to the plate and care for the kids?

Corinne said...

Hope all is well as can be!

Nay said...

Awww... I just read this now. Sending you big, big, big hugs from me, Naoki and Baby N.

I know how hard it is to be away from family when things aren't going the best... Thinking of you XXXX

Kim said...

GW - I'm just getting caught up on reading your blog. I'll be praying for you and your family. It's so hard to be so far away when you NEED to be so close.