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Our grandson has arrived!
Saturday, October 05, 2019      18 comments

I'm in my office preparing classes and I just had a call from my son. The baby was born three hours ago at around noon Japan time (5 October). Mother and baby are both fine. N has sent a photo. He's unbelievably cute. He seems to be smilin... Read more
Sunday, September 29, 2019      13 comments

In April, we had dinner with our son, daughter and DIL. I mentioned it might be an idea to spend our early October 40th wedding anniversary in Ishigakijima, our favorite holiday place. DH: Okinawa is not a great idea in typhoon season! ... Read more
Second half of the school year starting
Monday, September 23, 2019      11 comments

Classes start again tomorrow and I’m having the usual start-of-term nerves. I’ll go through this three more times, including this time, before teaching my last class as a full-time teacher in January 2021. I like working, and I know I’ll f... Read more
It was great! Sort of!
Monday, September 02, 2019      14 comments

I’ve just come home from a mini vacation with DH and my daughter, who decided to come with us at the last minute. That was lovely. It was only two days because of his dialysis, but it was worth going. The first day was great, and the secon... Read more
A bit of this and a bit of that
Monday, August 26, 2019      12 comments

I started my summer vacation about a month ago deciding to tweak my diet to see if I could make some healthy changes, or at least some changes just to see what would happen. I don’t have any results yet, but I don’t mind what comes out of it, ev... Read more
Caregiving stuff (good)
Wednesday, August 14, 2019      12 comments

I went with DH to his regular cardiology check yesterday. He was in and out exceptionally quickly. “No problems. You’re doing fine.” It’s nearly a year since his last serious illness, which is a long time compared with his past history. I’m thin... Read more
Things I’ve changed
Monday, August 12, 2019      9 comments

Just over three weeks ago, I was relieved after three weeks of anxiety over a health check result. I read on the Internet that cleaning up your lifestyle is helpful for avoiding a repeat. So...... I stopped alcohol. I don’t think a can... Read more
Oh well, never mind!
Sunday, August 04, 2019      14 comments

My weight .......... Before health scare, during, after! Oh well! ... Read more
A cleaner diet
Monday, July 29, 2019      11 comments

I’ve been looking on the internet for hints to a cleaner diet since having polyps removed which were benign but which could have led to trouble if left long enough. My efforts are not scientific at all, and what I do may be irrelevant to the pol... Read more
Happy lessons learnt
Tuesday, July 23, 2019      13 comments

I’ve had three whole days off so far. During term-time, I’m either working or being a caregiver 24/7, but I’ve had two half days all to myself now with DH at the clinic. I keep thinking it’s Saturday! I’m going to the pool with a friend on Frida... Read more
A fresh start
Saturday, July 20, 2019      11 comments

The 3.5 weeks of waiting to find out if a symptom was a sign of real trouble coincided exactly with the busiest part of the school term - the end of term when I’m making exams, grading them, and deciding students’ grades. I got the good result t... Read more
Good result!
Friday, July 19, 2019      13 comments

I read in the New York Times that when people are waiting for the results of biopsies, their levels of stress hormone are as high as levels on receiving a bad diagnosis. The article said it’s hard for people to wait for up to a week, and it’s ba... Read more
Friday, July 12, 2019      12 comments

A few weeks ago, I met an old friend who was visiting from the US. We worked together forty years ago and were close friends. I went to meet her after work. It was a two-hour journey on the worst packed trains in Tokyo. After an hour and a half ... Read more
Different perspectives
Monday, July 08, 2019      12 comments

I thought I would know one way or the other today, but I’ll get the results quite a bit later. Even nasty experiences have very interesting lessons. I get all sorts of insights. When I’m preoccupied and maybe I ignore people or don’t react... Read more
A little scared
Tuesday, June 25, 2019      15 comments

I’m experiencing a slight health scare. I think DH’s numerous crises have given me much more control of my feelings. I’m much calmer than a few other times which turned out to be not too troubling or not troubling at all. I was being bother... Read more

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