Monday, March 14, 2011

And There Was Rejoicing.. And Other Thoughts

Today is the first day I can have my head up and look around.! I haven't been awake, but, two hours this morning and I already feel like I'm functioning better. I will say my neck is pretty stiff and achy so a trip to my chiropractor will definitely be needed. Still, I'm thrilled to bits. My eye is still swollen, but, better. I can't see a lot out of if- hardly anything is clear. And the gas bubble inserted in my eye during surgery has made it's way down so things are like looking through a very fuzzy fishbowl.
I'm housesitting again this spring break, but, not Jon's sister's house like before. What can I say? They had a better deal. They pay more, have less for me to do, I really like them and their dog, and I'm closer to Jon which makes things very convenient as I do like to see him and he's my 'personal chef'. It was a win-win all the way around.
On a not so happy note, a lot of my thoughts have been on Japan since Friday. Thank goodness my friends who are there are all accounted for and well. I may have not had a great experience in Japan when I lived there as an exchange student, but, my heart has been aching at every picture, video and report I see, hear or read. Pictures of people after such disasters are always quite upsetting, but, when it's from a place you have lived in one's heart aches in a different way. I really don't know how to describe it, but, seeing the pictures of the Japanese people crying in the rubble, the dazed and sad looks, I dunno... it's as if I understand that pain more because I know 'them' better. Again, it's difficult to describe, so that may not make much sense. Anywho, if you can donate I ask that you do. Even though Japan has an infrastructure to be able to deal with this disaster better than non-developed countries there is still a LOT of help needed. A friend provided this link via Facebook and hopefully there is an organization that you feel comfortable supporting. Arigatou!


Sarah said...

Hope the fuzziness goes away with time and neck pain goes away with a good chiro visit. Did you here about the volcano down in the south of Japan that has restarted its eruption? I feel so awful for everyone over there... Japan, New Zealand, and of course Indonesia and Haiti are still hurting, too. So much disaster... :(

lovelyinlux said...

Glad that you can put your head up! I'm sure you'll be feeling better in no time!! Yay!!

Habebi said...

Sarah- Yeah I've heard. Another tsunami warning, the nuclear plant crises, ugh... That is a lot for a country to handle. And to think, if they hadn't had all such high standards for construction this disaster would've been so much worse. Just awful to think about. The Pacific Rim is having a year!

Habebi said...

Lovely- Thanks girl! I think things are looking good for recovery. Have a couple of concerns, but, if they continue I'll call the doc's office. I'm sure it's just me being paranoid lol. Congrats on getting those phone lines taken care of!!

Sara Louise said...

YEAH!!! So happy to hear that you're up and about! x

Habebi said...

Sara Louise- Thank you!! I'm happy about it too!