Monday, September 1, 2014

Six to Eight Months -- Morrigan

My last post was last February. This is fitting since we will be leaving for Japan next February. My company has decided to offer us the position of going to Japan for a year and we have accepted it. This month, we start "formal" training (no one has explained what "formal" means, yet. Communication is a bit lacking.)

Things are not perfect and that's okay. We have been off anti-depressants for a few months now, which seems to be going well. We have gotten pretty close to our church group. They are absolutely fantastic people. They're the kind of people that you can call anytime for anything. We are comfortable enough with this group that we've started to open up slowly. They're a real special group.

Tommi and I have learned to Blend together well enough--sometimes, too well--for work. Marie and Shiloh have been working on Shiloh integrating with Marie, which also seems to be going well. Marie still doesn't talk much , but, from what I remember of Marie when I was Horsie and we lived in Japan as a kid, that's just the way she is. Overall, things are going well.

The only recent upheaval has been the return of Yomi to the White Room. She's been back for about a month or so now, though she does not know if she is going to stay. As of right now, her being back hasn't changed too much. Initially, it caused some rough nights of sleeplessness and days of exhaustion, but that's passed. We're letting her come to her own decisions on whether or not she wants to get better. It's been interesting, to say the least.

We've picked up a new obsession: Doctor Who. Just watched the last three episodes of the 11th Doctor... And dang. I'm glad we watched it with friends; it's an emotional roller coaster. And that's all I'll say about that, because spoilers are terrible things.

We also found out recently that we're going to be an aunt! This is the first kid from me or my siblings, so it's bound to be spoiled pretty well. Unfortunately, the kid is set to be born right about the time we are set to leave for Japan. It's very likely we won't see them until the kid is about a year old. And that sucks. But my oldest (currently pregnant) sister said something to me three years ago that I have never forgotten:

"Sometimes, life just sucks."

And I'm okay with this.