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30 January 2007 @ 10:29 am
what a fuckin' day. i'm feeling really sick (i'm actually pretty concerned about my health right now, i'm just not getting better), but i have to not only work my regular hours at the elementary school, but i've also got to go to one of my other schools after work because the crazy freak-out teacher there wants to "practice" our lesson for thursday, since it's parents observation day and she's completely re-written my lesson for that. then, on the way into work, i realized something was wrong with my car, and pulled into the first gas station i saw on the way to find i had a completly flattened tire. the people at the mobil were kind enough to call my school and explain it to them, and while i drove in the rest of way to work on my spare, i'll need to buy a new tire after work, and that'll put me back another 7800 yen i would rather not have spent right now. after finally getting into work, i get an email from my sister saying my dad is back in the hospital with a fever and the doctors can't figure out what's wrong.

so yeah, on top of the shittiness of today, it seems this is the second time i've had to post this entry, as for some reason the first time didn't take.
Mood: crap
kristenflutterby1 on January 30th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
I am sorry to hear things aren't going well. Feel better soon, and I hope all is well with your dad
strenge fruitrisetto on January 30th, 2007 09:13 am (UTC)
Let me know if you need anything! Chicken soup, cold meds, anything.. As it is, you've got my love and best wishes! So does your dad!
Mandafee_b on January 30th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
shit, girl. I'm sorry things suck.

take a shower before you go to bed tonight and have some tea. showers before bed are so good. try to relax.

love you.
was herepreciouslaura on January 31st, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
hi, mary ellen! i found you through ezme9's recommendation. i'm interested in getting a teaching job overseas after i graduate in june, and i hear (and read) that that's exactly what you're doing. i'm sure you get this question all the time, but are you employed with JET or with another program? also, when did you apply and when did you start teaching? (i could get more information through your LJ archives, probably, if you pointed me in the right direction.)

p.s. congratulations on your engagement! the ring's gorgeous. :)
Mellenabsentmammoth on January 31st, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
herro, welcome to my LJ! i am indeed doing the english teaching abroad thing with the JET program. getting in is a fairly long process. my application process was in Oct/Nov. of 2005, i got the letter for an interview in january '06, had the interview in february, got the news i was officially in in mid-april, sent in my health forms and the like, and found out sometime in may where i was going to be living/teaching. i had some orientations over the summer, and left for japan early august. i began my job teaching on the first of september. while i was lucky enough not to have to go into work during the kids summer vacation, a lot of my friends did, so while teaching didn't begin til sept, some of my friends were going to work weekdays starting in august.

i tried to look through my archives for more relevant information i may have already dished out, but even i can't find anything in that mess! so please, feel free to ask me more questions, and i'll do my best to help answer them. if you haven't already gone to the JET Programme site, the most helpful one is http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JETProgram/homepage.html

until later, ganbatte! and thanks for the congrats as well, hehe.