Friday, February 15, 2013

She Really Is Better & Korean Updates

Just wanted to update to say that Baby's fever FINALLY broke for real (and forevermore) sometime Tuesday night.  She is doing so much better and her energy is slowly returning (but not her baby fat... homegirl is skin &!).

I have been on antibiotics for the sinus infection and I am FINALLY feeling like I might actually recover (eventually).  The first round of antibiotics was making me sicker (believe it!), so I'm now on a different one (which is killing me more softly) and I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Plus, I finally slept last night.  And in case you are wondering... I managed to GAIN weight while having the flu for 2 fucking weeks... WTF?!

On other fronts, I have nominated myself to make photo goodbye cards for all of the Korean exchange students at school.  It really pisses me off that in all of the years that they have had exchange students no one at the school was doing anything for these kids when they left.  This is a pretty cathartic job for me.  Have I mentioned how primal my sorrow about this stuff is?  I mean... it is hardcore upsetting for me... I'm working on it in therapy because it is too legit to quit.  It's got something to do with the fact that I changed schools every one to two years until I was in high school and I also didn't have any kind of formal goodbye (ya' think?!).  So, I really relate to the loss and need for some kind of closure.  And since these kids are here without parents and have no one to advocate for them... Mrs. F is stepping up!

The Korean saga continues for Kid and is still pretty hard.  Her friend has been gone from school for 2 weeks and I can't say the adjustment has been going very well.  It turns out they were better friends then I had realized... or more that this particular friend was just a more dominate force in Kid's day then I realized.  Her absence has left a friend gap (Kid has other friends but they are shy and not as fun) that she acutely feels everyday.  The Skype situation is hard because of the 14 hour time change.  Plus they are 10 and conversation skills aren't exactly what their relationship was founded on.  Skype would work so much better if they were teenagers with something to say and later bedtimes.

I have spent a fair amount of my sick time researching South Korea.  If interested check out this crazy website: Eat Your Kimchi... I'm obsessed with their TL;DR videos which give an interesting take on South Korean culture versus North American.  I also watched this awesome Korean movie the other night: Castaway On The Moon... that is one of the most satisfying movies I've seen in awhile.  Seriously.  If you were a fan of Ameile than check it out.... I'd call it quirky comedy/drama. I laughed (a lot), I cried, it was the full movie experience.



Julie said...

yay you all getting better.

katieo said...

ha! I wasn't going to comment but

oh my gosh YES to Castaway on the Moon!! I don't know anyone else who has seen it! I loved it! I love movies like that where I come away at the end and think, HUMANS ARE ALL THE SAME. Love the humor. I cried over the harvest. (do you know what I'm talking about?) such a great movie.

glad Baby is feeling better and you are on your way to feeling better. It's been a LONG week over here, too. I couldn't imagine going through this for one more day. UGH.

Mrs Furious said...

Oh, I'm so excited that you've seen it! (and yes to the harvest) They were both such great actors, too... To carry off a whole film with almost no interaction with other actors... impressive! Foreign films in general I find are better able to convey our humanness than hollywood movies. That is the best part about netflix steaming! Baby had one iPad watching Good Luck Charlie 24/7 and I could watch foreign films on the other... almost made the situation bearable! (Romulus My Father was also very good... but not at all in the same way)
I'm sorry your guys are all sick. I hope you have avoided the plague and that they get better quickly.

I'm so relieved.

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