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Japan Moms

For all the Moms(and Dads) with a Sailor in Japan

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Comment by T-Lynn yesterday

HI Kim


But Reiki will be still for the next 7 days.  Let me ask my dil about a phonics game. Riker needs it too being almost deaf in one ear. And I have two girl friends, one in Maryland a great Librarian that helps teachers with many books and games, and another who is a Teacher in Virginia. One or both should have ideas.

You take care and still get some Me Time. But does my heart good to hear he is him - hugs.

Comment by Kim yesterday

FYI, she is Japanese, catholic and from Sasebo Japan.  If anyone has question to her...Let me know.

Comment by Kim yesterday

This is my FINAL Covid update.  Yey! The prayers, Reiki and wishes worked!  Thank you ladies.  My husband came home Thursday after his last Remdesivir.  He was so much better.  He was also given steroids, plasma with antibodies and something for blood clotting, so science and doctors helped too.  I had my antibody test and it is negative.  I can't believe with all the hugging and kissing my son and husband that I could possibly not have gotten it!

I count my blessing for all the good stuff happening.  Back to you.

I LOVE coffee and make horrible coffee.  I buy it or use my Keurig.  I am a great baker which I do for others because I do not like sweets.  I am an ok cook.  But I make horrible coffee. 

Connor is how old??!??

For all the grandmas (and moms) dealing with home schooling.  Bless you!  I have a question.  I am looking at buying a phonics game for my grandson.  All he wants to do is math and this online is a bust for him in kindergarten.  His mom is worried.  She is Japanese and struggling with this.    I want to buy something for them but have no idea what is good.

Comment by T-Lynn on Saturday


Oh good - at least there is a REAL coffee pot that you can still have REAL coffee ever so often.

And I hope the new Mom comes Aboard.

Wish all a great weekend. hugs

Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on Thursday

Thanks T-Lynn for  the offer to find a coffee pot. My daughter actually went online while camping and ordered one!! lol She camps a lot as well, and now it is her turn to store it.

Kim, glad hubby receiving the care he needs. Stay well.

My son left this am for HI finally!! He was anxious to get on with his career. Vacation is good (better for mamas) but sitting idle for that long was hard for him.

I had told another mama to come to this site form the Yokosuka groups as y'all are much better support and interactive. Hope she does. 

Headed to work. Y'all are the greatest!!

Comment by T-Lynn on Wednesday


First off - Sending out a BIG Hug !!!!!!!!   Hope you all felt it.

Blondie : How did you know I would think you - when you typed retirement? Yes, I almost did the Navy Mom Happy Dance in my chair. Now I have to wait.  Tease!  Conor is 9 years old? Oh my, I feel old. ANd you all know - we love LONG stories. So let us know when you plan on telling it - and we all will get our snacks and listen. Me - I'll take notes so I can ask questions later.. But keep safe dear friend hugs. Oh happy that your co-worker did not have Covid.

Hey Chris: I am so sorry that you do NOT have your coffee pot! Want me to look one for you? I cannot image non perked coffee. Just the morning smell gets my day started.  Oh to get together. I get tingles just thinking - imaging ALL of us together - sharing stories and REAL hugs! WE would have to have our own room at a restaurant. WE all would sound like a hen house - all clucking at once.

Cluck Cluck all - lets dream this into being real.

Kim !!!!!!!! What a Roller Coaster ride you have had. So happy - glad - doing teh Navy Mom Happy Dance - your hubby FINALLY got help and is doing better!  And you are negative. I never thought in my life, I would be so happy that someone was "Negative". I know you all know what i am saying. My mom always told me to Never say a person was Negative. But in this case - NEGATIVE is a beautiful thing. Naturally yours is Flamingo Pink Negative.  And updates about your son and dil?  Hang in there - Reiki and Healing Spell is continuing. Gentle hugs

Here is just hoping for grandson and his little friend to get into the routine of home school. It would be helpful if they both had the same the teacher. No - my dil works between two teachers. It is hard and grandson is getting angry - he has to share his mother's attention. Plus, the little friend is faster at teh work - so she gets to play first. So tempers have flared.

As for me - I am busy with the grand daughter. She is 1 and into everything!  Even the turtle runs and hides when she hears her.

At this time  - no words from my sailor. So I have to believe all is well.

Its late , I need to move on. wish all a good weekend. Stay safe - hugs.  Oh yes. Cluck cluck.

Comment by Kim on October 11, 2020 at 6:44pm

Update:  Talked hubby into going to emergency yesterday.  He is now getting great care.  Whew!  I felt like telling the ER doctor "Tag your it".  He has to stay in for 5 days of remdesivir and I don't know the other stuff.  He is feeling much better.   With him being positive severe case and me being negative, he must quarantine for 20 days from 1st symptom (10 if mild case) and I must quarantine for 14 days at the end of his quarantine.  Oct. 31st is my coming out day!

TLynn, Good idea to do school at home.  I can't imagine what these parents are going through.  I am so lucky to be able to work from home.  I have been doing 1/2 office, 1/2 home for 23 years.  It was easy to switch.

Whenever I feel down, I remind myself how difficult so many people lives are during this pandemic.  I can't help but feel blessed for the good things in my life.  Like you ladies.

Comment by Blondie on October 9, 2020 at 12:53pm

Kim, Sending Prayers and gentle HUGS.

Chris, Thanks for your comments and encouragement. Yes, I've benefited from Reiki through this group and home town.  
Good luck with your retirement benefits. Our children are our future. I'm the same way, Mama will find a way!!!

Comment by Kim on October 9, 2020 at 9:15am

Update.  Went back to the urgent care Saturday.  That place was awful.  It is a covid testing center but they were all booked.  A doctor would see him.  They cattled everyone into the same small waiting area.  It looked like 3 covid and 3 sick patients all together.  I left him in the car until called.  Oxygen 93 and fever.  Doctor said he definently has covid and sent us home.  She didn't want us waiting for paperwork in the lobby so he didn't spread the germs.  Booked appointment Monday at a better place.  Brought him in thru back door, to his room.  Saw the fever and 93 and ordered blood work and xrays.  Pneumonia. Set up virtual doctor appt. for Wednesday with our doctor.  gave him antibiotic and steroids. I bought the oxygen finger thing to monitor.  Still 93 on Wednesday, told he was borderline to go to emergency.  My test came back negative, his test came back positive last night.  Virtual appointment this morning.  91/92 but went up to 93/94.  He has to do breathing exercises every hour and monitor oxygen.  I am freaking out playing nurse.  I think I convinced him to let me take him to emergency.

I reported the first urgent care to the health department.  They should hang a sign.  "Covid testing center, If you don't have it when you come in, we guarantee you will have it before you leave".

Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on October 9, 2020 at 9:03am

Hey All,

Blondie, Keep your eyes on retirement! always a goal! I just filed for a former job retirement benefits. For the 20+ years it will take for me to make up the difference between taking it now and waiting even 2 years...give me the money! I will save it for tickets to see my son! He's out of Japan, headed to HI. Do you use the Reiki offered? I pray you have what you need for pain.

T-Lynn-The coffee comment made me laugh. We went camping over Labor Day with my daughter and SIL. I had carried around a campfire coffeepot for 30 years, and got rid of it last year!!  grrr. lol. Those who say that keeping stuff around must have never gotten rid of something just before needing it. I also disposed of closing papers of a house we bought 30 yers ago, and sold in 2017. For 2017 taxes, the accountant asked for the original paperwork for some sort of calculation for a ta credit... lol never fails!

Prayers for all having ANY covid issues. As a nurse, I have been fortunate not to have contracted it (that I am aware of!) and neither has my family. Stay mindful and live healthy.

Wish we could get together to meet! in NC about 8 of us would have lunch once a quarter or so when we could. Some drove 2 hr, some 10 min. It was fun.

Wish all the best. Have a Great Holiday Season this year!!


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