Sunday, August 01, 2010

And the Challenges Go On..Part 9

Is this happening because I bragged about my good luck? You know, how I'm enjoying my new job with colleagues and all?

Now I'm facing a biggest challenge -- bigger than ever.

In a nutshell, mom's foot needs an operation when the project I'm working for is facing a B I G challenge, if not the biggest. The date of her surgery is August 6th, and she needs to stay in the hospital at least for a month.

Well, this doesn't sound too terrible, right? But actually, there's more to it... I'm not going to write any more details here, because this is a foodblog after all, and I want to keep it that way. I don't want too much medical discussion here. So if you want to know more details, please come to my another blog in about a week, and if you want to comment on the story about my mom, please do so there, not here.

I just can't help asking this question: Is this a punishment? What did I do to deserve this?

OK. Enough. Now, food-related challenges.
This year, we didn't have a good harvest of almost anything. Ume plums, yamamomo and zucchini... None of them did well. Watermelons are doing good -- at least they taste good --as in my previous post, but we got no blueberries. I wonder why.



Nicole said...

Oh drat. I am so sorry. Am sending best wishes and "good vibes" in the direction of your mom (and for you too). It is not punishment or personal, unfortunately it is just called Life (with a capital L). Best of luck.

K and S said...

sorry to hear another challenge has arisen. I am hoping for the best for you and your family!

Anonymous said...

the saying goes "Life is full of challenges"
So its just a matter of time. Get over this and you feel you have just overcome another triumph.

Love Malysiaelayne

Cara said...

You'll get through this, too. They say you only get the challenges you can overcome, and I'm sure you will.
Best of luck to you and you mom.

Blueberries are very tricky, no? Very fickle plants ^_^

Alyson said...

I work under the mantra that it's under times of high stress that you figure out who you really are. Do you back down or do you rise to the challenge?

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about your new challenge, but no doubt you will overcome it. Also----your picture of the flower and the sea is absolutely beautiful.


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