Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fuji climbing

Remember when Josh climbed Mt. Fuji? It wasn't that long ago, just over two months, when he got up at 3:00 and headed off to conquer the mountain.

Well, Fuji is back, and this time Fuji-san is doing the climbing. Internet, meet Fuji the Cat.I realize it might look like he's trying to get down, but the handsome kitty spent about five minutes up there, kneading Josh's shoulder and purring. Fuji-san knows he's a climber! Here's how he looked up until Monday, ever since his original owner passed away. Before Josh and I moved to Japan, we had a little cat named Luna, a stray who adopted me without mentioning that she was pregnant, and had a seizure disorder. We loved her to pieces though, and were sad to have to leave her behind with a friend when we moved. Luna's gone now, and we knew we wanted another grownup cat. I walked in to the Kitsap Humane Society and saw him right away - for both Josh and me, it was love at first sight. Please spay or neuter your pets, give to the Humane Society, and consider adopting an adult cat instead of a kitten!

I suppose I should apologize here for not blogging more, and I really am sorry. It's just that I haven't felt like writing these last few weeks. I'm trying like hell to get a job and pick my career back up, with incredibly frustrating results - of the two positions I've interviewed for, I've come in second both times. I'm facing the possibility of 20 hours/week commuting, or finding a job outside my career in the area just to pay some bills.

And yes, I know how incredibly lucky I am. We've got a nice house and a nice car, savings in the bank and a couple 401Ks and IRAs to our names. Our healthcare is comprehensive and free (thanks for those tax dollars!) and we've got good friends and supportive families to buck us up when we get discouraged.

But of course I do still get discouraged. I've got a bunch more cover letters to write and resumes to send tomorrow, and I'm sure the right thing will come along in the end. For now, though, I'm going to go curl up with the cat.

7 comments:

Becky said...

Fuji is adorable! I've been wanting a pet for a while and can't wait until I can get one.

Good luck with the job search, I know how frustrating it is.

Bethanyivy said...

Welcome to your new family, Fuji-san. You will love them.

Melanie said...

Aww, Fugi is so handsome! And a very good climber. Great name!! Sorry about the jobs, darn it. I hope it works out soon. Love you.

clembo said...

I KNOW I'm not the only person who misses your blogging! Can we have some more, please?

Nadine said...

Yes, more please!

The Accidental Housewife said...

I hope this work thing works out for you, it can be very frustrating finding a solution that is the right fit! Fuji is gorgeous =)

Bethanyivy said...

I miss your posts. Emily must not be eating much lately : ) I love and miss you.