Monday, March 21, 2011
GFV Update...Why We Dropped Off The Radar
Due to the fact that our family has become a full time foster family, it became clear to us that our kids needed more space since they were being asked to share their rooms. As a result we have chosen to completely rotate both children's rooms and our personal Star Wars office space ( /cry)....yes...we just flip flopped three rooms, including carpet, paint, and electrical work. A job that should have taken us a month to do was accomplished in a little more than a week. We worked till we woke up in the morning until after dinner trading off kid duties in order to make everything happen. We have been utterly exhausted. We didn't keep up with YouTube or blogging because their just wasn't anything leftover at the end of the day....and yes I feel appropriately guilty :(
Then Japans Disaster happened....
We watched every second of it unfold with utter horror and helplessness. As disasters often do, it put our lives into a certain perspective. In the wake of so much loss it became really hard to get mad about NOM's antics or any other right wingnut behavior. when so many people had just had their lives literally washed out to sea I couldn't think about anything but dumbfounded awe at the scope of so much tragedy...all of it colored with the knowledge that I live on an active fault line. What happened to Japan could someday happen here just as easily. In addition to that, we were all watching to see if the Dai Ichi nuclear plants were going to melt down....and they still might. The world still still feels balanced on the edge of a knife.
But we mourn, we do what we can to help, and we learn what lessons can be learned...after that, it's time to dust ourselves off and begin to put things back together. So it's time for us to get back to it as well. I still send my prayers out for Japan and know that this will be a time long remembered.
Until next time dear readers....