Please forgive me if I vent/rant/rave today! I started writing in the morning in a good mood but by afternoon it was snowing and I wasn't feeling so peppy.
I know I said we needed to try to wear things twice and not dirty so many clothes because of the laundry situation, but you still need to a) wear underwear and/or b) change your underwear everyday. Same goes for socks. Also, how long has the upstairs bathroom been out of toilet paper?
Nevermind. Don't tell me.
Anyone want to have a bonfire with me to burn all of our paper recyclables that aren't being picked up? Should I be concerned that I'm really in the mood to burn things? Yes?
Dear Friends and Family in the States,
MANY (possibly every person I've talked to?) of my friends and neighbors have expressed disbelief at what they're hearing from back in the states.
With the sort of suspended state of reality we're living in, it's hard to believe that life in America just keeps going on. Unfortunately, It's hard to get excited about trivial, normal, happy things.
More unfortunate, it's even hard to feel normal sympathy for anything outside of Japan when a friend lost half of her extended family to the tsunami.
And our neighbors had their whole town washed away.
And thousands of people have died and there aren't enough body bags in Japan for the bodies washing up on the beaches.
And there are 300+ Japanese workers who will die painfully from radiation poisoning because they're trying to prevent an even worse nuclear disaster. --sigh-- So sorry if we're a little checked-out right now.
Speaking of heightened/blunted/irrational/hyper-sensitive/repressed/extreme emotions, we've been warned to watch for signs of PTSD in ourselves and our children. Here's a quote from our Branch President (from about a week and a half ago) who is also one of the docs here on base: