It's been a long day. I had nightmares all night last night and didn't sleep well. But then things were looking up. The day started out great--getting to meet Melanie and Kelsey!!! But after posting the pictures, trying to post the video multiple times (to no avail--the Internet is moving veeeerrryyyy sloooooowly)...the day just got...blah. Depressing.
The boys are restless. They're fighting a lot. They're watching too much t.v., always asking for snacks, and absolutely trashing the house at every opportunity.
I feel useless. I want to be out doing things to help Japan, but I can't even seem to find the energy to clean up my own house. Last night I wrote an angry e-mail. Really angry. This morning I woke up wondering how I could feel so sad and angry at the same time.
*School is cancelled again for tomorrow. It requires too much power.
*Scouts was cancelled for Max today.
*Our Japanese piano teacher cancelled the boys lessons for tomorrow. Said he couldn't leave the house because of the gas shortage. He lives in Hach. so I was just glad to hear from him.
*The Relief Society birthday that was supposed to be next week has been postponed indefinitely. The theme is (was going to be) "Happiness-Women are that they might have joy." I was supposed to make the smiley face cakes for dessert. (I was thinking of a lemon cake with lemon curd filling and a lemon butter cream frosting. Too lemony you think?)
*I was planning a quick over-night trip to Korea on Monday. Not happening.
*Everything, EVERYTHING is cancelled. Or delayed. Or postponed indefinitely.
Resources are just too limited!
Tonight my neighbor and I went for a drive. We needed a few minutes to decompress and vent and yell and laugh. Of course, we shouldn't be driving anywhere. The gas supply is getting lower and lower. But it helped to get out of our houses and process a little.
Tomorrow will be a new day.
And life will go on.
Even while it is standing still in Japan.