Monday, March 14, 2011

Trying to stay sidetracked.

No kidding, I can’t help it. This week it’s my life’s work to stay occupied and not get too emotionally over-wrought about the devastation in Japan. I wish I could explain why this event is affecting me so profoundly. I mean, we’ve had plenty of other disasters in the news recently, including huge earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and New Zealand, monstrous floods in Australia and half an inch of sleet here in Dallas back in January. But the fact is, Japan is giving me NIGHTMARES. If the earthquake and tsunami — and all those terrifying amateur videos — aren’t bad enough, four crippled nuclear reactors leaking radiation are more than a girl can stand. After spending four days denying any public danger, the Japanese government is finally telling the truth tonight: the radioactive steam spewing into the atmosphere WILL cause radiation sickness, and residents within a 20-mile radius are being warned to stay indoors.  

Personally, if I were Japanese I’d rather hop a plane and move as far from the Pacific as possible, like Indiana or Scotland.

Sam will be home from work very late tonight so I think I’ll distract myself and start reorganizing the closet in the master bedroom. My new velvet hangers from got here a couple of days ago. The timing was perfect.

In other news, we’ve got a VERY EXCITING WEEK planned! An AC repairman is coming to the house tomorrow, on Wednesday morning we’re getting one last estimate for a new cedar fence in the back yard, my maid service will be here at 10 a.m. and our Schwan’s frozen food delivery comes at noon, and on Friday AT&T will be here to install our new U-Verse TV, Internet and digital phone service. I’m still a little nervous about switching to AT&T but I’m sure I’ll love all my new premium movie channels and that jumbo DVR.

Best wishes to you all and thank you for reading this.

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