Sometimes half way around the world is really pretty darn close to home! As is the case when your son is in (potential) harm's way of tsunami waters! Amazing what your body does when you get shocking, fearful news. I was working out at Curves at 5:30 this morning, when I overheard a discussion of "Earthquake, Tsunami, Hawaii"....all in the same sentence. Body shock sets in - as I knew my son and his beloved landed in Hawaii yesterday. Fast forward about 30 minutes when I was talking to him, (love cell phone technology) and learned that their hotel was about a block from the water's edge, and his room was on the "safe" 5th floor. Safe, that is unless the building collapses. Roads were closed down, and they were not being evacuated. Again - he was "safe", but I could discern that note of worry in even his (usual) carefree voice. Hmmmm..... But, as I read on an internet news site a little bit ago - Hawaii lucked out this time! Whew..... Grateful...yep, that is totally what I am. I do feel so bad for those with loved ones in Japan, not to mention the residents of Japan. My heart truly goes out to everyone affected.
It seems Sweden is pretty close to Iowa these days, also. I placed an order on Etsy for some stitch markers. They were mailed on Monday of this week (at a cost of only $3.00!!).
Rose-Marie (aka BeGins) said they could reach me in as little as 3 days. Sure - I reminded her where I lived in relationship to where she lived. LOL - Live and Learn! They came today! I think mail between here and New Mexico takes longer than that - seriously!!
So, at the end of this day, I will be just a little more grateful than normal. Hug your honey(s) - and keep them all close to your heart. Take care - k