"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Friday, March 11, 2011

As the world shakes.....

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!!

Aren't they cute!  All sizes of rainbow markers.  Special order - which she completed with lightening speed! 

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

7 comments:

Elaine said...

What a relief! So glad to hear all is well. It really gives you a new perspective on life, doesn't it? Love the rainbows!!

Dorothy said...

So glad your son is safe! Our dil's sister is in Tokyo and last we heard was stranded in the subway with the power out. Gotta love cell phone technology there too - she was able to call her husband and have him get their children and call her sister in Washington to let her know she's ok. I'm in San Francisco and there are tsunami warnings for here and back home. But it shouldn't be a problem as long as we stay away from the beaches. Scary stuff, though!

Judy S. said...

So glad your son is OK! What a difference a week makes, eh? We were on the CA/OR coast last week and drove by many tsunami warning signs.....

Monika said...

I know how you felt. My daughter is living in Sydney, Australia right now. So far away.
And BTW - you are working out so early in the morning?!

Artseycrafts said...

Good news all is well and you were able to reach him so quickly. What an experience which he will always remember.

Lynn said...

So glad he's safe! So when's he coming home?

Laura said...

Oh Kathy, that is good news concerning your son and his safety! My heart goes out to all of those who experienced this catastrophe.