Wednesday, April 13, 2011

All Quiet on the Blogging Front

Blossom buds are only a couple weeks away from blooming. We're all ready for a hopeful dose of spring!

People keep telling me they're waiting for my updates here, so I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up with it very well. The first 3 weeks or so following the earthquake and tsunami were a bit... blah (although I'm feeling better now). Life was mostly back to normal on the base in a practical sense, but so much seemed so very different. With all the uncertainty in dealing with the aftershocks and the nuclear plant and knowing all the suffering going on around us, it was hard to settle into any kind of groove or feel like things were ok again. But things here are ok, and where they aren't, they will be someday. Japan is resilient.

It's been such a surreal past month, but now spring is starting, the snow is gone, the sun is shining, and everything feels much better (haha, a mini earthquake literally shook just as I wrote that sentence. The earth loves to remind us not to get too complacent...). Radiation levels in Aomori haven't risen, so all seems to be ok (for us) on that front. I don't know what the long term effects will be with food, water, travel, electricity costs/future blackouts, who knows what all. We'll deal with those kinds of things as they get figured out, I suppose. For now, we're going to try to enjoy the last chunk of time we have here together before Corey leaves for his deployment and life gets weird again.

So, I'll try to get back to posting more often now that things (and my mood) are on the upswing. I hadn't done much photography at all in the weeks following the earthquake, but I'm feeling the pull to do more coming back. Hopefully I'll have some stuff to share soon. Thank you so much to everyone who has been there for us and the people of Japan, near and far. I love you all so much!


UB said...

We are all praying for the people in Japan. God Bless.

Paula Bigelow said...

So glad you are both ok - we have been worried for you! Thanks for the pictures. It's not the big new story here anymore. Although it is easy fro us to move on with our day to day, I can't even imagine how difficult it is for the poeple of Japan. Stay safe! Love to you both.

crazy bunny lady said...

I think of you every day P! I hope things continue to improve for you guys, and you get to enjoy some spring soon. Thank you for the wonderful example of your compassionate heart. You seriously blow me away. Love you!

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