Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What's happening in Japan

just watched the early morning news show we always watch. i am amazed by the dignity of the japanese people. they know that the atomic power plant is melting and the men who work there are staying to do their best to cool down the reactors. that brought tears to my eyes. could i do something like that? would i? would i want my husband to put his life on the line for others? i just don't know. we can all learn a lot from the japanese.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

life in the fast lane

 When I was a kid living in and around Los Angeles the fast lane went about 45 miles per hour> I believe that the median speed on those freeways are about 75. Might be wrong but that's what I have been told. 

Now with the recent earthquake in Japan, I wonder about family in the same area. Did they have any repercussions from the tsunami? Are they worrying about the San Andreas fault line? In suppose I have to remember that the phonelines cross into California now and give them a call.

Some damage to Santa Monica I saw on TV. Had to chuckle a little bit remembering sunny summer days trying to swim in those cold waters. How the sand would creep into my bathing suit and really scratch, can't you just see it? A plump little blonde with pig tails pulling at her suit to get the sand out of her crotch?

Best memory is the food. Mom always brought hard boiled eggs. Not a thing wrong with them. The yolk would clog up in my throat and I couldn't breath.  So, I got the most brilliant idea a 5 year old ever had! I buried them in the sand! No one ever mentioned anything about those egg yolks.

 When my kids came along and did something like that I had a major epiphany! Kids have the need to have some control of their lives. Letting a child have some choices is ok. Lettin g them find a solutiion to their problems is ok too! That problem solving I did in Santa Monica beach has helped me up to now.
Have a great day!