I apologize if the cafe seems a little slow these days. The past few weeks have been crazy, to say the least. As you are well aware, the people of Japan have suffered greatly at the hands of Mother Nature. Here on Okinawa, we have remained safe, but have certainly been affected in other ways. Many servicemembers have been deployed to mainland to help provide aid. Very, very thankfully, I am happy to say that hubby was able to stay here on island with me. We would both gladly provide any help we could, but it is a relief to not have to worry about radiation exposure while trying to do a good thing.
The outpouring of support has been awesome, both here on island and from afar. Schools here had hallways lined with goods to send. Back home (in the states), people were organizing bake sales. I was so proud to hear that one of my favorite bands, Pink Martini, held a benefit concert that was so popular, they ended up offering a second show the very same day.
Because of the emergency up north, flights have been a mess. I mentioned forever ago (here) that the girls I met during hubby's TBS days were truly blessings. We agreed back then that we'd have reunions every year to bridge the gap of time apart. This year, we're supposed to meet in California. And it's supposed to begin tomorrow.
I've been trying for a week to get out there and am getting antsy about the fact that the girls will only be in CA for a few more days. So, please forgive me for being a little "slow in the kitchen," but know that things are definitely still cookin'. :)