Standing in front of a wind machine. Like the idiotic weathermen do while a hurricane is bearing down on them. Only, you don't get to have the sand splintering away at your face. Maybe as you get good at holding your balance you'll get to get to stand in sand while a wave comes at you. Forget the undertow. You're sure to be safe.
It's got to take strength to try to stand up for even a few minutes at a time as they prepare for their time on the air. It's got to take strength to try to maintain a happy enough attitude under those conditions. It's got to take strength to act the hero.
While I'm not in the hurricane's path there are other things to prepare for. For any emergency:
first aid kit to include meds
clean, drinkable water
solar, crank or other flashlights that don't require batteries
matches in waterproof bags
food for the animals
water for sanitary purposes
paper supplies: plates, eating utensils, cups
and toilet paper all in waterproof containers
don't forget animal food/meds
wood for the woodstove, dry
Clothes in waterproof bags (need to work on that one)
With all that is happening I feel like I am in a bubble or the eye of the storm. Hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. There has been so much this year. I almost feel guilty enjoying making special treats for my hard-working husband, caring for my animals, and feeling safe. Friends are going through tremendous loses and burdens.
I need to have some prayer time. Maybe that is what I am supposed to be doing during this time. It can only help.
Yesterday was an accumulation of many uck days in a row. Today will be better. My meltdown is over. That took help from people who care. I thank all of you who stopped by my page and/or sent sparkmails with encouragement.
Today it's going to be a day of much needed rest. I'm not going to expect anything from myself other than to try to learn how to totally relax. There is nothing I can do to take the burden off my hubby - I can't change the army's schedule.
I am going to be praying for all those who have served or are currently serving that have given me the right to relax and recoup.