So here I sit in a Barnes and Noble trying to charge my major electronics and it is a mad house. Every outlet in every corner is taken up by someone, there are children running around pell mell un restrained by parents, and about 1 in every 10 people is probably actually buying something.
Of course I can't really say anything since I'm doing the exact same thing.
They have just announced they are closing the food court entrance of the store.
Attempted crowd control?
I really feel like I can't complain about not having electricity or air conditioning or ice for drinks or anything really when there are people who are used to going without these things all the time....
But since I am blessed to have all of these things, on a fairly regular basis, it is a less than desirable transition going without them....
I am thankful not to have anything flooded or any trees on anything though.
Everything else is fine, other than the electricity and a few (read a lot) of leaves, sticks and branches in the yard.
So that's something to be thankful for.
I'm mostly over everyone freaking out about all these "natural disasters" what with the earthquake and now the hurricane. It's really not even that bad.
(I might be singing a different tune if we don't get power back soon though....)
That's all I have to say. Just was killing some time and thought I'd give you my thoughts on the subject, hypocritical and silly as they may be.
There was a 5.9 earthquake 34 miles from Richmond today. The biggest in Virginia in something like 100 years, or possibly ever. I'm tired of listening to the news about it to get it completely accurate.... Not too much harm done here, a couple knick knacks broken from falling off shelves, and some pictures needing straightening on walls but that's about it.
Thankful that everyone in RVA appears to be safe and sound!
But anyway, now I can say I lived through an earthquake.
For some reason making the list itself makes me feel almost as if I've accomplished all the things on it already. Or that I'm at least half way to doing so. I've also noticed that when I share with other people what some of the things I have to do are (sorry if you've ever been one of those people, I know I can go on forever about it...) I am more inclined to get them done.
It subconsciously holds me accountable I think.
Don't bother to keep reading (but don't tell me you're not because I have to think you are so that this works. Remember, accountability and all) because this is to force me into being hopefully productive.
Or if anything at least spend five minutes procrastinating.
Things To Get Done This Month
Date with Mom
Finish editing Brynne's senior pictures/put on CD/ mail