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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Power Outages and Other Stuff

Since last time I posted here, I've hardly had more than a few days of "normal routine" at a time, which is something I hope to change this month. The second week of May was pleasantly disrupted with my sister's graduation, but the third and fourth weeks were shut down with prolonged power outages following tornadoes that swept through my area on May 20th and May 31st.

Some of the May 20th tornado debris, found in my yard

It was a helpless feeling, not being able to contact anyone or know what was going on in the outside world. I missed you, my fans and readers, as well. I can't complain, though. I still have my house and friends and family are still with me. I've been blessed.

People keep asking me how they can help with the disaster efforts. I would say that first, prayers are extremely welcome and needed. The worst scars from a situation like this are the emotional and spiritual ones.  There is also still a great need for donations to charities like the Oklahoma Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Convoy of Hope, and even the Oklahoma Humane Society.  It will be a long time before things get back to normal for thousands of displaced people, but I fear they will be forgotten by the public long before they are back on their feet. 

Meanwhile, I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, because like so many others, I've been a little shell-shocked since all of this happened. I plan to go back to listing new merchandise as soon as possible, so keep an eye out on my stores. Thanks for reading!