Thursday, June 3, 2010

Oil Spill/Leak Disaster

This is a picture I found online. At first glance, it can very well be a picture of a painting - oil painting, maybe? It's OIL alright but it's not a painting. It's a picture of the oil spill in the Gulf. It's now about a month and a half - 45 days to be exact - since the oil spill. Sadly, even after numerous tries to fix it, there seems to be no end to this disaster.

Here in the sunshine state, the people are bracing themselves because the oil is expected to reach the white beaches in the panhandle as early as tomorrow - Friday, 4th of June. Thousands of tar balls are on their way to mar some of the most beautiful beaches in the state. If and when that happens, they're saying that those beaches that will be affected will never be the same again. I hope not....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Warning! Updating!

After weeks of not coming here, I am now doing what I should have done a week or so ago. But I wasn't able to... so I'm doing it now.

Nothing much has happened between now and the last time I posted here but I feel like I have a different perspective in life now. I went through what I'd like to call a 'roller coaster' ride in the last few weeks but all's good now. Without going into too much detail, I had some kind of a health scare about 3 weeks ago. I didn't take any chance and went to my doctor right away and he ordered some tests for me. The result? Good. Not superb since I still need to go for a follow in a few months but at least I can now breathe easily again.

Waiting for the doctor's call was nerve-wrecking. There was not a day that I didn't feel like crying or breaking down. But life had to go on so I tried very hard to keep my mind off it but with very little success. One minute I'd be laughing and being care-free, the next minute I'd be sulking and thinking of the what-ifs. All I could think about was our little one who is still very much dependent on Mommy. The husband is of course very supportive and was trying to be positive. But his face showed how worried he was. Pimples all over. I didn't know he'd be that affected with what was going on with me. I was wrong.

But that's all water under the bridge now. Life's a lot sweeter now and I try not to ignore even the slightest thing that happens around me and in me. For now, I'm just thankful I'm alive...