We are on week three in Safe Haven land. Now that the jet lag is gone and we got to see family, I am ready to go back. Unfortunately, things don't seem much better in Nipponland. They aren't WORSE, but not much better either. I think things ARE better in Tokyo as they don't have so many rolling blackouts to put a stand still on everything. But as far as the Nuclear reactor problem, they have made baby steps so far. I know things will get better, I just need to be patient (take a cue from the Japanese.)
My in-law's pad is gorgeous- better than a hotel. In area it is bigger than the 4-plex we live in on base. But it is not my HOME. Know what I mean? I miss my bed, my things. I miss being able to make a mess and being able to pick up after myself at my own leisure. I miss running my own household. Here I feel like I have worn out my welcome. I know I haven't really, but you know how it is when you feel like you are "in the way?" I have interrupted the "flow" here and I hate that.
So after feeling sorry for myself- I see this. My heart is still breaking for Japan. I want things to get better so I can return. But more importantly- I want things to get better for the Japanese people who are suffering. I am sure they aren't whining like me. I am so grateful my family is well and safe.