Friday, March 11, 2011

A real disaster took place again.

Goodmorning everybody!
I got a real shock this morning when I woke up and turned on the tv. Striking news bulletins there!
Just a few hours ago a big earthquake took place at sea, just about 130 kms. from the coast of Japan, magnitude around 8,9! And not long ater that a BIG tsunami hit the coast at the north east of Japan, there is said a wall of about 10 mtrd. high of water hit the land and what I saw on tv, the water is still flooding over the land, and they expect there will follow more tsunamis. There aren;t yet too many films of course of this disaster, but seeing the ones that are shown, it's again unbelievable what a force water has!
And there was given out a warning for tsunamis for the whole area there, so for Hawai, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, countries in South America etc.
I expect there will be lots of death to count, but at the moment it's impossible to estimate the casualties.
What to do for us more then send up a little prayer for all those people that will suffer from this natures disaster, will loose family, homes, everything.

Then there still is going on the freedom fight in Libia, which is becoming more severe and bloody each day. And I understand that the countries of the United Nations will not be involved in that battle, but I neither cannot understand their rather weak-need policy in this. The people that are fighting there for a change of life, for more democracy and more, could do with a bit more of political help from the UN, e.g. by installing a no fly zone there, but it seems that is too difficult to decide. I know, there are political issues there, and economical too, but sometimes I wished politicians could look beyond that and just do a right thing, just looking at the human side. Perhaps you are of the opinion I am sometimes talking too much about politics, and it may be so and it also may be that a lot of you don;t agree at all with me, but that's okay. Therefore we are living in a rather democratic kind of world. But I can get sooo angry at times about the behaviour of the IMPORTANT people of the world!!!! Probably I just look at it in a much too simple way, but don;t you agree with me, that sometimes the simple way could be a better one?

Everything I write after this, will seem of no importance, and it isn't, of course. But that is the strange thing about life, at one side of the earth a disater is taking place, and on the other side life just goes on as it was the day before. Somehow my mind can't capture it, it's weird!!!

As grey the weather was yesterday, as sunny it looks again today. Which is a good thing, cause I do have to go out for a little shopping, getting me some things I didn't find the other day, Also the wind has calmed down a lot, and I like that. But I have to be rather early today, doing the shopping, cause already early in the afternoon the next day of speed skating is on tv and you know we are kind of hooked to it. Yesterday was a rather good day for us Dutchies, we have a World Champion at the 3000mtr. for women, Irene Wüst! That is our first golden medal. A pity we didn;t do that well at the 1500 mtr. for men, the best place for a Dutchman was the 4 th I believe. Have to congratulate the Canadeans with their World Champion Makowski!
But today new distances and new chances for everybody!
So I will end posting now, and get dressed and then fly back and forth to the shop. LOL.
Oh, I didn;t get up a freebielist yesterday, sorry, I did make one but just before I could save it, my computer froze and I lost the list. And then I just let it be, having not too much time for it anymore. I will try to get one up today, although it may be a bit later than usual.

As yesterday ended the downloads for the Shabby French Style kit, there should be something new today, hey? Well, I do have a kit for you and it is my first try at a Steampunk kit! I have NO IDEA if it is coming any near to the steampunk-style, but you'll never know if you don;t try. So tell me what you think about it!!
Anyway, here it is: "First Steampunk".
Have a nice day and great weekend, and think a moment about the people that are in real trouble at the moment in Japan, and other parts of the world, and considere yourself lucky, having a home, some people around you that love you, well, even when your life sucks a bit, you still are far better off than loads of others.
(I know, simple way of thinking, but let's try that for a while, may be it can bring  some good)

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7 comments:

jzayler said...

You are so right about 'simple thoughts'. I can not imagine what it would be like to live in a war-torn area or to wake up to total devastation. It's 'business as usual' here. I thank God for my simple life!

Thanks Kyra for the freebie. It's not really my style but I rather like this collection. I think it is perfect for a beginner like me who knows nothing about about steampunk. It's soft but 'punkie' lol!

Have a great weekend!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Mar. 11, 2011. Thanks again.

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Good morning Kyra:)
I know what you mean.While we were sleeping peacefully in our nice warm beds..disaster has struck another part of the world.So sad.:( Seems to be becoming the NORM..if you know what I mean? ..but it is to be expected...as sad as I am to say that.:(
It WOULD be nice to have some major decisions being made..instead of all the indecision that is taking place right now.It's like the blind leading the blind...if they aren't careful..we will all fall in that ditch.:(
Like you said though...life goes on as normal as it can for those of us who aren't in the middle of the disasters.We must find the good things that are happening in our lives and concentrate on those.Prayer helps.:)
Thank you soo much for the "First of Steampunk" Does that title mean..there will be more to come?LOL Great job and I LOVE the frame with the gears!!So COOL!
Hope you have a fantastic weekend my friend.

Hugs,
Valinda

artgal36 said...

Kyra, I love this kit. Steampunk is a big favorite with me. I'm so glad to see you do this. Don't stop here with Steampunk.

Edna B said...

Gosh, I haven't seen the news yet, but that is awful about Japan. As soon as I get back to the condo I will put the news on.

Kyra, I love those gorgeous flowers, and the little greenhouses. Can't wait to see how they turn out. Gotta go now, have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [12 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Sue Hastwell said...

Love the Steampunk theme !!
THANKS,
Sue