Today (actually yesterday, Sept. 30) I had set aside to work on my prize for the Fall into Fall giveaway blog hop (follow the scarecrow in the sidebar for more info and to follow the blogs in this hop). Instead, I spent a large part of the morning waiting to hear from my children as to their whereabouts in what turned out to be a day of deep social unrest.My boys were safe and sound – one of them working at home, the other one in Guayaquil immersed in a meeting all morning and with no idea initially of the chaos that had come over the country. As soon as he heard, they closed shop and he headed home immediately. This was the city where the most looting and ransacking took place… In the meantime, I worried about Jamie. She had gone down to the university for what had initially started as any other normal day. Until I called her and told her she needed to get back home (and to safety) as soon as possible. Easier said than done. Along with her friend, it took them a couple of hours to get to her friend’s house and off the streets. And then several hours of waiting before venturing out to come home.
As a policy, I do not like to talk about political issues on my blog. Yet I cannot at the very least mention what has been a shattering day for my country, regardless of what side of the fence one sits on. Apart from that, I don’t really feel like talking much about it. I realize, in fact, we are such a tiny country, that most people have probably not even heard of what happened here today. For us it was real and heartbreaking. So I will just refer you to a couple of news sources, should you care to read more about it. Click the links for news articles from Reuters, CNN, and Yahoo News.
Anyway… I am late in posting what my prize for this giveaway will be. It’s been a stressful and overwhelming day, not knowing if what we were experiencing was (yet another) coup d’état, and terribly afraid of the possible bloodshed and loss of lives. So I’m sure you understand if my mind and heart were not on quilting today.
I’ll be a little late, but I will post my prize later. Today. (: