The wind picked up, and the metro, the government and work was cancelled for Monday and eventually Tuesday. We turned the heat up, put on movies, played scattegories and enjoyed all three of us being home together at the same time, for the entire day (apparently all it takes is a hurricane to make that happen). The power teased us and flickered and we scrambled around the kitchen to whip up hot food for dinner, sure I would be mid-egg scrambling when it finally gave up. But even though we saw a transformer explode behind our house we were lucky and didn't lose power once. (My parents were not so lucky... fortunately, or hopefully, they're getting out of town and escaping South as soon as possible.)
At some point, I don't know how or why, but we ended up on Youtube watching 90's music videos and singing like crazy people to O-Town and Natalie Imbruglia and then learning how to do the wobble and trying out this crazy zumba work out. Like you do when you've been stuck inside on the couch for 2 days...
But I came home from work and got in the spirit. I moved the pumpkins we'd stored inside during the storm to the front steps, lit some seasonally appropriate candles, opened a bag of candy corn and hung my cute trick-or-treat sign on the front door.
I can't believe the week is almost over. I'm looking forward to the weekend (already) and hanging out with a college bestie who gets into town tonight!
Have a happy day!