Thursday, November 1, 2012

Extended Weekend/ Halloween

So Sandy came and went and I fortunately don't have any interesting stories to report. We were bracing for a hard couple days, stocking up on junk food and ice and batteries and candles, expecting to lose power at any minute... and, for us at least, it ended up being nothing more than 2 extra days off of work.

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...

So yesterday I was back to work and totally loving that the week was already half over! I completely forgot it was Halloween for most of the day. Sadly no one dresses up at my office...

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 re-heated left over Indian food and got caught up on the new episodes of The Walking Dead (my newest TV obsession which seemed appropriate for the holiday) while handing out candy.  Pretty quiet but good Halloween in my books.

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!

4 comments :

  1. Glad to learn you are well. How is your mother? I've notice she hasn't been on & I sort of figured your folks may be without power.

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    1. You figured right! They lost power Monday and still don't have it, neither does most of their town. A bunch of trees fell in their neighborhood but it could have been worse. They're hanging in there!

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  2. I'm happy the storm didn't hit you hard....I hope your parents and the many others get power and life back to normal soon. It was a storm like no other. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Hurricanes are, obviously, terrible. But it does bring people together. I love having all the roommates together.

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