For a day of housekeeping amidst the work-work. Laundry, sweeping, trash out, dishes, bills paid.
Serious: For family being safe in the storm.
Shallow: For the arrival of a new cookbook in the mail.
Having seen all the images of damage on the CT coast and in NY and NJ, I’m so very, very grateful things here were not as bad as they might have been. I was terrified of a repeat of last year–power out for days, destruction everywhere–but we were extremely fortunate.
For already having a much more productive day at work than almost any day last week. Not bad for a Monday.
Posting early! Glad to feel relatively prepared. Started a novel, too, to keep my brain occupied during the storm. There’s also the pile of papers, but I find everything distracts me from them…
Lovely wife day with Alex, wherein we cleaned all the dodgy black mould off our walls, washed some overdue windows, got rid of some ugly things, and then rewarded ourselves by spending lots of money on 25% off bulbs. Oh, and chicken wire. Stupid squirrels.
Well, despite the fact that I know their lives will be complicated by the approaching storm of epic proportions, I’m sort of jealous of my friends who will have no work, school, etc for the next few days. I suppose I shall be thankful for not having to stock up on canned goods.
I hate to say it, but I’m kinda happy to have classes cancelled for the next two days because I can push back Mt. Grade-a-Lot more. I know I shouldn’t, but boy, it’s tempting. 🙂
Glad I noticed this didn’t publish yesterday, in time for it to still be ctrl-v-able.
Glad I’m not prepping for a storm. Hang in there, east coasters!
On a lighter prepping note, the garden got a good winter prep session today. The first frost fell last night, but I was ill and exhausted when I got home from a very nice dinner with H&V, so I very sensibly decided to go to bed instead of panicking about the geraniums. There was a clear, cold moon and the frost did fall, but luckily it was a light one and I had all day today to salvage/prune/protect things. I had fun collecting leaves with my mother-in-law (the gutters on our street run clear again and we should have loads of nice leaf mould in a year’s time). We also managed to have an honest conversation about our politely inexpressed differing opinions on things like whether seed heads provide winter interest or clutter. We both feel like the garden plan is less haphazard now that we share a plan. Woohoo!