Mostly A Check In.

Hi all.

For November, I usually spend 30 days on my personal Facebook page stating something I’m thankful for.  This November 1, I’m using this post for that purpose (and a few other things).

1.  I am so thankful to wake up in a warm house with my family, with power and with food.  The devastation caused by Sandy to my friends and family, my neighbors and my state is just unbelievable.  48 hours was no picnic, especially with a child who doesn’t understand the magnitude of what happened but understands enough to start worrying.  But thanks to family who took us in yesterday, let us do laundry and shower, fed us and let my kid relax and be a kid for the day, my sanity came back and we were set to make it through another cold, dark night.  I am so glad we didn’t have to since the power came back on a little after 9pm.

2.  I am going to participate in NaBloPoMo.  That’s National Blog Post Month for short.  It basically means I post daily for all of November.  There’s more to it than that, but that’s a whole post in and of itself.

3.  I owe a wrap up post to the Pish Posh 8 Week challenge that officially ended yesterday.  Pish Posh was gracious enough to extend things due to the storm which really just warms my heart.

I want to thank everyone who was concerned about us, offered kind words and support.  I know (seriously, I KNOW) that we were lucky.  We are so lucky.  Please, do not mistake any of my complaining for thinking that it’s all about me or think that for a minute I don’t know how lucky we are.  

I have my Sandy post, my post-Sandy post, my Halloween post and a bunch of other stuff in mind.  If you’re interested in doing NaBloPoMo, there’s still time to sign up at BlogHer and connect with us at Yeah Write.  There are details of how it works at both sites, forgive me for not giving more specific links but I’m confident you can find the info you’ll need.

For today, I need to clean out my fridge and replace some food, pay my bills and get to work this afternoon.  I’m so grateful I have the ability to do those things.

See you all tomorrow.

13 Responses to “Mostly A Check In.”

  1. I couldn’t sleep last night and got up about 2:30 and worked till 5. I got back into bed and almost started a pity party, till I remembered those poor folks still without power and underwater. So terrible. I snuggled up against my husband in my warm bed and felt very thankful

    • I get caught up in my own drama sometimes and forget what’s going on around me. There were two towns practically swallowed whole that are about 10 miles from me – it’s unbelievable.

  2. Kianwi says:

    Yay, I’m glad you linked up! And really glad you finally got your power back!!

    • I’m glad I did too! I wanted to do this and I wasn’t sure I was going to make it. It’s so nice to have a warm house and I’m so glad that I’m able to have friends without power come stay with us. There are so many without, it’s really sad.

  3. Azara says:

    Thank goodness for family to take you in and support you. It must be hard for all the kids out there not really understanding what’s going on – I hadn’t thought of that.

    • If it was just my husband and I, I think we’d have managed better. But with a kid getting bored and asking too many questions, our nerves were getting a bit shot. We are so glad there was someone with power who we could hang out with!!

  4. Jack says:

    It is crazy. Kid sister in Randolph is one of the few with power. Gratitude is a wonderful thing. Glad you are safe.

    • I’m glad your sister has power. I know a lot of people still out and we have friends staying with us because there is no power at their house. I’m hearing in their area it could be another week at least. It’s nuts!

  5. So happy you have power! My town still more than a week away – they can’t even predict, it’s such a huge mess. I’m lucky to have a generator. Our only issue is the gas situation. I’m trying not to drive anywhere!

    • I’m so glad you have a generator and you can manage. It’s scary how long it’s taking. I know the crews are working as hard as they can, but it’s never fast enough. The block behind me is still out and other parts of my town too. I hope your stuff comes up soon and that you can find gas for the car. We’re homebound too until things ease up.

  6. So glad you got power back and managed through the storm safely. Ellen

  7. IASoupMama says:

    So happy that you are well! And glad that we’ll get some awesome Michelle every day this month!

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