Hello Blogland!! hope all are well tonite. We came through Hurricane sandy safe and sound. Just some branches and debris in the yard. Oh my how the wind howled–it was really scary!! Thanks for everyone’s kind comments and concern!
Thankfully my work closed down both days! Our power blinked on and off a few times. I was able to be glued to the TV (Weather channel 7 local coverage) and Internet during the duration. I am so totally a weather geek!!
My heart just breaks for everyone nearer the coast and in New Jersey/New York who have suffered in this storm. My thought and prayers are with you. The devastation is just unimaginable.
The storm really rattled the dogs. The noise of the wind and stuff outside banging freaked them out. Early on Monday I tried taking them outside for their business. A gust of wind whipped up and nearly knocked Kae right over. She was extremely disgusted and infuriated by it and refused to put her nose outside until Wednesday!! Thank heaven’s they both are puppy pee pad trained!!
Here’s a picture of them chilling out on the sofa with a blankey and some chewy treats. We made sure we stocked up with the important stuff for the storm!
When they weren’t camping out on the sofa they were in their usual place on my lap in the recliner. Here we all are watching the Weather channel!
Our daughter brought a cute Halloween outfit for Noelle the grandpuppy chihuahua. Julie said she did not like it one bit!! She’s just not the fashionista Kae is!! Kae would’ve loved the glittery tulle and all!!
This was a really short but crazy week at work!! Tomorrow is my off Friday-YAY- so a trip to town and the thrifts is in order I believe! I decided to declare this Frock/Skirt Week in honor of not blowing away in the storm! I wanted to wear some of the skirts I’ve thrifted recently. I find it easier to find skirts then dresses that fit.
Since it’s gotten so chilly and damp (miserable) I pulled out a favorite sweater tunic to wear today. A coworker had on almost exactly the same combo except her skirt was houndstooth and her top black and we both wore black riding boots!! We got a big laugh out of it!
I’m enjoying the ease of these maxi/midi skirts-I hope to find some more. I feel very dressed up in them, yet comfortable.
You’d a thought I’d have all kinds of projects done, considering I had a couple of days off and was housebound. LOL-I was just too distracted by the weather and truth be told I was just to achy to do much more than be a slug (low pressure like we had is misery)
This weekend I plan to start assessing the Christmas decor HOARD. (Oh yes–it’s ridiculous–we have 2 full size trees and 7 smaller ones-one in each room at least. PLUS 150+ Santa’s and enough other crapola to stock a good size Hobby Lobby) Plan where to put the “new” stuff and see what changes I want to make. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas and have been collecting since childhood. Well-I love the music, the decorating, the food. It’s the whole season I am crazy for! I am oblivious to the commercialism.
I don’t really have to shop for Christmas. We don’t give gifts- we give to charity instead and we don’t receive gifts but ask that whatever would’ve been spent on us to be given to charity. My husband and I choose a disadvantaged child or two from the giving tree and buy for them.
Our daughter has been on board with not getting gifts from us since she became an adult on her own. She knows we put the money towards a child in need. It was something we always did from the time she was a tiny child. Every year we would choose a child’s name and go shopping for them. She loved to choose and wrap the gifts. As she got older and earned her own money she participated in the Christmas Shoebox outreach-filling shoeboxes with gifts for children around the world. I would always match however much money she’d spend so she could do more boxes. I’m thankful that we’ve been able to instill a generous heart for others in her.
I shall be back Sunday to get back in the swing of things!! I’m catching up with my reading and posting finally!! The Halloween posts were awesome but I must say Sister Helga of the Order of Trollop and Sheila/Ephemera doing her best Tippi Hendren The Birds homage were absolutely freakin’ AMAZING!! Sheila’s picture of her cat Vizzini licking his lips before attacking one of the birds is HYSTERICAL!!! Please take a moment and check them out!!
Have a WONDEROUS WEEKEND!!