A better title for this post would be: “The Calm Before the Storm.” Everyone knows Hurricane Sandy is headed our way. Not specifically Rhode Island, but the entire Northeast. It is a pretty scary storm. I try not to worry though, because there is nothing I can do except for be prepared as possible. We have bottled water, non-perishable foods the kids like, batteries for our 2 remaining (working) flashlights and plenty of beer and wine. We spent the day carrying everything from our yard in and making sure anything that could fly away in a 70mph wind gust is tied down. I wrote last year about how much harder it is to experience a hurricane as a parent. I still feel the same, maybe even more so since we have double the kids since the last hurricane. I hope that everyone stays safe and out of harm’s way. Things can always be replaced, people cannot.
Besides the Hurricane Sandy preparation, I took Jackson to visit my friend and her son (who is Jackson’s best and oldest friend). The boys had a fantastic time playing and I had a nice visit with my girlfriend. After a stop by the grocery store and Target on the way home, I bathed both kids before bed because who knows when we will have hot water and power again. Speaking of, who knows when I will be able to blog if we do lose power/cable/internet. It’s funny how Mother Earth can put everything into perspective with natural disasters like this. She can shut down an entire metropolis like New York City. Just. Like. That.
Stay Safe. XOXO
Also piggy-backing on this post is this week’s random photo challenge: halloween edition by my friend Liz over at Learning to Juggle. It’s a simple challenge: what is your favorite Halloween picture? Since I never give our pup Rex any love on our blog and he has been SO good to my babies lately, I am featuring him as SuperDog, 2007.