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Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Belated Turkey Day, Happy Black Friday

Hello bloggy buddies!! Just wanted to check in and say hello. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and families. Ours was great, filled with lots of yummy food (that I cooked…lol) and lots of laughs.

Are you all out braving the crowds today on Black Friday?? I wanted to go out last night, but by the time my company left and I cleaned up, I was way too tired. And I wasn’t in the mood to deal with this…….

I may head out now for a bit and see what happens. Wish me luck!!

I will be back around next week, hoping to catch up on my blog reading.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Happy Hump Day everyone!! Hope this post finds you all well. Things are slowly starting to get back to normal here after Hurricane Sandy. The clean-up is underway. The kids finally went back to school today after being off for 11 days. I think we all were grateful for a little normalcy!! 

I know that not everyone understands the magnitude of the devastation here because you are in other parts of the country. And I guess it was like us when we would watch Hurricane Katrina or other disasters that had taken place outside our little niche of the world. But in all my 36 years of life, I have never experienced seeing such loss so close to home. It is mind boggling. But, just like we got through 9/11, we will recover and rebuild and come back stronger than ever!! 

The awesome thing is seeing so many people rally together to help. There are shelters and warming centers for those who still have no power. The food and clothing drives are everywhere. And although we cannot take away the loss that so many have suffered, we can help. The kids and I brought a bunch of coats, hats, scarves and blankets down to a local organization the other day. We donated to the Red Cross. And as soon as the gas situation gets better (there is NO gas here, people are waiting hours and even fighting over it) I plan to go out and buy some more things to donate.  And I know I am doing what I can to help, but there is a “survivor’s guilt” that kind of takes over. Why were we okay?  How come we were fortunate and others weren’t? I am guessing it is pretty normal to feel those emotions after a tragedy. And after talking with others, they seem to feel the same way. 

This is what it looks like just a mile up the road…..


To see the National Guard walking up and down the streets and them calling on megaphones is just eerie…..

So, I will look at my kids faces today and everyday and really thank God that we are all okay!

If you would like to help, know you can always contact the Red Cross to donate! 

Have a great day…..