waiting for sandy

So I’m sitting around waiting for a hurricane to hit.

The trees outside my window are swaying, the sky is grey. I’ve got a pile of books to read but no groceries because I went out for ice cream sundaes with friends last night instead of scrounging for batteries and stocking up on non-perishables.

It’s the calm before the storm.

Everyone is in deep speculation mode. How hard will this hit? How many will lose power? How long will we lose power? Will Halloween be cancelled? Will everyone be okay??

The questions are endless.

And as we sit and wait, no one knows the answers. No matter how much internet trolling I do, no matter how much Weather Channel I watch, no matter how many times I get out of bed to peak out of the window in the middle of the night; this is going to be what it’s going to be.

Everyone’s got a storm style. There are folks who plan and prepare and take care of business. Folks who freak out and worry and worry and worry. Folks who think everyone else is crazy for even talking about the storm. Folks who get excited.

Maybe our storm styles are a reflection of how we approach the unpredictability of life.

I can’t control what Sandy will bring, so all I can do is be. I’m the calm through the storm.

So on this blustery, weird day, I’m headed to where I feel safest and happiest during a storm: in my pjs hunkered down with a dear old friend.

(Stay safe and warm everyone. xoxo)

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. carla ten eyck
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 14:19:58

    werd Sue. Werd. Reading this made me reflect on my ‘storm style’… it brings out my nurturing instinct, wanting to hunker down and snuggle, take care of others and kinda get a little excited! Now let’s go watch a movie girl!! XO

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  2. 5kidswdisabilities
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 14:30:12

    I live in Rhode Island. Our storm style is to buy as much bread and milk to last us. We may be in the dark and with no electricity, but we won’t be hungry…

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  3. Kristin
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 14:33:10

    I’m in my pj’s too 🙂

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  4. Denise
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 15:03:27

    Just came back in from a walk, but have to admit, I didn’t stay out as long as I thought I would. I am wet and wind-blown and it’s good to be back home. Collected some really pretty leaves–doubly bright because they are wet. Beautiful.

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  5. Michael McGlamery
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 17:59:06

    I baked Halloween cookies for the grandkids today, while I had power.
    Guess that says it about my “storm style”

    Reply

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