Baby, It’s Cold Outside

October 29, 2012

I am extremely thankful the Chief is home. We currently are safe and dry and we have power. The Chief also managed to score a generator this morning–though we had made contingency plans of bags of ice and even planning to walk through the rain to a neighbor’s to have my medicine stored in her fridge should we lose power.

So far so good.

No school today–and I should have gone on last night to acknowledge that fact to avoid the o-dark-thirty wake up call to tell me my substituting services were no longer needed. And there will be no school tomorrow as well.

It has been a productive day. I have almost planned an upcoming scouting event in its entirety–I just have three more things to type up. I watched two new Halloween cartoons with T1 & T2. Got a quick nap to make up for the early morning.

But what happens if Halloween is canceled? Now I’m actually glad we went to the amusement park earlier than usual this month. Sure it threw off my sense of timing and my inner holiday clock thinks we should be carving a turkey any day now … but at least I got my scare on! Sadly, the scout policy is that if school is canceled so is scouts so we will not be having our party tomorrow night.

I hope T1 & T2 remember these storms. I really only remember one East Coast whopper from my childhood–I just can’t remember the name. Neither of them remember Isabel greeting us in our new home 9 years ago this past September. Irene was kind of a non-event for us last year and a little anti-climactic after the earthquake and the pre-storm. The girls will tell you the “Thursday storm was worse than the hurricane”. But they will also look a little sad as that was our last night with our beloved Cassie.

The Chief has been home for Isabel, Irene, and now Sandy. I’m grateful. I’m thinking we should send the girls to bed early and I’ll put on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and make the most of it.

Oo, I’ve been called to dinner–the girls made it! Stay safe!


One comment

  1. That’s one of my favorite songs ever! I love the Ella Fitzgerald version best, but everyone does a great job with it. I’m glad your Chief is home too, one less thing to worry about, I know.

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