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WAITING

Posted on: Monday








The house is tidy, the cupboards are stocked, and the fridge is full to the brim.  A little ledge is the hallway holds double A batteries, triple A batteries, flashlights, tea candles, and glass-jarred prayer candles. Bottles of water rest in the corner of the kitchen, next to a full bag of organic dog food and a bowl of fresh fruit.

Hurricane Sandy will be here soon.  We have bunkered down in our top-floor apartment with food and blankets, books and games, and plenty of good music.  We've more or less prepared ourselves for three days of seclusion from the world, and we're hoping that it ends up being more of a stay-cation than an actual disaster..

We spent all day out and about, at the farmers market, at the playground, taking Nico to run in the field... walking all throughout Brooklyn.  We wanted to get in as much walking as we could before the rain began.  Aside from stocking up on food and supplies, we hadn't really worried too much about the impending storm.  But out in the streets of Brooklyn today, you could feel that something was different. People were a bit anxious, frantic, perhaps even fearful... they walked a little faster, smiled a little less, and furrowed their brows just a bit too much.  And to notice this about fast-talking, straight faced, eternally serious New Yorkers is saying something.  Then the farmers market closed up early, followed by the supermarkets and delis. Then the city closed down the subways. Then they stopped running the buses.  And thats when Gaby and I realized that maybe we better get home.

Let's hope that this whole ordeal ends up resembling the last hurricane (when Biet was still so small, and this blog was brand new!) and that everyone remains safe.  We are ready for you, Sandy, but please be kind.


(p.s.- my cozy yellow neck cowl is c/o Flutter by Hannah. Thank you Hannah!)

23 COMMENTS:

  1. Long time lurker here,Hi. *waves* I love reading your posts and think your blog and family are wonderfully sweet. I felt compelled to comment today to say "keep safe", I hope the storm goes easy on you... Love Elle xo
    http://skylarkingnanny.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Elle! I love reading new comments! We made it through ok, phew.

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  2. We're hoping for more of a staycation too. Isn't being at home and fully stocked so cozy? Stay safe and dry!

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  3. Thinking of you guys! Keep safe and snug!

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  4. Thinking of you all- Keep safe. We are seeing lots of reports in the UK and are hoping you guys are all ok.

    Katie
    www.mummydaddyandmemakesthree.co.uk

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  5. Had to come out of lurkdom to say hope you guys are staying safe! Where I am we are getting the high winds and crazy rain, but nothing near what you guys must be experiencing! You have the most beautiful blog (and family!)
    Take care,
    Caitey
    www.dayslikethis-blog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for coming out of Lurkdom! I really appreciate all of the well wishes sent our way.
      xx

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  6. Thinking of you all from across the seas in Australia. Wishing Hurricane Sandy brings some wind and rain and nothing more. Steph :)
    I have just discovered your gorgeous blog and have just made a cup of tea and intend on whiling away my babies' sleep time while I have a lovely potter about. x
    www.thisbrownwren.blogspot.com

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    1. So happy you found us! Your photography is beautiful! I look forward to watching "this brown wren" grow.
      xx

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  7. Another Aussie sending love and thoughts to you all; Belle, Gaby, Biet and Nico! I can't help but keep you all in my prayers as we watch the news from across the globe - Mother Nature is truly beautiful yet wild. Keep safe and well.
    x

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  8. The photos on the news do not look good, hope you all are hunkered down safe & sound x

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  9. That storm looked a bit scary from what we got to see on the news. Hope y'all are doing well!

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