Thursday, September 04, 2008
It's September. How did that happen? Are we really headed towards autumn?
Yesterday it was 65 when Mike walked out the door for work. I haven't seen that side of 65 since sometime in April. It made me want to fix oatmeal and curl up on the couch with a quilt, cuppa, and a good book. But I knew better. It was 80-something by 10am.
But I am enjoying cooler weather in the early morning. There's a lovely breeze all day that makes being at the park particularly enjoyable. We've been doing a lot of park lately. It's great for after school meetups and morning break times.
Being September, it's also right in the heart of hurricane season. Most of you know I love on the southern east coast. At the moment we have Tropical Storm Hanna rolling towards us. Thankfully she is projected to head north of us now, for the last few days we have been preparing for a direct hit. We are still making plans for food and water, and taking safety precautions. It's definitely better to be over prepared than to be caught not prepared. Olivia and I have fun plans for the weekend though. We're making cookies tomorrow - before we lose power. And then Saturday, as Hanna blows through with 60+ mile per hour winds and 12+ inches of rain, we are going to be tucked safely at home playing Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Scrabble, and Wahoo. Eating cooking and drinking ice tea. Maybe a little sewing or knitting, some nap taking, lots of radio listening, catching up on magazines, and just hanging out together. Keep us in your prayers though. These storms can be unpredictable and we are still keeping our eyes on her. We will mostly likely, lose power on Saturday, can't be helped, and a slim possibilty of it being off on Sunday too. Depends on the wind. I'll keep you guys posted, but don't worry too much if I'm missing for a couple of days. I'll be back on as soon as the electricity and internet are working.
Posted by Fairlightday at 6:52 AM