Monday, October 29, 2012

Hunkering Down

Right now, the rain cascades in heavy, slanting sheets that pelt the ground.  The university where I teach, notorious for never shutting its doors, has cancelled all classes and activities for the rest of the day.

We're hunkering down.  The little one naps, the older girls color at the kitchen table, and my husband turns on the Weather Channel.  We've stocked up on bottled water, batteries for flashlights, and Oreo cookies.  The important stuff.

All the things that seemed so urgent this morning -- meetings, classes, deadlines -- don't seem terribly urgent right now.

We're together, and that's important.

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13 comments:

  1. Amen. Saying a prayer of safety and continued electricity for you guys right now!

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  2. BeckysbakingandcookingOctober 29, 2012

    Stay Safe, and be careful! Hope that you don't loose power.

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  3. Definitely saying prayers for your safety and electricity!!  Glad you are all together as you ride it out!!

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  4. Glad you are all together! Stay safe and powered!

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  5. I hope you and your family stay safe, dry, and warm! Thank goodness for those Oreos!!

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  6. I've been thinking about you all day and hoping you guys stay safe.  Be careful and eat Oreos.

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  7. Thanks for the thoughts, Ami.  Rest assured, we are all safe, and I have happily eaten many Oreos.

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  8. I know!  They're like small life rafts of chocolate-goodness!

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  9. Thanks for the prayers!  We're all doing well.  There's been enough flickering of the lights so that all of our clocks are blinking, but otherwise we're in the clear.

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  10. Shana ScottOctober 31, 2012

    You're right...being together is what is important and it is great that you realize that!! Hope you guys have made it through okay!

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