Sunday, October 28, 2012
Sandy prepping Sunday
Hey everyone! I thought I'd check in with a little "what I've been up to" post. As you're all probably well aware, we're hunkering down for the Frankenstorm (ugh) but not giving up on Halloween just yet! Alex and I spent the morning at Target and Michael's working on our Halloween costume which I will be revealing soon! We were pretty much the only ones looking at Halloween stuff, while everyone else was freaking out about water. We decided to throw some double a batteries in the cart for good measure.
We stocked up on groceries yesterday though, and the supermarket was totally normal. We made sure to buy lots of canned soup (I love Amy's) tuna and bread and things like that. But I'm also planning on making spaghetti and meatballs before the power goes out. Hopefully it won't at all!
Right now, I've got chicken in the crock pot, brussels sprouts roasting in the oven and brown rice cooking on the stove. Our apartment is smelling nice and homey. I'm also sipping on some red wine while I type this. I made sure to run to the liquor store too :) Both Alex and I have no work tomorrow due to the storm, and the subways are closing in about 30 minutes. We've been listening to Guided by Voices all afternoon while I did laundry and Alex worked on our costumes. I love that I have a husband who doesn't mind rudimentary sewing since I hate even sewing a button on. He's actually pretty good! I can't wait to show you guys our costume!!! But not yet, you're going to have to check back tomorrow for the idea reveal and then on Halloween (or maybe the first) for our actual pics. Hehehe I'm so mean.
I just got back from spending Wednesday night through Saturday morning in DC for work. I've never traveled for work before and kept calling it my "business trip." Although really it was for a conference, and I also got to visit a school for an entire day. I have some much to report back to my colleagues, it was really inspiring and invigorating. I'm actually kind of amazed at how stepping out of your daily work routine to learn things can be so valuable. I'm a life long learner, yo! It was also really fun to bond with the other two teachers I went down with.
Okay, I'll be checking in again tomorrow if our power's still on! I'm hoping to get a lot of blogging, writing, reading and cat snuggling done on my day off. Please tell me if Sandy is affecting you at all in the comments, I'd love to hear! Maybe we could start a little Hurricane thread in the comments. I want to hear what you're having fun doing inside and and weather updates! Stay dry everyone!