Friday, September 2, 2011

Quick Takes # 90

1. Maine was wonderful; great weather, good food and enjoyable time with family. Pleasures included time at the pool, ocean, and making s'mores ~ one of which was offered to Liam for a taste test.

2. Given that we were there and not here, we did miss the earthquake. Reports from family were interesting and somewhat amusing; for example that shaking was initially blamed on my nephew by my mom until he pointed out IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE!

3. This being an interesting week weather-wise we did cut our vacation short to avoid traveling during the worst of the hurricane. We largely succeeded in that we arrived home ten minutes before we lost power!

4. Not anticipating a storm we had done the usual pre-vacation eat down the fridge and so were in need of some food. Upside ~ less food went bad, Downside ~ husband driving in tropical storm winds in search of an open store while I try and convince our 3 year old that despite the noise outside and the fun of walking around our house with flashlights she really does want to go to bed.

5. No power for 48 hours ~ creative menu planning, gratitude for battery powered entertainment options, and intensive education on candle safety with a certain little girl.

6. If it is September then I'm mom to a nearly one year old. How? I remember this phenomena with Lisbeth, the newborn period a tiring blur, the search for a routine and the new normal, and suddenly a year has gone by.

7. Happy Weekend!

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  1. UGH! We arrived home from vacation one winter just after a huge snowstorm had hit, so I can relate to your hurricane issues. I actually drug a sled to the grocery to grab some of the few things they had left on the shelves!

  2. Glad you made it home safe. Power outages with little ones are always interesting.

    One year already? Where does the time go? It goes by so fast!

  3. Home safely is a good thing. I think the thing that freaks me out the most about a long-term power outtage is all of the food in the refrigerator and freezer that would have to be thrown out...the cost to restock freaks me out more than a little!

  4. Glad you made it back and made it through the hurricane. All kinds of crazy phenomena going on in your neck of the woods!