For November, I usually spend 30 days on my personal Facebook page stating something I'm thankful for. This November 1, I'm using this post for that purpose (and a few other things).
1. I am so thankful to wake up in a warm house with my family, with power and with food. The devastation caused by Sandy to my friends and family, my neighbors and my state is just unbelievable. 48 hours was no picnic, especially with a child who doesn't understand the magnitude of what happened but understands enough to start worrying. But thanks to family who took us in yesterday, let us do laundry and shower, fed us and let my kid relax and be a kid for the day, my sanity came back and we were set to make it through another cold, dark night. I am so glad we didn't have to since the power came back on a little after 9pm.
2. I am going to participate in NaBloPoMo. That's National Blog Post Month for short. It basically means I post daily for all of November. There's more to it than that, but that's a whole post in and of itself.
3. I owe a wrap up post to the Pish Posh 8 Week challenge that officially ended yesterday. Pish Posh was gracious enough to extend things due to the storm which really just warms my heart.
I want to thank everyone who was concerned about us, offered kind words and support. I know (seriously, I KNOW) that we were lucky. We are so lucky. Please, do not mistake any of my complaining for thinking that it's all about me or think that for a minute I don't know how lucky we are.
I have my Sandy post, my post-Sandy post, my Halloween post and a bunch of other stuff in mind. If you're interested in doing NaBloPoMo, there's still time to sign up at BlogHer and connect with us at Yeah Write. There are details of how it works at both sites, forgive me for not giving more specific links but I'm confident you can find the info you'll need.
For today, I need to clean out my fridge and replace some food, pay my bills and get to work this afternoon. I'm so grateful I have the ability to do those things.
See you all tomorrow.