Today I got an unexpected surprise: a storm day. Let me clarify; the storm wasn't unexpected. I've heard of nothing but the impending "Frankenstorm Sandy" all weekend. I have my fridge filled with water bottles, my candles within easy reach, and my camping equipment (head lamp, lantern) pulled out of the storage closet. (I DON'T, however, have a lot of food, since Sunday is my regular day to shop and the grocery stores were like an episode of "Doomsday Preppers") It's fine. I got bread and peanut-butter, chips and hummus, apples, and almonds. I could live a couple weeks off that!
Anyway, as I said, I got an unexpected surprise. I don't have to go into work today! That is highly unusual, since I'm what they consider "essential personnel" at a rehab hospital. Plus, it's an official shelter for evacuation from low coastal homes. I got up extra early today to make sure I'd make it to work on time, considering I'd be driving slower. (Times like these I'm really happy to own a jeep)
But this morning, I got a call saying that they closed outpatient (obviously) and that I did't have to come in (but keep my cell phone handy, in case they needed to call me in). So now, I'm hanging out in my sweats, watching scary movies, drinking tea and getting caught up on things I've been letting slide lately (like blogging).
Oh, the gift of an entire day to do whatever I wish!
Stay safe in the storm everyone!