10.29.2012

OH SANDY BABY


well, the holbrooks are ready for hurricane sandy. we've got our water and our batteries and enough packs of wet wipes to last us a hundred years. the feather mattress pad we finally ordered even arrived just in the nick of time, so at least we'll be snuggling in in downy comfort! (cheap mattress, expensive mattress accessories, that's one way to do it?) 

it feels like we were here just yesterday, preparing for irene. here's hoping sandy has similar plans for the upper west side and just moseys on by. 

we took a quick expedition this morning while it was still barely breezy to scope out who all was still open. it was misty and soupy out and deserted like a ghost town, but we lucked out on a bagel joint and practically cleaned them out of their plains and sesames. we should have enough bagels to last us through thursday. we'll be rationing our cream cheese provisions carefully!

 

until sandy's had her fill of the city, we'll be cooped up in here watching duh-doh (dumbo), coloring in our coloring books, carving some pumpkins and roasting some seeds, maybe strumming a few guitar chords here and there, and hoping the power stays on.

stay warm and safe, east coast! our driest thoughts are with you!   

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  1. Be safe and well Miss Natalie -- friends are wishing you well over on the other side of the country (where it is also rainy, but that's because it's always rainy in the Pacific NW :)

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  2. Sending much love, thoughts and prayers to you, your family and to all in NYC and along the East Coast. Hope it passes by as quickly and pain-free as possible for all in it's path. :)

    http://cupcakesandcalamity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Stay safe! I hope everything works out well and nothing will happen to you :)

    xxx

    http://joyfuldiary.blogspot.de/

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  4. so happy to get an update from you :) i've been thinking of you! we're on the final half here on the va coast and sorry to know that you'll be getting the worst of it! stay safe!!!

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  5. Here's to hoping/praying that you and your little family stay safe, dry and warm!

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  6. Good luck! I hope everything turns out well!

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  7. Be safe!! Sounds like you are well prepared. :)

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  8. I can't believe how deserted everything looks! Wow! Stay safe and dry. Hunkering down and staying in doors doesn't sound like a bad thing...it's what is going on outside.

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  9. I'll be thinking about y'all during this time! Hope everything is okay up there! Sending lots of prayers and thoughts your way

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  10. Sending all of my safe hurricane thoughts your way!

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  11. that picture of lincoln center just gave me the chills! i fled nyc for nj but i'm not entirely sure which is a better place to be... stay safe!

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  12. Stay safe and dry! Looks like you all have a cozy storm ahead at least. Enjoy those roasted seeds!

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  13. I'm waiting things out up in Boston and hoping too that my power stays on. Fingers crossed!

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  14. know exactly what you mean! we're sitting in brooklyn the weather is soo awful and the wind just blows everything away!

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  15. We're watching mammoth amounts of "Shaun the Sheep" and waiting for the power to go out here in NH - prayers you all safe down there!!

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  16. Stay safe! It's about to begin here in NYC, so we're all hunkered down with good food and fine wine xo

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  17. love these pre-storm photos (those boots are adorable!), and hoping you all stay cozy, dry, and safe. here in philly we are hoping things pass by quickly as well!

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  18. Natalie, I was clicking through your categories at the top of your page after reading your latest post and came across the "Sponsor" link. There I read that you have oodles of young, educated women readers between the ages of 18 and 25. Then, I moved on to your "Ramblings" section, but couldn't quite figured out what gnawed at me about the statement above. Now I've figured it out: I'm not between the ages of 18 and 25. I'm 36, I still consider myself young, fun, and well-educated. I am a mother of four beautiful children between the ages of 16 and 8 months - I've been a mother since I was 20. I live in a super-cool and hip city, too (Portland, Oregon), I love fashion, braiding my hair and my daughters hair. I love baking, heading out on adventures in the city with the baby and my new super-rad shoes, taking tons of pictures, meeting my husband for picnic lunches during his work day, carving pumpkins, watching endless hours of kids' soccer, meeting girlfriends for hot cider and oatmeal cake at Jim and Patty's, loving my family and writing in my own journal about all the memories we're creating. And sometimes I get in a funk and sometimes I need inspiration, and do you know where I know I can find it? Your blog. It's heart-warming, fun, genuine and uber-inspiring. And I talk about your blog with my friends (who are ages 24-43), so they can enjoy it too.
    Just wanted you to know you have a following of women and moms outside of the age bracket you mention, and I for one, thank you for doing what you do. You've brightened many a day for me.

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    1. this is so sweet of you to say! thank you so much! xo

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    2. Yay for all us 30 plussers! Wooooooooo!

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    3. Natalie, your blog is still interesting to those of us in the 50+ bracket!

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  19. You're staying safe in style, love the red hunters!

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  20. stay safe! hudson has toppled over the banks in jersey city, hopefully won't reach my street though! ahhh!

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  21. Stay safe Natalie and family!

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  22. Stay safe you guys!! Hoping it passes without much incident!

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  23. Still looking glam in the storm! Hope you guys stay safe and dry. x

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  24. I love the rain boots! Stay safe. My blog

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  25. sounds like you guys have the right idea! stay safe!!

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  26. Hi Natalie!

    My husband and I are preparing to make the big move from Utah to New York City in May. We are trying to do our research on how to find a good place to live :) Any tips on finding a good 1-2 bedroom for a reasonable renting price? We visited NYC a few weeks ago and really liked the upper west side - and I noticed that is where you live!

    thank you!
    (kelseycole11@gmail.com)

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  27. Hope you guys stay warm and cozy!!! Stay safe xo

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  28. Is it weird that I miss the hurricane parties of the east coast? I love the idea of bundling up with my little family and weathering the storm. I guess I just miss the sea what with being landlocked now. Hope you guys enjoy the quality time together and that you don't lose power. What will I read if you do??

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  29. Stay safe and take care! Hope little Huck doesn't get too scared of the hurricane :S

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  30. Look at that empty Lincoln Center! I'm feeling so sad for NYC today. Hope you and your little family are staying safe and warm!

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  31. Oh gosh, stocking up on wipes, bagels and cream cheese is definitely a must! You are adorable, and stay safe :)
    xo TJ

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  32. Love those boots.
    I need to get some new rain boots actually!
    Loving your blog, so cute!

    <3 Leney

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