I’m so thankful right now.
Thankful for my friend Shannon for watching Bailey while I was away this weekend and for then taking us back in when my power, water and gas went out on Monday night.
Thankful my apartment is okay.
Thankful my parents are safe and sound.
Shannon and I hunkered down with our dogs on Monday night to watch the surreal coverage of the storm. There’s no other way to describe it but surreal. We haven’t turned off NBC News since Monday. I don’t want to watch any more of this coverage of the devastation, but I can’t pull myself away either. My heart is breaking for everyone affected by this storm, and there are so many people affected.
I often talk shit about New Jersey, where I grew up, but my heart breaks for my home state this week.
For Margate, and my friend Jen’s family.
For Hoboken, where so many of my high school friends live.
My heart also breaks for the Rockaways.
My heart breaks for a few bloggers I know who have lost their homes in this devastating storm.
I grabbed a drink with Laura last night, and we talked about this weekend’s NYC Marathon. I feel for everyone who’s been training for it for months, but I can’t help but think that the city resources needed to put on the race would be better used for recovery. I said last night that perhaps the income that the race would bring in would be good for the city, but as I watch more coverage, I completely rescind that opinion. I love running, I loved the NYC Marathon, but there’s more important things right now than this (wonderful) race.
Speaking of marathons, I can’t believe I ran one just three days ago. That seems like it was an entire lifetime ago.
Yesterday Shannon and I were getting a bit stir-crazy and went for a long walk up to the Upper West Side and back, and it certainly loosened up my legs. It was nice to see the city slowly coming back to life.
This post is a bit all over the place, but I’m safe and doing well, although my city and my home state weren’t quite as lucky. If you’re safe, consider yourself very lucky right now. I do.