The Calm After the Storm Was Quite the Opposite

I should know by now. Any time you say that you think things have gotten calm is precisely when they take a turn for the opposite.

My aunt called yesterday afternoon and said their house was flooding and water from the river was shooting out of their plumbing.

Before my parents left to go pick them up, there were three humans, two cats and one dog here.


Nine humans (including one baby!), four dogs and two cats.



Tony, Teddy (who is named after me but hates me. Thanks little guy.)




And, of course, my sweet friend Bailey here.


The family descended upon us with bags upon bags.


And food that would have otherwise gone bad.DSC_0233

Thanks for the fruit, family.


When you come from an Italian family and you need to put a dinner for nine together at the drop of a hat, you unfreeze spaghetti sauce and make spaghetti. (I mean, apparently. All I did was smile, pour wine and help set the table. But I guess it’s the Italian version of “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”)


Thank god for vegetables.


And cupcakes.

I don’t usually get all bent out of shape about a few unhealthy meals, but I cannot wait to run.

I said I wanted a hurricane party, but I guess I never specified with whom. A family hurricane party is interesting, too. I’m sorry it’s because my family suffered damage, but I’m glad that everyone’s okay.

5 comments on “The Calm After the Storm Was Quite the Opposite

  1. Christina

    My house was the same way this weekend! My 1 bdrm went from a 2 person 1 dog house to a 7 person 3 dog place!! It was fun but seriously exhausting, and I think I ate enough carbs to run a marathon.

  2. Allison

    Love the lemon + lemonade and Italian + pasta comparison! It’s unfortunate that your family experienced damage from the storm but it’s nice that they had somewhere to go [and with good eats]!

  3. Sharon

    Great post! And we were grateful to have a nice warm house to come to! It was fun, EXCEPT, that I got sick! 🙁


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