Monday, September 11, 2017

Weekending.

Yes, we still have power! and before I quickly share a few of the highlights from the weekend, thank you for all your care and concern about my mom and others in Florida. I am happy to say that they are safe, but without power or cell service. Mother's land line does work ... at least until her handset dies. I haven't called yet; figure I should help save those phone batteries for something important. Please continue to send those good thoughts. and for a smile, here's the photo Betty shared on Instagram Saturday evening. I hope they still have those smiles!
weathering the storm - Polly & Betty - September 9, 2017
Meanwhile, things here are rainy and windy. This is the first time Atlanta has faced a Tropical Storm warning. Metro area schools and government are closed along with many businesses; most "optional" activities have been cancelled.  I've lived here nearly 40 years and I've rarely seen wind like we have now. I have a hard time imagining what this evening - when it's supposed to be the worst (gusts of 60+ mph) - will bring.

and now some happier things. I did get Thursday's to-do list completed (checked off that last luncheon item over my coffee yesterday morning - whew!). 

Socks.

Cupcakes.
high five, Marmie!
The birthday party was a lot of fun - Katie does a great job (invitations, decorations, food, activities) with boy birthdays and you can tell she enjoys it all. Planning for Sam's first birthday is already well underway. How has it been more than ten months already?

I have no photos from yesterday's luncheon, but hopefully another one of our women has some good ones. She graciously agreed to be the photographer so I could focus on other things. I did get to welcome a special guest. Our friend Charlie, evacuated from South Carolina's barrier islands, was there. Then he came over for drinks and snacks yesterday evening and we had a nice long catch up. We shared this quick selfie with Mother.

Back to the Weather Channel. and wishing y'all a good and safe week. with one more happy smile!
photo from Katie's instagram feed 💙


12 comments:

  1. I'm surprised you haven't had more tropical storm warnings (not that I am wishing them upon you at all)! We must be closer to the coast and have had at least 6-8 hurricanes and/or tropical depressions, with Sandy being the least fun. Fingers crossed your power stays on and your mother's is back on soon. Great socks, I'm glad Charlie could be safe with you, and I LOVE the birthday photos!

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  2. I'm so glad to hear that your mom is safe and I hope her power and other services are back soon. Our kids are also safe, in fact Brant went to work this morning at 5am just as he always does! Great party photos!

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  3. Good to hear about your Mom! And such fun party shots. Stay safe and hoping your winds are not too high tonight.

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  4. Hoping you all stay safe, and that your Mum is being well cared for ... We have a forecast of winds of 75 mph here for tomorrow, with torrential rain (and it's very cool, temperature wise), so I am sharing your concern. Lovely to see those happy family photos - and the socks are VERY cool.

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  5. So happy to hear your mom and aunt are safe! Funny -- boefore I read your blog entry we texted Andrew about Atlanta's first ever Trooical Storm Warning! Happy Birthday to The Boy.

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  6. Hope this morning finds you safe and that the storm will lose strength. Prayers for you all.

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  7. The party was great fun, as always, and the storm handed me a 4 day weekend. Baby sweaters are blocking, and we'll see how much I get done today.

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  8. Hope the winds and rain are over and you weathered it all well. Very happy to see your mother is safe and hope she has what she needs! My heart breaks for Houston and Miami...all of Florida! Hope Irma leaves the rest of our country without more damage. Charlie is so, so cute and so grown up! How can he be three? xo

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  9. The party looks like it was so much fun with those happy smiling faces all around! I am glad that you are all safe and sound. I really hope your mom has power back sooner than later!

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  10. Good news about your mom! Hope everything has calmed down where you are, too. Those are such sweet party photos - and Charlie is adorable as always. : )

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  11. So happy to hear that things are good in Florida! Hope all is also well with you!! It's crazy how fast the kids are growing.

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  12. good news and I am loving how you are embracing life while the storm loomed...eep!

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