Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We are fine here...

No flooding. High winds that knocked down trees and devastated homes on almost every block in our town and that of surrounding towns.
We won't have power for a week to ten days.
No school until next week.
We are fine here.
We have a generator. No damage to our home.
We consider ourselves lucky and blessed.
Our prayers are with all our friends and neighbors who have suffered damage and loss here and down at the shore.

I don't think we can actually get a grip on how everything will be different going forward...

Public transportation in NYC? We shall see.
Summers down the shore?
Doesn't look good for awhile.
Here are some images of our favorite place, Long Beach Island.
The bay met the ocean for two days and we will see how they come out of this-
The Chicken or the Egg, every one's favorite late night diner.

The tennis courts in Beach Haven. I can't tell you if behind the courts is the ocean side or if it is the bay side- very disorienting.
The famous "shack," a landmark known to us all. It sat in a marsh on the right as you cross the causeway onto the island. It is now gone.

 Our favorite restaurant on the island.
 Devastating damage to boats on the island.
At low tide. Sand is everywhere. So much damage.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Hunt- Far Hills, NJ

According to NJ.com
"More than 40,000 spectators, including many from Hunterdon County, are expected to gather for the 92nd annual Far Hills Race Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Moorland Farms, 50 Route 202 in Far Hills. The historic event – one of the country’s most prestigious steeplechase horse races –will feature top thoroughbred jump racing, individualized tailgating parties and culinary feasts set against the stunning backdrop of New Jersey’s fall foliage.

The Far Hills Race Meeting traces its origins to the Essex Hunt, a fox hunting event founded in 1870, and since the 1950s has raised more than $18 million to benefit Somerset Medical Center in Somerville.
Tickets range from $60 for advance general admission to $750 for the Chairman’s Tent, including food and beverage services. Options for race-goers include reserved parking spaces for tailgating, a family tailgate area, and a Vendor Village featuring fashion and accessories from exclusive boutiques. Reserved parking spaces for tailgating are also available. Proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and services of Somerset Medical Center."

Here was my girl and her friends:
Do you think they watched the races?

Let's discuss... stupidity.

If I could download the SNL parody of this ad, I would.
But Heck. This is just as funny. And stupid.

File this under...

Divine messages!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Should I be concerned?

I found this image on one of my Pinterest followers boards.
The title of the board?
Christmas list...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I think it is time...

I know, I know. I have said it before.
I want another dog, as in- we haven't had one in about 5 years!
Before that, we had two dogs and a cat for about 13 years.
I'm ready.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

So, there isn't just one...

So, there isn't just one saboteur in our family! This is my niece and unbeknownst to her grandparents posing in the picture she made this photo a family classic.
Every time I see it I have to laugh :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Inspired underachiever!

People are so creative.
It could be that they they possess great style...
or have tons of time!
 I think a lot of people want to create a warm, autumn scene,
a tasteful and elegant seasonal environment,

or just love to decorate!

As much as I am inspired by all the blogs, Pinterest, my sisters, friends, and neighbors beautiful fall tableaus?
This is my big effort...
Four. Small. Pumpkins.
Stay tuned, it can only get better!