Saturday, November 10, 2012

Life Goes On–Seasonal Sundays # 125

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays.

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It’s been quite a ride: Hurricane Sandy, power outages, trees down everywhere, no heat, school closures, gas shortages, and then an ice storm and more trees down!

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We were fortunate enough to get power back after ten days and not lose it during the Nor’easter.

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It’s hard to believe Halloween and Election Day have come and gone. Matthew's Eagle Ct of Honor 143

We’re trying to move on with life. It seems like we’ve been living in a black hole.

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We know we were very fortunate. We are very thankful. We’ve been trying to direct our energies towards those that lost so much.

I have missed visiting each of you and thank you so much for all of your concern and caring thoughts.

- The Tablescaper

39 comments:

Mary said...

Ten days without power...yikes! So glad you didn't lose power again after just having it restored and glad you are safe & sound. Hope life returns to normal soon! Thanks for hosting :)

Lulu said...

How good of you to give us a chance to share when all is not well in your neck of the woods. I'm sure life there still seems other worldly.

Carol said...

I hope you're having a good weekend. Thanks for hosting today.

Smiles,
Carol

Babs said...

I'm so glad you have power again, and hopefully,able to get back to your regular routine. Thanks for hosting, and have a great Sunday.
Hugs,
Babs

Sonia said...

Oh my goodness! I have been away and not blogging much..didn't realize you were affected by Sandy! I had been praying for all those in the storm..my heart goes out to anyone in the path! We went without power for 3 days in an ice storm a few years back and it got soooo cold! Glad you are back up and running! Will continue to pray that life can get restored to those who have lost their homes!

Miss Bloomers

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh honey, I can relate to what's happening to you and the less fortunate ones. 18 years ago there was a horroble flud around where we lived and our big, gorgeous home went under water, 30 meters under for a month!! There was pure devastation in friends and families homes, rich and poor. God bless you and my prayers are still with you all over there, at my beloved NY. Thank you for hosting even in such difficult times for you. Blessings to your family.
FABBY

AshTreeCottage said...

I am so happy that you and your family are safe. I know it has been a very stressful time for you and for so many. Just know that we all love and care about you and that you are never alone. God Bless you and yours.
So happy to be back with you this weekend.

Very Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Sarah said...

Well, it is good news that you have power. I can imagine that life seems a bit surreal these days. It's great to see a post from you. That means that a small bit of your life is getting back to normal. Think of you daily. Best wishes ~ Sarah

Barbara F. said...

I am so happy your power was restored. It is hard enough for adults, but I felt so bad for your daughters, the littlest one especially. I hope we get through the winter in a more gentle fashion. Still praying for those who lost everything and are trying to pick up the pieces. xo

Laurie Ritchey said...

I'm so glad you're back! I know exactly what you mean about the black hole. A couple of years ago, we were without power for 10 days also, because of an ice storm. Of course, your area has had to deal with water damage too. I've had all of you in my prayers and will continue to keep those who were affected by this horror in my prayers. Thank you for posting the linkup. I know you've had a lot on your mind and heart. Hugs, laurie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

8i love your autumn decorations! The hurricane caused so much terrible devastation. I feel very fortunate to have had no problems., and it was good to be able to volunteer to help in areas hard hit in Brooklyn. So much help is still needed but I now have to direct my energies towards pacing for our move ...a big job!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for hosting this party dispite the tragedy from Sandy. The rest of the Country is donating and doing everything we can to help you guys. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

kitty said...

Goodness knows, you've been through so much! Hopefully, your life can get somewhat back to normal. Prayers are still with all of you in the northeast.

thepaintedapron.com said...

I know it will be years for many to begin to recover, but little things mean a lot and just the fact that you are so dedicated to getting life back to normal in "blog land" gives us all much inspiration, and a reminder to keep supporting those in need while they struggle. Thanks for cheering us all up, we missed Seasonal Sundays!
Jenna

Pat said...

You all have been on my mind and our prayers continue. It's so good to know you are safe!

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

10 days is a long time to be without power. Glad you had it for the cold snap. Thanks for hosting this party. Hope all gets back to normal soon.
Blessings,
Nici

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Thanks for hosting, have a blessed weekend!

Cindy Adkins said...

So glad to hear you're okay and you have your power restored. My prayers and thoughts are still with all those affected by the storms. I certainly hope the weather settles down now. Thanks for hosting.
Cindy

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Wow, ten days. That is unbelievable. We were without power for 4 days and we were going nuts.. I am so happy that you finally got your power back and that you are back hosting for wonderful party. We missed you.

Jann Olson said...

This has been such a terrible disaster. I feel for all of you have been affected by Sandy. You have been in my prayers. Thanks for the party and happy that you are back.
Hugs,
Jann

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Glad to hear things are beginning to fall back into place. Take care:@)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

So pleased to hear you have your power back on and you didn't lose it during the nor'easter. You are very kind to host this after all you've been through and we thank you. Hope the northeast can recover soon. We've been through this and healing & rebuilding take some time.
Sam

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I am so glad all is well with you all. The worst storm we went through had our power out for four days - can't imagine all you all have been through. God has certainly blessed. Time is flying by, isn't it!
So appreciate you getting your party up - hope all settles down for you all.
Hugs,
Kathy

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Still so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Take care. (Something went wrong with the image for our link. Will try to repeat. Thank you for hosting!)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Glad you have power back! It's been a bumpy ride for all of you in the Northeast! Hugs, Linda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thinking of you through all of this. I pray things get better soon.

XO,

Sheila

Rose H (UK) said...

Thank goodness you are safe.
I can well imagine how pleased and relieved you are to have power back.
Sending {{hugs}}

Rose H
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Marigene said...

It is good to hear that your life is moving back toward normal in the horrible mess left by Sandy.
Thank you for hosting each week.

Alycia Nichols said...

Ten days without power is still a long time, and I commend you for being such a trooper about it. There are no words to describe the level of devastation in your area, and the more photos I see and testimonials I hear, the sadder it is. I'm glad your power is back on and that you are now focusing your efforts on those who weren't so lucky. Take care!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Ten days without power can be very trying, but I am so glad you are safe. Thanks for hosting :)

Scribbler said...

Can't believe you are hosting, but so glad you are. That makes it seem like things are getting back to normal.

So sad about the heavy losses -- you are a wonderful person for going out there and trying to help make a difference.

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Thank you for hosting. Looks like there are some great ideas here. Can't wait to check them out!

Barbara said...

We were 8 days without power...very difficult but still feel lucky. Friends of ours are still without power and some folks here in Jersey may not have power until December. So happy your power is back and hopefully things will retirn to normal soon for you.
Have a great week and thank you so much for hosting!
XO Barbara

Patricia Hinkel said...

I'm so happy you are getting back to a normal life again & you have your power back. Happy to see you are here tonight! Thank you for hosting!
Pat
Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron

Shelia said...

I pray things are better for you and you and your family are in my prayers. How sweet of you to host this week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Entertaining Women said...

Thanks for making the effort to stay in touch with us. Prayer arrows continue to fly heaven bound for you and yours...and for all those striving to return to some form of normal in their lives. Thanksgiving will have a new meaning for so many this year. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

I am so glad you are okay, A. I know it was still a big hardship not to have power for 10 days but you can all put it behind you now. Hopefully the devastated ones can recover fast...Christine

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I'm glad it is starting to get back to normal. Sorry I don't have a post to link up with but hopefully next week I will. Thanks for hosting.

Sherry said...

So glad you are back on the grid. Thank you for hosting. KY went through an ice storm a few years ago and it was 19 days till they restored my families power. Luckily for my Dad he had a wood burning stove in the basement that was more for show than to be used, but it was functional. They cooked and heated the whole house with that for almost three weeks in Jan-Feb. They just can't clean up and restore power after a major disaster fast. It just isn't possible. Most people don't realize that today. So glad you are back up and running. I wouldn't want anyone to go through this, but for some reason our weather has changed.
Sherry