Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful

by ashleyd on October 29, 2012

..let it storm, let it storm, let it storm.

We are definitely in hunker down mode here in New York City. Last night Meg came over as her building was evacuated and the three of us have been enjoying a few good movies and relaxing since then. Last night we enjoyed roasted chicken and vegetables while catching up on many DVR shows such as Parenthood, Modern Family, Revenge, and Homeland.

This morning I slept until 8, when my alarm summoned me to wake up and start working from home. All three of us were up working on our computers while the wind started whipping outside. Since the New York Stock Exchange is shut down today and tomorrow Bo was allowed to work from home. It turns out that finding a taxi would have been hard because when Meg and I walked to the grocery store around 9 the streets were eerily empty.

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We started the day off on a healthy note with pumpkin spice smoothies. They were missing spinach though as the grocery store was already out of stock last night. On the side, throughout the day, I’m sipping a very beet juice that I found in the produce aisle that is filled with red vegetables and fruits such as beets, tart cherries, berries, and more!

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After finishing a few hours of work Meg and I decided to head out on an adventure to check things out in the neighborhood before the wind and rain strengthened.

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We walked 2 miles in total and while we were only gone for 30 minutes, the weather changed dramatically during that time. We walked down to the East River to see how high the water was peaking during low tide. We weren’t the only crazy people out and about but you can tell the police are getting ready to crack down since the worst is coming quickly. IMG_5535

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After our adventure we returned home for lunch and an afternoon filled with warm herbal tea and the first of AFI Top 100 films we are conquering today, Lord of the Rings, on in the background. My lunch plate was delicious, consisting of a turkey sandwich, Pop Chips, and some raw vegetables paired with hummus on the side.

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I hope everyone is staying safe and dry on the East Coast and that the rest of the country is having a nice Monday.

If you’re home due to the storm, what are you doing to keep your mind off the weather outside?

{ 12 comments }

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy October 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Stay safe!!

Lauren October 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Stay safe girl!! Thinking about you today. We haven’t seen the worst yet but we are being told it’s coming!

Maureen October 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I spent the day catching up on a bunch of work. The next few hours look to be pretty scary. Stay safe everyone!

Laura October 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm

No real tips – I’ve been working most of the time. Tonight, the plan is movies, TV, reading, and potentially a game of Risk along with my roomie and her bf :)

Laura October 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Oh, and don’t forget cooking/baking!! I made bacon-cheddar-chive scones for breakfast… so excited to be home and getting to cook :)

TorontoRunner October 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Be safe! I’m in the Toronto area and we’re getting a lot of heavy wind/rain, but nothing like where you are!

Caroline October 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I’m watching footage on the news, and it looks crazy already. STAY SAFE!!

Gabrielle @ Marathons and Macarons October 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Just baked a batch of lemon poppy seed scones…Frankenscones? Enjoying the day off so far!

Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie October 29, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Omg be safe! NYC is supposed to be getting crazy soon!

Nicole V October 30, 2012 at 4:13 am

Oh stay safe!! I’ve heard things have gotten pretty crazy there!!

Charlie (The Runner Beans) October 30, 2012 at 10:23 am

Stay safe!! Thinking about all you East Coasters!

Anne October 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Your hurricane diet looks far healthier than mine. Something about running my first marathon on Sunday and then being stuck in my parents’ house for two days with an entire cake makes for a dangerous combination.

Stay safe, and take care of my city for me!

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