Saturday, April 14, 2007

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

So tomorrow is our Alternative Baby Party, our version of a Baby Shower, complete with no ribbon hats, no gift openings and no games. It is supposed to be a celebration of these babies with a relatively small gathering of friends and family. Family flew in from Florida and friends are driving in from as far as Syracuse. People are taking planes, trains and automobiles to be here.

And the storm of the century is heading this way.

Can I just say that there hasn’t been a Nor’easter in these parts in, oh, a year or so. And we haven’t had a big one in years. Years. All winter I was waiting for that blustery, blizzard-y winter’s storm, so I have an excuse to hole up at home in pajamas all day and eating pancakes. But all we got was like a half-inch of dirty NYC snow. And now, the storm of the century! What are the chances?

It’s fine. It’s just torrential rain and near-hurricane force winds and some flooding. I feel awful that people are going to have to trudge through this for a three-hour party.

I just got my hair cut and it is a little shorter than I am used to. Not too short, but still, short.

Pictured above: Nicole and my mother and one of Jon and Tim’s dogs on the roof deck, which no one will be able to enjoy tomorrow. And on bottom is one of the views…that we won’t see tomorrow.


K J and the kids said...

You need to wait 2-3 more days. We had a BEAUTIFUL day and it's headed your direction.
I'm so sorry ! You will still be surrounded by loved ones and that's all that matters....:)

Calliope said...

argh! I hope everyone makes it safe & sound.
& happy baby celebrating as well!

psapph0 said...

Sorry we couldn't make it! With the Saw Mill RIVER Parkway, the Bronx RIVER Parkway, the Sprain BROOK Parkway, 9, 9N and 202 all flooding around here, it is an exercise in futility to try and get home from anyplace south of Ossining when it rains. Can we get together this week or next week? Dinner? We'll even come into the city!!!!! Hope you had a great time :-)

nycphoenix said...

Hope it was a fun time no matter what!