Sandy, the ruiner of plans

November 12, 2012 |  Category:   life

Remember this post from the summer? We were supposed to be leaving for that trip this weekend, but I cancelled it last week. It was a bit impulsive at the time of booking in the early summer, but we were presented with the opportunity to stay in a resort in the Bahamas for basically free through a friend, so it seemed like something we couldn’t pass up, particularly since I’ve been dreaming of taking the family on a Caribbean vacation for the longest time. A tropical vacation is one of those things we always envy whenever friends and neighbors go away, but I never think we could swing it. I guess it will remain elusive to us. Oh, but we were so so close! Look, I have to laugh at the timing of this and the irony of it all after having finally pulled the trigger on airplane tickets, but it’s not the right time to go. We are still so behind on the business and well, it just seems so weird to go away when there is still so much recovery going on around the city from the hurricane. Mia is terribly disappointed that we’re not going, but we’ll take the loss on the plane tickets and hey, at least we got the girls passports!


Another thing that Sandy messed with is my grandmother’s 90th birthday party. It was supposed to be that weekend, but it too was cancelled in light of the storm and the fact that many of us didn’t have enough gas to drive to Queens. Plus grandma got sick during the storm (but she is feeling better now). Happy 90th birthday grandma!

I’m looking out my window right now and I see teenage boys playing soccer without their shirts on because it’s something like 65 degrees outside (yes, we did have snow on the ground last week). My parents finally regained power in their house yesterday 2 weeks after the storm. Thanksgiving is next week, the holiday markets in NYC are opening this week and we’re headed full on into the holidays (have you spotted the Christmas commercials on TV yet?). Life goes on for some, but still not for others. Let’s not forget them.
PS, 2 more articles on Occupy Sandy, which continue to impress and inspire.

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  • Kristina November 12, 2012 at 11:52 am

    thats a pity! I’m sorry for you!

  • Pink Ronnie November 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Maybe one day. You never know.
    Happy 90th to your grandmother! Glad to hear she is better now.
    Ronnie xo

  • dervla @ The Curator November 13, 2012 at 12:27 am

    sorry that you weren’t able to go but it sounds like it was the right decision for your family. It would be difficult to relax on holiday with so much going on at home. Happy 90th to your gran!

  • Liz November 13, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Sorry to hear you’re not going away. After all that’s happened it must feel odd to feel sad about a cancelled trip but I can understand. I hope you and your family get to do something amazing (and maybe impulsive!) one day soon.
    I hope the catching up post storm continues to go well and thank you so much for all you’ve done – both locally and through your blog and twitter. I’ve spent so much time on the east coast of America, most of it in New York, that it feels like a second home. Thanks to you I was able to do my (little) bit to help those most affected.

  • krystal/village November 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

    that storm has definitely thrown some lives for a loop…so i’ve been reading. hope you get caught up!

  • Sora November 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Sorry to hear about the cancellation. I’m sure there was much thought put into your decision. I echo the sentiment of thanks to you for making us aware of the aftermath of Sandy and the different causes we can contribute to. On a happier note, that is wonderful that your grandmother is celebrating her 90th. Grandparents are special.