|Our Irene Feast|
In the Northeast we are slowing returning to normal following Irene's visit. Although unlike even an unexpected house guests, she's left more than an extra load of laundry upon her departure.
The National Guard has arrived on the scene in my mom's town to assist with clean up and it won't be long until we are all back online and refilling our refrigerators.
If there is anything to like about Irene, it is that it brings us back to basics.
Food. Shelter. Water. (Maslow sure had it right on this one!)
We were forced to abandon the Blackberry, DVR, laptops and the entire line of Apple products. We read, talked, napped and spent a little more time just BEING rather than DOING. When was the last time your whole family unplugged? Our days were simple and it enriched my feeling of gratitude of all that we so easily take for granted.
I hope we don't need a nasty weather forecast in our future to take that time again to just be with one another and TALK.
Besides cleaning out the frig has been on my list of things to do anyway!