Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Sunday Salon: Plans Change
Good morning, and what a week! Sandy may have changed my plans, but we were lucky to escape the superstorm unscathed. So many lives have been altered forever; each photo, video clip, and interview from New York or New Jersey is sadder than the one before. My heart breaks for those in Sandy's path.
My daughter, a Manhattan resident for just three weeks, had her power restored Friday evening. She endured a week without water or elevators, recharging gadgets at Starbucks and taking cold showers in a vacant apartment on a low floor of her building. Yesterday she posted photos of a Post-It display taking shape outside of Fishs Eddy on Broadway. They're too good not to share.
After our Pre-Thanksgiving Experiment dinner last Sunday, my week was spent in storm preparation, and then worry. Obviously I did not go to New York on Thursday as planned, but will try again this week. The Random House Open House was also cancelled. I'm still working out details, but hope to attend the rescheduled event next month.
My book club met Friday for a very lively discussion of The Submission by Amy Waldman. It was the first time in ages that everyone present had read the book.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple is my current book- what a hoot! It's just what I need after a week of fretting and uncertainty.
On tap for today: weekly meal planning, grocery shopping, watching the Syracuse University basketball game, and reading.
And now, it's snowing.