Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What's going on?

So there I was, minding my own business and enjoying October when Hurricane Sandy hit.

I thought it was kind of weird that we had two super storms two years in a row to totally ruin Halloween in our area.  I felt really bad for all the kids.   Seriously, I think I would have had a meltdown if I had to miss trick or treating two years in a row.   (And yes, I know it's more serious than that.  I feel horrible for the people who are suffering, okay?  So let's get that straight right off the bat.)

Luckily now that I'm an adult I'm able to do a lot of other cool stuff during October.  I went to Disney, visited a few haunted houses and even worked in my friend's Haunted House, Ghoulie Manor in Taunton, MA. On Halloween, I was able to get to a friend's house (The Corn House of Horrors) in Cornwall on Hudson, NY.  They are in their sixth year of putting on a Halloween extravaganza.  If you are in either of these areas next October, please stop by!
Cast members at Mickey's Halloween Party.

Me & my friends at The Haunted Mansion.

Scaring up some fun at Ghoulie Manor
People are scared of clowns.  Oh yes.

Although losing power did enable me to read a little more than usual, I still have to catch up on writing a few reviews.  I listened to Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, read Charla by Alexander Beresford, Witches on the Road Tonight by Sheri Holan and I'm presently listening to Blood Red Road by Moira Young.  So stay tuned for those reviews.  I also did get to ComicCon and I owe a re-cap that as well.  I thought Halloween Hootenanny went well and I still have post some announcement winners.  Thank you everyone who stopped by!

This past Sunday evening while I was watching The Walking Dead, I realized I wasn't feeling well.  I didn't know if I was just achy from cleaning like a Banshee when the power came back on in anticipation of other people coming to take refuge or if I was really getting sick.  Being feverish and watching The Walking Dead resulted in some scary nightmares.  But off to work I went and soon realized...yeah, I'm sick.   I'm hanging out at home hopped up on cough medicine and Advil,  trying to read and crossing my fingers that the nor'easter that is expected in my area tonight won't cause any further havoc.

So, THANK YOU for your patience while I try to catch up on actual book blogging, 'cause after all that's what this blog is about.  I hope you'll stick with me as I get back on track.

Here are a few videos of what we've been doing at home after Sandy.  (My voice is very scratchy and hoarse, so I don't really sound like that.)  My friends staying with me for BEA can get a peek of where they will rest their heads.  But hands off my books!

Bedroom closet project.

Guest room project.

Frig post Sandy.


Downstairs (2).


Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

I think that we have matching fridges and matching menus. Peanut butter sandwiches it is...I haven't even bought anything yet to put back in my fridge as they warned this storm may knock the power out again!

fakesteph said...

I love that your guest room is an explosion of books and clothes. That is how my bed room is! My bed is filled with books that I read before bed, so I'm always saying that I'm literally a book whore.

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

((((((((((( HUGGLES )))))))))))

I had the plague a few weeks ago and it is NO FUN AT ALL!

Everyone is always so active when stuck indoors. I just curl up with a book :)

Jenny said...

Oh no Pam!!! I hope you feel better soon! I just woke up this morning with an extremely sore throat, so I know a full-on cold will hit me tomorrow or this weekend. Not excited about that. And I'm crossing my fingers that nor'easter passes you by without any damage. Looking forward to your thoughts on Blood Red Road, I've been wanting to read that one for a while now:)

Karen said...

Ack!! I'm sorry you had to go through all that.

At least you got to do a few Halloween related things. I know it's your favorite holiday.

I'm crossing my fingers that this new storm doesn't effect you.

Midnyte Reader said...

@Melissa-I actually looove PB&J!

@Steph-I'm trying to re-organize and clean! Now I really understand the term book whore.

@Felicia-Thank you! I'm not always active. This was when I felt I could get up.

@Jenny-Thank you. I hope you don't get sick. I'm loving Blood Red Road.

@Karen-Thank you, but it could have been worse. And yes, I got to do some fun things in October.

Kimberly @ Midnight Book Girl said...

Love the Halloween pics! Sadly it doesn't look like I'll be attending BEA this year (my cousin is getting married June 2, and I have a gazillion other things as well next year). I love that you took videos of the home improvement stuff! I hope you'll post an after of the closet, that looks like a major task (My closets are the same way, and I've always wondered what they were thinking making the closet so much bigger than the doors!)

I will shamefully admit that I pretty much always keep my clothes on my guest room bed. I hate putting away laundry with a passion. I'm trying really hard to break that habit, I swear!

Feel better soon!

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I love the apartment! And I thank you so much for offering to let me stay with you, honestly it's the only way I'd be able to go to BEA in 2013 (which I am so excited about!). And despite the fact that I am a total book whore, I promise not to steal your books! Love the guest bedroom and future reading nook- that is a fabulous idea! Also love the cat and the books. I am so glad that you made it safe through Sandy!

The Halloween pictures are priceless! It's really my favorite holiday, although Christmas and St. Patrick's Day are a close second and third.

Also, I applied for World Book Night today! It was from your blog that I first heard of it, so thank you!

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