Saturday, November 10, 2012


This song has been resonating in my head today( maybe because George was playing it when I came downstairs this morning) I thought you might like to click on it while viewing the photos. They are all from our little town of Old Saybrook.

We came thru Sandy very well only minor damage. We don't live far from Long Island sound but not close enough to get flooded. I hadn't been able to write a post until now, not because of lack of power. We only lost it at home for a day and not at all at the work. I just couldn't take my mind off the people who have lost so much especially the ones in and around NYC and Jersey coastline. I know you have heard it all on the news and seen it on TVso I won't repeat it. Lets just say it's overwhelming and heartbreaking X 100.  I wish so much I could go there and help. Makes me want to not open the shop and go and see what I can do. Puts everything in a different light.    Things that you thought were so important now seem silly. 
I've been thinking a lot about our lives and wanting to make changes. Simplify. I thought I had been doing that little by little but I want to even more. I'm not even sure how to do more....or should I say less. It's funny where life takes you. You wonder how you got there. Is it where you want to be? 

Well for now I have to get back to work......
see what I mean:)
Miss you all and sorry for my lack of visits

1- 5 photos from NBC Ct news 
The last 4 are mine , and the last two are from my instagram file


ariadne said...

My friend Marabeth has told me all about it. It is devastating indeed!I am glad you are ok!AriadnefromGreece!

Olive said...

It is just awful that so many still have no power.

oldgreymare said...

So scary.Makes me want to wrap my friends and family around me like a coat. Your life can change in a minute. We should all remember that and refocus on the important good stuff..
LIke you my friend <3

Bead and Needle said...

So glad you weathered the storm ok...I have a friend in Long Island, NY that is living in the storeroom of her husband's business with her very elderly and ill (father on oxygen and cancer stricken) parents, since they are still without power since the day of the storm...not expecting to be up off the floor until later next week, from what she's said. Hope your weekend is dry, Carole...XOXO

It's me said...

Thank God you are sorry for all that from

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I know what you mean Carole. Sandy seems to have changed everything. My sister finally got her power back yesterday. It was tough but we are the lucky ones. Counting our blessings, L


I am so glad you are ok. My thoughts and prayers are with you and those who are suffering. Hugs Mary

Anne said...

Carole I am glad you are safe from that horrific storm.But I am praying for all those that were and still are effected.
Yes sometimes things like this put you in perspective in what is really important.

vicki said...

Carole- we were on a cruise ship when this storm hit- and we watched in terror as it wrecked its havoc on the north. I'm so glad your damages were only minor-- and am ever mindful of those who lost so much. The power of nature is awesome-- and not always in a good way. Prayers continue for so many---

Anonymous said...

Terribly sorry about all the flooding... Horrible!
But, I love that song =)

Romeo said...

So very glad to hear that you are okay!!!! Yes, these type of events certainly remind us to put it all in perspective. I too am so sorry for all those who have suffered loss both large and small. It is all important.


"Her" and Romeo

Nella said...

Dear Carole, I am happy to hear you weathered the storm fairly well...some of my relatives in Long Island not so much.
I too think of my blessings like you everyday, and am can change in an is always good to hear from you, no matter when, hugs to you, N.xo

Anonymous said...

When we lost so much, others came forward to help. Now that we are OK, we come forward to help others. Great loss can be an opportunity to bring us closer.
We live simply now because of our past experience - where life took us - and we are grateful that it brought us to this way of living & thinking.
So glad to hear you are OK, Carole.
Sending hugs your way,

KarenB said...

I'm so thankful that you had minimal hassles. I'm praying and sending funds, but it doesn't seem nearly adequate. It's always a good thing to regroup and re-evaluate our priorities in order to figure out what's most important to us. Wish we did it more often without a disaster to prompt it.

Hugs from CA

KarenB said...

I'm so thankful that you had minimal hassles. I'm praying and sending funds, but it doesn't seem nearly adequate. It's always a good thing to regroup and re-evaluate our priorities in order to figure out what's most important to us. Wish we did it more often without a disaster to prompt it.

Hugs from CA

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Carole
Looks like you were just on the very periphery of Sandy!?
Thank goodness you were unscathed and you didn't really lose much power let alone your home. I just can't imagine how hard it must be for so many!
Yes I agree with you entirely I believe that we live in a sort of natural paradise here and I bless each and every day for that and yes - makes us realize how insignificant man is in the whole scheme of things and that we need to ask ourselves what is important in life? Living close to nature helps heaps!
Re-evaluating every day is important for our simple health and happiness!
Sending big hugs to you,

summersundays-jw said...

I think a lot of us have been thinking these thoughts lately. Loved the music. Jan

Cindy said...

I am glad you are safe and warm. Sandy was a terrible storm, breaks my heart that so many are still without basic needs...
Life can change in a blink of the eye, you are right, we must be thankful for what is important to, friends, our pets. Big Hug to you my sweet friend!

Theresa said...

What a trying time for all of you on the east coast. My heart breaks for those still suffering from the effects, lost homes, no heat and the upheaval that it caused. John was confined to the hotel that he works so that they could keep things running and I am very grateful for that.
Take care, stay warm and know that you are in my thoughts!

erin said...

carole, i am so glad you are safe...nature has wreaked havoc on so many out east and brings back my memories of the devastating flooding two years ago here in nashville....natural devastation puts things in perspective for sure....we are not in control, are we...we live and we love and move forward....sending you love and a warm hug, sweety.
p.s. love the lumineers! did you hear that the civil wars are breaking up...sad.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful blog and very elegant pictures. You got some lovely stuffs here.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Carole - I had no idea! I'm so sorry to hear this! But I'm glad that you made it through safely with minimal damage. I can imagine how a disaster like this can change one's way of looking at life and "things". You've got me thinking now, too...

Special blessings to you and your family during this Thanksgiving week, sweetie. I'll be keeping you all in my prayers. ♥

xoxo laurie

trash talk said...

To think I'm just now reading this shames me. I'm thankful you were able to weather the storm. Sometimes that's all we can do, but praise God there is a rainbow.
Your photos touched me and reminded me to seek out the simplicity in life.
God bless you and all the folks in your area.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Glad you and your family didn't suffer a lot of damage and devastation from the storm as sooo many people have, just awful. Happy Thanksgiving...
Ciao for now...

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