Monday, November 5, 2012

Craving Normalcy

This post, much like my life and brain at the moment will be all over the place. I am apologizing in advance.


The after effects of Sandy are taking its toll.
Tensions and stress levels are high.

I am not sleeping well at all.
Last night I fell asleep at 8:30pm, woke up at 1:30-3:45am fell back to sleep and woke up for work at 5:30am.
I got dressed and drove to Starbucks at 6:30 this morning to have coffee and breakfast while charging my constantly dead iPhone.
My train should have left at 7:45 but left just before 8, I should have gotten into NYC by 8:45 but got in at 9:15.

I feel completely disoriented and exhausted.
It's almost 10 am and I am ready for a nap now.
My mantra has become "Things could be so much worse," which while true doesn't take away from the fact that my current situation sucks.

I worked out Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hurt my back Saturday am due to my body being stiff from the cold and not stretching before hand, but my knees are better! Sunday- no workout and things aren't looking too bright for today.
I am also still participating in Best Body Bootcamp and we just entered week 3! Time is flying.

I am not eating right or enough at this point.
I have never wanted a yogurt more in my life.
I am hoping to walk to Whole Foods on my lunch break to get some goodies for my body...I'm not even sure they have power...

Ornament Swap
There are 12 days left to sign up for the first  Hung for the Holidays ornament swap! We have over 60 people already joining us and I would love to increase those numbers these next 2 weeks.

Also this song played in the car on Saturday when I was driving around with my mom and I feel like it may be uplifting for many people right now


  1. I am so sorry that things have yet to improve, carlyn! I won't even try to empathize or understand what you must be dealing with. Please kno I am saying prayers daily for you and all of those in your situation! Xo spa <3

  2. I am in the same boat with everything right now throwing me off balance. I am lucky to have power but it's still just so hard to watch everyone else suffering. Hope things get better very, very soon!

  3. OH HUGS.
    I know that allure of and LONGING for normalcy well.


  4. I commend you on working out, and totally feel you on the craving normal food. My husband and I have a terrible case of what we're calling "Hurricane Stomach" :(

  5. I also am amazed to see you still sticking to your workouts (as much as you can) given your current situation. I watch the news and see all the pictures on the internet but I'm sure it doesn't do the situation justice. Thanks for sticking to your blog to keep us updated on your life...I hope that by writing this all down it's therapeutic for you. You'll come out of this situation stronger than ever I bet.

  6. Ugh, I'm sorry you don't have power. I agree - I'm ready for regular life. are on the exact same night schedule as me. Now you know what it's like to have a four week old!
    Hope you get back to your normal routine ASAP.

  7. I understand the feeling of lacking normalcy in your life. For whatever reason it happens, it's always awkward and awful. I hope your normal routine comes back to you and I'll keep thinking about you and your community.

  8. I can't even imagine what you're going through, so I'm not going to pretend like I do. I am, however, keeping you and everyone else in my thoughts, love, and hope that things start to get back to normal soon.

  9. I'm sorry for what you're going through. I hope you get your power back soon and life will start getting back to normal. I feel you on the thoughts of it could be worse. Every time I find myself complaining about Sandy, I think to those that have lost everything. Even though it doesn't help your present situation much, it is a humbling feeling to know that there are people out there that are left with nothing. xoxo

  10. My heart breaks for you & everyone else who has been effected. Continue keeping your head up high & a smile on your face hunnie. Those two things will get you far, I promise xo