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#ThrowbackThursday – Oh the weather outside is frightful…

But it could get worse! I took a spill nearly a month ago on some wet subway grates and my butt and knee are still hurting! Today was almost another spill on the subway, but luckily I righted myself. Even a little snow can make things rough, but at least it’s not like the 2011 snowstorm we had right around New Year’s. This photo was taken on the sand in Bradley Beach. We easily had over three feet of snow with even higher drifts.

Hurricane Hermine & Jersey Girl Bridesmaids #WriteWed

This weekend’s forecast was for bad weather for the Jersey Shore. Luckily the weather forecast was wrong. Unluckily the weather forecast was wrong. Lots of Shore businesses got hit hard economically since people stayed away, but I guess that’s better than people being put in danger. Still, you have to wonder whether one wrong forecast after another is going to have people less likely to believe future forecasts.

For this girl, the wind and waves (no rain) has inspired thoughts about a future scene in WE DANCED ALL NIGHT, #2 in the Jersey Girl Bridesmaid series which I am currently writing. I can really picture the scene in my head with the heroine all dripping wet as she stands at the hero’s front door in order to confront him. Can’t wait to write that scene, although it’s still several chapters away.

So today I’m sharing some photos from this weekend and Hermine and also a video so you can’t get an idea of the winds and waves we saw. Not as bad as either Irene or Sandy thankfully.

Beautiful Sunset

Waves on the Beach

Waves hitting the Jetty

Wind and Waves

Thoughtful Thursday – Baby It’s Cold Outside!

cold1This Thursday’s Thoughts are mainly about the cold, but also about how we become creatures of habit as we get older.

For example, if it’s over 30 I wear one coat. Over 40 another. Below 30 and out comes my big long coat and I add a sweatshirt underneath. When it goes below 20, as it has the past few days, I stick my head out from all the bundling and decide whether or not to do the walk to work.

Below 15 — definitely do the subway. If I do take the subway, I am totally spoiled because I walk straight into my building and never go outside in Manhattan. Which why I was surprised to see those big flurries of fat snowflakes dancing outside my window.

beachOf course, all that snow has me thinking of warmer locales because I am so not a person who loves the cold! I always tell people it’s because I’m not genetically prepared for it, having been born in Cuba.

That’s just my work habit. Then there’s my writing habit, especially over the weekend. Get up at 6 and make the coffee. Head up to my office at home, plop down on my couch, drag the blanket over me, grab the laptop and power it up. While it’s booting up, turn on the TV and look for something to have on while I write and if nothing interests me, slip in a favorite DVD. 😀

Habits. Funny ones to some people, I’m sure. What about you? You have any habits you’d like to share?