Oh. My. God. So I wrote my last post prior to Hurricane Irma‘s descent upon Miami and let me tell you… the aftermath was not pretty! We decided to stick out the storm at home
because we’re insane in the membrane and while our yard is now 50 shades of fucked up, our abode held up really well. We’re so fortunate and #blessed and all that unicorns-and-sprinkles-kind-of-stuff as opposed to our neighboring beloved Keys and islands.
The problem, you ask?
We were out of power for 8 days rendering us (sweaty) refugees. During this time as a gypsy living in a hotel with my two small children and husband here’s what I learned about my life when it’s turned upside down:
♥ I’ll start off with the bad stuff because I’m cranky AF and Aunt Flo is in town. There are really mean people in this world. Aside from the plethora of “hurricane shaming” on social media, an internet troll left a seriously nasty comment on the post before this one and it really bummed me out. In fact, it brought me to tears. Said person called me “vapid” and a “bad writer.” Ouch! Honestly, thanks for ruining my already crappy week, Anonymous Commenter. I hope you feel good about yourself because you certainly made me feel like shit during an already stressful period in my life. But I’m the forgiving type so I hope someone gives you a big hug because that’s what you need right now. That, and a good shag. An apology would be nice, too, but I get the vibe you’re the kind of person who sits comfortably behind the veil of a computer screen and spews vitriol for fun. How sad. Really. Think about it.
♥ I am a complete and utter failure when it boils down to hurricane prep. Yep, that $100 filet mignon purchase from Costco was a waste once the power went kaput. Same goes for those fancy frozen acai bowls from Whole Foods. I blame FPL whole heartedly.
♥ I will never complain to my husband that we don’t spend enough time together. Like, everrrrr.
♥ I bought these shoes to feel better about my life when I got the email that my childrens’ school was canceled for over a week and said purchase did absolutely nothing to improve my foul mood. The lesson here, kids? EVEN RETAIL THERAPY won’t save your soul when the power is out and the kids are smothering you. Material things never fill voids. TRUST.
♥ My husband and I are collecting goods for the hurricane victims. You can help by dropping off water, medicine, non-perishable foods, diapers and more at Dezer Platinum Realty located at 17109 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles, Florida.
♥ Hurricane tip: Leave/run/scram should a Category 4 hurricane is coming your way. You’re welcome!