A Haven for Vee

Monday, August 23, 2021

Tropical Storm Henri

 This morning, I busied myself with battening down the hatches as we (figurative we) await Henri's slow arrival. He's wobbling in from Long Island, NY, but still, I don't want to sacrifice my flowers to any old tropical storm. My roses are cut and sitting on my windowsill.




The hanging plant is visiting the car in the garage and anything that could become airborne has been safely stashed on the bottom shelf of the gardening bench. 


For a tropical storm, Henri is sure making a nuisance of himself. It rained all day Sunday and will rain all day Monday and most of Tuesday. I am also concerned about whatever is coming this way from Canada. Maybe I shouldn't fret. It appears that it will blow north of me. I'm the blue dot down there.


But no worries for some anonymous darling has sent me sustenance. Do you require comfort food in stormy weather? I'd really like to know.


To whoever sent this...Thank you! I'm going to be all set.

Love, 
Vee



P.S. Changes at Laurel's below... 





Guess the river wasn't quite enough. (It really isn't. She does a lot of heavy lifting in a day and needs to soothe those tired muscles.)

Thanks for your visit!

32 comments:

  1. Stay safe over there! Good idea to batten things down. Glad you have some comfort food to get you through the storm.

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  2. I hope you don't get any high winds but it's a lot of rain from this system. Stay safe and enjoy your goodies!

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  3. Hi Vee, Praying for your safety. The roses are lovely and that is my favorite jelly in the world. My brother always gives me a selection each Christmas!
    Keep us up to date on Laurels project. ❤️

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  4. Hi Vee~ Many prayers being sent your way for safety, as you navigate through this storm. Looks like you've already done what you need to do to stay safe...your roses are gorgeous! As long as I have chocolate, I can get through anything!! Be safe!

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  5. Nothing happening here but rain, and very sporadic rain at that. Just showery. It doesn't even look as if things will get very windy. Of course all that is subject to change.

    Your comfort food looks yummy! We all need friends like that.

    Yes, I plead guilty (and so does my hubby) of craving comfort food when a storm approaches. We had the best dish last night -- polenta, chicken sausage, red peppers, eggplant, onion, brussels sprouts -- all roasted together with olive oil.

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  6. You simply used the 'royal' we! I hope you have nothing but rain. It's a lot of work to put up a pool but I know she'll use it a lot!

    I like to have comfort foods all the time but especially when a big event like a storm is happening!

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  7. Here's hoping your power will stay on! We had some outdoor rug flipping wind last night but nothing like a hurricane! It really doesn't take much to get food cravings going around here. Sounds like you made good preparations. That will be a nice addition to Laurel's property.

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  8. Hoping that Henri doesn't do any damage to you or yours! Please post after he passes and let us know you are ok. That chocolate sounds yummy!

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    1. No damage of any kind. Henri was much touted, but turned out to be a fizzle. 💤

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  9. Stay safe dear Vee. Any kind of storm is so very frightening. I pray no harm is done. GIRL....EAT THAT CHOCOLATE THOUGH! YES! That is my fav! Yay for Laurel with her pool. We had two when our girls were growing up. Stay safe and healthy dear Vee. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  10. I’m happy to hear you are prepared! When you mentioned comfort food in times of stormy weather, I thought about Amber back when she lived in the Houston area and Hurricane Ike destroyed so much of that area. She called me and later sent a photo of her sitting at a table with a candle burning “eating chocolate donuts out of the bag like they were going to save the day!” She and Mike had gas heating so Thur stove still worked while the power was down for a long time. She cooked big pots of spaghetti to serve the neighbors.
    I pray you are not isolated if and when the storm hits…. Wish I could wiggle my nose and be there to hunker down with you! Love and prayers this morning and every morning. I’ll never forget all the prayers you and John prayed for Amber and the quads.

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  11. food, 'specially salted caramel chocolates, is a required thing for storm days/weeks/months. praying you'll be safe and sound through it all.

    first day in a few months we've had semi-clear skies - - there's been a wind
    change midst fire storms. thankful to breath a bit better today. that could
    change in an hour based on those wind changes.

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  12. It's good to be prepared for what is coming. Storm chips are what I stock up on before a snow storm. We rarely get any other kind. I buy Miss Vickie's potato chips (a Canadian brand), but I hear that out east in the Maritimes there is actually a brand called Storm Chips because, well, it's a thing! Who knew?
    Stay safe, Vee.

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  13. Of course, it's good to have some comfort food in bad weather and what better than dark chocolate! For us, it might be some chocolates and also nacho chips and salsa with a glass of wine or beer. Hopefully Henri won't cause you any damages, Vee, but good to be prepared. We spent the past few days in VT and parts of NH and driving back to Nashua on Sunday only had some rain, which continued on and off during the afternoon. Today has been partly sunny and humid with rain predicted this evening. Thanks for the anniversary well wishes which were much appreciated. We did have a nice getaway.

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  14. Praying all is well in your neck of the woods and that Henri will be kind to you and leave you alone. Please take care, and let us know when the "coast is clear" again.

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  15. It would appear that you are ready for whatever the weather has to deliver. I hope it is nothing too severe. Those chocolates look like the best preparation of all. Is that a hot tub going in at Laurel's?

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  16. I am going to move over to Laurel's {{grin}}. I hope you fared well with the storm. We (our county) sustained $30 million in flooding damage from TS Fred, yep. sigh. Keeping you in prayer, smiles.

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  17. Hope the storm passes by without any damage up your way.
    No, no comfort food for me on stormy days, but those chocolates sure look good.

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  18. I hope Henri does no damage to your property. Concerning, I know. Yes, I like comfort food in a storm as well as in good weather!

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  19. You are wise to remove your lovely plants in preparation of Henri. Love that hanging basket and those pretty roses. Enjoy those yummy chocolates as you stay snug in your Haven.

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  20. Hope you're doing ok after Henri. I would definitely need chocolate too. Right now I'm typing this through slightly blurred vision due to recent cataract surgery.

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  21. Ive been thinking about you and Henri, Vee. I hope all is well. At least you have your chocolate. 😊

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  22. Looks like another visit to Laurel's place is in order! I have always wanted a pool and Ron has always said a resounding no. But I'd love if one of my kids had one . . .

    I'm glad that Henri treated you kindly. (Right?) That is always a relief!

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  23. I thought I left a post here last week, but I must have backed out before hitting "publish". I'll just say that I'm so glad Henri had blown the worst of himself out before hitting your place. Praying now for the people in New Orleans!

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  24. Hope all is well after Henri's visit, I thought of you and yours, and prayed no harm would come!
    Good for Laurel, getting that pool, I have wanted one but haven't seen a truck deliver yet! Maybe you should be the first to volunteer to try it out for her! Thank you for coming by and for your sweet thoughts, I think of you so often, this has been another busy week for me, I dragged , yes, dragged my canner out of the closet,( it was fighting me all the way) and made jam, and chili sauce.
    Love,
    Sue

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  25. I guess Henri came and went and hopefully he didn't do too much damage at your place! So glad you had treats to enjoy while the storm rolled through. They say chocolate is the cure for most any ills...though it isn't the first thing I reach for. Chips or nuts would take priority. Give us an update on Laurel's new project. Hope all is well over there.

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  26. Hi there, Vee! I'm late to the party, as I've been away from the blog this past week (again). I always enjoy your posts, and I hope that Henri left your area peacefully with no damage to your property? Your roses in the kitchen window are lovely, as is your hanging petunia plant. :) It looks like Miss Laurel is going to have a very nice place to soak her tired muscles. :D

    I hope you're doing well, Vee, and have a wonderful weekend.

    Love and hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  27. Vee, life has gotten in the way of my blog visits of late. Sorry you were in Henri's path, and I'm hoping he passed you by? Always smart to batten down the hatches and get the roses safely on the windowsill!

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  28. I haven't been around much over the summertime. Vee, I trust you made it through Henri and that your world is still intact. Glad someone thought of something to soothe your 'sweet tooth' nerves during this time. Your hanging petunia looks so pretty, I trust she survived as well.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend....
    Brenda xo

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  29. I'm behind with my blog reading - hope you stayed well and safe. The flowers as well.
    Amalia
    xo

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  30. I'm behind in my blog reading too. I hope you made out well in the storm and stayed safe.

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