Oh, Sandy.

The schools are closed. Hubs doesn’t have to go to work. There’s pretty much nothing to do but twiddle our thumbs as we sit back and wait for your arrival, hoping that you’re a bust. But with each updated forecast you’re looking a little bit scarier.

As the trees start swaying in the eery sky I can’t help but think that waiting for you is a little like waiting to give birth to my first baby–only without the sweet wide-eyed little face at the end. The anticipation, the fear of the unknown, the complete lack of control.

Oh, Sandy.

One thing I do find kind of amazing is how beautiful photos of storms are (childbirth photos are a little less beautiful–at least from an aesthetic point of view). Like the ocean, storms have the potential to be so brutal and violent but they’re absolutely gorgeous.

Instead of standing in your window (or worse yet, outside), take a look at these breathtaking storm shots.

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stormPatrick Kelley via National Geographic

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stormThese Fleeting Moments

I’m hoping that Miss Frankenstorm is more bark than bite. I already have a cranky six-year old whining about Halloween being ruined. I would be thrilled if that’s all of the damage we end up with.

For now I’m off to fill pitchers of water, get my candles and matches ready, and make sure we’ve got tons of games at the ready in case we lose power.

Stay safe, east coast pals!

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.