I just wanted to share this with all of you. On Saturday the power went out in our house for about 45 minutes. This is the conversation we had.
setting: The boys are playing a new Wii video game and I'm in my adjoining studio
Jake: What just happened?
Me: The power went out
Jake: But I was playing my game!
Me: Ok, but the power went out, just wait a few minutes, maybe it will come back on
30 seconds later....
Jake: I checked the power strip and the lights not on
Me: That's because there is no electricity
Jake: But maybe something fell on the button and shut off the tv.
Me: But the power in the whole house is off.
Jake: So? Doesn't the strip control the whole house?
Me: No, just the tv, dvd player and stereo, etc...
Jake: Oh, hey Alex, do you wanna go in my room and watch Survivor Man?
Me: Helooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, we have no power!
Groaning in unison.
Now mind you, Jake is a very bright, straight A student. This is how dependant my kids, and I'm sure many others, are on electricity. They both ended up sitting on the couch , gasp!, reading a book. They love to read but usually only when they should be sleeping:)
I was thinking of the poor people who lost their electricity during various winter storms for days and days. Ugh! I would have to be heavily medicated:)
I'm slowly trying to get back into the groove of things. Organizing, purging, avoiding buying anything new until I feel a bit lighter, physically AND mentally. Emphasis on the physically! I hate the "out of control" feeling that seems to come with the holidays every year, don't you?
I've been doing some sketching and doodling ideas for upcoming work. I'm also going to make an effort to work on decorating my home. Now that the living room is completed, the rest of the house needs a little perking up! Shhhh, don't tell my husband:) Nothing a couple visits to Ikea can't help;)
Well, I hope this new year is treating you all well so far!
Have a great day!!!