Tuesday, April 13, 2010

no power

The greatest thing happened on Sunday.
Okay, not the greatest, but it was good.
Our power was out from around 1:00 AM until about 11:00 AM.
It was so quiet and peaceful.
No noisy hum of the computer or the fridge.
The girls found interesting things to do...
Drawing, writing, playing board games....
I was able to do some cooking.
We have a gas stove and I just lit the burners with a match.
We had a fantastic morning and were slightly bummed when the power returned.
Strange to say, but I felt so alive and so present after that morning!
I spend way too much time on the computer.
I really want to change that.
I'm grateful for the gift of electricity,
But I'm also grateful for the gift of a morning without it.


Jen said...

It was nice to open all the windows and just let the sunshine in instead of using regular lights. And since my boys wake up so early, I got to light the house with candles for a few hours. It was really nice that when they tried to turn on the TV, it didn't work. :D

Lorimar2 said...

I am never that peaceful during a power outage. I become a lunatic. Worried about our well water, calling Ed demanding a generator set up.
I wanna be like you!!!

eternity driven said...

aw....thanks Lori! If it happened often, I'm sure I'd freak out. It is a very rare occurance around here. xo