I heard Peanut start stirring at about 6:45 Saturday morning so I hopped out of bed and started the coffee maker before she woke all the way up. Just as I finished changing her I heard a “pop!” sound and the house was plunged into total darkness. Lo-ve-ly. That meant no heat, no stove or microwave and no coffee. Obviously staying warm was the priority on the list so I bundled Peanut up and we headed to the living room. I lit a few candles and we curled up in the recliner with a warm blanket.
Ya know. There’s something quite calming about complete silence and stillness. You don’t realize how loud all that white noise in your house really is until it’s absent. No television for background noise. No whirring furnace. No ticking clock. Nothing. I’m not really sure why, but I almost cried. I wasn’t sad about not having power. There was just something so serene and beautiful about sitting there holding my little girl, surrounded by nothingness.
That said, I was still relieved when the power came back on about 4 hours later. I didn’t rush around and turn on every electrical appliance in the house, but it was nice to know it was there if we needed it.
By lunchtime, my husband was in the mood to cook again. Not gonna argue with the man. 🙂 He took full advantage of having power again by firing up the broiler and preparing some subs to rival almost any sandwich shop.
~deli chicken & french dip beef
~fresh mozzarella cheese
~sauteed mushrooms & onion
I’m not sure what the final call was on our snowfall. Somewhere around 7″ I’m guessing. We didn’t have any need or motivation to dig our way out of the driveway. I spent the majority of the afternoon and evening catching up on blog reading/commenting and e-mails. I love getting out of the house on a regular basis, but I also love do-nothing days. They help me recharge.
Peanut played hard most of the day which meant a couple naps and then crashing early. My husband and I sat up to watch a movie after he put her to bed. Time for just the two of us is a rare treat nowadays so I think we definitely appreciate it more than we did before our family expanded.
What electrically-powered thing do you think you most take for granted?