The deafening silence. The pitch black, unwelcome. On Tuesday, we were faced with the likelihood of severe storms in our area. Gratefully we avoided damage, but shortly after the kids went to bed (also known as Mama’s work/quiet/relaxing time!) the lights went out. Blah!
For someone like me who
is addicted to social media works via the internet during life’s “spare moments,” being without electricity is a bit of a nuisance maddening. I couldn’t write. I couldn’t chat. I couldn’t schedule. I couldn’t answer emails or reply to comments. I couldn’t check my Facebook Page. I couldn’t tweet. What’s a girl to do if she can’t tweet?!
Once I (rather quickly) got over myself and realized no one would care if I didn’t get my post up, no one would care if it took me yet another day to respond to comments and emails, and no one would even notice if I was or wasn’t tweeting, I took the power outage for what it was: A reminder. An opportunity. A break!
And then, I
1. took a bubble bath. By candlelight.
2. went to bed early, snuggled up to my 5 year old, who wasn’t excited about sleeping without his closet light on.
And that, my friends, was it. A Finer Things night, for sure! (What do you miss the most when the power goes out? How do you pass the time?)
What Finer Things are you celebrating this week? Link up and we’ll share the joy!