Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Kickin it Old Skool Day 4 - Weather
Today Jamie and Shannon's prompt for the blog-a-thon is the weather and so appropriate for my life today. We have 2-3 inches of snow on the ground and the temp is 0 out. We lost power at 5am. I thought I would just get up and go take a shower at the workout club we belong to. But the car is in the garage and the doors are run by electricity. So yes I am stuck at home. It doesn't happen often but its interesting when you can not do what you have planned to. We have a wood stove so we got a fire going. Sooner or later hunger hits. We got our camping coffeepot out and Dave made coffee on the stove, I wanted some hot chocolate so I heated up some water too. You can see both of the pots in the picture. Later I warmed up some banana bread in a small frying pan. The surface on top of the stove is made to cook on so we took advantage of that.
I spent part of the time reading a book and part addressing Christmas cards. It felt very homey and relaxing too. It amazing how many things I wanted to do that required electricity. Here is a short list. I won't mention how many times I turned on a light switch.
3. Sewing some xmas gifts
5. Phone was almost out of power. With no land line and my husband phone on low power too I started to feel a little isolated
The power came back on at noon, but I was so into what I was doing that I just continued doing it instead of jumping back into the world. It became a nice respite as soon as I let go of my plans and made the best of the situation. It was quite the gift actually. How did your day go?