I won’t leave you in the dark… there are good things at the end of this post!
… Julie is going about her morning business, then POP!!!! …. The lights go out in the house, the music stops, the computer stops charging, the news goes off the TV…. All power to the spinach and sprinkles household, GONE!
POP, just like that, a major kink got thrown in my morning!
On a side note:…. In the future will the lightbulb above someone’s head look like this:
Okay back to the task at hand, here are the things that I couldn’t do that I was frusterated about:
- Make a smoothie for breakfast
- doing three loads of laundry
- water my garden & flowers around the house
- seam mop my hardwood floors (all of my house!)
- Vacuum the rugs around the house
- Upload pictures to my account to print
- Check e-mail
- Work on lesson ideas and craft projects for the year
- ….This list could go on and on….
Notice how all of these require electricity in some way, shape, or form.
I am a pioneer girl at heart, I kid you not. I truly wish that I cold be Laura Ingalls Wilder. No joke. I used to call my dad ‘pa’ ….just to be more like Laura. I would dream about being able to walk the plains and just live off the land.
I felt guilty about moping about not having power. I am a live simple life, I’m a simple kind of girl, why do I need power? ….Oh yes, I know. Because our world today revolves around it. I don’t live in the same world as Laura….Laura had a basin to do her laundry in, a well to get her water from so that she could water the garden and do her laundry, she could sweep the floors in her house (no one else had a stem mop, it didn’t matter if her floors couldn’t be eaten off of, there are tables for that…)
So, this is me still wishing I could have lived in Laura Ingalls Wilder time but accepting the reality that I don’t and it’s okay that I get a kink thrown in my day when the electricity is gone for hours.
I’m going to share something dark with all of you:
Dark chocolate coconut
Ice cream! …. So it’s iced milk. Same difference….
My life has been changed…. I’ll share this next time I post. (if the power stays on…)
Oh yah, we are talking, healthy too! Like REALLY HEALTHY! :O You’re welcome.
QUESTION: Do you rely on power like this girl (maybe kind of wish you didn’t)? –OR— ♦Did you ever want to live in a time other than current day? What period is it?!?!?!♦