Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I feel like I just lost a week.
No power from 11 PM Friday until Tuesday at 3 PM.
A real eye opener.
How’d I do?
My son ventured out to get hot coffee and brought back breakfast sandwiches. Dunkin Donuts was out of bagels, donuts, munchkins, etc. (Good) He brought back croissants with flat bright yellow egg, unmelted american cheese and rubbery bacon. I have honestly never had Dunkin Donuts food (I consider it fastfood and try to avoid) It was wonderful, warm and delicious. (I did take the bacon out). About 15 minutes later I felt very nauseous. I don’t know if it was the sandwich, but I won’t be having another. Come to think of it, at the time, anything warm would have tasted wonderful. (even my dogs’ alpo? maybe not...)
No power means cleaning out the fridge. I needed to clean out my freezer anyway. LOL I found two questionable things. One I think was vegetarian chili (I freeze individual servings) and the other I will never know…
We went out to a restaurant and found they were only serving pizza and salad. I just couldn’t order a cold salad. I only had 2 pieces. I guess considering, I didn’t do too bad eating for those 5 days.
Drinking 8 glasses of water was hard. But I did it. I can’t tell you how many times I went into the bathroom and flicked on the light switch. And boy, does that toilet seat get cold...
Power or no power my dog still needed to go for a walk. I also used hand weights so I got some exercise in...
When you are cold, you don’t do much. I love writing, so with my gloves on, I wrote. I now have about 40 handwritten pages that need to be typed into my laptop. Maybe later. Vacuuming needs to be done first.
After a cold couple of nights, we went to a hotel. With a 21 month old. Never again.
So, this morning, after a warm nights’ sleep, drinking my own coffee, I took a nice warm shower. All I kept thinking was life is good.
I hope everyone else is lucky enough to have power.
So my dear sparkfriends, make the most of today, you don’t know how quickly your circumstances can change. I’m off to vacuum. Unfortunately dust isn’t effected by lack of power.