Thursday, January 10

Left in the dark..

Z with his Nana

It always seems like nothing ever goes right.. does that happen to anyone else? I spent yesterday morning running errands, picking up cake fixings and new snowboarding gloves for Z. (His ninth birthday was yesterday..) When I got home, about 2 PM, we had no power. No oven, no TV, no vacuum, no laundry. Oh! It'll force me to take a break, I said to myself. Ha! The girls were nuts and there seemed to constantly be one screaming for hours.. I couldn't make Z's Birthday cake, (my mom baked it at her house finally) And, although it wasn't too cold here, (about 40 degrees) the house cooled off considerably and once the novelty of no electricity wore off, it wasn't fun anymore. I decorated Z's cake by candle light. It was a good thing we didn't have lights because it wasn't pretty.. the power stayed out until 11 pm. Once it kicked back on, of course ,we lit up like a Christmas Tree due to T flicking switches all evening trying to turn the lights on. So, I got up, turned off everything, and woke up this morning to a horrid mess of melted candles, empty pizza boxes and a spattering toys everywhere.

T is peekin'.. she helped him blow out candles..

But, on a brighter note, I am so excited about the response I got the swap post below!! Yeah! As soon as I can, I'll let everyone all the tidbits of info.. hang in there with me, everything will be just fine! As said on Seinfeld, "Serenity Now!"

The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and it is just a gorgeous day!




Mary said...

Hi Abbie,
I'm sure it was a birthday he'll never forget! Love the pics -- they really convey the atmosphere. When my kids were 6 and 2, we got an ice storm that took the power out for 12 hours. My husband got stuck at work, and the house got so cold, we all huddled around the fireplace. Towards the end of the time, I was reduced to burning wooden shelves from the cellar!

Sorry to hear you've got a cold -- hope it's not a nasty one. :)

Susie Q said...

Now that is a birthday to remember!
Happy birthday to him!
I am new here...found my way here via sweet Mary's blog.
I hope your cold will be history soon!

I will keep your brother in my thoughts and prayers. We are a retired Navy family so well understand the worry and fear of a loved one overseas.

Happy New year to you!


Suzanne said...

That's a great birthday memory. I'm always surprised at how jolting it is to have the power off. It's like being thrown back 100 years in a second.

Anke said...

Oh no! No electricity in wintertime! Sounds NOT like fun at all. This birthday you won't forget, it's a special one.
Greetings, Anke ;)

Donna said...

What a memory you will have!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Thanks for the visit.....and now I have found YOUR blog. Love your blog title.