Loved how Jillian's face brightened when I walked into her classroom for open house today. That is one of those memorable mommy moments that I'll hold onto for a long time. After the past few days of crazy weather and power outages, I need that kind of sweet normalcy.
I couldn't believe the steady big snowflakes coming down as I looked out the church window during my son's Confirmation on Saturday. The celebration was beautiful and I did get choked up (typical me at those kind of things). As we clung to each other chilled by this sudden October snowstorm, we were all nervous about road conditions.
I had all this catered food coming to the house for the party. Well, everyone ate quickly and rushed to their cars after a short while. Some of our friends didn't even make it to the party. We had a lot of leftover food. About an hour after the last guest left, our power went out. Never a good thing. We had our fingers crossed that the outage wouldn't last long
By the second day of no power, we were getting stir crazy. Sitting on the couch trying to keep warm, we dreaded 6 pm when the whole house went dark. Our creative idea bank ran dry soon enough and we would try to sleep early. We lost the lights, heat, hot water, telephone, Internet and all the food in the fridge (including $200 worth of the party food.)
The town was out of operation. You had to travel to neighboring towns to find supermarkets that were open. When we would emerge from the house in the morning, I felt like we looked like cave dwellers or walking zombies. I'm sure that I was a sight. By the third day, the power came back. Heat is real good, and lights are much appreciated after that experience.
I had to stop typing just now because I noticed what seems to be hundreds of black birds in my yard's trees. Geez, please tell me that I'm not living in a Hitchcock movie all of a sudden. Miss you all. Blogging Kelly is back and ready to rock and roll :)