As I am typing my blog my daughter looked up at me with no prompting and said yesterday was the best day ever! It was a little cold, but the best day ever! Now that I think about it, we did have some quality family time. We had pushed together our love seat and coach and read Anne of Green Gables. No distractions, no t.v, (not that we watch much of that anyway), no phones peace and quiet. We had a lot of time together and we have enjoyed each other(maybe a little too much at times). I guess the important part is we had everything we needed. We have been trying to be more self sufficient. We didn't have to make a last minute run to the grocery for supplies. It is a joke in our family how winter storms make everyone crave french toast. You know, they run out for eggs, bread and milk! The only "failure" we had as we haven't lived out in the country for a long time is, we didn't realize our water pump was electric...hence why we had to use creek water for our toilet. You live and learn. As soon as the water turned back on the kids and I were busy filling emergency buckets for our toilet!!!
As we sat there in our 50 degree family room, I couldn't help but notice the straight winds blowing at 40 mph. Then I thought I guess I am not so cold. I am grateful for all the people who work for the power companies and the road crews. I am thankful for the emergency medical personel. I am thankful for the police officiers and the national guard. All those that are not with those families when we are all cold at home together. The ones that worry about their families without power at home and go to work anyway. God bless them all.
As I read back over this post I am beginning to wonder if the fumes are still effecting me. I seem completely disjointed...I hope you can all understand my rambalings. Please let me know how the weather has effected you where you are. God bless:)