Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. Psalm 84:5

Monday, February 21, 2011

Talk about Time


My two year old spent more time crying over the televsion that wouldn't turn on....

Then she usually spends watching the dumb thing!
Our power was out today for 11 hours! Got down to about 40 degrees in the house. While I was buddled in as many layers of clothes as I could manage, borrowed hot water for tea from a neighbor with a gas stove, and was even going to take seven children to McDonald's playplace just to get warm (THAT IS DESPERATION!) of mine ran around bare foot all day...the baby was sweating buckets under the pile of blankets I wrapped her in at nap time, and one requested ice cream for snack! But, the toughest part of the day was realizing that I let the baby watch too many videos. She was absolutely in withdraw. She knows how to turn the tv on and push the tape in, and was SO mad that no matter how many times she did it, or which tape she tried, it would not turn on!
Very, very, very, thankful for the heat that did come back on, the wonderful neighbor who made my tea and even made mac and cheese for ALL my kids so they would have something warm in their tummies and for "Officer Mark" who stopped by to make sure we were ok!

1 comment:

  1. That must have been an adventure! Glad you didn't freeze!:)