Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Camille meets Wendy...

Today at 2:00 pm the power went out which I didn't think much of because the only electricity I was using was the oven. (I had a batch of cookies in and so I just left them in the nice warm oven until I thought they'd be done.) Besides the cookies, which seem to have done fine, (Well, at least it didn't stop me from eating 4 of them.) our afternoon went on as normal. We read books, got the mail, played with the junk mail, Mil climbed all over Mom, we had a snack, did some light cleaning etc. I was going to vacuum but decided I'd sweep and mop instead. I got the whole kitchen swept and ready to mop when I realized I live in the country, (Hence I have a well, hence I need electricity for the pump to run, hence no water.) so I didn't mop the floor. (I was really broken hearted about that!)

It wasn't until about 4:45 pm that I began to wonder what does one do with a 15 month old when the power is out and it gets dark. Too early for bed (darn it!). So, we dusted out the flashlight and played follow the light around the house, put the light in Mom's mouth and laugh when it glows red, peek-a-boo, point out our body parts with the light, and put different colored cups over the light so it glows all cool. The cups turned out to be more exciting to stack and restack then to use with the light, oh well Camille was entertained.

5:30 pm Dad gets home and got out the lantern to light up the house. I decide we need to eat and I'm not in the mood for cold leftovers so we went to see what Rigby had to offer. I'm smart enough to be able get out of my garage without the electric door opener :) Well, we ended up at Wendy's. It was nice to see we weren't the only ones. (We ran into a few families from the ward.) Camille had her first fast food experience. I thought "Heck she never eats junk" so she got a burger, fries, and chocolate milk. Yes, Wendy's offers healthy choices but it was a special occasion. (Okay, Brad took the chocolate milk since I grabbed her milk before we left the house.) She loved the fries and ate a surprising amount of her burger. Her favorite was sharing a frosty with Daddy and having a new toy to bring home. All in all the day was a success and the power was back on by 8:00 pm so we'll have heat tonight as we slumber.


Valerie said...

Karen, you're such a great mom! I bet Camille loved playing with flashlights.

Lee and Melody said...

I'm glad your power is back on, I was worried about you guys getting cold with no heat! Dairy Queen made our dinner tonight, but I have no excuse besides being too tired. :)