It was supposed to be Back-to-School Night at my school, but of course it had to be postponed. So, when I finally got home (horrible traffic) I was trying to figure out what to do.
DO NOT OPEN THE REFRIGERATOR was the command from my husband. ONCE YOU LET THE COLD OUT, EVERYTHING WILL SPOIL.
Not knowing how long the blackout might last, we ate pretzels from the pantry for dinner. (Luckily the neighbors came through with campfires and smores and hotdogs for the kids.)
But I have this miserable cold and just didn't feel like socializing. So my husband gave me his headlamp (for, of course, he is prepared for stuff like this. Me? I've got a plate of five tea light candles I'm carrying through the house.) And I got to sit and READ.
There were no revisions to work on. No email to answer. No paperwork on the computer to do because we were totally cut off!
It was a little bit lovely.
P.S. This has nothing to do with anything, but I noticed this recently when I was reading TAKE CARE, GOOD KNIGHT to some kids. Look...right THERE:
|LOOK! I am selling icecream to the Good Knight!!! There I am! Right in the middle of my own book!|
(I bet Paul didn't even know he put me there!)