Monday, March 28, 2011


Power can be something we strive to possess or it is something that "fuels" our life (as in electricity).
This last week I had neither.
I rarely have the first kind of power anyway but I (as well as most of my fellow Americans) have become quite dependent on electricity.  This last week (from Sunday 3/20-Sunday 3/28) I experienced a life void of electricity. 
Let me tell you, it was tough!  
Add to that that we were displaced from our home because of the threat of falling trees as well as my third's 7th birthday and you can probably surmise the hectic, helter-skelter, scattered week we had.
A friend of mine asked how I felt being like Ma Ingalls; my response, " Ma Ingalls would never have had a freezer full of food to keep cool on top of all the other things."
All that to say, you'll understand where my "Multitudes on Mondays" list originated out of this past week.
125. wee hour evacuation
126. snow silent before cracking, splitting-wood sound of trees and branches falling all around
127.  house spared
129. snow entertainment
134. shared mommy woes
137. outage at the end of the month rather than the beginning after monthly shopping trip
140. birthday blessings at Best Western
141. dear friend braving the storm to bless birthday girl
142. restored power!!!!!



Denise said...

am i "shared mommy woes?"
oh i hope so!
(did i just hope to share woes..yikes)

Cari said...

Yes! No matter what we "share" it usually ends up being a blessing :D

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a challenging time! It's wonderful that you can offer thanks after such stress! There really is always something to be thankful for, no?

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