Saturday, June 26, 2010

We Got The Power!

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."

Well, you really learn something about yourself when you have an uncomfortable situation. When we returned from Massachusetts on Thursday afternoon we discovered that we had lost power. Connecticut had been struck by a tornado and my area got hit hard! I have to say that we are very blessed to only lose power. It could always be worse! However, I started to get grumpy as time went on. It got hotter and hotter in my little cape style home. Poor Little Chick couldn't sleep. When she finally started sleeping she ended up waking up at around 10:30 from sweating so much. So I did what any other silly mom would do. I grabbed her out of bed, packed her up in the car and headed to the diner! Why not I thought?! It is vacation time. Now anyone that really knows me, knows that I am pretty strict about bedtime. Little Chick just does so much better when she is in bed early. But I was really hot and thought it would be fun to go to an air conditioned place and eat ice cream! We grabbed my mom who lives five minutes away and had no power also and off we went! Little Chick thought this was something else! We sure had fun! When we finally went home it had not cooled off a bit. We went to sleep only to wake up to the house still not having power! Ugh! As the day went on I got really cranky. I did not like being so uncomfortable and I learned a lot about myself. I appreciate electricity so much! I also was reminded in such a short time how blessed I am to have so much! When we returned from having dinner we saw the outside lights on. Little Chick and I squealed with such joy! We were dancing as we entered the house! I started singing about the power and Little Chick chimed in! With a little patience and time everything will get better!
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25 comments:

  1. What a fun treat on a hot night! Little Chick sure is a cutie :) Thanks for stopping by GOODEness Gracious.

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  2. How exciting for little chic to go on a surprise, spontaneous adventure at bedtime!! So glad you finally got your power back. I'm singing along with you :-).

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  3. I hate it when you have no power, specially in the summer! I'm glad you and Little Chick can sleep tonight without fear of sweating to death!

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  4. The weather her in the Tri State has been insane lately, hasn't it?? Glad your power is back on!

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  5. oh thank God you are safe! I hate it too when power goes out.

    It OK about not adding my link for Thankful Thursday. I was late anyway. I have been extremely busy. I will be joining Smile Sunday and will have my post up in a few hours time.

    thank you for stopping by and leaving me very encouraging comment.

    your little chick is super cute! please give her a tight hug for me...:)

    Blessings,
    Ruth

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  6. I am so happy you have power! It's so tough when our little ones are uncomfortable but you sound like you made the best of it. What a treat for little chick! Glad to hear tonight will be better for you!

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  7. Following you back!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend! :)

    http://raisingmy4sons.com

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  8. So glad your power is back on. Sometimes when the power goes out it stays out for days. Have a great weekend.

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  9. I'm so glad the power is back up! I remember all too well loosing power here in FL 6 years ago during all the hurricanes. It is no fun!!! It really does make you appreciate what we have. Just think, millions of people around the world will never have electricity. Crazy! The late night ice cream sounded fun. :)

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  10. Glad to hear that your power came back on. When our luxuries are comprised we have to stop and realize that not all people get to enjoy them and we should be thankful. It is hard when we are used to having such things and we get grumpy and don't seem grateful about having them. Glad to hear that you realized that you shouldn't let your grumpiness take over and you found the good in the situation and enjoyed the time with your mom and Little Chick.
    Have a blessed day!

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  11. Don't live in tornado land anymore, but my in-laws are in the twin cities and their garage and cars got destroyed by a tornado last summer, so yes uggg could always be worse. Although being hot is HARD!

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  12. OOH Bless your heart! That is sincerly the worst! BTW - thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. Also, yes - I am doing MUCH better. I think, in this grand scheme we call life, some of us get a few more kicks and bruises than necessary! Here's hoping for an event(less) week ahead! Enjoy your Saturday!! PS - I never wanted kids - but your little chick is the cutest thing! You just want to squeeze those little cheeks!! LOL

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  13. Sigh... nowadays we hardly go without electricity! Can you imagine life without it...?!! Ohhhh... it should be awful, specially for the mommies(kids could adapt quite well, shouldn't have any problem for them though... I presume)!:(

    Happy Sunday!

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  14. So glad you were able to make the best of the situation! :) I put your cute Smile Sunday button on my blog. I'll have a button soon...just changed the design so need to update. :)

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  15. Whew! Glad you are all back to normal and you were able to make the best of a bad situation!

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  16. Hey, Following you back now from http://whatifedmyfamilytoday.blogspot.com/

    :) Jeanette

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  17. Oh wow, what an adventure! The heat is definitely a killer and not our best friend sometimes, but thank goodness for power huh?!

    So Mama Hen, I took your blog button AND your Thanksgiving button, thanks for reminding me! I totally forgot, I've been so busy but I put both buttons in my "Butt'z and Badge'z". Thanks for being one of my favorite and dedicated followers, you're a sweetheart! :-D

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  18. I'm glad your power is back on. Man, we would be crispy chickens with our timers popped out if we had no electricity to cool us down!!

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  19. thank goodness your power's back. for sure little chick loved your little adventure..kids love spontaneous activities like the one you had, especially when they get to extend their bed time, haha...

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  20. Beautiful site, beautiful posts! Thanks so much for stopping over at my blog and I'm so glad to meet you! I love your design choices...I'm so jealous of your buttons...adorable!

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  21. Thanks for the follow at Mom of all Trades! I'm following back. Have a great weekend.

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  22. Thanks for visiting me. Following you back. Glad you only lost power in the tornado. I would have been grumpy too! Going for ice cream was a great idea.

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  23. Hi Mama Hen! Oh, your post is too timely! Just yesterday I was thinking...gee, I wonder if Mama Hen ever has a bad day, if she's ever in a bad mood; you know, the usual Mommy Guilt. You just radiate positivity and inspiration and I was like, gee, I'm a mere mortal. ;-) I would have been the poster girl for grumpiness if we lost power, so I totally understand. I think how you handled it was amazing and SO FUN! Have a great weekend and stay cool! :-)

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  24. WA HA HA HA!! I'm dying over that code you had to type in! Is that hysterical or what??!! I LOVE it!! :-)

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  25. What a fantastic memory that will be for her. Sometimes, it's good to just break the routine and do something out of the ordinary. Sure you were escaping the heat, but to Little Chick that was probably the highlight of the day!

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