I was going to post on Monday about Things I’m Enjoying Right Now and share about the book I’m reading and my new favorite song and how I’ve learned to love summer again. (My love for the hottest season took a nosedive in the teen years and early twenties when I was too body-conscious to have fun at the pool anymore).
But I’m kind of out of rhythm after a wind storm Sunday night. You can see from the picture, it was a doozy. We haven’t had electricity (or internet) since. I spent Monday helping the boys re-learn how to have fun without video games, driving around to peruse the damage, and checking email at a restaurant with free WiFi. Then we headed out of town to enjoy the air-conditioning and electrical wonders of Michael’s parents’ house. When we drove by a home that had its lights on with a family moving around inside, Michael said, “I’m so jealous of them.”
We should be back to normal late tonight. In the meantime I’m finding spotty moments to work and sort of relishing the surprising check-out from the daily same ol’. This picture is kind of what happened to our routine, only much less scary.
(Our house is the white one with green shutters you can see through the leaves of this poor, fallen tree.