It’s stormy here and last night the power went out. This morning, by the time Bracken and I came downstairs, Jeff had already gotten a fire started in the woodstove and had some lamps going (kerosene and propane.) Luckily we had some leftover soup, so we warmed it up on the woodstove, which made for an easy breakfast.
We have been scrambling to get everything ready for our first weekend of Holiday Market. Having no electricity put a damper in our plans, to be sure. We needed to print labels for our herbal salves (requiring a computer), get some more magnets carved (which required a tool) and the list went on and on. I thought ‘this is the worst time be without electricity!’ But there was nothing we could do about it, so we surrendered to it and enjoyed the pervading quiet and peace that comes when the power goes out.
When it was time for Bracken’s nap, Jeff and I took a nap too. The three of us peacefully slumbered while the wild storms blew outside. And boy, did I need that nap! I didn’t realize how exhausted I was. We’ve been working so hard to get ready for market. If the electricity had been on, we would have been working and those naps wouldn’t have happened for Jeff and I.
I thought ‘maybe this was actually the perfect time to be without electricity. When we were busiest and needed the regenerative break the most.’
In the afternoon the power came back on. It was so nice to have bright lights again on such a dark day! We loaded our booth up in our truck, which means we have our living room back! (That sentence deserves more exclamation points!)
Tomorrow we are setting up our booth at Holiday Market (just the structure.)
Thursday we’ll be at home for Thanksgiving (and be getting last minute things done.)
Friday will be our first day selling at Holiday Market this year! And we’ll be selling on Saturday and Sunday too.