Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My psyche, snow, and Target...

Those of you who are in New England, live on the east coast, or have any sort of exposure to the media are probably aware of our crazy Snowtober storm. Yes, that's right, we were treated to some heavy rain followed by even heavier snow and wind. This lead to the inevitable power outage. It was exciting to lay in bed Saturday night and listen to the branches and trees creaking and breaking. By morning my street looked like a it had been hit by a tornado. Power lines were down and trees were blown across the road.  We lost a huge limb out back, but it caused no damage.

We did lose power for about 12 hours. You know what I do when I lose power? I wander around Target for a few hours to stock up on batteries and flashlights and somehow end up with extra Halloween candy and some cute tops which needed a good home. It was the only way to comfort my battered psyche.

The 12 hours without power really stressed me out. I realized that the fatigue of managing the move and the reality of leaving my town (and most especially Amy) have me just barely keeping my head above water. Losing power and having the additional worries of staying warm and keeping the food from spoiling were more than I could manage.

Once the power came back on I felt such relief. It was so nice to return to my regular worries which felt like old, though annoying friends. A power outage on the other hand, is nothing but a thug.

Happily our town did not postpone Halloween and my children were able to collect plenty of candy for me to steal from them when they are not paying attention. Tramping around in the cold seems to have given everyone colds, so today I was back at Target to return the unopened extra bags of Halloween candy and the surplus lanterns so that I could purchase mucinex and tissues.

This my friends, is the thrill of middle age. What adventures will we have next?


Kate said...

Well after Halloween , Christmas comes in no time ! I'm glad your kids had great fun.I don't know much about middle age but I feel age should never be a barrier for anything !
OK check this , hope you like -
What's Your True Age?
Are you as old as you feel or as what the calendar says?

Anonymous said...

12 hours !!! you are so lucky! We lost ours Saturday night around 8 pm and it came back the next Saturday around 2 pm We made a lot of trips to Target just to be around people and buy silly things just to get cash so we could buy gas since most places were just accepting cash.

Anonymous said...

oh I wasn't suggesting that you were complaining It was hard for everyone all I had to worry about was my husband and my pet.