Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Last night as I was washing dishes by candlelight (our power went out), I was trying to decide if I would rather give up electricity or running water.  I've been without both, and I think I would choose to give up electricity (although I would prefer to make that choice in a less hot time of year).  I was also thinking about the fact that most of the people that have ever lived before me did not have electricity or running water.  Not having those two things slows you down - maybe to a more decent pace of life.

When I started my blog, I felt very scattered in my brain.  Lately, life has slowed me down through sickness and power outages, and I have realized I may need to take more deliberate steps to slow down in the future.  Turn off the computer.  Turn off the TV.  Read a book by candlelight.  It was really amazing the effect the power outage had on my family.  My girls had more fun and got along better.  They went to bed faster.  My husband and I had a conversation.  I need to unplug more often in the future.

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