Today has been like the pic. It started out pretty good. I got up, got one kid off to school,and another ended up staying home because he’s been unwell, and I just didn’t feel like he needed to be out in the wind today as he’s had a fairly irritating cough. Then, my power unexpectedly went out. I had been listening to some music and I was writing and had hit a really decent groove with the story when, suddenly, everything went dark and quiet. I was calm, although I really felt like losing it for a brief second. I’d written over 500 words and I hadn’t saved for about 5 minutes.
Instead of overreacting and immediately calling the power company, I decided to wait. Sometimes, during this time of season we lose power briefly. And, sure enough, about 30 minutes later it was back on. However, I lost my whole internet connection. My house is almost completely wireless and I have a personal network and server set up. This is so that I can have a computer in my bedroom, office, living room, and in Lock’s room. This is also so I can have movies, pictures, and music and watch or listen from any room I’m in, and it’s pretty darn convenient when one of the kids is sick and I make them stay in bed (good way to teach them not to fake being sick sometimes-it’s happened and they get so bored they are happy to go back to school).
Well, I turned my servers on and waited. Then I waited some more. And….nothing. I don’t know what happened today but I ended up not having internet until just a little while ago. I don’t know if it was the cable company or what because they had no clue what was going on. Well, obviously some wires got crossed somewhere and now I’m fine again. Sort of. I have internet and power, but I lost about 300 words on my story. Le REALLY BIG sigh. Sometimes, that’s just how life rolls, isn’t it? The upside is it didn’t take my whole story. Thank you writing gods! I’ll take that with gratitude.
So, what did I do all day with no internet? I took care of the sick kid and the Tornado, I listened to music on my phone (which is what I normally use anyway), I read Thomas the Tank Engine’s May the Best Engine Win twice (with voices), and I got out one of my poetry books and caught up on some reading and memorization. It’s called making the best out of an unfortunate situation, and I honestly did not miss the internet all that much.
Now, dinner is fini, I have a glass of wine, and once I get this post completed I will take my poetry book upstairs (with my wine) and go spend a little more time with a few of my loves. Maybe I’ll even put a movie on. I’ve been thinking about Midnight in Paris today because I’ve been reading some Gertrude Stein, and all I can hear is Kathy Bates’ voice in myhead reading to me. It’s pretty awesome actually. She made such a good Gertrude Stein. And it’s such a cute movie. And Owen Wilson. What a doll! Maybe, though, I’ll put on The Fountain. I LOVE this movie. I can’t watch it often because I feel there is so much in it that I have to take time to let it sit inside me to think about over time. Then, when it’s run it’s course through my soul, I watch it again, to take more from it. This is also how I feel about Only Lovers Left Alive, although it’s more simple than The Fountain, and I could watch it over and over again. In fact, I’m already planning on going to see it again in a week or so. I am telling you, even if these actors weren’t in it, I would watch this movie. It is still resonating inside me. These two characters are going to be with me for a long time. They were just lovely and beautiful. You should seriously go see this movie if you like independent films.
That was my day. How was yours?