What’s up party people!?
Things started off rather slow around here this morning.
Right around 9 a.m. our power went out.
This is completely understandable because it’s raining cats and dogs in Ocala today!
Except not really.
Since the desktop computer in my home office was kaput and my laptop battery wasn’t charged, I felt a bit like a sitting duck.
I had some paperwork to do that I was putting off because paperwork is lame, so I took it into the living room, brought up the Pandora app on my phone for some musical entertainment and joined Sadie on the couch.
I think she was surprised to see me! I emerged from the black hole that is my office!
When I first began working from home, Sadie was incredibly needy. She’d paw at my lap and wouldn’t leave me alone until I let her sit on me as I tried to type around her wiggly little body. (I know, I’m a sucker.)
Slowly but surely, she realized that when I walk into our home office, I transform into a blob and the world’s most boring pet owner. As a dog that typically won’t leave my side, Sadie now doesn’t even bother following me when I walk into our home office.
She does occasionally walk into the office, sigh at me and walk out. Sometimes she checks in when she’s feeling particularly antsy and paces around my chair, trying to entice me into a walk or playtime. I think she was happy to have a couch buddy today!
The power wasn’t out for too long, so I was able to cram in a few hours of work on the computer before lunchtime.
I made myself a big salad with the following ingredients:
- Chopped romaine lettuce
- Roast beef
- Red, green and yellow peppers
- Roasted cauliflower
- Asian ginger dressing
I also had a side of cottage cheese topped with half of a sliced apple and cinnamon.
Question of the Afternoon
- Any crazy stories related to power outages out there?
When Ryan and I were first dating, we got caught in the middle of Hurricane Charley in Orlando. My mom called to ask me if I was somewhere safe and no less than 20 minutes later, the power went out and the wind picked up like crazy, knocking trees over and tearing through Orlando. We grabbed flashlights and locked ourselves in the laundry room in his apartment since there were no windows in that room and remained there for hours, playing ridiculous games like “I’m Going Camping” and “20 Questions.” Oddly enough, it was pretty darn fun when it wasn’t scary!