Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wonderful Secrets

This little happy hippo hopped over all the way from Finland to say hi! He (She?) arrived with this luscious pile of pink and cream variegated wool, a pair of lovely addi turbos, delicious tea and yummy chocolates. Secret pals are fun! And mine is great! It's clear she's put a lot of thought into the packages. It's nice to be spoiled. So, thank you my pal. I look forward to learning more about you. But for now, I just want to let you know how much I appreciate you.
We in the Boston area are enjoying some fine summer days - today was warm and no humidity. That in and of itself since it is generally humid here. We lost power yesterday, which was very interesting with five children to entertain. Luckily, it happened early enough in the day that we were able to prepare for the night. It was amusing to watch the bewilderment and adjustment needed on the part of the teenagers. No television!? No phone!? No INTERNET!? You would have thought someone had cut off their right arm from the protests we heard all day long. The little ones were completely unaffected until bed time when it seemed impossible to settle down in the darkness even though it was just as light if not lighter than with the lanterns than their nightlights. I missed the dishwasher and I had to put off laundry, but it was really nice sitting on the porch with a full moon overlooking the harbor in near darkness. I was kind of sad when the street lights came back on.


Bonnie D. said...

Awww, Jen. What a great surprise for you.

Enjoyed reading about your day without power. A few years ago, we went on a vacation to a little cabin in WV. It did have power but no phone, tv or internet connection (unbeknown to us when we rented it). It was a wonderful week that even the teenagers enjoyed.

sp12 said...

I'm glad you like it!

Holly Jo said...

The hippo is adorable!

No power? When physical comfort is still okay, those can be the best days. :)

Krafty1 said...

Love the hippo!