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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Last Night

we had ferocious winds, along with rain/sleet, then snow

Our electric began to flicker and we know all too well, after three flickers,
it's going out...and it did.

while sitting, enjoying the quiet by the light of the oil lamps, I started thinking...
time seems to slow down when there is no electricity.

maybe because one doesn't have all those digital clocks staring at you
 with their brightly illuminated numbers...
they are everywhere.... kitchen stoves, microwaves, alarm clocks...on & on & on.

As the night crept on...slowly...I just looked around my dimly lit home...seems to look
so much better by the light of oil lamps and candles.  Warm and Cozy

I went to bed thinking that I was born in the wrong century (I think this often)
..or maybe I'm a reincarnation of an old soul that walked & worked this land hundreds of years ago.  Just yearning for the days of old.  The simple ways, the simple life.



  1. Traci that is so true, life slows down when there is no clocks ticking your time away. I often think how life was so much at a slower pace before the internet and all the other items in our life that seem to take our time from a much desired slower pace to enjoy the simple things. Thanks for sharing your little time of a slower, more enjoyed time. Hugs Vicky

  2. I so love it when time slows down. I love to stitch by the dim lights of candles ~ seems so peaceful!
    Love your header!
    Prim Blessings

  3. Hope you had a restful evening, hope all is restored and working now. Maybe once a week, just turn everything off and enjoy the quiet! Have a great day!

  4. 90% of the time I think like you born in the wronge era.But there are a few modern luxeries I would miss.We have some flurries our end of PA but still no real snow.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  5. Traci, I am so glad to know that I am not the only one who thinks I was born in the wrong time. Sometimes I put on my bonnet and work around the house. I watch Little House on the Prairie, and I wish it was me. I love the candle light. It is so cozy and peaceful. Thanks for this great post. -Steph-

  6. Traci, It is sad that we are all living too fast. Does a body good to slow down and reflect on what is really important to us. Hope you enjoyed your "down" time and all is well at your homeplace today.

  7. Hi, Traci~ the winds also blew here~ I was SCARED~ but no power out & no limbs down all is well~
    A slower pace would feel so good to the soul & the elbow grease used in those days would only make me stronger~ Yes I could live like that also~

  8. I've thought that myself a time or ten!! Katie

  9. I know exactly what you mean about being born to late..I love the photos shared..they are so warm and cozy..I love to watch the fire glow with no lights on..and the way the flames dance around the room..;)

  10. We frequently lose our electricity, and I LOVE it when we do! I go from room to room, lighting candles, then sit and just enjoy the flickering. The kids seem to enjoy the non-electric nights also...they always want to stay up late and play card games by candlelight. I love your good attitude about losing the electricity...and am so with ya on perhaps I was meant to live years before. =)

  11. Oh yeah, the peace and quiet is okay for awhile. We had the high winds and thunderstorms, but no loss of electricity. I love the storms. For some reason it refreshes me, gets my endorphins flowing.

  12. I believe I could have signed my name to your post....I feel the same way. ('Cept I'm not crazy about losing power in the winter. It gets frigid fast here....We have wind chills right now of -37....YIKES!) Smiles & "Early" Hugs ~ Robin


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