dress ~ two birds
belt ~ thrifted
shoes ~ Marshalls
earrings ~ F21
bracelets ~ F21, Dots
dress~ H&M, thrifted
leggings~ Simply Vera, Kohls
shoes~ vintage, thrifted
friday night, i spent the whole night in front of the computer. well, first the kids and i went on a city-wide search for patio cushions, then we went to goodwill and did some thrifting, and then after we got home and they went to bed, i spent the whole night in front of the computer (searching for the patio cushions we never found on the city-wide search).
the only reason i tell you this is because when chris told me he was going out with a friend on friday, i was kind of excited to just sit in front of the tv and watch law & order until i fell asleep. i needed a lazy night. and i guess i had one, it just didn't go as planned.
so that very long introduction leads me to this....i stayed up later than i wanted searching on the computer, and not joking, literally as i was walking up the stairs to go to bed to watch a little l&o, the wind started blowing like crazy outside and our power went out. at the time it went out, i was just hitting the remote to lock all of our doors..and the alarm started ringing, just two rings and then it went silent. so my first irrational thought was that someone had cut our power to break into the house. clearly i watch too many law & order reruns. my second thought was that my phone was almost dead and chris wasn't home. i wanted to bring the kids into the bedroom with me, not because they were scared (they were sound asleep still), but because i wanted to have people near me. i settled for the dog. (it's amazing how safe a dog can make you feel. he often accompanies me into the basement when i do laundry at night.)
at this point, i realized that all of our flashlights were in the scamp outside, and there was no way in hell i was walking outside into a pitch black, windy horror movie set. so i settled for a candle. but that meant i had to walk downstairs. as i worked up the courage to get out of bed and walk downstairs by myself (wait, get the dog), lighting struck and i swear i saw a scary little girl in braids and a nightgown smiling at me from the hallway.
i risked what little power i had left in my phone and texted chris saying, "our power is out. my phone is dying. i am scared." to his credit, he hopped in a cab and came home to comfort me.
i know, i am a grown woman. i should not be scared of the dark. but i am. the lights go out, the thunder's booming, the wind is blowing, and suddenly i am a five-year old terrified to let my arm hang from the bed in fear of a monster grabbing it.
are you scared of the dark?