Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wrappin er up... Part One

Between Christmas and New Year's, I worked every day.
And in the evenings I planned on doing things. Movies. Dinners. Walks. Talks. Whatevs.
Sadly I got a text each day from my thing-doing-companion for that evening, cancelling.
Plans schmans.
So it was a quiet week.

Although Maureen and I DID see The Greatest Showman, which has such a fun soundtrack. I've been listening to it every day. Toe-tapping goodness.

I mentioned this to Amy, who was working with me during the week and she pointed me to Crosswalk Musicals. WHICH ARE SO ENTERTAINING.

(Warning, this will only make you laugh if you love musicals, Hugh Jackman and/or Zac Effron)

This song? Gets me in the feels:

("And we will come back home...")

(If you're interested in some behind-the-scenes of this song, check this out:)


And then it was Saturday.
On a whim I asked Anne (the new girl at work, newly here from Nice, France) if she wanted to go to church with me then join me at the lake for an over-nighter.

I picked her up at 5, and we headed east.


Surrey is brown. And wet. And kinda dead-looking. BUT ALDERGROVE and ABBOTSFORD (even in the dark) were glimmering and sparkling and dripping with beauty.

And Northview started a new series on Prayer. First message is here. Ahhh. So good.

After church, Anne sat in my truck while I wandered around the parking lot taking pics of frozen trees:

When I couldn't feel my trigger finger any longer, I got back into the truck.
We headed out to Chilliwack, where we bought a pizza to go.

I am the best hostess EVER.
"Hey come to church with me. Sit in the truck while I take pics. Get pizza to go..."

And then?

We pulled up to the lake and found the entire area in utter darkness.
Hahaha. The power was out.
(It WASN'T out earlier; I had turned up the heat from my app, and checked the snow levels from my other app ... so there was power at 4 pm.)

Using our phone's flashlights, we walked across frozen snow and walked up frozen stairs and entered a pitch black cabin that was still warm.
We lit all the candles we could find and ate a barely warm pizza by candlelight at the dining room table.

As far as inviting someone to spend a night at the lake with me, this was proving to be more of an adventure than I bargained for. "Hey come to the cabin. We'll have cold pizza and sit in the dark waiting for the power to come back on."

I tweeted BCHydro to see if they had someone in the area.
They tweeted back that I should be prepared to be without power for 12 hours.

So I told Anne we were heading back to Surrey.

Yes, do I know how to plan a fun outing OR WHAT?

I dropped her off at 10:30. And as I pulled into my mom's driveway, my phone beeped, indicating my cabin apps were back online and THE POWER WAS ON.


On Sunday?
I went back to Abby.
Because I just had to see what it looked like in the daylight.


1 comment:

Tricia said...

I <3 Crosswalk Musicals...and your ice covered trees.