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We woke up to a cable outage. No TV, no house phone, and NO INTERNET!
We called the cable company, who confirmed it was an outage they already knew about and were working on. "Well, I'm sure it won't be out very long," we said.
We read books. We waited until lunchtime. It was still out.
Since we'd been thinking about going to see Rise of the Guardians today anyway since it's only playing in the afternoons now at our local theaters, we went. "Surely the cable will be back when we get back from the movies!" we agreed.
The movie was great -- an imaginative, hopeful glimpse into a world I'd dreamed of as a child. I can't wait to read the book. (Usually I hate seeing the movie first, but that's just how it happened with this one!) When we got home, the cable was still out.
We read some more. We played a Wii game. We started to feel disconnected to the world. Weren't there tweets and Facebook posts and blog articles popping up every second? And how was I going to write my blog post? Besides, we were missing all the college football on TV! "It has to be back on by the time we eat dinner," we assured ourselves.
We went to one of our favorite restaurants, one that has huge TVs that displayed the Rose Bowl in glorious HD all around us. Upon arriving home... that's right, you knew it was coming... the cable was still out.
So we played another game on the Wii, and read some more books. "I guess I'll just have to blog tomorrow," I sighed, when suddenly...
So, hello everyone! Happy 2013! This may not be the post I'd expected to write, but I'll get around to that one eventually. Really, this is a much better picture of how life really goes:
You don't suddenly have more time in the new year. You don't suddenly have a brand-new, clean, perfect slate to start over. Not really. You have all the junk and clutter and craziness that you had last year, and perhaps more! So really, this is probably the best way to start my blogging for 2013: feeling like I had to squeeze it in, unable to find that magical writing time, climbing over obstacles to get there, but doing it anyway. Because that's how it's going to be all year: messy and imperfect and hard.
But I'm going to do it, just like I did tonight.