Without those 'conviences of modern life' to distract us, we were actually able to accomplish some of the 'boring silly things' that we've been putting off, like rearranging our canning jars to take advantage of some wire shelves we bought, so we can have room for the peaches later this week, and apples in a few weeks.
I am going to have to keep an eye on these shelves though..one of the wire ones looked like it might want to sag a bit. The wise, preemptive thing to do is probably pick up a wooden dowel and stuff it in there as an extra support in the middle.
Waking up this morning to find the power still out, I had no excuse not to whip up a batch of Craisen Chocolate Chip Scones for breakfast.
With no TV to distract her, younger one jumped in to help also...she likes cracking the eggs, but I'm the who has to stick my thumb in there to pry them apart. I even tried to make a 'teaching moment' out of it, trying to tell her how is you need 3/4s of a cup of cream, you can be more accurate if you use a 1 cup measuring cup instead of a 2 cup measuring cup.
They tasted pretty okay.