the power was out most of yesterday, and i had to resist the urge to wish all the duke energy workers a merry christmas when i was out walking bix to kaitlin's, praying that the electricity would be back on by the time we got home. the walk back down our street was a little extra magical because yes - their light is on, and yes - their light is on, and look, they have twinkle lights wrapped around their railing that yes - are on. and when we walked in the front door, nothing made me happier than to see the little red light on the dvd player lit up. snow frolicking is a million times better if afterwards you can a) shower and b) curl up in your cozy house with a homemade pizza. so that is what i did.