Saturday, February 09, 2008

Candlelight Dinner

It was a warm sunny day here in Texas. I decided to cook hot dogs on the grill for dinner. Ty watched eagerly from his couch full of stuffed animals as I shuttled back and forth from the kitchen to the outside patio. When dinner was finally ready, we sat down at the table. All of a sudden, poof! The lights went out without warning. No storm, no wacky appliance shorting out, just complete darkness and silence.

I told Ty to stay calm as I went to a drawer to retrieve a flashlight. I put the flashlight facing up in the middle of our dinner table and then lit about 8 tea lights across the counter. Once we had enough light, we enjoyed our hot dogs by candlelight. A perfect Saturday night date for me.

(The lights came back on about 90 minutes later)

4 comments:

Chuck said...

It can be nice to have that quiet dinner forced on you, eh?

Chas (blog hoppin')

Zoe's Dad said...

That's kind of cool. I may have even turned the lights back out.

Huckdoll said...

That was sweet! I cannot believe it was a gorgeous evening and you were BBQing hot dogs! I'm so jealous - being from rainy, snowy, cold, stupid Vancouver. Me? Wants to move there!

Tara R. said...

It was nice that you were able to turn around what might have been a scary experience for your son, into something fun.