Last week, the lights went out. It finally rained in Tahoe and that rain brought some lightning and thunder with it. I lost power for the better part of nine hours. It wasn’t even dark yet and I was already bored just thinking about how bored I was going to be when it got dark. But then I remembered that one of my favorite activities didn’t even involve electricity: drawing. And the best part was…there was nothing else I could do but draw. No Facebook, no TV, no e-mails, no laundry or vacuuming. Sometimes we spend so much time worrying about being so productive at every moment of the day that we forget to just stop and do something that makes us feel happy and relaxed. Just something to think about next time the lights go out!