Friday, November 7, 2008

Hoping For The Best



Oh peace come to me
On the rushing, crashing wind
Of a crisp fall day
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All too soon it's gone
Rich colors turning to white
Winter upon us
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We are making the trek up north to the in-law's cabin again this weekend. It should be interesting. The boys have been in rare form lately. Lots of fighting, whining, crying, and sassing going on. Add to that the fact that Todd and his dad will be going out scouting the woods for deer sign sans boys and you can see this could possibly be disastrous.
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I'll try and keep them outside as much as possible but the weather is supposed to be very cold with possibilities of snow. Which I know the boys will love but probably will not be able to handle for long periods of time. We'll see.
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Just in case, I am taking along their favorite toys, books, and movies. And despite all that may be stacked against me I am planning on having a wonderful weekend. I am even bringing some new library books up for myself to read next to the fire as the boys nap (PLEASE!).
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Either way, you'll hear of the lovely or disastrous weekend when we get back on Sunday! Hope you all have a wonderful one!

35 comments:

Kat said...

Sorry for the little stars in the post. Blogger is being a big greasy turd and it won't space anything. The only way I could get some space in there was to add a little star.
Have a good weekend everyone! :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Love your haiku!
I hope your weekend is peaceful!
Becky

kimmy said...

Have a great weekend!

Kimmy

kimmy said...

Have a great weekend!

Kimmy

Mel said...

::sigh::...a book by the fire while they nap...that sounds incredible. Have a great time!

Oh...and I know what you mean about spacing...I had to get into the html and play with that to get mine to work...but your description AND your stars are much more entertaining than mine! ")

wheelsonthebus said...

have a lovely weekend

Stephanie said...

How fun! I am sure the boys will be good and hopefully be worn out with the possible snow and being outside. I love cold, cuddly weekends!

Kelly said...

LOL at big greasy turd!!!

Have an awesome weekend!!

Cara said...

Have a great time!

Mom24 said...

Well, it sounds like it at least has the potential to be wonderful. I hope it's very relaxing.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Well, I'll be praying you have a WONDERFUL weekend!! Glad you brought that new library book along -- that's positive thinking. : )

p.s.
I've resorted to "stars" at times when Blogger ignores my valiant please for some space.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Enjoy your weekend. I hope that everyone is well behaved on the trip and they leave their attitudes at home.

And will you be blogging while away?

beth said...

I am hoping for the best for you. Sometimes the trips you go into with low expectations end up being the best.

Dawn said...

My kids have been in "rare form" this past week as well...I'm blaming it coming down from the sugar rush of Halloween. ;) I hope you have a great weekend at the cabin.

Krystyn said...

I know you'll survive....I hope it's a great trip and you are pleasantly surprised by their behavior.

Candy said...

YAY!! AT LEAST YOU'RE GETTING AWAY.

hope it goes well.

CC said...

Sounds like fun! At least it isn't raining!!!! (like here...)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good luck up North! I hope the weather isn't too horrid for you!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

NEVER disastrous!!!! Only interesting!!!!!!!

Cyndi said...

Have a fun and relazing weekend!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Have a wonderful time Kat. We have snow falling now.

WAH.

*hold me*

Tammy said...

Have a fun and relaxing weekend. Cabin up north sounds cozy.

Robyn said...

I hope all goes well. I'm sure the boys will be on their best behavior.

wright said...

Hope all goes well. Have a great trip!

maggies mind said...

Beautiful haiku, and I'm hoping the weekend is just perfect. Mmm, reading by the fire. Add hot chocolate, and it's heaven.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Funny how you can put lovely poetry and the words "greasy turd" in the same post...

Happy weekend to you, drive safe!

Wendi said...

Here's hoping your weekend is nothing short of wonderful.
Or as wonderful as it can be while you are in the woods with three small boys and the possiblity of snow.
Here's hoping!!

Burgh Baby said...

I hope you have a great weekend, and that Mother Nature shows mercy on your soul and cooperates so everybody can spend their time outside.

Kristen said...

Hoping that you get lots and lots of reading by the fire time.

Here's to sleepy boys!!! :)

Elaine A. said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for a great weekend! Sounds good to me, wish I could tag along... ; )

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

You deserve some bling. Come visit me and pick it up. :)

Kelley said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Our's already isn't looking too good, and it's still Friday. Way too much fighting and crying and ignoring of the parents going on right now. I think this cold weather is going to take some getting used to.

ann said...

Kids around here - school, home, other schools - everywhere have been in rare form. Something in the air? All over the place?

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Good luck reading Twilight! And, I wish you peace & perfectly behaved boys.

Dianna said...

I feel for you...I will be losing my mind this week coming up....for the WHOLE WEEK... Hunting for a WHOLE WEEK. I want to do something without my family or guilt (because you KNOW they feel none!)for a WHOLE week*!*
Dear Lord help us both*!*

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson