Saturday, January 19, 2008

It's A Winter Wonderland or The Storm That Killed My Weekend Getaway

This weekend I was supposed to co-host a baby shower for my sister-in-law B. B and P are adopting a gorgeous little boy from Guatemala. They have been waiting for all the "i's" to be dotted and "t's" to be crossed so they can finally bring him home. He turns one today and will be joining his mom and dad very soon. B and P need the essentials to make sure they are prepared for the new addition to the family.

We are so excited for them. They will be the most amazing parents and we can't wait to love-on this new addition to our family. My sisters-in-law and I have been planning this shower and I was really looking forward to travelling downstate to celebrate. I have never spent any time with my husband's family without him coming along. This was going to be a new experience for me. I was looking forward to learning all sorts of secrets about Tom.

But (there is always a but)...the storm hit. We heard a loud CRACK and part of our tree crashed down. The wind is a-blowing. Temperatures are below zero and there will be blowing and drifting snow all weekend. All of the schools were closed yesterday and I almost went into the ditch on my way to work. The slip- sliding scared me so much that Logan learned a new word. It rhymes with spit. I said it about five times real fast while trying to gain control of the car. ~sigh~

Tom decided it just wouldn't be safe for me to drive four hours downstate for the baby shower in the bad weather. He likes to think he's the boss of me and I like to humor him. So, I am staying home.

As disappointed as I am it's still the weekend, therefore I must do something. Here are some of the things I am planning:

Make this recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Logan and I can do it together and PW promises it will make my husband worship the ground upon which I walk. Now, really. Who wouldn't want that?

Read this book.The title says it all: "Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office ". Now how funny is that? A nice, easy and funny read. I can't wait to start it.

I can also start on this book. Shalee wrote a review about it that finally made me want to read a Koontz book. I've always been afraid, but I am about to face my fear and do it anyway. I picked this book up at my library yesterday.

Kidnap Sassy and drag her to see P.S. I Love You. The book was amazing and I heard great things about the movie. I don't usually like the movie versions of books that I love, but my librarian promises me that they did a good job. By now, you probably realize that I have a great love for my library. And my librarian.

I also rented a couple movies. I rented For Your Consideration a few times already (about three or four times to be honest) and we just never got around to watching it. Not because we had something better to do. Oh no. Usually it's because we don't want to get up and walk over to the television and put the movie in the DVD player. So instead, we flipped through the channels and made fun of Brett Michaels in Rock of Love, talked about how crabby Kate is in John and Kate Plus 8 or watched any version of Law & Order. Pathetic, I know. But I am committed to watching it this weekend. How can we go wrong with Christopher Guest?

In honor of our winter wonderland here in Northern Michigan, I also rented Snow Day for the family to watch. I'm pretty sure Logan will take one look at it and complain because it doesn't include football, Ninja Turtles or Power Rangers. Once he gets over his bad self I am sure he will enjoy it. Plus, it looks like it may have an adequate amount of boy humor to satisfy him.

The weekend won't be bad, I guess. I will get to snuggle with my boys, read good books, go to Mass, watch funny movies and drink some spiked hot chocolate. Well, mine and Tom's will be spiked. Logan will have marshmallows in his.

What are you doing this weekend?

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Sister Sassy said...

yes, please kidnap me. PLEASE!

Robin said...

Ah...Sister Honey Bunch...GLAD to meet you on YOUR territory (funny, you are :) ).

I'm not sure how you found me (PW?), but I'm glad you "spoke".

As for MY weekend, in just a bit I'm going to a camera class to learn (hopefully) how to work my somewhat new camera (wahoo!), and later, get ticked off because snow is less than an hour from me--lots of it--but it won't daggum send any flakes our way :/...MAYBE, go out to dinner w/friends tonight...

...and beg people to vote for my limerick at Rocks in My Dryer.

Some good, some pathetic, yes? lol...I'll be back :).

Traci said...

P.S. I Love You the movie is excellent, they did a good job. I was nervous about seeing it thinking they would butcher an awesome book, but your librarian is right, it was well done!

Martha said...

Oooo! I've made that sandwich! I didn't use as much worchestershire (I was afraid to), but it was deeeeelish!

I hope you have a great weekend and please stop over to my blog and then post on your blog! And Sister Sassy, too!


Ashlee said...

Your weekend sounds awesome! We've got a little league basketball game this morning, and a hubby bday party tonight. So, my day will be full of preparations for that. Although I would love to come and see PS I Love You with the two of you!

Sister Honey Bunch said...

When ya'll click on the recipe, do yourself a favor and scroll down to take a peek at Matteo. He is so worth it!

Shalee said...

Oh you're gonna love that Koontz book. I still say that you'll love Odd Thomas or Lightning MORE, but I'm proud that you're giving him a try.

Sorry your trip was put on hold, but it sounds as if you've got things covered!

dlyn said...

Hiya - wandered over from PW. Nice blog & I will be sure to come back and check you all out some more!

Jim said...

You live in a freakin snow belt in northern michigan, come on. If you didn't drive everytime we had a huge blast of snow, you get out of your house like, what, 7 days of winter? Grow some, and get out. But... since you are here this weekend, can I come over on Sunday to watch the Packers?

Sister Honey Bunch said...

First of all, it's not so much the snow that is stopping me. It's the ice under the snow and the freezing weather if I got stranded with Logan. So shut your pie hole.

And yes, you are more than welcome to come over tomorrow and watch football.

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Oh the cold. I am staying in this weekend! It is currently -1 here and I'm a bit crabby!
My girls each have a friend sleeping over tomorrow night so I plan to do nothing as much as possible until then.
I've never read Dean Koontz, I know he's famous and read by millions, I've just never picked up one of his books. Let me know how it is!

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

Ugh - that sucks. Feel free to send some snow our way - we're dying to have some!

Wade Huntsinger said...

You sisters I swear. I think the farest north in Mi I have been would be Grand Rapids on the west and Detroit on the East. Our last visit was in several feet of snow near the wetern coast about middle ways up and our favorite town is the little village South Haven. We spent a few days there this past summer. Michigan has more to offer than most people know. Except in the Winter.

Jan said...

Glad I am not the only one who thinks Kate (Jon and Kate +8)whines a lot. Though I only have 2 kids and whine a lot so who am I to judge...yet I do......;)

Didi said...

Hi sister sassy!!! I finally figured out how to post - it took longer than it should have. Did you get the pics of my dress? I can't wait to see you guys!!! Two extremely hyper children always trump the entertainment factor a television could produce!