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?
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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