Aloha Friday: The Weekend Forecast

It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blog land anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Right now I’m looking out my window at another beautiful, sunny day. We’ve had basically the same exact weather for two weeks straight now – but this weekend, of course, it’s going to rain basically all day. Which is kind of a bummer because we have all kinds of plans we wanted to do, most of which are outside. Not sure if we’ll abandon those outdoor plans or not – depends on how heavy the rain is / how cold it gets.

Anyhow, this week, I wanna know:

  • What has the weather been like in your neck of the woods?
  • What are your plans for the weekend?

Aloha Friday: What’s New This Weekend?

It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blog land anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

This weekend is supposedly some big occasion. I hear people across the nation (heck maybe even globe?) are getting together to eat snacks and watch some football? I don’t know. It’s supposedto be a big thing. What are your plans for the weekend? Will you be celebrating the Super Bowl? Or maybe celebrating something else entirely? Any big plans at all, football related or not?

We aren’t doing anything Super Bowl related, but we are having GAME NIGHT tomorrow, which is way more exciting to me, personally. Some of our very best friends are coming over for good food and good times and it doesn’t get any better than that, to me. Sunday my husband is flying on a jetplane to CA for a big work-related Trade Show boring something or other. Yeah, I know, all I’m hearing is, “Leaving the snowy cold confines of New England to go to warm, sunny, wonderful California,” too. He’d better come back. Or at least send us some plane tickets and tell us we’re moving. Definitely one of those.

How about you? Tell me about your plans for the weekend.

The Weather Outside Was Frightful

This weekend my state had a HUGE ice storm. Bigger than anything I, or anyone I know, have ever seen before. A lot of towns still have no power, from damage to power lines, etc. Trees have been devestated – a lot of homes and cars were damaged by falling branches, etc. Most of my family and friends are currently without power. We are blessed. The only damage we personally had was the loss of our cable for two days and our internet up until about thirty minutes ago.

I missed you. I missed my calorie count website. It was weird being forcibly away from all this while at home. But I couldn’t help but see how blessed we are to still have heat, water, electricity and even tv again so quickly. A lot of people can’t say the same. And now another storm is a ‘brewing and there is a chance we’ll be doing it all over again – will we get lucky twice? Or maybe this storm just won’t be as bad. Here’s hoping.

Anyway, I’m not ashamed to admit I marked a lot of your new entries as read, saving a small handful that I could manage. At least it’s only Monday and it was largely weekend posts I’ll have missed. It’s getting late and this is probably all I’ll post for today, not that that’s unusual for a Monday. But I wanted to check in, mention where I’ve been not that many of you are likely to have noticed, and to write down my thoughts from the weekend. The weather has been frightful and it’s not over yet – it reminds you to try and be prepared for more and to count your blessings where they fall – to remember things are totally different every day all the time. Nothing – not even 150 year old beautiful, majestic trees – last forever.

Driving through town this weekend has been heartbreaking, like driving through a war zone or the spot of a natural disaster. I’m lucky to not know what I’m talking about – to not know it could be WORSE WORSE WORSE – that this is probably the worst I’ve ever personally seen – but to know the tree my son used to swing on last summer, that was so tall and old, it had been there practically forever, is gone now. And many more like it. So many people I know are still trying to get rid of the debris. I hope if another storm does indeed blow through, that it takes mercy on the people already trying to pick up the pieces.

Images of Our Weekend: Weeping Willows, Family Portraits, Tractors, Grandparents & Boston in the Fall

I think we took more pictures this weekend than all year. I want to make sure I show all the good ones so I’m going to combine a few photo “sessions” and simply show you what we did this weekend through photographs – Sounds like fun right? Tomorrow I’ll do some older non-weekend photos for Wordless Wednesday (you know just my kid being generically cute) and Thursday be sure to check out my It’s Real Life post – A Day in the Life of ME – you’ll see an hour by hour photographic account of my day TODAY. If you haven’t taken your pictures yet and want to play along there’s still time!

But in the meantime, feast your eyes on our long, fabulous weekend:

Then the next day…

And then the NEXT next day…

By the way, did you know that my blog and the XKCD comics have something in common? I won’t make you sit there scratching your head all day, I’ll fill you in on my little known secret – all the pictures on my blog are WAY more fun if you hover over the photo – try it today!