Thursday, April 03, 2008

Haiku When You Don't Know What to Do

It rhymes, right? I thought it was catchy. And it pretty much sums up my blogging abilities for this week.

After a rough week at work, I do not have any mental energy to write something scathing about New Jersey Governor Corzine's plan to cut funding to our state's parks while still leaving plenty of pork in the budget elsewhere. I'll get into that over the weekend when I have time to write!

We're heading up to the Adirondacks on Saturday and are spending a night up there so we'll have time to go around with a realtor and look at property. We're seriously thinking of buying a small cabin (preferably with a lot of land) in the southern Adirondacks, so we can use it as a weekend getaway; and in the long run perhaps we could retire up there for part of the year.

This adventure isn't for the faint of heart - I hear they still have a large quantity of snow on the ground up there!

So here we go with the haiku:

Time to get away
To a land still white with snow
Better there than here.

To wide open fields
Stretching to the horizon
Mountains high above.














I'll skip the laundry
And forget about my job
Time to just relax.

Diva is coming
She'll romp around in the woods
And sniff lots of stuff.

She's tired of indoors
And sick of the same old park
She'll love something new.















Baxter will stay home
For a night all on his own
He'll be Master of the House!














No gourmet dinners
But lots of peace and quiet
What more could we want?


I'll try to catch up on the Blog World this weekend!

15 comments:

LET'S TALK said...

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FranIAm said...

On the offchance that you will stop anywhere near here either coming or going, feel free to email me for my phone number. I am presuming that you head up the NYS Thruway to get to the ADKS?

Larry said...

Getting away is always a necessity, the problem is you have to return home.

Mauigirl said...

Hi LT, I'll be over to read your post!

Fran, we're staying in Johnstown Saturday night and probably poke around there a bit and Sunday morning we're going to be going around with a realtor in the area to the west of Lake George and around Indian Lake. I'll e-mail you and get your number - perhaps a meet-up won't work out this time but maybe the next time it will.

Larry, that is always the problem. I still am depressed from having come back from Hawaii!

Randal Graves said...

writing posts is hard
from time to time the brain floats
aimless in The Google

getaways are good
recharge all those electrons
in your noo yawk skull

you will not miss much
Chimpy is still a grand fool
and his cohorts too

Christopher said...

What happened to Hawaii?

Mauigirl said...

Randal, excellent haiku-ish response, as always! ;-) I agree, not much will change!

Christopher, here's the grand plan...buy this place in the Adirondacks for weekend getaways for the next few years (Hawaii is a little far away for weekend getaways, LOL!). That will be paid off within 10 years or sooner. Then sell the NJ house and buy a house in Hawaii (too expensive to afford w/o selling NJ house first). Keep both and perhaps go back and forth depending on the season; eventually sell Adirondack house and stay in Hawaii.

We can't move to Hawaii yet because of our elderly parents/relatives all being here. So we need to do something to cheer ourselves up right now!

Suzi Riot said...

I always enjoy your haikus! I hope Diva has a lot of fun and doesn't get any ticks! ;)

Femail doc said...

The expressions on Diva and Baxter? Priceless! Now how spoiled is that cat?!?!

Mauigirl said...

Hi Suzi, from what I understand, when we get up into the actual mountains tomorrow there is lots of snow still on the ground (hard to imagine, as we are in Johnstown, NY right now and there is none). So no ticks yet!

Femail Doc, actually it is Diva who is the MOST spoiled of the two!

TomCat said...

Maui, enjoy your weekend getaway, but be sure to bring back a special treat for Baxter, since he's getting the fuzzy end of the lollipop. ;-)

Candace said...

Love the haiku, love the pics of the "kids." Baxter looks positively unctuous. :)

And Randal's "aimless in The Google" is great.

Mauigirl said...

Tomcat, thanksfully, Baxter has forgiven us. Apparently one night alone didn't bother him too much!

Candace, glad you enjoyed them - and I loved that "aimless in the Google" too. Great imagery!

JollyRoger said...

We disparaged a wingtard
We did not set a 'tard trap
Still the tard came to see us.

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