Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Poetry quickfire and a temporary "parole"


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That cold air grabbed my spark
and spun me in its dance
as I shook off my tired
to let a chill elevate
and release the cobwebs
of nine o'clock ordinary.

See what a quick walk on the driveway on a freezing December day can do for me. That's a jump start. Love how the cold air instantly puts me into awake mode. I need that burst these days.

At 1 p.m. today, there will be a very unusual event happening in my home. My husband and I will leave the premises (without the children who will happily be with Grandma) to go on an actual (drum roll) date! We haven't gone on a date in 5 years. I know, we let too much time go by. We're going to see Sherlock Holmes this afternoon. I'm looking forward to see Robert Downey, Jr.'s spin on this iconic character. I'll give a little movie and date review for you tomorrow :)

I wonder if I will jump every time I hear a kid call "Mommy". I'm not used to being without some kid pulling on me or whining for something :) I'll just have hubby asking for more popcorn. Hopefully, he won't fall asleep in the movie like he does at home when we watch one:) I hope there is enough action to keep him interested in the story line. We'll see. I'll just be glad to be stress free and relaxing for 2 hours or so.

24 comments:

shiny mamaof6 said...

Have a fabulous date. I hope you don't have to wait another 5 years to go on another one.

Wendy said...

That is awesome! have a great time on your date! you deserve it!

Trudy said...

Sounds wonderful...hope you have a wonderful date and enjoy the show. Looking forward to your review...I really want to see this one too!

destrella said...

Sounds like the perfect date movie! I may have to try and sweet talk my husband into the same.... :O)

shabby girl said...

I hope that YOU can be okay without them for a few hours! Ha! BTW, I really liked your poem. Nothing like a smack in the face with frigid air to wake you right up!

Becca said...

Cold air makes me do the exact opposite, I run for my bed and pull the covers up over my head! Ha, you liked that little rhyme right?! HA!

I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful date! I think it will be a great movie! If not, you can always count on movie popcorn to be worth it! HAVE FUN!

T Rex Mom said...

First, excellent poem. Secondly, have fun!

He & Me + 3 said...

AWESOME poem. I think it is my fav so far. Great job. Have fun at the movie. Can't wait to hear about it.

Caroline said...

Love that poem!!!

Enjoy your date (and a much deserved one). Can't wait to hear your review. I just saw Avatar yesterday...omg...awesome!

kaye said...

enjoy

Corrie Howe said...

Yeah!!!! A Date!!!! Hoping 2010 brings more!

Randi said...

Happy Date Day! Girlfriend, you need to get out more! You had me seriously thinking of a trip to your state just so I could babysit!

Your poem is really good. It hit home because the other night my husband and I were walking out of Walmart and the frigid air took our breath away for a moment. I said to him,"Sometimes doesn't that shock of frigid air feel refreshing?" "Um, nope," he answered. Maybe if I could have explained it like your poem he would have known what I meant.

Judith Ellis said...

Lovely poem, Kelly. I love these! They all breathe no matter the topic. Have fun on your date. It is so important to have time with just the two of you. Enjoy, my friend. You both deserve it.

Ginger Jasper said...

Just popped accross to wish you and yours a Very Happy New Year.. Love Carol and GJ x

Anita said...

Great poem! Our driveway is steep and icy, so all I think when I get back in the house is, "Thank God I made it."

Husband and I went away on a trip recently. Looooooved it. I have a feeling you're going to want more dates and soon.

Beth Kephart said...

oh, you've earned this!!!!!!!!!!

and your poem is full of bright anticipation.

I hope everything was perfect.

sol said...

nice and nice!!!

:))

Christy said...

Oh, I am so glad you get to go on a date! How marvelous. I look forward to the review. Happy New Year!

2 Brits, 2 Yanks, 2 Dogs said...

I hope you had a great date we had a whole weekend away earlier this month and it was fantastic but by the end of it I was missing my little ones. Happy New Year

Haley said...

love the poem! Hope your date went great!

The Write Girl said...

I enjoyed reading your poem...I do hope you enjoyed your date. How exciting!! I heard Downey Jr. is buff in this film lol and it's a bit racey. Hope you have a lovely New Years as well.

Michelle said...

Whoo! Yay for the date. Although I have to admit that it somewhat cracks me up that you're going at 1pm. I do want to know what you think of the movie, especially since it definitely has love story components to it, and no Sherlock I've ever known has had any interest in women whatsoever. I hope you had a great time!

Jenners said...

Love the poem! Glad the air woke you up and fired you up at the same time!

And I love love love that you are going on a date!!!!!!! I'm sure it is just amazing to be out and about without kids! ENJOY! I'll be back to hear how the movie was!

Life, Uncharted. said...

Very different, love it! Sometimes a good blast of cold air is better than coffee...ok maybe not but it certainly clears the head.