Thursday, January 15, 2009

A weekend away.

I was all set to go. My bags were packed, my car was loaded. I was heading home today to go on the high school senior retreat. I was going to spend the night at my parents' house and then head to the retreat center tomorrow morning.

I turned the key.

Nothing.

Today my car's battery decided not to work. I called Hal and he came and tried to jump the car.

My car will not jump. Perhaps because it was -11 degrees with the wind chill (about 4-6 degrees normally).

So I am still in Bloomington. I rented a car and will pick it up tomorrow morning, and then I will drive the 3+ hours to the retreat center, where I will spend all weekend with an assortment of characters from my first year of teaching. I hope it's a good weekend for the kids.

In the meantime, Hal will try to get my car fixed (assuming that it warms up enough to jump).

So in essence, I will not be reporting live on the blog this weekend. I will be in the internet-less wilderness (we'll be in a retreat center, don't worry) trying to stay warm and thinking holy thoughts. I suppose this blows my "post every day of 2009" idea, but I realized that with the amount of time I will be spending out of the country this year I will have missed some days anyway. I might as well miss the first two or three for God! :)

Wish us luck and keep the kids in your prayers this weekend. I'm hoping for good things.

3 comments:

BoufMom9 said...

Have a wonderful weekend!
My two daughters are going on a big retreat this weekend too! can't wait to see what they come home to tell me :)

crystal said...

I hope you have a great time! Any chance that you might spend the weekend with the assortment of characters from your *second* year of teaching at their senior retreat when the time comes? *cough*

Stacie said...

Debi -- Thanks! I hope G and S had a wonderful time on their retreat!

Crystal -- definitely a possibility. You never quite know where I'll show up! :)