Friday, February 22, 2008

Haiku Friday: the start over edition

Haiku Friday

I had a haiku
already written today
but I threw it out.

Cold showers and jobs
are no longer important.
My boy has come home.

Seriously, that calm that flies in from faraway collegeland landed at 10 tonight, and all is well -- or at least better -- in my world. It just takes that bear hug from a certain young man and the grin that tells me he is as glad to be home as I am to have him home.

Additionally, in light of the continuing crisis in the newspaper business, I had a looooong chat yesterday with my BFF over lattes, trying to figure out what I really wanted to be when I grow up.

When we were done, I had an idea and a plan and a mission -- and the color was back in my face.

Yes, the light at the end of the tunnel may not actually be the oncoming train.

I'm not ready to reveal all yet, but I'm hoping I can wean myself away from the smell of newsprint and ink.

I am scaring the Wonderhubby half to death with this kind of talk, but it scares me more to have nothing to shoot for while my current livelihood circles the drain.

Stay tuned!

26 comments:

Joy T. said...

Glad to read your boy is home! And I can't wait to hear what the new plan is for your future.

Marylin said...

great news that your boy is home! It's great when you know they want to be with you isn't it? :)

Toni said...

Enjoy your visit!

transplanting me said...

yeah a visit home.. that must be lovely! and maybe a whole life change, too. i occasionally peek in at the planet, maybe i'll do so more often!

wright said...

How great to have your boy home! And I am sure whatever you end up doing will be great!

~JJ! said...

Yay for homecoming!!!!

storyteller said...

Sounds like an exciting time for you. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the visit with your son and hope all goes well with your plans.
Hugs and blessings,

secret agent mama said...

Oh Gosh,I can't wait to hear all about it! & I'm glad your boy is home!!

Canadian flake said...

Glad your boy got home safe and even gladder he still hugs his momma...

As for scaring the WH, just remind him that is HIS job..lmao.

Hang in there hon....

Kathryn said...

I hope you have a wonderful time with your boy back. Happy homecoming!

Jenni said...

Have a wonderful visit with the boy!

Robinella said...

with baited breath.

Bren said...

Enjoy the homecoming!!
Can't wait to hear your big reveal. How exciting for you!

Scylla said...

I am glad you get to visit together. This post made me miss my mom and dad!!

I love life changes... I can't wait to see what it is!

suchsimplepleasures said...

i'm so happy for you that your son is home!!
i can't wait to hear what you're going to be, when you grow up!! i'm still waiting for my epiphany!
take care, my friend...have an awesome day!
xoxo

Maria said...

Gotta love a homecoming!

nikki said...

Oooooo, the suspense is killing me. I can't wait to hear what you want to be when you grow up! Enjoy your visit!

DIXIECHICK said...

It's always great to have them home. Enjoy your visit and have a wonderful weekend!

Around The Funny Farm said...

The closer my boy gets to going away to college the sadder I get. I'm going to miss him so much!

Have a great weekend!

:-) Beth

Mama DB said...

Yay for your boy being home! It is so far in the future but I dread when the babies leave the nest!

Looking forward to seeing what you are on to next.

Happy Friday!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

You aren't going to give even a teency morsel? You are a scrooge Janet!

Yay for the return of the king! How wonderful to have him home.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Wahoo on the return of your boy!

And you have us all on the edge of our seats...

Joyce said...

So glad your son is home for a visit, and - I am in suspense! :)

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

hope you have a wonderful visit and glad to hear things are looking up re: your job stuff. btw, i used to work for a newspaper too.

dawn224 said...

hooray for the boy!

and I don't know anything about homosexual duck lovin' either.

Jozet at Halushki said...

Seriously digging your first haiku!

And hurray for homecomings. We're a few years away from college - I'm still treasuring seeing them off the bus every afternoon. I know that someday it will be home only once in a while, and possibly with bags of laundry. ;-)

 
All Rights Reserved. Planet of Janet, 2010.