Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tree of Life

We are headed up to the log cabin tonight for a much needed getaway weekend. The hubby had a rough week at work (due in part to a criminally acting ex-employee) and if I told you what happened, you would be as outraged as me. So I am swooping my husband up and taking him to our log kingdom. I think the cabin will take away the stress. We will go snow shoeing and look up into the trees and appreciate their beauty. We will forget about bad people in the world and instead think about the good ones we know. We will breathe in the fresh air and look at all the miracles of life that surround us.









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40 comments:

Hi ! I'm Cindy said...

Nothing like heading to the great north of Michigan to escape the big city!! I did it for years, sometimes I headed up every weekend!

reliv4life said...

I am so glad you get to go! I like the way you worded that - forget about the bad people and think about the good ones you know! Focus on the positives - that always helps!! have fun!

Dawnie said...

I'm sorry he had to have a bad week. So many of us feel the wrath of "bad people" and it surely does get to you dosnt it? I'm beyond tired of people hurting people.

Have a great weekend and hopefully you will both be restored.

The White Bench said...

Oh Shelley! This is something to remember- too many bad things in this crazy world, but also the Beauty of Nature and of lovely people which sorround us!
Thank you!
Monica xo.
P.S. Thanks also for treating me with such nice words, dear Shelley!x.

wendy said...

It does sound like you need a break! Good for you, taking him away.
I hope you have a great weekend.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with peace and relaxation.

April said...

Hi Shelley~
Sorry to hear that your hubby had a tough time at work...sounds like a little trip to your cabin in just what the doctor ordered. Have a wonderful time!♥ Love your pictures!

Karlene said...

Oh! that sounds so good right now...I know that I need to go to camp myself...you have a beautiful blog and I love to see the snow...heart warming...Thanks

Sandi Keene said...

Have a great, restorative weekend!

Lady of the Mote said...

enjoy your time there,I pray you both come back restored and refreshed

Just a little something from Judy said...

It seems to me that log cabin life would diminish most of the stresses of life. I wish you both a relaxing, renewing few days together. Love the pictures!!

Cedar ... said...

Nature,...the "natural" de-stressor. Good for you, have a great weekend.

George said...

It's too bad that you need a getaway cabin, but it's wonderful that you have one. I hope it works its magic and that you both are encouraged and refreshed by your time at the cabin.

Darla said...

Oh I do pray for a stress free time for the both of you and look forward to seeing some photos!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Sometimes I wonder how people sleep at night...don't they realize that it takes less energy to be nice and polite than "mean"?

Glad you have the log cabin to go to and forget the world for the weekend:)
Rondell

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Have a great time at the cabin.. Sorry your hubby had a rough week.. BUT--I'm glad you two have a getaway to go to!!!!!

Have a great weeked.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dawn said...

i sure love when the weekend begins on thursday!! glad you are able to get away to your getaway for the weekend!! soak in all of nature and enjoy His gifts!

Jen said...

Those who want it all usually end up with nothing.
May you both have a wonderful weekend and enjoy God's beauty.

Kath said...

Isn't it wonderful to have such a beautiful, peaceful place to get away from it all...Enjoy your time at the cabin!!

Hugs-Kath

City Mouse said...

Nice pics, and even nicer sentiments. We're headed out this weekend also, and we're looking forward to the same - being at peace together and forgetting about drama for a few days. Have an awesome time!

Charli and me said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm sorry your hubby had a bad week. Sometimes people can be so frustrating.

Leedra said...

Nothing like breathing in the fresh air.

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Barbara said...

Shelly, Thanks for coming by. I tried to leave a comment at your online shop, but wasn't able to do so. Sorry things were bad last week, but there is always tomorrow.
If I can still register I would like the magnet, then I will think of you every time I see it.

miss mary said...

hi there! I love your site. I love all the pictures . I really like the bird feeder and the rockers. The thing I love most is the adorable little kitty.I'm an avid animal lover. Hope you drop by to visit me. Also have a really great rest of the week.Hugs

JyLnC said...

Have a relaxing and restful weekend. Say hello to that gorgeous black squirrel for me. I love him or her!

Shellmo said...

Cindy - You are so right! I look forward to the drive to heaven...

Michele - Thank you! I am so looking forward to a peaceful weekend.

Dawnie - I always feel like asking the question "where's the humanity?" Sigh...

Monica - I agree w/ you on the beauty of nature!

Wendy - thank you - I hear a glass of wine calling my name!

Penny - thanks so much! I think other than being outdoors - I'm going to do some baking too!

April - thanks so much!!

Karlene - so glad you came by! Thank you!

Sandi - will do!! :-)

Lady of the Mote - I appreciate your kind words!!

Judy - as soon as we pull into the driveway - a big smile will appear on my face! :)

Cedar - nature is a good healer!

George - I believe its magic will definitely work!

Darla - got the camera ready!!

Rondell - I was beside myself when I find out about this dismissed employees actions - but decided to move forward. (And with the hopes that this person is punished severely by the law.)

Betsy - I am so grateful to have our getaway! Thank you for the good wishes!!

Dawn - thank you! I am already feeling my spirits lift!

jen - you are so right! I keep telling myself that this malicious thief will receive the justice he deserves.

Kath- it is and i hope you have just as wonderful a weekend my friend!!

City Mouse - I wish you an equally great weekend!

Charli - I am looking forward to spoiling my husband. Marvin the cat has promised not to bite his ankles too much this weekend - lol!

Leedra - when I breathe in the fresh air of northern michigan and smell the trees - it just feels so renewing!

Hi Barbara! Yes - still time to register - let me know which magnet you are interested in! Thanks!!

Miss Mary - thank you so much! I'll be over to visit you!

grammy said...

Glad you could get away. Sorry for the bad stuff going on. Do you do your weekends without TV and computer, or do you have all that?

ctlogcabin said...

Shelley ~ Have a Wonderful Week-End !! May the Beauty that surrounds you at the Cabin bring some Peace and Tranquility back in to your lives. Hugs ~ Connie xox

Cam said...

Nature does wonders! Nice post :)

Constance said...

Being in the midst of God's glorious creation is the best way for me to regroup, refocus and get recharged! Enjoy your weekend in your own little piece of heaven on earth!
Connie

Ginger said...

Hi Shelley:
I hope you have a safe trip and a relaxing weekend.
Ginger

74WIXYgrad said...

You know Shelley, that sounds good. I need to get away with Kathy one of these days, away from all the looney tunes around us.

Sandy said...

Have a great weekend and take lots of pics!

country gal said...

Hi,

Yep, I'm sure log cabin beauty will help him! =D The giveaway is going to turn out great, I know it.

Love, Joy =D

John Poole said...

Shelley,

Hope you're having a good getaway this weekend & good weather. Spring is just around the corner! Interesting...the (Shaker) Tree of Life was always a very powerful symbol for me, personally. Very renewing and enlightening, and I can see why you had used that term for the title of this posting. :-)

Take care,
John

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Your pictures are beautiful as usual. Sorry for the work related issues that your husband is having. A getaway weekend is always a good thing.

denise

Marcia said...

I'm glad you're able to go to the cabin this weekend, but sorry your husband had such a rough week. Nice pics. You've got me totally hooked on snowmancam, so I'm thinking maybe you should set one up so we can watch the wildlife at your cabin :-)
Marcia

A. Joy said...

I love snowshoeing! Gosh, I haven't been in year - so much fun!
Sounds like a great plan to get away to the cabin - that squirrell sure looks entertaining!

Judy said...

Have a wondeful relaxing weekend.

MindyLew said...

There is nothing like escaping into nature. I would rather live with the "wildlife" anyday!