HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAYLA!
And I am very excited to see that her latest chapter of Rogue has just been posted - it's like a hobbit gift; instead of getting presents, she gave me one! Kayla
was my introduction to fanfiction and the quality of her writing is the reason I kept reading and discovered so many other gifted authors too. Thanks, Kayla
The interviews have had me worried about the movie, especially about Jacob's role in it and how it has been portrayed. I will definitely be using SusieTherapyTM
! However, if you haven't seen it yet (hint: Caryn
just blogged a spoiler-free review of BD1 that is very, very reassuring, which I recommend as pre-movie soothing strategy. Just in case, when actually in the theatre, I plan to have lightweight snacks that will not injure others if I accidentally throw them at the screen. Oh, and lots of caffeine for that midnight showing! Still no company, but I know this theatre, know where to park, and I'm not worried. Besides, I'm sure security will be roving around.
So envious of everyone already listening to the soundtrack. I need to get off my behind, download it, and get it on my phone.
- that was a great idea for the scene posted in the middle of the end credits! Based on Alphie's review, though, I don't if that will be it. Definitely staying through the end credits now. We have people seeing this movie across a span of a few days - at what point we will start with the spoilers?
- you were so right about all the clips in the interviews. Even though so many are the same, I still feel oversaturated. I have started shutting/covering my eyes during clips ... maybe I will just save up watching interviews altogether until after the movie. Although I'll have to see that yes/no one with Josh H. Love Josh in Twinterviews!
- congratulations on your third baby boy! And your Lexiversary the same day - wow! Definitely a big day. One of my sister-in-laws persuaded her hubby to try again, hoping for a girl after their two boys, after they saw our three girls. They got another boy too, and decided that it was fate. But they are all precious boys, and they were so impressed by how wonderful their oldest was with the new baby. Oh - we are dual posting and you beat me
- but I am so glad because I can see what you wrote about what KS said about why she's been so private about the relationship, and it's not only wise and wonderful beyond her years, it also reassures my nagging worry that the relationship might be fictional. So many H'wood ones are.
- your idea to Lynne about adding sparkle to Rob in the DVD made my breath catch. Really
I am glad that a plan you're happy with is getting underway for Sonny Boy. I really, really sympathize with you about the lost semester, I really know how that feels to watch your son struggle and fall and feel like things could have been so much better. But ... I hope that he has had an important life lesson in managing himself, and it was at least in a supportive community. One semester is not so horrible, in the scheme of things. Now, you were asking about my new job ... and I'm going to give you the long explanation, so feel free to skim or skip if not interested. I haven't made a big deal about my work because I find that, although some people are interested in the work of a psychologist and can see us as regular people, others freak out, which freaks me out a little. So I'm shy, but I know by now that you are not someone who freaks out about it (or pretty much anything else, I'm thinking
). Like many psychologists, I find myself doing a little of this, and a little of that. My private practice is based on contracts: I provide services under contract to various agencies, who for various reasons order evaluations of adults (I see teens under some circumstances). So yes, I have started the new job, which is basically a new contract, but I'm still doing the old work as well. The new job is PRN, or per diem, or as needed - basically they will schedule me when they need extra coverage, usually because they have a higher number of patients or because FT workers are off for vacation or holiday. I am quite impressed with some of what they are doing over there, but I still want out of private practice and into a salaried job ... and the backstory to why I am in private practice is my daughters. I was in a FT position, got pg with triplets, and chose to quit in my second month of pregnancy. I couldn't take care of my pregnancy as I needed to - triplets are a high-risk pregnancy. Mind, I quit in a good economy. I really did work hard at gestating, physical therapy and special diet and all kinds of stuff, and I carried to 34 weeks and a day and my girls are very healthy and I have no regrets. But I went back to work in a bad economy, and it was actually easier to start up my own private practice than find a salaried position. I like the freedom to be my own boss. But I'm not really disciplined enough for it, and it keeps intruding on my family time. So ... that's my answer to "did you start your new job, and is it FT or PT?" Like I said, you could skip it.
Love to everyone!