I hope everyone is having a good weekend!
Last night Hubs and I tried to get into see True Grit
at our favorite discount neighborhood theatre, but it was sold out - we didn't get there early enough. We didn't want to just go back home, so we ended up at this fun restaurant/bar called The Chatterbox Pub. It is nothing like the pubs in the UK, though. We really don't have many pubs in the U.S. like that. Anyway, this place is known for playing board games at your table, or playing the old style video games. Hubs and I played Scrabble - I thought of you, Jaclyn
. The place was bustling because it was Saturday night. I'd never been there on a Saturday night before. Of course most people were more like your age- y'all - but hey - I told hubs - I'm used to the younger folk! They're my peeps! It was the perfect Scrabble environment - I had lots to look at while I was waiting for hubs to take his turn. They have their own micro brew beer, so we really enjoyed that as well as some dinner while we played. I beat Hubs narrowly, which is rare.
- It sounds like you really had a fun day yesterday!I can see why your friend is so excited about becoming pregnant when her doctor said she had a 50/50 chance! I can also see why she wouldn't have been careful about birth control either. Is she still in a relationship with this guy? Will they get married and thus make it more acceptable to the older generation? It's great that you girls are such close friends and that you are standing by her (of course).
- WOW! What a scary time you've had - 2 ER visits! My husband found out he was allergic to penicillin a few years ago - he hadn't previously been allergic to it! His face puffed up so much he was almost unrecognizable!! It took a while for it to come down to normal size, even after he started taking the antihistimine. Did you swell up too?? Scary. Then your child biting off the night light? So scary!! You must think he has a guardian angel. He could have been electrocuted. On to a happier topic - this fall will be that of milestones for you as a mom - kindergarten and preschool! You will finally have some time to yourself. You'll also love being a Kindergarten parent and getting involved in the school, volunteering and meeting other parents. FUN! I have happy memories! My kids are big. My son (yes, Sonny Boy - we usually use code names for our kids online) is 17 and he is graduating from high school in June and will go to college in the fall. My daughter (Daughter Dear) is a Jr. in college (20), studying Social Work. You want some of my nice white snow? We used to have a lot more, but now we only have about 1 foot with 4 foot piles of snow where we shovel. Somehow, I think it would melt by the time it got to you.....Regarding the Twilight/Lexicon addiction - just tell your husband it is cheaper than psychiatric care and it makes you happy and if momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy! Am I right?? Still you can make some small visible efforts to show that you are trying to "cut down"
(whether or not you actually are, just that it looks like you are!!)
- Thanks for the pics of the cottage! It is adorable. Of course we don't have anything like that in the U.S. It is just so British! (or Welsh!) What farm are you talking about when you say you were working on the farm? Is it a community farm where you get a share of the produce if you put in hours working on it? I love how you are so sociable with friends popping round all the time! Man, I'd really love to be there for the fun!
- How often does your daughter have spinal taps? I remember you telling us about it the last time and I must admit I got a little squeamish and woozy about the whole thing! I know it brings her quite a bit of relief, though.
- I told Hubs about the use of the word "messages" for groceries there in Scotland and he had never heard that before - for some reason, he thinks he's heard of most Scottishisms - anyway, do you have any idea where it comes from?? If you don't, can you ask your parents? He is dying to know! Yes, those rats are really cute! By they way, I can't believe someone could actually be more afraid of spiders than you are!!!
Yes, Luta is the woman whose memoir I edited - heavily edited, by the way. I typed all 240 pages and had to correct grammar and put it in the right order and fix several paragraphs.
- Congrats to your DAWGS!!! Final Four here they come! Now on to my favorite topic - the Myers Briggs!! I know I will never win a "discussion" with the likes of you! BUT, I think Rob is an E because, remember E means you get energy from people - he prefers to be with his friends and in a perfect world, would prefer to go out often to hear music, rather than stay home You don't have to be super E. You know how utterly charming he is with people, how he just has a natural way with people, very likable, charismatic?? Well, I have a friend like that and she is ENFP - the NF usually means someone who intuitively understands people, the P means they "play it by ear", so they tend to be more fun - they love to do things spur of the moment. The E attracts people - they want to be with that person. He may not be a strong E because of course he enjoys reading and more solitary pursuits - heck, even I'm not 100% E - I hate being in a big group of people I don't know. I have to know them, or be getting to know them (NF) Yet, my soul would starve if I had to spend a lot of time alone. Now, Kristen may be an I. Of course in my even discussing this I am vexing Rob. He hates it when people think they know him from seeing him in his films/interviews. How can we really know him from that? Touche, Rob! Just to end this discussion on a relationship healing note - You know I'm totally with you on the gun issue.
- Summer Time!!! Yeah, I know how hard it is to adjust to that. I guess now I'm glad that we've already done it. Now we're back to a 7 hour time difference with you. Still don't have the baby fever? I suppose it is a good thing since you don't want to get married and have kids. It would really cramp your style. Still, it's great that you can appreciate your friend's baby!
- I'm so glad BabyBoy is feeling back to his old playful self! It is hard to see a little one so sick. I'm really glad he responded so well to the antibiotics. This winter has been a hard one for viruses! Thanks for telling me that my Marielle pic had been removed. I reposted it on that post and here is is as well: My picture of Susie and Marielle
I don't know why it would have been removed - it was my own stuff, nothing proprietary! Good luck on your editing project!
- Sorry I didn't say anything about your little guy being sick. Is it really THE influenza? If so, he's probably really sick. I hope he rallies and is well soon. He is such a sweet little boy! My flight benefit - Didn't you know? Didn't you know that you risk a visit from me indefinitely?? We have the "retiree flight benefit" for life, or the life of Delta at least. Pretty good deal, eh? Well when you think of how Delta came and took our beloved Northwest Airlines from the state of Minnesota (a real loss for us) and that many many people were laid off, someone like my husband with 19 years experience should get the retiree benefit! The only thing is we are lower on the boarding priority list - we get on after all the active employees and then of all the retirees, we have the most recent seniority so we're pretty much at the bottom but above someone on a buddy pass, so I have to choose flights with lots of open seats. That's one reason I chose Amsterdam - the planes there and back were only half full, so I knew I'd get on! I suppose I can get to Orlando in July...not sure I can handle the weather then, though!! Also, mid-week flights are lighter than weekends. Thanks for inviting Rachel and Amy
to join us here at the Halfway House!
I am officially skipping church today - Hubs and Sonny Boy are there, but I'm still a bit worn out from my transatlantic journey! Plus, I have to rest up for what's on the schedule for today - mega homework session - online Health. I'm a "facilitator".
Then tonight it's facilitating the English homework - writing a page about a book he hasn't read!! You've all done that haven't you?? Actually, he could choose from a huge list of books to "not read" and I recommended a play since they are easier to breeze through and discuss. I think he'll do Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams - great stuff. I'm "pre-reading" it for him.
Moms - when kids get to this point in their senior year, let's face it, they're burned out and so are you!!! He really got behind in his homework when he did Les Mis and also having the additional Online Health course had added to his regular load. Yikes! I feel the stress and can't wait for graduation!! With Daughter Dear, I didn't have to facilitate, but she was so extremely stressed finishing all the requirements for the International Baccalaureate Diploma that I felt it too and was relieved when she graduated too! It's funny, but college hasn't been as stressful as that last year in high school was! Let's just say that Sonny Boy is not pursuing that IB Diploma - it ain't for everybody!
Have a great day - I'll try to check in later, but you know that Sonny Boy will be on my laptop and I don't know if I'm up to using the dinosaur computer upstairs.....