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This photo of Kristen Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe presenting at the Oscars made my morning!
Daniel not only presented, he sang and danced twice. Wait a minute. Did he present or only sang and danced to a number? I saw him when he arrived on the red carpet so knew he was going to do something. He said it was the first time he had been at the Oscars. I watched the whole thing but didn’t see Kristen Stewart present either. Was I out of the room when this occured? Or did I fall asleep during commercials? You never know if you dose off for 2 or 3 minutes. I recorded it so I guess I could check it out on fast forward.
I discovered that the fan on my furnace wasn’t going off. Actually I thought the furnace was not heating since I felt cold air coming out of the vents. I finally opened up the furnace door and shut the blower off. I then turned up the furnace and it came on with hot air blowing thru. Then it shut off. I was so glad. I thought I was going to have to pay for a furnance repair man. I remembered that a guy had been messing with the furnace when he was checking out the electric. So he had turned on the blower and left it on. That is why it was working all the time.
I guess I did fall a sleep for a minute because I just saw Kristen and Dan presenting together in a clip. Lol
ASTI, I hope your DS will be home soon with a good report on his day.
I am back home with all my machines running.
My mother and I went through the last items brought down from the attic. Some of the interesting items I found were three newspaper reports of the wedding of my father’s parents. When questioned my father has always said he didn’t think they had a “wedding” that they just got married at the house. When we told him about the clippings we had found that described a wedding he said no one had ever told him anything about anything like that.
The marriage was performed at the house but it was a wedding complete with an elaborate embroidered satin dress and attendants in elaborate dresses. My grandfather’s best man was an officer from his unit in WWI who had come home and become a judge. He had a second attendant as well. One report indicated there was ice cream served at the reception and a week long wedding trip. The most informative one was the most crumbly. I am going to have to go to the library and find these articles on microfilm so I can read the full description of the dresses and the wedding trip.
Now, here is the great mystery…. There are stacks of formal studio photographs of my grandmother from her infancy through her years as a young lady. There are stacks of studio photographs of my father from the moment he was born up until he and my mother married.
BUT there is NOT ONE single solitary photo of this elaborately gowned bride and her attendants or with her groom. We have boxes full of sympathy cards and ribbons from floral arrangements for every death in the family. My mother has boxes of congratulatory cards and ribbons from her wedding, wedding showers, and baby shower. There is not so much as one card or ribbon kept as a souvenir of my grandmother’s wedding. One can only speculate why no one took a photo of her.
We do have all the letters my grandfather wrote my grandmother during WWI, four years before the wedding. So, they were already a couple long before they married. All those letters were kept but there is nothing about the wedding other than these three clippings that were loose in the bottom of a steamer trunk drawer.
My father was born almost a year to the day following their wedding.
I’m afraid my mind has gone wandering.
My poor DS left home just after 7am, and got home at 8.20pm. We both know these first few days of induction are going to be tough, but I could really do without sitting down to eat at 9 at night! I am very glad I am off work this week; I don’t need to worry about going to bed and getting the sleep I need, I can be around for him, and he can talk through his day.
I would like to recommend a book. It is in the paperback charts here, but it’s really a children’s book. I read it on the Kindle, then had to LET MY DAUGHTER BORROW MY KINDLE!!!!!! because I wanted her to read it. She really enjoyed it too. She said it made her think a lot. It is called Wonder by R. J. Palacio. It just stays the right side of overly sentimental, it’s simply written, and I just fell for it.
Lady Hawke, did you get my email?
Yes, ASTI, I did receive your email and passed your message along as you asked. I’m sorry your DS’s day was so long. First days at new jobs are difficult enough without them running that long.
Good morning, Leaky! I hope all is well here.
Asti, sorry about the long day, but I’m so glad he’s back at work AND you can take a break from work without worrying and/or feeling guilty. I have no doubt that yall have great and wonderful things ahead of you! <3
LH, loving the photos on Facebook! Glad you’re through (almost through?) the attic. Hopefully that’s over the hump!
Ironsos and MM, my mind is at the point where it still wanders back home eventually. I just don’t know how much longer that will last – especially dealing with undergrads every day. ;)
I think I have failed to mention my big news. I’m going to Peru for a week and a half over spring break (and the week before). My department chair recruited me to be an additional chaperone for a group of college students he organizes. I had to pay for my ticket (which was a lot – and more than I originally expected), but I don’t have to pay for anything else. And since it’s a school trip, I can write it off on my taxes next year. Now that my check is in, I’m starting to get excited. We were going to go to Machu Picchu, but there have been kidnapping threats, so we’re staying to the north now. But I still get to go to the Andes and see the cloud forests, so I’m beyond happy about that. However, other than that, I don’t have too many details. I should probably get some… ;)
The rain has gotten here. This is from the fall out from the blizzard that is hitting the rest of the country. I was planning on driving to town today. Now I will have to re think it. I never know if my windshield wipers will be working. They must have some kind of short because if I hit a hole that shakes the truck, sometimes they will not work for awhile. Always something going wrong.
Lady Hawke Your mother has history stored in her home. It makes me wonder what was in my Grandmother’s attic before they sold the old homeplace.
Dr. Lew That is exciting news. That is too bad about missing Machu Picchu but maybe you will discover another find.
My DS is not due home ‘til about 8pm. Tonight, I’m just going to do cheeseburgers! Hopefully, before long, he’ll be getting home at a sensible time again.
LEW, thankyou, that is sweet. And wow, what an exciting opportunity! I’d love to hear more details.
Hello, *Harriett! How are you?
DR LEW, I’m glad you are enjoying the photos. Of course, I am curious about the contents of that last locked trunk but that will have to wait until someone else brings it down and we can have locksmith look at it.
Otherwise, I have boxed the contents of all the curio and china cabinets that are going to the apartment. My mother has boxed up her kitchen except what she needs for the next month.
We have a pile that is made up of boxes going to the apartment and boxes coming to my house, either for me or ebay. We have a regrettably large pile which is to be abandoned at the house for the estate sale. Once we have emptied my bedroom of everything we are taking I am going to move the pile of things we are leaving back to the bedroom. I need to clear a path so the movers can get the dining room table and buffet out the door.
The house is in piles of boxes with just enough space for my parents to pass with their walkers. All the closets have been emptied as have the cabinets.
My main challenge now is to keep the items we are taking with us separate from the items that are staying and we don’t leave something we don’t intend to leave.
DR LEW, I saw you were going to Peru but I didn’t know how it came to be. It is too bad about Machu Picchu but it is not worth risking your safety. I hope you take photos and have enough signal on your phone to send them back.
ASTI, I’m glad your DS is working but I hope the hours become more reasonable. Has he had the courage to ask what the normal hours are meant to be?
Best lego set ever.
Ok, I am thinking that cheeseburgers at 8.45pm were not a good idea. I am feeling horribly bloated.
My poor DS had an horrendous day. Tomorrow, he is going straight out, so it should be easier timewise, but no less pressurised for him.
Lady Hawke, his contract stipulates his working day as 9 ‘til 5.30. These last two days, he’s had to get to the UK head office and back, which adds 4 hours driving to his day.
ASTI, I certainly hope this gets easier as he becomes more acclimated. I wonder if you might be better to make up a big pot of soup you can leave in the refrigerator to heat in the microwave when he comes home. It would be comforting but not as heavy when eaten so late. All you would have to have would be some lovely bread to go with it. Would he mind eating soup in the evening. I know he must be hungry but eating something heavy when it is that late and he is stressed may make sleep more difficult. Or maybe make up a big container of lovely salad to which you could add the dressing as needed, also served with some lovely bread.
So, his hours mean he is meant to report to his first call by 9 AM, no matter where it is, and stay somewhere until 5:30, no matter how far he must drive home? Or can he count his drive time as part of his work hours?
Suffering from a horrendous cold which includes a constantly running nose and a hacking cough. I’ll be back when I can think straight:(
Lady Hawke, yes, I really should have thought it through a bit more. I have been too busy planning meals, and should have considered late nights and lighter food. Soup would have been perfect. Especially since my DS is fighting a nasty cold, which makes starting a new job even more stressful. I am feeling very helpless right now.
Against his wishes, I have just run up to the local shop to buy him cough medicine and throat sweets. I wish I could do more to help, he’s having a really rough time.
Graymayne, I am sorry to hear you are unwell. I hope you can think straight soon….in the meantime, enjoy your reread of THG series!
ASTI, it is 3PM in the UK so I hope your DS is seeing his way to the end of his day in a couple of hours and that he actually gets to come home from a reasonably close location. Has your daughter seen her father this week? I assume her bedtime must be about the time he has been arriving home.
This is regular shopping day here. I’m home doing a bit of laundry and kitchen work before heading to my parent’s house.
Tomorrow and Friday I have to attend a continuing education conference which means I will not be doing anything at my parent’s house for two days. I hate sitting through conferences so much I would rather spend my time digging through stuff and packing boxes.
I was watching the history channel about the formation of the alps. It reminded me of a book. I am now re reading Heidi and it is still good. I don’t know how many times I read it growing up. Also watched several different movies.
I need to go to town but am afraid it will start raining again. We are suppose to have a winter mix today and tomorrow so I might not get out tomorrow. Oh well I will just make do with what I have.
LH I also have to go to a convention for CE’s Thursday, Friday and Saturday to maintain my Opticians License. I enjoy the show of new products and seeing old friends, but the courses get boring after repetting year to year.
I have deactivated my facebook account due to an adware problem. Please unfriend, or whatever it is
called. I will get a new account in the near future using a pseudonym. Hate it when account avatars/names
show up with out permission. Really makes me mad. Not bad sites. 2leep.com was main offender.
My DS got home tonight at 6, a far more civilized time. Although he is still very tired and full of cold, he is about 80% less stressed than he was last night, and I am so relieved. I was quite worried about him last night. This is still only Day Three, but things are looking up. He also got a phone call from one of is new colleagues, who wanted to know how his day had gone, which I thought was really nice.
I met up with my Mum for a few hours today. Our time together involved lots of chat and lots and lots of cake!
Graymayne, I hope you’re feeling a bit better today. xx
Ironsos, I have never unfriended anyone before! I do hope you are back there soon.
CoolG, oddly, I read Heidi again a few weeks ago. It was a favourite of mine as a child. I think I remember a TV series of it too.
Lady Hawke, thankyou. No, my daughter has not seen a lot of her Dad. She was so pleased tonight when I told her he’d be home so early. The best of luck, patience and forbearance for the next two days!
And good luck with your convention too, Mr Deanie!
Sorry to hear that Ironsos… I unfriended, albeit reluctantly… Please let me know when you are ready to send another friend request!
IRONSOS, I unfriended you. I’ve never unfriended anyone either. At least this was at your request.
MR. DEANIE, I agree the exhibits and seeing people you haven’t seen for some time are the only upside to CEU conferences. Sitting through hours and hours of the same presentations you’ve seen for years or listening to someone reading out loud their carefully gathered research data that is clearly visible on the Power Point Presentation makes you want to bang your head into the wall or fall asleep. I prefer the meetings where you have a table in front of you to lean on and spread out. The meeting I am attending for the next two days is local and convenient but I will spend the two days sitting in upright chairs all in a row. At least they are padded chairs but my posterior will not recognize them as such by the end of the days. When I stand up I will be stiff and almost unable to walk.
The reason I have asked people to unfriend me is so they do not get any tie in adware. Not sure where
I got it but it is best to be safe. When I come back it will be with a different email/avatar/username.
Someone on Facebook (not a Leaky person) was using Herbert for a while as an avatar – totally threw me. I didn’t like it. Herbert is mine.