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I can’t believe I just watched all of Snakes on a Plane:( If you’ve never seen it, don’t bother. It is not worthy of your valuable time. I can’t believe that Samuel L. Jackson considered that this script was a good idea. I can’t understand why anyone would put up the money for the film in the first place.
Dr. Lew I’m sorry that your working hours have been so horrendous. I am also sorry to hear that you lost your maternal grandfather. I hope that you year quickly improves.
DR LEW, my concern is for your work schedule and unhappiness at work. The part about your wedding concerns are, as COOLG, suggested just part of the bridal experience. You will have a wedding. There will be a dress, flowers, food and a cake. If it isn’t exactly what someone wanted or expected it really won’t matter in the long run. I know you are more or less married to your job so it worries me that it is taking so much out of you. I’m also sorry about your grandfather. You may have seen my father died four weeks ago so your mother has my unlimited empathy and sympathy. I’m sorry for your loss as well. You were lucky to have him for so much of your life.
I had another hard day at school. I had to push the black button on the wall again. The students were meant to be taking three practice tests for a state standardized test they are taking next week. One boy in particular was incredibly insolent and disruptive. He kept taking the attention of the other students from what they should have been doing. I finally had enough, opened the door, pushed the button and told him to leave. I had two classes who were supposed to take these three tests. Only five students out of a headcount of between 50 and 60 finished even one test. Almost all the students only finished one third to one half of one test. Even the ones who were quiet weren’t being productive. I was very frustrated.
Good Morning Leaky I am off to celebrate my grandson’s FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!! I can’t believe a year has gone by. He has become such an important part of our lives. He is a very happy baby and is beloved by all the adults in his life. I have to hurry because the party is early. It’s at 12:00pm.
It will be the first time I see my daughter face to face with the secret I swore to keep. :D
I have been avoiding talking to her by texting and emailing her only. Now comes the challenge. :/
COUNTDOWN TILL FRIDAY: 6 DAYS!!!!
In case you haven’t heard or read…..we driving my mother-in-law back to Texas this Friday!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!
oooops , was I too loud???. :D
I’ll be back later!!
Dr. Lew – part of having a wedding is the stress. I was so stressed out after my wedding that I thought I held the worst wedding in history. It was fine and we were fine. We lived. And all the little things that went wrong only I noticed.
MM, is your MIL staying in Texas and not coming back to you? Before she comes back I think it would be good if you had a very honest conversation with your DS about how uncomfortable you are in your own home and why, not that your MIL is a bad person, but why having that extra person stresses you out, why that particular personal interaction isn’t a good fit.
I hope you have a great time at your grandson’s birthday party. I also hope you can manage to look your daughter in the eye without looking too overjoyed or too guilty. Please let us know how it goes and how well you do as a Secret Keeper.
Did I mention my daughter left yesterday morning on one of three tour coaches heading for a choral competition in St. Louis, MO? They sang last night, had to take their performance dresses and shoes. This morning they are on their way to Six Flags, an enormous theme park which specializes in very scary roller coasters. She has only been on one roller coaster in her life, the little one at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the “family friendly” one, and she was quite happy to get off. So, I don’t know how she will do with a group of friends who want to get on these very frightening ones. Will she get on with them or will she stay on the ground alone? Will they allow her to stay on the ground alone?
MM What a wonderful day for you. Babies are so nice especially grandchildren. I like my great grandchildren because I only have to hold them when they are having a nice time. When they become grumpy or crying, the mothers take over. With my grandchildren, I was still the one who took care of the grumpy and crying child. It is probably because I do not want to walk while holding the child. I am afraid I will walk into something that will cause me to stumble. These are the times that it is brought front and center to me that I have lost a great deal of my vision.
Lady Hawke I hope your daughter has a very good time. She might surprise you by going on the larger roller coasters. I don’t like them but I have road them when the rest of my group wants to ride them. I got scared one time when I saw the framing start to really shake while riding. I thought it was going to fall down.
My daughters are running in another race this morning. One of these days I might have my stamini up enough to run with them -especially the ones where you can walk as well as run. Lol
Lady Hawke I have only been on a roller-coaster once and I will never repeat it. I remember that as a child I didn’t like travelling in elevators because of the effect it had on my stomach as it slowed down. Every spring when it was time to play on swings again I had to reintroduce my system to the feel of the descent half of the swinging process. Interestingly I have travelled many miles on motorbikes both as passenger and driver, starting in my early 30’s. I never succeeded in learning to drive a car however.
I heard from my daughter this morning. She had a roommate who may become a friend. It seems she is a “fandom” driven child: Harry Potter, Dr. Who, Sherlock, etc. She has attended Cons. Unfortunately, she is a year ahead of my daughter so will be in the high school next year, as will my daughter’s other good friend. I wish there was some way to make up that lost year so my daughter could be in the same year as the people who are her friends.
Some of you may have seen the post I put on the New Castle while Leaky was down this week. My daughter’s standardized test scores came back and she blew them all out of the water. Her teacher’s and principal were astounded at her performance. Unfortunately, if we were to attempt to jump her ahead she would miss the introduction of some concepts she will need to build on later. As you know although she is blazing smart her disability sometimes makes the initial grasp of some new concept difficult. Once she has it she may surpass her peers but it can be rough going in the beginning.
Lady Hawke I am so pleased that your daughter has such wise and caring parents who realise the necessity of a good grounding in new concepts. It can’t be easy when she has to lose good friends and allies, but a steady and reliable body of skills is so necessary in order to achieve full development.
We are in the habit of watching the annual_BBC Young Musician of the Year_televised contest and it is heartwarming to see the support given unstintingly by the parents of the youngsters who end up in these final stages of the contest’s five categories. This morning I was able to use our Chromecast dongle to screen the BBC iPlayer repeated programme on the TV because we had missed the first fifteen minutes or so of the programme and hadn’t seen the performance of the eventual winner of the percussion section. Having seen it we were able to understand the choice they had made. He was the youngest of the five entrants but he just that extra something that set him apart from the other excellent musicians. These young people are the perfect antidote to the despair we feel sometimes at the apparent decline in standards as reported in newspapers and TV daily.
Tomorrow we are off to visit my parents in their new/old house for the first time. They sound like they are settling in very well, and, though sorry to leave their old village after 25 years, are finding lots of positives about being back in this house. Dad is especially relieved that the cats are settling in well!
They have asked us to bring a lawnmower and some picture hooks. It could be an interesting day…………I have the feeling Mum is going to Organise us! I am looking forward to it.
Lady Hawke, as your daughter grows, she seems to be finding it easier to cope with and counteract the problems her “label” can throw up? That is really good news about her results. Isn’t it lovely when a young person can surprise her teachers and prove herself in such a positive way!
And, if she has any sense at all, lol, she’ll stay OFF those rollercoasters! Those things are evil evil evil and wrong! I’m with Graymayne, lifts are challenging enough. I didn’t even like taking my children on the roundabouts in the kiddies playgrounds when they were young!
How did the choir comp go?
Graymayne, I hadn’t realised it was on :(
I find the amount of talent stunning and awe inspiring, and feel my miserable attempts on the piano pathetic in comparison. But I do so enjoy my piano.
MM, Happy Birthday to your delicious Grandson! Isn’t it astonishing that he is a year old! I hope he loves his special day. And I LOVE the idea of you being a Secret Keeper!!
LEW, your working conditions sound horrific and very stressful. I don’t know what to say :(
Your househunting sounds stressful too……I know when we bought this place, it was a BIG worry, but to own your own property is so worth it in the end.
Thanks for the wedding update. And, while the wedding is important, it is just one day. It is the marriage and the relationship that matters. Obviously, I hope your day is perfect for you both, but don’t let the details stress you out. All of that will drop away as you stand at the altar and say your vows. xx
We are back. The baby was so funny. He ran to greet me when I walked in. He hugged me and made me feel special. He was so happy and greeted everyone. There were close to thirty adults and only 4 kids. LOLOL!
the party lasted only 2 hours since the guest of honor needed his nap. LOL!!
We all sang happy birthday quietly to him. He loved his cake. Ate his piece with gusto! :D after opening his presents he fell asleep. Ahhh to be a one year old. :D
BTW – I hugged and kissed my daughter and kept my mouth tightly shut. LOLOL!!
LadyHawke – the move to Texas is a permenant one. There is NO WAY I’m agreeing to her coming back. She can visit but never again move in. It’s too much for me and I have a job. She has three daughters in Texas who do not work and can handle this without stressing themselves. They are also much younger than I am. At least 10 to 15 years younger than i am.
Oh, MM, I am SO HAPPY for you. I can’t begin to tell you. It is making tears come to my eyes. How was this decision made? Did she decide she had made a mistake? Or did her injury come into play since you have to work and couldn’t be home to wait on her?
My DS is taking me to a Japanese restaurant he enjoyed with a group from lunch one day when a work group went out.
We decided we wanted to do something in our daughter’s absence we wouldn’t do if she was home. She would never want to go to a sushi restaurant. I like cooked sushi but I won’t be eating any raw fish.
I heard from her about 6PM when they loaded onto the bus for the return trip. They will be stopping for dinner somewhere but aren’t expect back before midnight. So, we still have a long night of waiting ahead of us. Going out to dinner late will help.
My DS mowed my mother’s lawn, front and back, and our front yard today. My mother sent us to purchase a new edger to use at both houses. She has a public sidewalk along the side of the house which must be maintained as well as a front walk from the street to her door and another from the front door around the corner of the house to the drive. Both houses must have the front curb edged as well as the drives. For some reason they stopped the sidewalk just across the street in front of my house and my side of the street has no sidewalk at all.
Wow! why didn’t I think of that.
It is a TORNADO WATCH night here. It is 7:30 PM and we are under a WATCH until 11 PM. It has been pouring relentlessly almost all day.
We have been sleep walking all day. We claimed our daughter off the tour coach about 12:30 this morning. It started raining in the wee hours, complete with rumbles of distant thunder. I could have slept forever. I have done very little productive today. I cooked a small breakfast. I made a curry tonight and that is all. I folded some laundry and that was more than I bargained for.
My daughter is llmping. She says her pedometer on her phone says she walked nine miles yesterday and that was while it was tuurned on. She road three of the very large violent roller coasters, rather than being left alone on the ground.. So, she probably pulled something. Then, she sat crambed into the tight bus seat for six and a half hours.
I can’t look at your link, IRONSOS. My computer is misbehaving. My Blackberry barely functions and I can’t switch to my new Galaxy until I receive the case and go to T-Mobile to figure out how to switch my address book to the new phone. The new one does,kt have the same sim card as my Blackberry.
MM, it is only four days. Today is finished. Friday doesn’t count because she and her belongings will be out of your house and she will be a guest in your car headed to Texas.
LadyHawke – please tells us you were not near the tornado areas.
A tornado has hit and created massive damage and loss of lives.
We are still under a risk of severe weather but not a severe risk. Our tornado sirens never went off yesterday when the rain was so bad. The most severe risk has moved east of us to where my mother’s family lives.
I heard about Tupelo as soon as I left the school where I was. Tupelo is south and well east of us. I have a cousin’s husband who manages the Sears Auto Department there. I’m sure he was there today so I’ll worry about him.
It was fine when I left home but like night by the time I reached the school where I spent my day. There was another tremendous deluge. It is just bleak and overcast here now.
The word just went out. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are coming to Memphis this weekend to attend the wedding of Guy Pelly and one of our locally born American Princess’s, Elizabeth Wilson, the granddaughter of Kemmons Wilson, the founder of Holiday Inn. I think this may be the first visit of a Royal to Memphis. Unfortunately, it is a very private wedding at the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club so there will not be a lot of photo opportunities.
I’m excited anyway.
Our previous home was within walking distance of the wedding venue. It would have made for easy stalking of princes.
Lady Hawke Glad that your area was missed in the last round of tornados. The bad part is they are saying on the news that the same areas might be hit again today. They have us included in the storm area today. It is funny when I lived in Tennessee, we very rarely had tornados. Now they are becoming as common as here. I do remember one striking both in Indiana and going all the way down south to Tennessee and beyond. That was in the 80’s and around April 4. We went to Tenn that weekend and saw all the damage along the way. I think it was one of the worst outbreaks over so many states at that time. I use to be deadly afraid of tornados when the kids were younger. Now I realize that there is nothing I can do if one hits.