Since I didn't have time or my notes the other day when posting:
Welcome to Sarah and Rose!
Welcome back Mel and Brienna!
I'm sure Tonise will put me back on the siblings list soon.
We’ve been watching the movies on TV at home this week. They are showing on one of the stations…of course there are commercials and they are at the most inconvenient times but at least I can see them without hunting out my DVD copies. I know where my BD 1 DVD is but the others I think I put at least one copy in the RV to take on the road with us camping. I recorded almost all of the talk shows so I could catch up but I couldn’t watch any of them until the end of the week because every day the husband had something we had to do. There are never enough hours in the day and I spend way too much time at work. I’m going to have to really consider changing my work process so I can get out of here at a decent time. I think that since I get to work at 7:15-:30 I should leave no later than 4 since I normally don’t take much of a lunch break. I’ve been staying until almost 5 for almost the last three years because we’ve had more and more added to our workload. But our boss recently took another position with the company and the one who replaced him is not near so demanding. I may even have time for bathroom breaks again!
The oldest has been busy studying for the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test so we’ve not been able to spend much time on our TV shows. We’re still working on season 3 of Supernatural and of course, Vampire Diaries every week now that we’re caught up. Commercials are really aggravating...I’m considering asking the cable provider to work on a “skip commercial” button for future remote designs. Of course the oldest says that can’t work because none of the commercials are the same length, but I think it can be done if they want to. Granted, some people enjoy the commercials but come on…if I can pause, rewind and record live television surely the can devise a way to skip over the pesky commercials if you want to.
/hop off my soapbox now
Now, where was I? Oh yeah….the ASVAB. Has anyone on here seen or taken this test? He’s having issues with the math section and after seeing just two of the questions, I can understand why. There are 25 questions/math problems and he has 24 minutes to complete them. Of the two I saw, I can’t do either of them in 3 minutes much less under one minute. Understandably he’s getting more frustrated and they want him to get the score up and sign next month, December, so he’ll be off to boot camp by July. If he doesn’t sign before he’s 18 his job field gets smaller and he’ll have to wait longer to go.
The youngest, which moved with their mother back in the summer, has only been able to come up once or twice since school started. He’s miserable. He says there’s nothing to do down there and he misses everyone here. I’m sure we’ll be in court next year if he decides to stay here with us because the older one will be aged out and she won’t want to lose that child support money. I’m glad he went down because he has had an experience his brother did not get, living away from your hometown for any length of time, but I hate that he’s miserable and wish she would have waited to move. We won’t see him at Thanksgiving because the family is all going down there so I’m hoping he’ll get to stay more than a day at Christmas.
I am feeling SO
much better since I went off the Welbutrin. I still have some anxiety attacks and occasionally sadness but nothing like it's been for the last year. I have never had that many anxiety attacks in a day and for weeks at a time. I felt emotionally raw almost every night and the poor husband put up with me. Serious mood swings.
On to my posts. I realize I went back quite a ways but it seemed like I kept missing important stuff so bear with me.Caryn
it sounds like you’ve been very busy. I hope you enjoy your day at the movies. I think you posted on FB that you were in a meeting before you left for the marathon. I’m sure you meant physically because mentally you were already halfway to Forks.
I am going to buy the soundtrack as well. I have my playlist “Twilight Favorites” playing most days. I also have the soundtracks to all three LOtR movies and a couple other bands I like. I need to update my list but who has time. I love the fact that listening to the Twilight songs, any of them, I can picture in my mind what was happening in the movie and relive it every time.
UPDATED after seeing BD2: I'm glad they used a lot of the same music in this one. It takes me back to the beginning of the whole saga and is great music. Carter Burwell is a wonderful composer.
Yes, MR redeemed herself a tiny bit in BD2. I stress tiny because I put most of the credit to SM and BC being so involved in BD. I loved all of their characters in this one. Finally, they are acting the parts! Jacob is annoying but does not overshadow Edward and Bella's love. Edward is protective and fierce and beautiful. Bella is no longer being mean to Edward and that in itself is A+ in my book.
So my post from FB stands: MR can be moved to the crash site. Instead of living the terror of the plane going down she's on the ground and wondering through the wreckage. Jacob's off to one side and is shouting to her to watch out for the still running engine of the plane. She can't hear him though since it is SO loud and so as she walking towards him to hear him better walks right in front of the engine and WHAM! sucked in and vaporized! Quick, painless, and dynamic elimination instead of the long drawn out, excrutiating carnage I had foreseen for her destruction. Marielle
I am so happy you guys got the house and things seem to be moving along smoothly. Didn’t you mention something about getting a cat recently…well, may not be recent now…but not too long ago….
I had to physically force myself to put my phone down and stop reading your post on here (with spoilers) because even though I want to know, I don’t want to know. You know? Hahaha…anyway. I enjoyed what I read so far and I’m glad everyone is happy about it.
Update after seeing BD2: OMG! I know what you mean now. I'll head to the *spoiler* site shortly. Tracy
your multiple posts were very funny, though I’m sure it’s annoying. I’ve done that on FB many times and through my phone, it doesn’t always let me delete. I’ve posted on here a few times through the phone but it didn’t actually get posted…or was put into another thread. Hmmm….hope I didn’t put anything in it for HH eyes only….Lynne
it sounds like your book is coming along great! I love reading your posts on FB and some of the pictures you post are just wonderful. What was the movie you were talking about? I didn’t recognize the name…and you said it was about your family?Sean
I did see the mob scene after the race last weekend and heard about the fine. Being in the South, it’s difficult to escape any NASCAR news. But you see what happens when you give rednecks money. Sarah
, I want to know what a Jamba Juice is…I read that and thought…that sound vaguely tropical and with caffeine. May be right up my alley except I don't know where you live and that may not be available where I am, in NC. Did you get your kitty?Songbird
I do hope you’re feeling better by now from your cough. I swear I had a sore throat and sinus drainage so much last year I even lost my voice for a couple of days. The husband made fun of me the whole time, while he wasn’t taking care of me, and anytime I said anything he’d say “Don’t listen to her, it’s the booze talking”. I was heating honey, lemon juice and bourbon and drinking it for two weeks. It helped but after a while I’m really wishing for soda water or anything to drink that’s not so sweet.
Okay...the spider deal. OH HELL NO! I would have been in the shower a few minutes after that incident. Even with the husband and boys laughing at me and making fun. I have had that happen before and I can't see to make him understand why it bothers me. I get the "creepy crawlys" and it feels like I've got them crawling all over. Mosquitos
(I'm outta here). Here's the thing with me though, I don't like
killing bugs, of any kind. I did a bug collection when I was in 5th grade for school and it's freaked me out ever since. I always imagine I can hear their tiny screams as their lives are snuffed out so it's actually just me being weird and probably a little neurotic. Usually anything that I come across I try to avoid killing. Happy Birthday Susie!
Going to have to throw this post up so I don't get too far behind. I'll post again. Hope everyone enjoys Part 2 whenever you get to see it!