Hello ladies! Marielle~
Sorry your shopping trip wasn't too successful—that's kind of a bummer when you waste valuable time shopping and then can't find anything you like. How are your father and brother faring with the weather...any bad storms? A Harry Potter movie marathon would be fun, but I don't think I can manage to work it in before November 19th. My goal is to finish rereading Deathly Hallows
, and maybe watch Half-Blood Prince before the movie release. Does your theater have any special festivities the night of the release?Jaclyn~
Did you ever manage to bump into Rob and Kristen anywhere in Scotland?
Loved the pictures your posted of Rob and Kristen on “their” balcony, (we can only hope). My little shipper heart is happy too, especially at how relaxed and carefree they looked. I also saw the one you posted of Rob driving the speedboat. I cracked up when I read the Lexicon's quote to one of those pictures. It said, “Given Rob’s previous experience with all things mechanical, we’d just like to wish them all luck.”
You're right about J.K. Rowling being such an amazing writer.... the way she has created and captured this incredible and magical universe on paper...just blows my mind. I'm like you—I actually watched the first three movies on DVD years ago, before I had read any of the books. My husband and kids (both under the age of three at the time) gave me a set of the first four books in paperback for Christmas almost eight years ago. I read the first book the following February and devoured the other three books within weeks....and the rest is history.
Did you read some of the books before you'd seen the movies? Who is your favorite character? Other than the trio, my absolute favorite character is Remus Lupin. Missp
~ Glad you're enjoying yourself, hon! Rbell certainly sounds like a keeper and I'm glad your family (and Bella) seem to think so too. I'm sure your party today was a smashing success and we look forward to hearing about it when you have time. You'll find your “balance” soon enough with bf, work, family, social activities, etc. Don't worry about us around the Halfway House....we miss your frequent posts, but we'll be fine. If you're happy, then we're happy! Caryn
~ Loved the story about your stylist....sounds like the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Do you honestly know anyone
who would kick the likes of this
out of bed?
I'm with Susie
...I'd love to see a picture of your new 'do as well. Regarding the lovely "unbuttoned" pictures of Robward: what is
up with his hair...it looks a little on the short side for Edward, but especially dark. Any chance it could just be the lighting? Or maybe they're doing rehearsals or test shots and have yet to touch up or highlight his hair? Susie~
You lucky girl....having such a detailed Robdream...and seeing him from behind, partially nude. Is that partially nude with underthings, or sans underthings?
I'm glad you feel like you're physically and emotionally “ready” for your surgery. In my experience, many of the folks who had somewhat debilitating pain which significantly affected their quality of life before surgery (which yours seemed to do at times), find the post-operative pain fairly manageable. It's like they're already used to pain, and the post-op pain is more of a manageable discomfort. I bet the same will be true for you.
I'm glad you'll be able to take off a couple of days from teaching, and it seems like you've got some good non-weightbearing activities planned for your recovery time. I hope you enjoyed your church service with Daughter Dear today, as well as your time spent with Mary. Will the St. Olaf Christmas special be televised on PBS? Am I crazy, or was it televised on PBS years ago, because I'm almost positive I've watched it in the past. There is a Hunger Games thread here at the Lex, but I don't think it's been frequented by posters much lately.Chrissy
~ Your partner definitely scores bonus points for watching Twilight and recognizing the Twi-merchandise. How is your presentation going, and are you able to work together well with your classmate? Great job on the water drinking and the healthy lifestyle choices you're making. You can do it—we're cheering for you! Jenn Jenn
~ I'm glad you enjoyed watching Toy Story 3. Did the kids enjoy it as well? I'm sure you're excited to be seeing your family over Christmas and I, like Susie, would love to hear a bit more of your story, if you're comfortable sharing it. The veggie soup sounded like the perfect cure for the cold weather.Ginnie
~ The quote you posted to Raine was beautiful—thanks for sharing it with us.Raine
~ I'm so sorry for the loss you and your family have suffered. Please know that you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful service, and what a touching and wonderful way for you to share your grief together as a family, and honor your aunt's memory.
I'm reminded of the fact that we just celebrated our All Saint's Day at church today. We (the choir) sang a beautiful song during the service, and there was an opportunity in the middle of the anthem for the congregation to mention out loud, the names of those “saints” who have gone before us, whether you lost them very recently, or in the distant past. The song had a lovely sort of soaring melody with a gorgeous piano accompaniment, and it was one of those anthems where you can't help but smile through your tears as you sing, if that makes any sense. It was a very moving experience, and I just wanted to share some of the words from the anthem, if nobody minds...
How tenderly comes the word of hope, found in the sacred stories,
of courage that shines in times of need, and hope that knows no ending.
Give honor and glory to the names of those who've gone before us.
Remember their hearts and minds and lives, and add our voices to the chorus.
Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia! Al-le-lu-ia!
We walk on the road and trace the steps of witnesses whose spirit,
transcending the lines of time and space, are calling us to vision.
More precious than riches are the ones who gave, and in their giving,
rejoice in a love grown deep and strong, and raise to God eternal singing.
The neat thing is....this anthem was commissioned by and dedicated to the community of Blacksburg, Virginia, after the tragic school shootings at Virginia Tech several years ago.