I've been lurking but haven't had a chance to make a proper post as we were busy with all manner of things the past several days. I'm hoping to at least post a quick response to each of you, but we're expecting severe weather tonight and I may need to shut down the computer (especially with the crappy computer luck we seem to have). It's been a strange winter here with abnormally warm temperatures which suddenly shift to colder weather. It's no wonder everyone seems to have sinus symptoms and coughs now, including myself. We were under tornado warnings Friday night, which is highly unusual for this time of year, and are expected to have more of the same after midnight, tonight.Lynne~
I'm glad to hear Little Man was so brave on his first day of school, and can only imagine the stress you felt when you temporarily couldn't find a classroom where he was registered. It sounds like all was well in the end, and I hope he thoroughly enjoyed himself. Thanks for sharing his picture with us....what a handsome young man.
I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle, and will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Songbird
~ I hope your cold symptoms have improved and that you won't have to reschedule your surgery. When will you have the surgery, and what is the expected recovery time? It sounds like it will all be worth it in the end, as many of the symptoms you've been dealing with should dramatically improve. I wholeheartedly agree with you that Dan Radcliffe has done very well for himself, and chosen his roles and projects wisely. He'll likely always be best known as Harry Potter; that's only natural with ten years of filming and eight HP films under his belt. After seeing him on Saturday Night Live and how comfortable he appeared, I wonder if he may be most successful on stage in live theater. I look forward to watching his career unfold, and the fact that he's remained grounded and seems to have a good head on his shoulders will only help matters. Kristiner~
Good luck with the job hunting--we'll keep our fingers crossed for some good news on that front. Is there really such a thing as NSync fanfic?
I've read a bit of fanfic for The Hunger Games
, and even the television shows The Office
It's amazing what's out there! I've read quite a bit of HP fanfic in my time as well, but only stories featuring Remus and Tonks, or a few with Ron and Hermione as the primary pairing. Suzan
~ I'm so sorry to hear you didn't receive the grade you hoped for....we know how hard you worked and the time and effort you gave. When will you know if you can take other classes or subjects and begin your Masters as planned? I hope the family drama you're surrounded by resolves itself somewhat. Please let us know your thoughts about Bel Ami
when you're finished reading, if you have the chance. Caryn~
Thanks for sharing thoughts about your trip with us. I'm glad you all had a great time and that the soccer tournament was a success. Now that my daughter is playing a sport at a higher competitive level than she was previously, I have a new appreciation for the importance of individual player and team improvement, growth together and playing as a team, margin of victory or loss, etc., versus simply wins and losses. Her middle school JV and varsity basketball teams have quite a few more losses than wins this year, much of them due to being overmatched and outsized by taller and bigger players on other teams. But it's been great to see the improvement each player has made and how much more comfortable they are in their roles since the start of the season, and how they've played competitively and been within five to ten points of most of those teams. I just voted for Cosmopolis again, but Hunger Games is still winning by about two or three percent. Don't throw anything at me, but I'm looking forward to seeing THG just about as much as Cosmopolis
, but I've only voted for Cosmopolis because I knew it needed the help.
masssage, whenever you have the chance to schedule it.Raine~
Sorry you're dealing with some stress and possible transition at work...change can always be a little hard to deal with at times. I hope things work well for your baby niece and family with the new nanny.Susie~
That's great news to hear your laptop seems to be fully cured, especially as you might be needing it some during the early days of your recovery. Good for you getting some tasks accomplished that will make those first few days a bit easier for you. We'll be thinking of you during your last couple of days of work, and on Wednesday as well, of course. Amy~
Sorry to hear about the rather "abrupt" ending to your fanfic.
I've learned to not even begin
reading a new fanfic if it hasn't updated in the last couple of months, just to save myself the inevitable frustration. Hope you feel better soon, hon.Desiree~
Let us know how your halibut dinner turned out....and shepherd's pie sounds yummy! What time should we be there for dinner?
Your relaxing family Sundays at home sound like a great way to end the weekend together.Sean~
I hope your Dad is able to fix your earphones soon. Did you find anything interesting to watch on TV?Jaclyn~
I think the picture of the flowers you posted are very pretty, as are the pics posted by Marielle. Were the blue ones in her first picture iris? I agree with Lynne that you should choose what you (and your bf) want, and which flowers make you both happy. I certainly don't think the wedding flowers need to match the flowers on your invitation, as people honestly may not recall what your invitation looked like by your wedding day. Marielle and Missp also gave you some good ideas to carry on the blue color with other types of inexpensive decorations--glass stones, beads, etc. I'm glad you had a great time with BabyE, and am sure she'll be a lovely and very sweet flower girl at your wedding. Whenever you start to stress over small details of the wedding planning, just take a deep breath and remember what's most important. Your wedding day is a day for you two to express your love and pledge yourselves to one another, and share that very special moment with your family and close friends, and that's really all that matters.
Is the book you're reading by any chance the published version of the fanfic we loved where Bella was the graduate student and Edward her professor, and Dante was the featured subject?Missp~
We can tell just by reading your posts how happy and fulfilled you are, and we're thrilled for you. Your joy just shines through.
Good idea to limit your online activities to several days a week to ensure you stay focused on your church life and still get the rest you need. I like the idea of everyone bringing their own takeout to your meetings too, especially on busy weeknights when it can be a pain to prepare food to bring for a potluck, each and every week.Marielle~
I'm glad to hear your hip is feeling better and hope you're not bothered by it again. It sounds like the book fair was a success and well worth the trip. Did you buy anything special to read? I saw the trailer for Dan's movie and had to do a double take when I saw how different he looked from Harry Potter. I'm not sure in what year the movie is supposed to take place, but like Rob, Dan looked quite fine in those period clothes. Brenda~
Happy early Lexiversary to you, and welcome to Facebook!
We hope to see you over on the HH Facebook page, as it's a great place to post when you don't have time to get to the Lex.