Friday, March 4, 2011

Just When I Think I See A Light at the End of the Tunnel...

1. It turns out to be the head-lamp of an oncoming train. Yesterday, Miranda was feeling so much better that she was harassing her brother to the point where I allowed him to lock his bedroom door to keep her out and give him some peace and quiet. I was able to get a lot of the mess around here cleaned up, laundry done and was looking forward to a Friday morning all to myself. Then 4 am came around with another fever for the poor little woozle and she woke up this morning complaining that her ear hurts. Of course, we already have a doctor's appointment for this afternoon so I expect we'll get another scrip for another antibiotic. So, the moral of the story is, next time we do oral steroids, we get the antibiotic at the same time to avoid the one-two punch. Two times in a row is enough. Truly.

2. Thankfully, I have managed to keep up with the book study, Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs, that I'm doing with a small group of High School girls on Sunday nights, but my own, Wednesday morning Bible study, Beth Moore's The Patriarchs, has completely fallen by the wayside. I need to spend a good portion of my time this weekend catching up in my workbook and watching a couple of videos on Beth Moore's website.

3. I still haven't found the camera. Which is fine because I haven't been able to stitch all week. I found a mistake, spent an hour trying to figure out where I went wrong, and then gave up. I have been so tired by the time the children have gone to bed every night this week that I haven't been able to re-examine my work to find the error. Miranda has been up every night between 1:30-4:30 am for as long as I can remember, at least 10 days. The advantage of Friday, however, is that when I hear her tonight, I can kick Marshall awake and ask him to check on her. 

4. I am grateful for Facebook and the fact that many of my girlfriend's now have blogs. So, even though I've been home for almost 3 weeks, I can still keep up with most of what's going on. Of course, it also means I can't leave my laptop for more than a few minutes at a time. Here's to socially acceptable addictions!

5. Miranda's new favorite television show this week is Jake & the Neverland Pirates on Disney. I cannot say that I am a fan as there is little or no educational value to the show. I would much prefer her to watch Bubble Guppies, which is on Nick Jr. But she's sick, so I'm letting her have what she wants. Hopefully, she will tire of the former and pick up again with the latter.

6. What with all the constant snow and illness around here, we haven't been able to get out to the movies, which makes me unhappy since Green Hornet is no longer playing at any theatre nearby. Dang. 

January 14
Anyway, here's my hopeful list for upcoming films:
April 1
Source Code (Duncan Jones' new movie; we loved Moon)
April 29
Fast Five (I have this strange weakness for Vin Diesel)
May 6
Thor (Who doesn't want to see Kenneth Branagh do a super-hero movie?)
June 3
X-Men: First Class (It could be good, like X-2 was)
June 17
Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds was very compelling in The Proposal so I want to give him a chance)
June 24
Cars 2 (Cars is my favorite Pixar Film so I have high hopes for the next one; it also may be the first movie our kids actually see in the theatre)
July 1
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (My husband has already announced I will be seeing this alone; he hated the other two while I kinda liked them)
July 15
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
July 22
Captain America: The First Avenger (Chris Evans was one of the best things in The Losers and Scott Pilgrim and I'm interested to see if he can pull this off)
July 29
Cowboys & Aliens (Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in a western with aliens and all the early buzz is good!)

7. My mother's book, Bathsheba's Lament, continues to earn praises and recognition from among a growing number of readers. There is a great review of it on the International Christian Fiction Writers' blog that you must read! There is another awesome review of Bathsheba's Lament on LeAnne Hardy's blog. Read it here. Remember, if you haven't already ordered a copy, you will find it available here, or, if you are a local fan, inform me that you are claiming one of my few remaining copies.

Jen didn't post today--too busy planning for a speaking engagement--so she sent us to her friend Hallie's site.

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