Sunday, May 27, 2007

# books # movies

There should be a law against waking up early

on the weekends. Is there one that I can use against the kids???

I'm telling you, it's hard enough being up early during the week when there's school and work and errands etc, but where does it state that on saturday and sunday mornings, that schedule is to be maintained STARTING with waking up at 6:30am. Do these kids NOT know that they're supposed to sleep in???

Anyway, come on in and have some coffee with me, there's PLENTY to go around.

The time is flying by so we're running around trying to get everything ready for the is finally over so we're done with that, but this week we have to go back on thursday to pick up the report cards, then friday morning we're flying to Oklahoma for my Mother in Law's wedding, we won't be back until Monday night.

The movers are coming the 26th of June, so it's really time to crank it up. I just wish that when you got orders, they let you go ahead and pack up and leave....this thing of "here's your orders, now you're leaving in 6 months" is just so frustrating...I don't like waiting, I'm impatient and just want to get to my new base and settle in.

Yesterday we had a yard sale and pretty much sold everything, by the end I was giving away things for free, that's how desperately I wanted to get rid of things, whatever wasn't picked up went to the Airman's Attic.

The kids had been asking for McDonald's for the past week, so we took them there to eat and actually went inside, not the drive-thru. We usually don't do that because honestly, it's so much of a pain in the behind with the kids fighting and yelling and screeching, it's downright embarassing to me so I just get the drive-thru and let them duke it out in the car LOL

By the time we got back home, I was tired and just wanted to sit down and watch a movie, the kids were happy playing with Curt so I got to lay down on my bed and just watch tv. I watched "Because I said So" which I really really enjoyed.

A meddling mother (Diane Keaton) tries to set her daughter up with the right man so her kid won't follow in her footsteps.
Then I got to watch "Shakespeare in Love"...amazing, truly enjoyed it. Not only is it pretty much the story of how Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet, which is a classic, but Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes were brilliant.

A young and broke Shakespeare falls in love with a woman, inspiring him to write "Romeo and Juliet."
So what am I doing today you may ask? Well, Curt has weekend duty so he's at work right now and it's just me and kiddos....they're both playing games on the computer and I think I'm going to watch some more movies in between doing laundry and cleaning the's what I have in my TBW (to be watched) pile.

Marie Antoinette

Oscar® winner Sofia Coppola brings to the screen a fresh interpretation of the life of France's legendary teenage queen MARIE ANTOINETTE.

The Queen

Full of wit, humor, and pathos, Stephen Frears’ moving portrait of the British royals during the period after Princess Diana's death features not one but two remarkable performances, that of Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II and Michael Sheen as the newly-ordained Prime Minister Tony Blair. They embody their characters and lay bare the motivations behind these prominent people, giving viewers a glimpse into the inner workings of the British monarchy.
I'm also starting a new book by Jennifer Crusie called "Manhunting" which I'm really looking forward to, Ms Crusie is hilarious. The first book I read by her was "Bet Me" and it quickly became an all time favorite of mine, it's just one of those you can't put down :)

Now I need to get going but I wanted to leave you with some links to what is being discussed in blogland today, I have to tell you, I'm extremely lucky in the sense that my favorite blogs are by some amazing women, and I wanted you all to get to know them too.

Sarah is talking about True Beauty, it's an awesome post so go on over and read it.

Barb has her Sunday Meanderings up and I just LOVE LOVE them, I try not to miss them every week.

Annie is sharing her weekend reflections and posting loads of photos, some look SO yummy.

Andrea is sharing photos from the Memorial Day Parade her family attended, go take a look.

Jill is one of my new favorite bloggers, she's talking about Meat today, LOL, yeah you heard me, Meat....she just cracks me up.

And that's it, I've truly gotta get a move on, the laundry pile won't wash itself, no matter how much I ask it to.

Have a blessed Memorial Day Weekend!


  1. Lol if you find out what it is that makes your children wake up at 6.30 am then let me into the secret because our two get up that early even if they don't get to bed on time! Grrr. ;)

    Thanks for the link chuck!

    Hugs n' stuff xx

    p.s. if I don't get to your blog this week I've not forgotten you it's just hubby is off work and it's school half-term. Have a great week!

  2. I hope you too have a blessed Memorial Day weekend. My house looks like a typhoon hit it....get ready gal....crazy!

  3. Hey I watched Because I said so last night too!

    Enjoy your long weekend! Oh and thanks for the links :)


  4. I really enjoyed "Shakespeare in Love"! I also loved "Marie Antoinette". "The Queen" was pretty good.

    I also love Jennifer Cruise!

    "Because I Said So" is going on my Netflix Queue right now :)

    Thanks for the reviews~!



  5. I watched because I said so too! Amanda (dd16) rented it and I watched it first (don't know if I am going to let her watch it now after seeing it.... I enjoyed it, but there was a lot of sex talk... what did you think?) & music and lyrics which I thought was a cute movie!
    I hear you, sleeping in would be wonderful.
    Thanks for the shout out, If you could have been there to see all the food you would have loved it! It was great. That breakfast casserole turned out good too, I made two and Matt and the kids have had it both Sat. and Sun. mornings for breakfast. It's nice to not have to get up and cook breakfast.
    I hope you have a great rest of the weekend Sandra.

  6. I totally LOATHE early mornings. And so I am sooo lucky that my dear sweet hubby always lets me sleep in on the weekends. I couldn't cope otherwise!

    SOOOO glad you got some down time. Curling up and watching tv or a good movie is my favorite thing to do at the end of a looooong day!!! :)

    Good luck with the move. That must be tough moving so often. You military folk sacrifice so much!!! THANK YOU!

  7. Yes, I don't know why children don't like to get up or eat breakfast on school mornings, but are up before the crack of dawn on weekends, asking for pancakes!!

    Oh my goodness, your move is coming up fast!! Sounds like it's going to be a super busy month, especially with traveling to the wedding. I hope you have a lovely time, and I hope all goes smoothly in the coming week!!! :-)

  8. I totally understand about the moving thing. Since my hubby is a full-time reservist now, we haven't had to move in 7 years. That has been so nice--there was a point after about three years here that I got the itch to move on--ready for a new adventure. It passed after a while, and I am enjoying being settled in one place. Thanks so much for visiting me--I have enjoyed reading your blog. Have you posted the area you are moving too? I looked, but couldn't find it. Have a wonderful week.


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