Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday's Letters

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Dear Sun,
I'm SO glad to finally see you! Thank you for you continuing efforts to melt the yuck that is the snow. Can you work a little faster and maybe dry out the back yard too? Bella is getting really muddy when she plays out there and it's driving me insane.

Dear Bella,
If you want to go outside and get messy...fine. BUT don't cry to go out, come in 20 minutes later, have me clean you off, and then cry to go out again. It's not a fun cycle of events for me.

Dear Oatmeal,
Ew! Why do I always think that maybe NOW I like you? Then I buy you, prepare you, and do NOT like you. Oh well.  

Spring Break Sleep,
I thought that with it being spring break I would be sleeping in late late late. This is not the case. As soon as I first wake up in the morning there is no going back to sleep. My pregnant body starts screaming at me that it wants food and it wants it now! So of course after I get up and eat I'm no longer sleepy enough to crawl back in bed. 


I hope everyone has a great weekend! We have lots of plans so we'll be nice and busy. Hopefully the weather will stay nice for the weekend. There is supposed to be a cold front late Sunday night with snow showers. Obviously I'm not thrilled about it!

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Book Chat - Are you a writer?

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It is Thursday once again. The chat is hosted as always by Jessica from Sweet Green Tangerine and today her co-host is Kimberly from The Simplicity of Being Curious

Am I an aspiring author?
Yes.

Have I ever actually written a book?
No.

I've always loved reading books. It wasn't until my sophomore year of high school that I found out I love to write. My school offered a creative writing class. The class was taught by my literature teacher, who I loved. So... I signed up. I immediately fell in love with putting pen to paper and just spilling my soul onto the page. That class was my favorite. I couldn't wait to get there every day and see what the writing topic would be. 

Since that class I've had that pull in me to write a book. I can feel it just waiting to get out. 
BUT I don't know how to make it happen. I don't know how to make it work. I do know that someday I'd love to walk into a book store and see my name on the cover of a book. A book I wrote and finished. A book people want to read. I just need to figure out how to get there. That journey has to begin with a story. That's the hardest part... The story. I have them floating around on my head but none of them feel right.

An author came to our class one day to speak to us. Shame on me for not remembering her name or much of what she said. I do remember her saying something like: The only way you will be a good writer is if you write everyday. You have to! It has to be part of your life.

Sadly I don't write everyday. Unless you count blogging. I don't sit down and REALLY write. I know I should. I know I need to. Maybe this book chat topic will be my push to do just that. Perhaps when I have a published book you'll find me thanking the book chat in my acknowledgments....

Monday, March 25, 2013

A new kind of discipline


It has always been hard to come up with a punishment that works for Noah. Spanking never worked. Time outs worked for a short while. Losing privileges was what worked the best until recently. Lately that hasn't been working. 

Then a few days ago as Noah complained about finishing his homework assignment which included a lot of writing and an idea came to me. Writing lines!

I explained to Noah what writing lines was and that from now on that will be his punishment when he doesn't behave. He was already begging not to write lines and he hadn't even done anything wrong yet.

Noah does NOT like this new punishment. I'm amazed that something so small can do so much.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The side effects of pregnancy...

This pregnancy is already taking a toll on my body and probably my mind too. I am so grateful for this teensy weensy baby but not so much for the side effects of carrying a baby...

*Mood swings. I feel like I'm insane sometimes. I can feel the crazy coming. I can see it happening but I am powerless to stop it.

*Sleep! I can't get any! Every night I crawl in bed so tired and then I toss and turn until finally falling asleep around 2am. Of course by then I have to pee so I get up and the process starts all over again. This leaves me exhausted during the day. 

*Although my morning sickness is gone and I can finally eat again it still hasn't been a walk in the park. Almost every time I eat about 5-10 minutes later I start coughing and gagging. I have no idea what this is about but apparently it's pretty common. I never feel nauseous just gaggy. Bleh! It's extremely unpleasant.

*My skin is behaving like an angry monster. It's dry. It's breaking out like crazy. Nothing I do seems to help. Thank you pregnancy hormones. 

BUT...
I'm enjoying the thoughts of when the baby comes.

I'm mentally planning the room (which would be easier if I knew what the gender was...)

I'm very excited about family visiting! 
-My brother will be here right at the beginning of October so it's likely that if I go past my due date he'll be here on the special day.
- My mom is planning to be here as soon as the baby is born. This will be fantastic! I think Noah was already 4 or 5 months old when she got to see him for the first time since we lived so far away.
-My sister and nephew are probably coming for Thanksgiving.

I'm looking forwards to seeing Noah hold his little brother or sister.

I'll be so happy to just hold the baby in my arms.

As many unpleasant "side effects" as there are the payoff is worth it. I'll take feeling and looking like crap for a few months to get a healthy happy little baby. Emphasis on LITTLE. No 8 or 9 pound babies please....Seriously. Noah was 7 pounds and that was enough. Let us aim for 6 or 7. Deal? Deal!






Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Book Chat- Currently Reading

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It's Thursday again! That means it's BOOK CHAT DAY! Yippee!
Today we are sharing the books we are currently reading. 

GoodReads

I am reading The Maze Runner.


From GoodReads:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every thirty days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. 

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind

 At first I wasn't sure I was going to like this book. They gladers use their own weird slang which was a little hard to get used to. There were so many questions that no one wanted to answer. It was also a little confusing because so many characters are thrown at you at as soon as Thomas arrives in the Glade. I had to keep flipping back to the beginning to figure out exactly who everyone was. "Was he the nice guy? The mean guy? I can't remember!" After I got used to the new words, became familiar with the characters, and at least some of the questions I had were answered the book became really interesting.The story moves along pretty quickly and there is a lot of action. You will spend most of your time especially at the beginning just as confused as Thomas. The confusion is part of the book though. If you want answers you have to READ. I'm about 3/4 of the way through the book. I really like it! I can tell I'll definitely pick up the rest of the books when I take this one back to the library.


You can link up every Thursday for the book chat!


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

12 weeks STILL? More ultrasound pics...


So It looks like I'm still 12 weeks and won't be 13 weeks until Thursday. I had my first trimester screening done yesterday which consisted of an ultrasound and a quick finger prick to test my blood. After the ultrasound the technician looked at my previous ultrasound because she thought my due date might be off. She said according to her ultrasound measurements I should be due September 27th. She recalculated the measurements from my first ultrasound and came up with the 27th as well. She said the previous technician must have miscalculated.

So we have a new due date of September 27th.

This was such a fun ultrasound! The baby was all curled up and we had to poke at it a LOT to get it to move so she could get the right measurements and pictures. Every time we upset the baby's restfulness it looked like it was throwing a teensy tiny baby fit and would cover its face up. They also did a 3D ultrasound which was amazing.

It blows my mind how quickly they change! She said baby is about 2 1/2 inches long.
Joey's reaction when I showed him the photos? "It already has a head?"
Noah's reaction? "Ew! Well at least now it looks kind of like a baby."





I can't believe I have to wait so long until the next ultrasound! 7-9 weeks! =(

I love you tiny baby.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Wither, Fever, and Sever (The Chemical Garden Trilogy) - A Review


I've spent the last week nose to book with this series. I've been feeling very tired so just sitting and reading was definitely a nice way to relax.



   In this first book we are introduced to Rhine Ellery. She is sixteen years old. This leaves her with only 4 years left to live. In trying to create a perfect race free from illness humans are now left with a shorter lifespan. Twenty years for a female and twenty five for a male. The country is falling a part as doctors and scientists rush to find a cure. Children from this generation often end up as orphans struggling to survive. Some girls are taken by gatherers and sold into prostitution or as brides to wealthy men, their purpose being to reproduce. When Rhine is kidnapped and ripped from her twin brother Rowan she thinks of nothing but how to escape and return home again. 
   Her new husband is Linden. She also has two sister wives, Cecily and Jenna. Although they live in a luxurious mansion with everything they could ever ask for things are not as bright as they should be. Rhine quickly learns that her father in law Dr. Vaughn Ashby has some dark secrets hidden within the place they all now call home. Rhine needs to find a way to escape before it's too late...

I LOVED this book. It was fast paced and had me very interested in the story. I cared about Rhine and what would happen to her from the very beginning. I liked her so much. She's very strong willed. She reads people so well and knows how to say just the right things to them. All of the characters in the book felt real to me. Vaughn scared the crap out of me. I'd hate run into him anywhere. Following Rhine on her journey to find freedom was exciting and scary. The ending leaves a great space for the second book to begin.



You might want to skip this next part if you haven't read the first book Wither.....

In Fever we are back to following Rhine and Gabriel on their escape from the mansion. Their freedom together doesn't last for very long. They are forced into Madame's carnival world. This isn't a happy carnival. This is a brothel really. They continue to push forward and try to find a way to escape and make to to Manhattan...  To Rhine's brother Rowan. Vaughn is back in this book. Yuck! I can't stand him. He gives me the creeps. He just can't seem to let Rhine go...

The second book made my head spin and not in a good way. I had such high hopes for this book. To sum up the book in one word I would say depressing. Page after page it just gets darker and sadder. I felt like there was no up.  They are constantly on the run which might be what saved the book for me. Something is always happening so it's easy to sit and read for long periods of time. There is an amazing ending that will leave you wanting to have Sever in your hands immediately!


You might want to skip this part if you haven't read the first two books...

As Sever opens we find Rhine still in the hospital accompanied by Linden and Cecily. Rhine learns that evil Dr. Vaughn has a brother. Linden's Uncle and his father do NOT see eye to eye. Uncle Reed has agreed to let Rhine stay with him for a while as she recovers enough to continue her journey to find Rowan. Linden and Cecily don't want Rhine to venture out on her own so they plan to tag along and help her find her brother. She needs to find him soon and convince him to stop destroying buildings and peoples lives! Also? Guess who baaack? Vaughn.... and he is as evil as ever.

This final book is definitely better that Fever but not as good as Wither. There are plenty of twists and turns. Things I never expected. The book starts out slow. At first it doesn't have that fast paced feel the first two books had. There is a lot of sitting around talking and planning. Finally around chapter 13 things start to happen and it becomes a page turner. One thing that got to me was the constant back and forth of capture and freedom. Rhine is caught. Now she's free. She's caught again. It got tiresome after awhile. Towards the end of  Sever it starts to have that doom and gloom feeling of the second book BUT the ending is its redeeming factor. 


I loved this series as a whole but not for it's individual parts. Wither was so great and set up the series so well. I was hoping the other two books would be just as good. They weren't but I'm still glad I read them all. 
Even though the 2nd and 3rd books are not amazing I would still recommend reading the series. 





Friday, March 15, 2013

Confession: The Easter Bunny


I confess that I hate the Easter Bunny. Okay that's a strong word. I dislike him very much. I think he is going to ruin the magic of Santa Claus for Noah. It's easy to believe that there is a man who has magic and can bring toys and joy to children all over the world. I think it's harder to believe that there is a giant bunny hopping around with baskets of eggs and candy for everyone.

He doesn't really talk about how the Easter Bunny is supposed to come soon even though he knows that Easter is only a short ways away. I don't think I'll bring it up. I'm pretty sure last year we got him a basket and when he found it in the morning we didn't say, "Oh it's from the Easter Bunny!" This year will probably follow the same pattern.

I know someday he will stop believing in Santa and I'll have to have that discussion with him about the magic of Christmas and tradition. I'd just like to extend that period of believing for as long as possible. I don't want the "bunny" at the mall who is so obviously NOT an actual bunny to ruin it.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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The Book Chat - Favorite Setting

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I am co-hosting today's Book Chat with Jessica from Sweet Green Tangerine. Jessica is actually the reason I started blogging in the first place. I read her blog which led me to read other blogs and then I just had to have one of my own! She actually my IRL friend and she's awesome. We met in Germany and I miss her like crazy   =(   She always has great books recommendations so you should definitely pop on over there and check out ALL the books she reads.

Today we're chatting about our favorite book setting.

This one is pretty easy for me. I don't care if you love it or hate it. I don't care if you think it's nerdy. My absolute favorite book setting is Harry Potter's world. It was hard however for me to choose one setting in the books. I love it all! The enchanting Hogwarts castle, Ron's cozy disheveled home, even the scary spooky settings grab my attention.




I love everything about it. It is magical. It can be breathtakingly beautiful and also very creepy. I think the movies did an excellent job of capturing the book's essence. When I saw the movies what I pictured in my mind fit together so well with what was on the screen. 

Harry's world is filled with so much color and at the same time darkness. If I could climb inside that setting and live there I would. I think the closest I'll ever get will be going to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. 

I love reading the Harry Potter books. The setting sinks into my dreams. I just love it so much!
So what is your favorite book setting?


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3. Link back here in your post.  Or use the button provided.
4. Old posts are always welcome if you have blogged on the topic before.



Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Snow Woes

It's no surprise that I'm tired of snow. Tired of winter. I was ready for Spring to begin the day after Christmas. Snow around Christmas time is nice... any other time it's just a pain.

So you can imagine my disappointment when just as the snow was melting white little flakes began to fall from the sky.

Bella's outside toys are snow covered again.

The yard is a blanket of white.

Look at these poor little guys trying to grow.


I'm ready for it to be OVER. It's just so depressing. To make matters worse some of our family was visiting from Louisiana and they left this morning. They are already mowing their lawns, wearing t-shirts, thinking about getting their pools ready for summer. THAT is my kind of weather. Who cares if its blazing hot and humid in the summer. That's what A/C and pools are for. It's a lot easier to cool off than it is to warm up. Even Noah is tired of the snow. 

Here's to hoping Spring gets here soon and 
melts all this mess away so I don't see anymore of this...


Tomorrow I'm co-hosting The Book Chat with 
Jessica from Sweet Green Tangerine.
Join us to talk about your favorite book setting.


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Monday, March 11, 2013

12 weeks

I went to the doctor on Thursday and heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time. Yes we saw the teeny tiny blob of a baby on the ultrasound but hearing the heartbeat for me is what really makes it feel real. They did a ton of blood work the next day to do routine testing. I had the option to do it the same day as my appointment or the next day. I hate needles SO of course I opted to wait a day.

I thought my morning sickness was gone. I was wrong. I went a whole week eating everything I wanted with no problem. Yesterday I started feeling crummy again. I plan on just napping a lot today. It's rainy and gloomy outside plus you can't feel yucky if you're asleep.

I cry a lot. A lot more than I cried with Noah. I cry probably ever night. Always over something dumb.

I'm mean. I know I'm being ridiculous but somehow I can't stop the words from coming out of my mouth. Joey has been amazing at dealing with the new and weird me. CRAP! I think I might cry now thinking about how nice he's been when I've been so awful....   He does the laundry. He does the dishes. He makes sure Noah takes a bath and gets in bed. All while I lay on the couch and try to feel a little better.

Noah likes to touch my tummy and say he can feel the baby. I don't have the heart to tell him that no...that is just fat.

When I was pregnant with Noah my nose was always in a baby book of some kind. This time around I think I've picked up my What to Expect book maybe twice. It's not that I don't care. I've just done this before and I really don't have that many questions. I also wanted things to rush by with Noah. I couldn't wait for the next milestone and then the next. Now I'm more relaxed about everything. Everything will happen when it happens.


Friday, March 8, 2013

Needles EEK!... ARE scarier than labor!

I absolutely hate needles. When we got our flu shots I made Joey take Noah out of the room when it was my turn. How can you tell your child to be brave when you are about to be a giant baby about it? I know it's never as bad as I think it's going to be. It's the anticipation! Joey once laughed a LOT at my expense when I was very sick. The nurse told me I had to get a shot ON MY BUTT! I begged and pleaded with her. I tried to convince her that I wasn't really THAT sick. If only Noah knew that his mom acted this way. The one that assures him that it will be a quick pinch and then be over with. That shots are sometimes needed to help us feel better or to prevent us from getting sick. I'm sure he'd probably have a good laugh at me too.

I had my lab work done today at the hospital, just routine tests for pregnant women. The lady asked me if I was okay with having blood drawn. Um no! I don't think anyone takes pleasure in having a needle jabbed in their arm and their blood taken from them. I said, "No problem!"
 Liar liar pants on fire! I kept thinking:
Think about kitties and puppies!
Try to do math in your head...math is hard...I hate math
Sing a song. Not out loud though.
Why can't I have done the urine sample first?
Maybe I can leave and come back tomorrow?

Lucky for me I have great veins. It was over pretty quickly but she took SIX...SIX big vials of blood from me. I don't know why they needed so much but every time she switched to a new tube I cried a little inside.
I guess she could tell I was having a hard time. She told me that when I have the baby and get my IV I can ask them to use a kid kit. I will definitely do that!!!

I'm already worrying about that day. You would think I would be scared of the pain associated with the labor and delivery process.
But no...
I'm more afraid of the IV and an epidural is out of the question!
When I had Noah I did not get an epidural. Not because I didn't want one. Every time I started to think okay maybe I can't take this anymore I need an epidural visions of that giant needle danced in front of my eyes. Nope never mind! I'll pass!
When I finally really did give in and begged for one it was way too late and I couldn't get it. I'm actually hoping that happens again... I know. I'm crazy. The thought of getting one makes my skin crawl. I wish I could say my choice not to ask for one this time stems from not doing it last time and wanting childbirth to be as natural as possible. That would be a lie. It's because I am more afraid of a needle than I am of insane body shattering contractions and pushing a human (hopefully a VERY small human) out of me.

Needles are not my friend!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The book chat - Abandoning Books

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It's Thursday. Thursday is my favorite blog day! Why? The book chat! Today Jessica from Sweet Green Tangerine and Lindsey from Lounging with Lindsey are talking about abandoning books. 

I haven't left too many books unread. I try to read book samples before I buy a book online or I'll read a few pages before bringing one home from the library or book store. I usually know what I'm getting into BUT sometimes things don't go so well. 

Books I WISH I had abandoned

This was awful. I read it as part of a book challenge. I chose this book and once I started I just wanted to hurry up and finish so I could mark it as read. It had the potential to be funny but it ended up being very cheesy and irritating.

This wasn't a terrible story but when I finished I felt like I could have spent my time reading something much better. There is a baby in the story. The baby writes its own chapters about its life and view on things...it was just very odd.

Books I have abandoned

I just did not like this book. It really is like being trapped inside the mind of a crazy person. It is confusing at most parts and just weird at others. I think I read about 1/4 of the book and then put it down because I thought my brain might explode if I didn't.

This book really bored me. I thought it was going to be pretty funny and it could have been. Luckily I got it from the library so it wasn't really a loss to me.

Pick it back up!


I read Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre in high school. I pretended I didn't like them and groaned along with everyone else over the reading assignments. Loving them was my secret. No one could know that I actually enjoyed reading! I really don't think that there was any required reading that I did not enjoy. 
A few years ago I bought this collection of stories. Several times I've opened it, started reading, and put it down. I am going to pick it up again and read the stories...not all at once of course! 

So what about you? Do you abandon books?
Will you pick them up again?





Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Requiem - Book Review

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This review contains spoilers!!!

I spent all day yesterday reading Requiem. I have loved every bit of this series. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this final book. 

Synopsis from GoodReads:

They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.
But we are still here.
And there are more of us every day.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.
After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancĂ©e of the young mayor.
Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings.
Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it.
But we have chosen a different road.
And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose.
We are even free to choose the wrong thing.
Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

I was glued to this book, turning every page (clicking since I was reading on my kindle?) in anticipation. I love the way Lauren writes. The book just flows so smoothly from one chapter to the next. Every chapter bringing Lena and Hana closer together.  Her writing just feels real to me, like it could really happen.

I felt Hana's fear as she begins to realize that Fred isn't who she thought he was.
I was filled with so much happiness when Lena is finally reunited with her mom and later with Grace.
I was scared but also excited when Lena and Hana collide in the book. 
I understood Lena's confusion about Alex and Julian.

The book was fantastic...
Except for one thing.
A conclusion.

When I read that last sentence I was angry. I didn't like the ending. I need to know what happened! Who does she choose? What happens after the wall gets torn down? Does she find Hana again? Can they be friends? I have so many questions. I feel like the ending wasn't an ending. I guess this way you can imagine whatever you want. 

I imagine she chooses Alex.

She reunites with Hana again. Hana's cure didn't seem to work all that well so maybe they can still be friends?

I don't know what happens to Julian... He falls in love with someone else I suppose. Sorry I'm just team Alex.

They find away for the cureds and uncureds to live together. 

I just want a happy ending =)

I gave the book 4 stars on GoodReads because although I loved the book I was really mad at the ending. I was waiting this whole time for a conclusion and wasn't given one. I'm still pretty angry about it. Last night my husband had a good laugh at my expense while I ranted about the not so final ending of the book. 






Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Doctors?


I've always chosen women doctors, even for Noah. I just feel more comfortable with them and given the option I chose a female. I'm learning this isn't always the best way to go. Today really opened my eyes to a great doctor I was missing out on just because he was male and when we found the practice we chose the female doctor. 

Noah has been sick for almost a week. Last week we saw his regular doctor and were sent home with an, "It's probably just a virus."

We went back today to find out that he has strep. At our first appointment the strep had probably just started and wasn't picked up on the test. At this appointment we saw one of the male doctors in the practice because Noah's doctor had the day off. 

From the moment he walked in the door I was wowed. He was nice. He was funny. Noah loved him! He took his time with us. There was no rushing. He explained everything to me which i just loved. I am a big detail person so the more information you give me the happier I am. We are definitely switching to him as Noah's primary doctor. With Noah's other doctor the appointment always felt rushed and I left the office with unanswered questions. 

Never again will I choose a doctor based on the fact that she is a woman.

Monday, March 4, 2013

A bit of baby sadness



I've obviously known this whole time that my family will not be here when the baby is born. They just live too far away to make it here in time. I think that this realization is just now starting to really settle in though. Noah was born in Germany far far away from our families. That was different somehow. I guess because I had an amazing support system there. I had great friends who also just had babies and knew exactly what I was about to go through. Girls who laughed and cried through all of it with me. I think I was so wrapped up in the excitement of it all that the fact that my family would miss that amazing day didn't really register with me. I was sad that they wouldn't be there but not as sad as I am this time. I just always assumed that after Joey was out of the military we would be living in Louisiana. I thought that any future children we had would be greeted by a waiting room full of grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles. That won't happen though. I know that although that day will be amazing in every way possible there will be a note of sadness. My heart will explode with love but a tiny portion will cry, "I wish my mom was here. I wish my dad was here. I wish my sister was here. I wish my brother was here."

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Americans

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I have a new favorite show. 
The Americans is fantastic!Kerri Russell plays Elizabeth and Matthew Rhys plays Phillip. They are an undercover team of Soviet intelligence agents put together to pose as a normal husband and wife living in the  United States during the cold war. No one knows they are KGB agents. Not even their children. Elizabeth and Phillip pose as travel agents. Their relationship is complicated. They weren't paired together because they loved each other. They were chosen for their skills. You know...lying, cheating, stealing, and killing. They have been married for fifteen years and are just now starting to trust each other and dare I say, fall in love. Living right across the street from them is an FBI agent. That can complicate things especially when there is a man in your trunk and Mr. FBI needs to borrow your jumper cables! There are so many great twists and turns to the show.

You can't help but root for Elizabeth and Phillip! I find myself watching every episode thinking, "I hope they don't get caught!"  Then I remember that they are actually the bad guys.  There is going to be a marathon tonight on FX. If you haven't watched this yet then set your DVR and record the marathon! There have only been five episodes so you haven't missed much yet. 




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