Ready to Start the Weekend!

Aren’t weekends the very best? It’s as if it’s the chocolate covered whatever on the end of the stick, taunting you Monday thru Friday to make it! And make it, I did. We had a busy week, but as I watched the sun rise this fine, Friday morning, I knew it was almost quitting time for the five day struggle. Quitting time in regards to formalities at work. Don’t get me wrong–when Friday approaches, the bon bons don’t magically appear, the robe doesn’t part for me to stand in the middle of it, and the there isn’t a bed found to have me lounging on top of it. Nope, but it does mean I don’t have to punch my daily buttons. I can meander more, think longer, and drop off into daydreams more frequently as I wash clothes and pick up junk that’s gathered on the stairs all week. Speaking of daydreams, I started a new book. Did I mention this? I like it. It’s something I wrote a few years ago, can’t find it for the life of me, so now I’m recreating it. A standalone. I know, shocking, right? Who knows, before it’s all over, I might sequel it. But I promise, no cliffhangers! Learned my lesson there. (Thanks Sarah!)

My son got his tonsils removed. It was quite the ordeal. As a parent you grapple with the questions of should I, or shouldn’t I? When the doctor leaves the question up to you, it’s a bit heavy. He’d gotten 4 strep infections this year. I know what you’re thinking, and that was all before May. It was bam, bam, bam…antibiotic after another. Then they stopped. I’d had the appointment with the specialist and took him anyway. Then it was like, “you can if you want. or you can wait to see if he gets any more.” So I waited. No need in rushing to the operating room I always say. Then they became larger. And I could hear it muffle his voice. Yep, I’m ready. When the surgeon came out after it was all over and done with, he assured me it was a dire situation. His tonsils were almost touching and they’d grown into the walls of his throat. He had to cut them out of the inside walls. I was relieved to have made the right choice. Now he sits, sipping on anything cold. Having not eaten a solid morsel in over 30 hours. I better get ready for the chicken noodle soup and mashed potatoes!

On a brighter note, I’m going to see a screening of my oldest son’s latest film. He directed this one. It’s so exciting to be able to go to a theater as a family to view this. He was in a competition for best picture based on what genre the groups were given to write and produce in a 48 hour window. Yikes. I can’t wait to see them.

I hope whatever plans you have this weekend are finely executed with lots and lots of fun! Till next time.


Movies I Can Watch Over and Over

thX9AA5EQOWhen I cook or do the bills I need something on the television talking to me. Right…as if I don’t have 5 children bickering and being loud, I need some other source of distraction? But, it’s something that actually relaxes me. Although, it has to be something I’ve seen before so it doesn’t require too much of my attention. And, it needs to be something that’s easy on the ears. I’ve recently discovered The Love Letter, again. It’s such a great background movie to have on. Additionally, it has two of my characters from my books!! It’s always wonderful to be inspired by their personalities on screen. One is Tom Selleck and he plays of the main characters in this movie. He has no mustache in this one. I have to admit, I like him so much better with one. MV5BMTcwODI1MTQwNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzM2NjgwMw@@__V1_SX640_SY720_And, his hair is parted in the middle! I’m totally not imagining him like this in my book. I prefer the other Tom. tom-selleck-wallpaper-5-761725Yeah, this is absolutely the Tom I imagine as an older love interest in my book, WAKING AMY. There is also Tom Everett Scott. He’s in my single contemporary book, THE KENTUCKY CURE. He plays a doctor who is head over heels for Elise Newton (Mandy Moore). 1a1e2d472d6a244802df5d32bf685f94In this movie, though, he is in love with Kate Capshaw. She starts the whole movie going when she finds a love letter in the seat cushion of her bookstore. She can’t figure out who wrote it and thinks it’s Tom Everett Scott. He finds it and thinks it’s from Kate. Ellen DeGeneres finds it and thinks it’s to her from Tom Selleck. And, so the movie moves forward with a lot of confusion, mistaken identity of the letter and wrong affairs. I suppose what I like about it is the music, the location it’s filmed, and the ease of the story line. I’m actually watching it for the second time in a week right now! So what if it might have a little to do with I’m too lazy to take it out of the machine to find a new one. Either way, I can enjoy it one more time.

I have other movies that I will share in the future:) If you haven’t checked this one out, give it a look!