HOLY COW, it's MARCH....DYK???

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HOLY COW, it's MARCH....DYK???
Thu, 03-01-2012 - 9:44am


...good morning, ladies??

...I simply cannot believe it is MARCH?!?!

...It's coming in like a lamb here?

...what about where you're at?

...we basically didn't have winter?

...it's still possible for us to get snow in March, but it's rare, and it won't last more than a day or two, if we do?

...so I'd say we're out of the woods?


...Karol, I hope, for the girl's sake, it wasn't a connection to her?

...I mean, how awful for her to have to live with that?

...and that may be why it's so hush, hush?

...so as not to mess with the investigation and the guy get off on a technicality?

...but honestly, if I lived in the community, I'd take a little, tiny bit more peace of mind if it was?

...ok, that sounded WAY worse than I intended?

...you see...I get really, really twitchy thinking of random acts of violence?

...the kind no one has any control over?

...I choose to believe that being a totally random victim is rare...there's usually a connection, somewhere?

...that way I feel a *bit* more in control of my family's safety?

...make sense?

...still...super scary and terribly sad, no matter how you slice and dice it?

...Christol, you GO, and enjoy your cabin time?

...sounds awesome?!?!?!

...but be careful walking in the woods, girl?!?!


...every momma needs a break, and girlie you need this?

...I'm a much better mom when I get breaks?

...Lauri, I'm glad your new assistant starts soon?

...I had a really, really bad dream last night?

...and you all know my history with dreams coming true?

...and typically I can tell the difference between the ones that have the possibility of coming true and the ones that don't?


...like, I don't want to talk about it, but I need to get it off my chest?

...it was about my dad?

...and in my dream, I couldn't pull myself up off the floor because I was cry-heaving so bad?

...and I know the reality is, someday I will have to deal with such crushing grief?

...and I got a small glimpse of what some of you deal with, only you don't get to wake up from it?


...I just can't shake it?

...and what's worse...his will was unsettled, so there was a huge dispute?

...NOT what I wanted to see, but very possible?


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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 11:38am


...I like the movie night idea?

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 10:12am


...I hate bad dreams that I just can't shake, Christol?

...I've often wondered what powers our dreams?

...subconcious fears, maybe?

...and what makes some dreams come true?

...is it like a precognition, or is God just giving you a little warning of what's to come?


...I don't dream much, but with my history of dreams coming true, I've got to admit, when I do remember my dreams, it rocks me to my core...especially if they're the creepy, icky kind?

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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 9:04am



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Sun, 03-25-2012 - 1:55pm
Noah read the series pretty quickly, but he *is* a reader. He is wanting to see the movie soon. I suffered through the first chapter of the first book, and can't bring myself to read the rest. My sil is trying to get me to go watch the movie with her and take our kids. I'm not sold on it yet.


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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 2:57pm
Max is not a reader and he has read the first two, getting ready to read the third one. Quite a few of his friends have read them also, as have Cody and Dylan. I talked to one of the teachers who was at the midnight premiere and she said the crowd was split 50/50 pretty much with boys and girls.

My entire bookclub (15 adult woman) have read them and a few of the husbands.
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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 2:33pm


...I'm wondering how many kiddos read the Hunger Games?

...Natalie also plowed through the entire series?

...which I was really happy about because she's not much of a reader?

...so for her to start, and finish a series in about a 10 day time frame...well, that's a first for her?

...I'm DRAGGING arse today?

...I'm getting too old for this 3 hours of sleep nonsense?

...I did get a 45 minute power nap today?

...oh, and Mariah was suspposed to have a track meet YESTERDAY but they rescheduled it for today, so she gets to run long distance on 3 hours of sleep?


...not ideal?

...but midnight premiers are so fun?

...her best friend's mom went with us, and she and I had an absolute blast?!?

...we didn't get to sit with the girls, because 6 seats together was just more than we could find, but it was still a blast?

...we're a lot alike?

...how many mom's here have read it?

...you know...the thing I noticed about Hunger Games...I've done midnight premieres for New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn...and the crowd is this...young girls and mom groups?

...Hunger Games?

...lots of young men there last night?

...a pretty equal number, I'd say?

...I was shocked to hear my 13 year old nephew read them?

...and my friend took her 15 year old son to the midnight premier?

...so, anyway, I thought that was cool?

...I'm curious what Gerad thinks, having not read the books?


...we've challenged him to read 40 pages in the first book...if he doesn't like it, he doesn't have to finish it?

...my guess is he'd be hooked too...if we can get him to read the first 40 pages?

...well, I've got to get a shower and get ready for Mariah's track meet?

...wish us luck...I'm hoping her 3 hours of sleep doesn't cost her varsity?

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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 11:38am


...Claire read The Hunger Games last week in about 2 days?

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 8:33pm
Eloise keeps on about Facetiming too!!
But the times are just so hard, the weekend would be good.

She hasn't read the Hunger Games, but one of her besties has & has told her all about it & invited her to go with her on Sunday to see it
Wish I was going too, but I think I want to read it first
I just entered an Amazon comp to win it on Kindle, so, fingers crossed!!

Good Luck Mariah at XC!!!!
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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 2:55pm
So cute that Eloise and Lily are chatting away. She loves to check in on her new Aussie friends

First thing before school she checks her messages. At that time, it's about 9:30 PM your time?

She's eager to try a Facetime chat with her. Maybe on the weekend?

Other May kiddos, they are using an app called Kick to chat (similar to messaging, Text Free, etc.)?
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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 11:17am
GOOD LUCK Mariah!! That is VERY odd that her friend can't ride the bus if she's on the team. That doesn't make any sense actually. Kayla had a broken foot and she was "required" to take the bus to and from, no exception. Not telling Claire of your midnight screening, she'd be GREEN!! Have fun!!