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Sick as a Dog

Okay, what does that even mean?  Are dogs sicker than other animals?  I’m not an animal person, so I truly have no idea.

But, yeah, I’m sick with the flu today.  It’s an absolutely gorgeous day, and I was actually planning on being outside with the family (which is really a big deal for me because I really enjoy being inside with all the windows open.  I justify that is it almost like being outdoors.).  But, here I am stuck in bed with the window open wishing I were outside.

Being sick stinks.  I really don’t like the stuff you are supposed to eat to make yourself feel better.  Can’t stand tea.  Blech.  But, I got a headache from the flu or the lack of caffeine so I drank a cup.  Bananas.  Not my favorite, but Tom got me some, so I ate one.  Saltines.  Mom always has these on hand so she dropped a sleeve by.  (My mom really does always have them.  In fact, my kids have called them “Nannie Crackers” since they could talk.)  Now, I don’t do jello or 7-Up.  So, I’ve done what I can.  We’ll let the body do the rest.

Being in bed these days isn’t so bad, though.  I’ve done a few crossword puzzles and read a book.  Even though we don’t have cable, I have the next best thing (or maybe even a better thing)…my laptop.  I’ve watched this week’s Grey’s Anatomy and several episodes of Lie to Me on Instant Netflix.  I’ve kept up on Facebook, and played a few games.  Thanks to Tom for setting it up in our room.

 I’ve also thought of a thousand random thoughts that I wondered if I should blog about.  But, I decided not to.  There wasn’t much to blog about.  Just one sentence thoughts.  Like, what’s the difference between muffins and cupcakes?  Just icing?

Yeah, I think I’ll save you from that.

Have a Blessed Easter!

A Pregnant Bridesmaid on a Sled

  • I just watched “27 Dresses” this week.  I was surprised at how much I really liked it.  I do have one complaint though.  While watching the extras (one of my very favorite parts waiting to rent.  Especially the outtakes, of which there were none in this movie), the other actors kept talking about what a comedic actress Malin Akerman (the sister) was.  Really?  I must have missed it.  I didn’t think her part was humorous at all!  In fact, I hated her through the whole movie!  Even though we were supposed to like her at the end.  I will say she was a good enough actress to make me hate her, but comedy?  No.

If you haven’t seen the movie, skip to the next paragraph.  Okay, you’ve been warned.  I don’t think I could have forgiven that (*&%^ sister for cutting up my mother’s wedding dress as quickly as Jane did.  I thought about that for days!  I have a very good friend whose grandmother made a Christening gown for the family and used lace from my friend’s mother’s wedding dress.  Immediately I thought of “27 Dresses”  and it had been a week since I’d seen it!  That part really got to me.

  • Another movie I just saw was “Citizen Kane.”  I mean, seriously, you have to watch what is considered the greatest movie of all time, right?  Well, I slept through it after the first 20 minutes or so the first time Tom and I sat down to watch it.  Then, we tried it again, and I have to admit, it was really pretty good.  Especially considering when it was made.  So, if you plan to watch it, be prepared to think “Wha?” during the first 20 minutes or so while some announcer keeps shouting, “GEORGE FOSTER KANE…”
  • I saved the best movie that I recently rented for last.  “Juno.”  Wow.  A most excellent movie.  I am usually leary of independent movies, but I wanted to watch this one for some reason.  (And, now that I think about it, more often than not, enjoy those independent films.  “Little Miss Sunshine,” anyone?)  The acting was superb, in my opinion, and would not be classified as a “chick flick.”   The few minutes that Raine Wilson appears are fabulous!  I consider this to be a “must see”!

I realize that these are old movies that most people have already seen, heard about, or bypassed on their own.  I am not a movie critic.  (Although I think I could do a better job than some.  My equation is this: They hate it=I will love it.  They love it=I’ll think about it.)

We have certainly rented more movies than this, but I haven’t watched many of our Netflix movies.  Once in awhile I’ll pick one that I want to see, but Tom really is the one who takes advantage of the whole thing.  He watches it them the day they arrive in the mail.   I just need my sleep too much.  This bipolar thing is kind of getting in the way of my lifestyle!  Right now, “The DaVinci Code” is waiting for me to watch sometime during the day.  Do you know how long that sucker is?  When will I find time for that?  I’d rather blog.

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