Monday, May 18, 2009

Word of the Week: Crazy!

Sorry it's been so long since I've been by to say hello! Holy MOLY, I always forget how INSANE this time of year is around here. At the top of our list of commitments last week was Emily's play. She was Frenchy in Grease and made for an adorable Pink Lady in her final performance in middle school. I still think about the moment two years ago when she stepped on stage as Ms. Darbus in High School Musical and I realized, very clearly, that this is her THING. She is truly talented and stands out from the crowd. We are proud. Can you tell? While I am in Mommy Gush Mode, Jake had a FABO baseball game on Saturday. He had a hit that made it into the outfield (a big deal for a 10-year-old) and he made a diving catch that saved two runs from scoring. The best part was the way he kept looking into his glove to make sure the ball hadn't fallen out. He was given the game ball by the coaches and floated on air for the rest of the weekend. We are proud of him, too!

Somehow I've also gotten roped into once again helping to plan my high school reunion. I was, by no means, in with the in crowd in high school (which was JUST FINE with me), so why am I doing this? Well, I helped plan the last one and was pleasantly surprised to make some new friends among the group of old acquaintances. In fact, it was more fun to PLAN the reunion than it was to ATTEND the reunion. (DOH--did I say that out loud or just think it? :-) Once again, I'm enjoying the "reunion meetings," which have become a joke with our husbands because most of the time we don't talk about the reunion. We had three meetings before we actually did anything--LOL!

May and June are the busiest months of the year at work, and we're really into the scrum of things now. My company, AGA, puts on an annual meeting for 2000 government finance professionals, and my job is to oversee all the printed stuff, including the 100+ page program, among several other publications, hundreds of signs, etc. So the requests are coming fast and furious! I also got the blogging schedule for Love at First Flight last week, which freaked me out since it kicks into gear the second I get back from AGA's meeting in New Orleans. Ack! Somehow it will all get done. Somehow. Anyone else in favor of cloning?? Show of hands?

All of this craziness is seriously cutting into my TV watching time. It's season finale time! I was really disappointed by the Brothers & Sisters finale, where nothing at all happened, but I love that show and I'll be back for more in September. Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy ended with real cliffhangers that will have me tuning in this fall. If Grey's is killing off Izzy and George, I'll miss her but not him. He's blah, does nothing for me, and I can't seem to brain scrub the oh-so-wrong image of him and Meredith attempting to fool around a few seasons ago. Ugh... Nasty! I'm going to be pissed if Derek and Meredith's wedding is ONLY the post-it note. That will NOT DO IT for me after all these years of waiting for them to get it right. Do you HEAR ME SHONDRA???? I wish I was a writer on that show! Call me if you think I can help.

I can't wait to see what happens on American Idol this week. How about you? If Adam Lambert doesn't win, it'll be a total robbery. Did you see him all but anointed on the cover of Entertainment Weekly two weeks ago? They said he's the most original Idol contestant in the show's history. I like Kris Allen a lot too, but Adam should win. Even Simon thinks so! And tonight.... drumroll please.... let the games begin again with a new season of The Bachelorette. I'm strangely, oddly, and gleefully obsessed with this show. I'm not sure what I like best--the potential for romance or the idiotic behavior of the contenders. The idiocy is definitely better when it's a houseful of catty women fighting over one guy. The guys aren't quite as unhinged but we can still expect some OH-MY-GOD-HE-DID-NOT moments! I'll be sure to mention them here!

Anyone else feel that Jon and Kate and their plus 8 used up their 15 minutes of fame about a month ago? Enough already. Who cares?

What are you watching? What did you think of the finales?

Finally, a lot of you have asked how we're doing since Consuela died. I can't believe she's already been gone two weeks. I miss her so much, and it's a lonelier around here without her, but I'm glad she's not suffering anymore. Watching her decline was almost as painful as losing her. Thanks for all the kind words and messages. It helps.


Judy F said...

I was wondering how you all were doing. I know you miss your baby.

I was happy with how survivor ended. The right person won.

I am looking forward to Big Brother why I watch it I will never know. LOL

24 ends tonight. I still need to watch last weeks show. LOL

Marie Force said...

Hi Judy,
Bummer, I don't watch any of those shows, but I hope they ended the way you wanted them to!!

Thanks for thinking of me. It's a big adjustment to living without my little yellow friend.

donna said...

GoodMorning Marie,
I'm glad you were able to step away from your very busy time to say hi. I'm glad you're ok. I sure being busy is helping you not miss your sweet doggie too much.
I love Grease. Pinkie was one of my favorite characters. I bet your girl was great.
Have a Great Week. Don't work to hard. Stop and smell the spring flowers!!!
Go over to Cheryl's and read our attempt to write a short story.
It came off a bit Erotic at times. Warning make sure you're alone.

Marie Force said...

Hi Donna,
I read the story--you dirty, dirty girls!!! Very entertaining!!

Thanks for the kind words--the hits keep on coming. Heard this AM that the DH's father died in Indiana so we're arranging a last-minute trip. Not liking 2009 very much so far.

Theresa Ragan said...

The bachelorette should be exciting. From the previews it looks like a couple of guys have girlfriends...those scumbags!

I liked Grey's ending. I don't think Izzy will be coming back and I sort of liked the post-it-note thingy...and I wonder if McSteamy will end up with little grey??

OH, wow, Marie. So sorry to hear about your dh's father. Hugs to you and your dh. Very sad.

Judy F said...

Ah Marie sorry to hear about your dh's dad. It never ends does it.

Sending you hugs.

Marie Force said...

Thanks Theresa and Judy. It's been a heck of a month around here.

donna said...

OH Marie!!I'm so Sorry to hear About DH's Dad.
Sending Hugs. Have a safe trip.

Marie Force said...

Thanks, Donna!

Cheryl Brooks said...

Sounds like a lot of ups and downs for the Force clan. Why does saying that make me hear Obi Wan's voice?
Television watching??? What's that???
My blog schedule starts right before, during, and after my vacation. I'm always blogging in Myrtle Beach. Maybe someday I'll figure out that anywhere near a launch date is a bad time.
Sorry to hear about your father-in-laws passing. You're in our thoughts.

Marie Force said...

Thanks, Cheryl. I try to keep the priorities straight--work, reading, TV, kids, writing when I can, house cleaning as infrequently as possible and laundry whenever we run out of clothes. TV is right up there at the top of my "necessary to my sanity" list. Now that the season is ending, I will devote myself fully to the Red Sox. Of course I watched every minute of American Idol but will probably be traveling when the new Idol is crowned tonight. Oh well! I'm pretty sure it will be my lovely Adam!