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Monday brain mumbling

-the last few days have been in the low to middle 70’s during the day.  I shut off the air, threw open the windows and have been enjoying the breeze ever since.  It’s absolutely pleasant when the temperature is perfect!  I wish I could find somewhere in the world where 72 degrees is a constant. 

-I’ve been spending a lot of time on Facebook lately.  It’s seems to have boomed-everyone I know now has a page.  I love it.  Unfortunately, I’ve been neglecting my blog which is something I enjoy. 

–I just finished Stephen King’s On Writing.  Oh, how I loved it.  What was particularily appealing to me was I felt like Stephen was talking to me, and telling me the story the entire time I was reading it.   On Writing is such an easy read, packed full of snippets from his life, and he lets the reader in on incidences that sparked inspiration for some of his novels in addition to some sound writing advise.  I recommend this book to anyone who loves Stephen King, or who is seeking some no nonsense guidance on becomming a better writer.Stephen.King.drawing

-Since I’m on the Stephen King kick, I joined his message board through his website which he gives out in his book On Writing.  I haven’t quite put my finger on it, but there is something about his message board that really appeals to me.  When I’m there, it gives me a ‘warm, cozy up to the fire kind of feeling.’   I hear on occasion Stephen reads some of the threads and responds to them.

Inspired by and still hungry for more King, I ordered Shawshank Redemption and Bag of Bones used off Amazon.com.  I can’t wait to read them.  I’ve seen the movie Shawshank Redemption several times and am convinced it’s one of the best movies of all time.  My 11 year old son watched it with us last night, and he now wants to read the book.  

–I just called an old friend after quite some time of not talking to her.  It felt good to take that first step, no matter how awkward it was at first.  Within minutes, we were where we’ve always been with eachother and there was no hard feelings for the lenth of time we put between us.  If there’s someone you haven’t talked to in a long while and feel funny about calling because it’s been so long, just pick up the phone and do it.  Call, because once you do, you’ll feel so much better.  And, as we all know, time and life go very fast, and we can’t get those moments back.  Make a special time to reconnect with someone in your life you care about.  You’ll be glad you did.

–I’m so excited!  I stumbled upon a website that informed me a movie is being made from the Lovely Bones book!  The 3 minute trailer for the movie which comes out in December had me rivited.  The movie looks awesome!  You still have time to read the book before you see the movie. While reading it, I was thinking to myself that it would make a perfect movie.  I love how production company’s take the advise I seem to transport through my mind.

–Just bought a new comfort bike-my Electra Townie.  Wondering why my knee is hurting me so.  It seems like everytime I begin a new form of exercise, some part of my body begins to hurt very badly.  Is it possible my knee knows I have a new bike?

-The new season of Project Runway has begun.  I absolutely love this show.  What I find to be the best part are the challenges.  I love a design challenge myself.  The creative aspect of this show appeals to me more than keeping up with the quirky personalities of each contestant.  I just love to see what each person comes up with given the parameters of each challenge.  My husband managed to find Project Runway Canada and Project Runway Australia for me to watch.  Two seasons each!   I’m in RUNWAY HEAVEN!

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Kleenex please: There’s boogers all over Miller Park!

Okay, my wish is coming true-we kicked the snot out of the Brewers tonight and yesterday we beat ’em, too. This is a good thing! We are now 3 games ahead of Milwaukee in a solid first place position!
Here’s some photos from yesterday’s game. It was amazing to be at Miller Park….I’d say about a 1/4 to 1/3 of the fans were supporters of the Cubs. Yes, it was snot swimming in a sea of blue tonight. The score was 7-1, and we looked WONDERFUL! Tonight I stayed home and watched the game on TV, and enjoyed every minute of it! Tonight’s eye candy was Geovany Soto and just for cuteness sake, I’ll throw in Mike Fontenot (my husband affectionately calls him ‘Snotnose Fontenot’). He looks like a major league morph of Owen Wilson-only cuter and shorter.

Something of substance will be flowing out of my fingertips shortly, right now I have houseguests and CUBS GAMES!!! If any of my readers are Brewers fans, I truly am sorry. I don’t mean to rub it in…it’s just, well, it’s never happened to the Cubs-the World Series and all-at least not in recent history. We have so many hopes for this season. This year it’s been 100 years since the Cubs were in a World Series. Is it just possible, this year, history may repeat it’s self?

God, do you have a minute?



Last night’s gathering after the win!

Eye candy!

Me and my son Dave in the car after the game…deleriously happy!

Andrew, my 4th, in the car afterwards, posing for a happy shot…

In the back of the van with my boys….going home after the game. Drew was only pretending to be snoozing and David doesn’t always look like a gnarly pirate.

My husband high fiving all the Cubs fans afterward. It was absolute euphoria joining in with all our fellow Chicago lovers. It was almost better than a win at Wrigley!