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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Ke-Ke and Ab-Ab...Ain't Life Grand

Tough day yesterday...my darling little Pip fell down the stairs and frightened both herself and me beyond words. She had left me in my bedroom to go and find "Ke-Ke and Ab-Ab" as she calls her sisters. The next thing I heard was Thud! Thud! Thud! and then silence and a weak little "Mom." The terror as I ran to find her lying face down at the bottom of the stairs. She cried and cried, Thank-God, as I realized she didn't seem to have any major injuries. But I was a mess. I called Peter at work and told him to come home as I had lost my mind and couldn't think straight out of sheer terror.
Today is a busy day preparing for our up and coming camping trip:bookings, buying tent and equipment. I will take Tabs biking again to get her skills up to snuff.
Fighting to get into a creative writing class as an elective in the fall--advanced Novel writing. Perfect for me as I can pursue my fiction writing and my literacy masters at the same time--won't life be grand.
Crashed in a new way--came to a new sense of calm that has escaped me for many, many years and really asked myself why? Why am I always so driven to go, learn, do, achieve, achieve! I have lost the fine art of doing nothing and being Zen. As zen as I try to live, I realize me being zen is rare. But this is a new realization and I am learning from it and going to explore it further. Perhaps I can slow down--maybe not have my art show until I am ready instead of forcing myself to complete so many paintings this summer. It is too high pressure. Ever since my girls got out of school, I realize I am too busy to even think straight. Summer involves my 3 baby girls--me being with them. To try and achieve so much in the way of personal work is causing me a lot of grief.
Saw "Indiana Jones' last night. It was what I expected: light action flick. And I disagree with some nay sayers out there: Harrison Ford is NOT too old. He was amazing in the flick. Man, that guy survived an atomic bomb inside a fridge for G's sake! Kate Blanchet however, was a disappointment. For a usually gifted actress, she sure couldn't nail the Russian accent worth squat.

4 Comments:

Blogger Cliffer said...

Thats what made the whole movie suck... The fridge! The Old Indy flicks all of his stunts were, well maybe that could work type stunts, but now it just like wow... I just lost all respect for one of the major icons of action movies. They relied to much on special effects and it just became stupid, kind of like the kids cartoons where the kids do anything they want with no consequences... But now Im rambling... so I will finish by saying it was, by todays quality of movies go, okay, but no more than that.


PS... He was too old for the indy role, maybe 5 years ago...

July 5, 2008 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger QueenMJ said...

I guess I better watch some of the originals. This new one is the one and only Indiana Jones flick I have ever seen! Somehow, I missed out on all the others--I was too into B and foreign movies at the Broadway, I guess.

July 5, 2008 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Miranda said...

melissa,I distinctly remember sneaking into an indiana jones flick in the back of the Tercel. Funny though, I have absolutely no memory of the film.

Those are some hot bikini bods.

July 5, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger QueenMJ said...

Ops! That was one of those times we forgot to let you out of the trunk--sorry! And Peter and I had better things to do at the drive in--maybe that's why I don't remember it either.

July 5, 2008 at 1:41 PM  

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