Friday is my favorite day to blog because I can share all the things running through my head, call it Random Friday and it's good. I think Random Friday originally started to tell the 10 random songs that were on your player or iPod or whatever, but I've kinda scratched that part. Since I have no iPod. And my player is on my blog, randomly playing my favorite songs. I know that a lot people aren't big fans of music on blogs, or at least not the kind that plays automatically. But my music is mostly for me, anyway. And I'm lazy. If I see someone else has a player on their blog but it's not already going, I don't start it. Not even if I know and like the song. And you can just forgedaboudit if I don't know the songs. I guess assume most people are like me. So feel free to turn off my music if it bothers you. I won't be offended because (obviously) I won't know. But it is pretty good music, if I do say so myself.
Anyway.................didn't mean to ramble about music for so long.
So about this going to Ireland thing. Superman leaves two weeks from Sunday. I seriously, seriously doubt that I can get a passport in time. We thought that expediting my passport would get it here in 48 hours. Not true. They allow two weeks for delivery. And I've heard from more than one person that I should not trust that it would be here in time.
And I'd like to fly with Superman, but he's telling me now that's unlikely. I'm not scared of dying in a plane crash over the ocean, but just the whole flying internationally for a long time and being bored on the plane thing. It'd just be nice to at least be on the same flight, and I'm kinda doubting that would actually happen
I don't know what I'd do all day long there. I thought I'd just wander around Dublin close the to the hotel, but now I'm not so sure. A friend told me that her mom traveled with her Dad to Ireland a few years ago. She didn't really want to go anywhere alone and was told she probably shouldn't. By the time her husband was done with meetings, it was dark and everything was closed and they didn't exactly want to go pubbing. Do I really want to pay $1000 to sit in a hotel in Ireland and look out the window? And what if they change the dates of his trip, and I have a non-refundable ticket? What if I have the ticket and my passport doesn't come in time? What if I wait to by a ticket till two days before hand and it's $1500?
I really want to go. Like, really really want it. I realize that this is seriously a once in a lifetime opportunity made even better by the fact that so much of it is paid for already. And I don't want to regret it for the rest of my life. But.................argh. It's such a hard decision. I'm pretty reconciled to spending the money because I know that once taxes come back, there are pretty good chance they'll cover it all. I just don't want to spend the money and end up not being able to go.
Yesterday I was reading Tink's blog and her post about her daughter. It brought tears to my eyes. Spiderman saw me crying and asked, "Mom, you crying?"
"Yeah, sweetheart. But it's okay," I said, quickly wiping tears away.
"Are you red?"
"What? Am I red? ....................Oh, do you mean am I blue?"
"Yeah. You blue?"
I'm chuckling to myself now, all sadness gone. He learned about the color blue in preschool yesterday and that sometimes when you're sad, people say you're looking blue. Just got a little confused on the expression, I guess. Man I love that kid.
I can't go to the library any more. When we drove to Kansas for Thanksgiving, I checked out some books on CD for us to listen to. And now I can't find one of them. It's beyond overdue at the library, and I don't want to pay the fine!
I know I didn't leave it in Kansas because we started listening to it on the way back. But it is not in my car. Anywhere! Our car isn't big. I checked under all the seats, the trunk, the glove compartment.......I don't know where it could be. We're all unpacked. I wouldn't have brought it in the house because I deliberately remember thinking, "I shouldn't start this book because I don't have a convienient CD player in the house. I'll just check out the hardcover." At that point I took the CD out and put in in the CD case where the music was. (I dont' know why I didn't put it back in the case.) But now I have CD #1, but not the case or the rest of the book.
So I can't check out anything else at the library. Major bummer. I'm consequesntly reading the Twilight series again, just for something to read. And it's fun, because have I told you all that I have a copy of the movie on my computer? We have a friend who had a whole bunch of on his computer that he let us copy and Twilight was one of them.
So Superman has finally seen it, and I get to watch it whenever I want. Yay!!!! And I heard that New Moon is scheduled to be released 11/20/09. And they're keeping the same actor for Jacob Black. I hope he gets big enough! I'm about halfway through Eclipse and forgot how much I like Jacob. This is the first time I've read the series through with the end result in mind. It's fun to read it with a new perspective.
So now you've got your Twilight fix/update. That's all the randomness I can think of. The dogs are still driving me absolutely bonkers going at it all day long. Poor Lacey is looking pretty haggard -- probably 'cuz Max has her head most of the time. She actually just growled at him!! My kids are making a mess of the house, building dog houses with chairs and cushions and laundry baskets. But I can't bring myself to stop them because if they aren't using their imaginations like this, they're watching TV. Lesser of two evils.
What's your randomness for today?