Off to the Beach

It’s the Memorial Day weekend- the unofficial start of summer and we are celebrating! We are off to the beach where we rented a quaint cottage. No internet, nothing fancy schmanzy, just good old summer fun. We will awake to the sounds of the waves and soak in the sun. TheFisherman will be so happy again and the boys will build sandcastles or sand sculptures or whatever it is they can mold with their hands. I will be along the sidelines, taking in the scene, book in hand and getting a tan.

For a while we will forget the home improvement projects, the Verizon people who digged and bore holes in our front yard. Yes, the same front yard we painstakingly tried to revive by dumping with a truckful of dirt. Where we spent about 5 weeknights shovelling and dumping and leveling everything off. The front yard that delivered – as evidenced by the green soft grass that finally grew and thrived. The green green grass that TheFisherman coveted for a long time now. The same spot the Verizon people decided they will bore holes in and install wires under.

But we will forget about that.

For now the truck is packed with the fishing gear and a 3 days worth of clothes and food. We will savor this vacation as much as we can.

Hope you all have a great weekend as well!

 

picture is of a cross stitch piece I made. It says:

Remember summer at the beach
feeding gulls just out of reach
clouds of animals drifting by
changing places in the sky
It borders on a shameful crime
to leave our childhood summertime

~~~~D. Morgan~~~~~

Published in: on May 23, 2008 at 9:04 am  Comments (11)  
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Grey’s Anatomy epi 414 – The Becoming

I didn’t like this episode at all. And the ratings aren’t looking too good either. Sad. I don’t even know what to say except that I hate Rose even more. And I am getting uncomfortable with Hahn which is such a shame because I used to like her character. I like where they’re taking Mark’s character. I like it that Christina finally spoke up in this epi. I wish her good things. I didn’t like the ending of this epi. Literally open ended. Liked it better where the voice overs would somehow “close” the epi. This one didn’t. Me not happy.

It is interesting to note though that they initially brought up Mark for just a few episodes but ended up extending his run. Pretty much like Addison’s character before. Hmmm, I wonder if they’re going to like Mark that much to give him his own spin-off.

Now there are talks that Katherine Heigl might be leaving Grey’s. And I don’t like that. Not at all. I hope she doesn’t leave.

People are getting tired of all the will they or won’t they with MerDer. What is this? Friends with Rachel and Ross? It’s getting pretty old. I hope they finally get them together if they are indeed MFEO.

There are just a few episodes left in this season and I do hope they make it worthwhile.

 

Published in: on May 15, 2008 at 12:58 pm  Comments (8)  
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Hold that Thought

First off, thanks for the visit and thanks to those who wished me a happy mother’s day. Belated happy mom’s day to everyone.

I’ve been busy and I’ve been running around so apologies for not visiting my blogger friends. I will be back to doing my rounds one of these days. And the tags I will do as well. I have so much to write about – my new hair (again!), my first movie night with my girlfriends, my take on the latest GA epi, MIL coming over to visit, and so much more.

For now, hold that thought.

Published in: on May 12, 2008 at 6:55 pm  Comments (13)  

Grey’s Anatomy epi413 – Piece of my Heart

They always use the medical aspect of the show for metaphors on what’s going on in their lives. And though it might not be cryptic as Lost where even the minute details count (as I picked up from listening on the radio and reading about it in the papers), with Grey’s all you do is read between the lines. Dig deeper. And look deep in your heart about what speaks to whom.

WARNING : SPOILERISH CONTENTS, Pls don’t read unless you want to know what happened in this epi

In this episode, I love that Addison is back. And how I miss her so. It’s good that she has her own spin-off and all but she will forever be Addison to most of us. The beyotch who got between MerDer. She with the Catherine Deneuve beauty. The redhead who walks around SGH and still look great when others look exhausted. She who tells it like it is. And she who McDreamy married. That says something. But I digress. Addison was back in this epi because she said: “I just wanted to make sure that it was okay to leave”. We got a chance to see SGH in Addison’s point of view – the Vagina monologues with Hahn and Callie, Bailey’s sadness and the reason for it which she only divulged to Addison, Hahn’s treatment of Christina, the un-couple that is MerDer. And since she didn’t have anything to lose as she was leaving, she called it when she saw it. She told it like it is and went Dr. Phil on Meredith. It’s funny how last week I was neutral on Alex and Izzie as their characters didn’t do much last week. But on this epi, we were able to get a glimpse as to what their characters are going through and the changes that go along with it. Izzie is finally stepping out and finding her voice. She is still the emotional surgeon with excellent bedside manners but she is clearer now. Who knew it would take Ghandi to take her out of the shadows? Alex is one complex character we never got a real grip on. We never fully understand what makes him surly and an a**hole at times and sweet and caring the next. All we know is that there was something in his past that made him what he is. I have a feeling we will find out more about him in the soming epis Bailey, who must keep it together when she’s dying deep inside. All in all, this epi was pretty much like the old Grey’s that we loved. I think the writer’s strike helped in that the producers and the other writers listened to what the viewers are seeing, what they want, what they believe in. And I think they even read those fan fics too and have gotten some ideas. It’ll be interesting what happens next…

image credits: www.greysanatomyinsider.com

Published in: on May 2, 2008 at 6:02 pm  Comments (2)  
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