Happy Friday! I hope you all have had an excellent week. I think I have, but considering how quickly it sped by, I’m not entirely sure. It was an early break week for us. We usually do six weeks on/one week off, but I wound up pushing our last break week back since we’d had a lot of outside stuff going on and really needed more time to tie up loose ends before our break.
That meant I needed to do a little adjusting to get us back on the schedule we wanted to be on for our long break in December. No one complained about a slightly earlier than usual break. The fact was, we needed it. I’ve spent all week playing catch-up.
My cat is very spiritual – she prays all the time. Seriously, though, she sleeps with her face buried like this all the time. We wonder how she can breathe.
We’ve had some crazy weather in our area – severe thunderstorms and even a tornado warning Monday night. It’s kind of funny. We used to never have tornadoes here. I remember watches all the time when I was a kid, but never an actual tornado. So, most of us never took the warnings very seriously – until April 27, 2011.
These days, we all take tornado warnings seriously. Even so, I had to laugh at Brianna a little bit Monday. The warnings started flashing across the TV screen, so I was checking on my phone and Brian switched to the station with the most accurate weather forecasts because none of this had been predicted.
It turned out that the bad stuff was several miles south of us. I went to tell the kids so they wouldn’t worry. I didn’t tell Brianna, though. She was already in the basement. Nobody needed to tell her twice about tornadoes.
It turned out that she had the right idea. A small one did touch down just a few miles from us and caused some minor damage – minor meaning no one completely lost their homes. I’m sure the people with portions of their roof missing or the one family with a huge gap in the side of their home don’t consider it minor. Thankfully, the damage wasn’t widespread.
Who says you can’t have fun at cosmetology school? Every Thursday this month is a different costume theme. Yesterday was nerd day.
Brian and I may need to consider opening a laptop repair business. I just ordered our third replacement screen. When we finish this next repair, we will have replaced all of our kids’ laptop screens. Maybe now, they’ll take us seriously about how delicate laptops are. In his defense, Josh’s cracked screen was not his fault.
Brian’s talking labor charges this time, though. Although we’ve gotten pretty good at it, replacing screens is not a fun job. I’m so thankful for YouTube videos!
So, I never used to be a big TV buff…well, let me clarify. When I was a kid, I knew what was on every night of the week and at what time. I was our family’s personal TV Guide. As an adult with kids and a slight Internet addiction, however, I got to the point where I never watched much TV.
Until my youngest niece was born last December. I totally blame her.
I got hooked on Bones and Castle during my extended stay at the hospital waiting on the stubborn (but adorable!) little girl to make her appearance. I got Brian hooked and we wound up buying all the seasons of each on DVD and catching up. Now, we watch the new episodes each week.
When we caught up on those two, we needed something new since, by then, we were in the habit of watching TV together for an hour or so most nights. So, Brianna got us hooked on The Big Bang Theory, which I now quote as often as I do Friends.
As we watched The Big Bang Theory the last few weeks, we’ve seen commercials for Scorpion. It looked pretty good, so we finally decided to check it out this week. (Thank goodness for On Demand, so we could start with the first episode.) We are so hooked! Have you watched it yet?
Did you count? I am now up to 4 TV shows that I feel a need to watch on a regular basis. I’ve had people tell me other shows they think I’d like, but I try not to listen. I’m reverting back to my childhood!
I am so looking forward to this weekend. I think it’s going to be the first out of the last 5 or 6 in which we have no commitments. My kids may try to come up with some ideas for us, but there is nothing that I have to do and I’m excited about that.
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