Saturday, September 27, 2014

TV Musings..

In a house with 4 little kids (sad that I can't really say 6 kids anymore since the oldest 2 are living away from home.. Damn college..), I rarely and I mean rarely watch live tv.  Sure I tune into HGTV and whatever is on we watch in the background chaos of the house.  I love me some Property Brothers but I don't often catch an entire episode.  Quite honestly, our tv is more often than not tuned to Disney channel, or watching Thomas or My Little Pony on Netflix...

The majority of the Adult tv shows (I typed shoes 10 times, considering I probably have the least amount of shoes of any woman I personally know, I have no clue why shoes kept coming out of my mouth fingers ...) are DVR'd so we can watch them sans commercials after the kiddos are in bed.  I thought I'd try a new idea of giving you my personal thoughts on the shows - because we all know that you are just dying to know what Momma thought...  Ha!  The entire first two paragraphs here are to forewarn you that any show I talk about is most likely several days old.  Regardless, SPOILERS will be happening..  So let's get to it :

NCIS 

Season Premier.

I love the entire cast of NCIS.  I am one of those that will sit and watch the marathon of older shows (at least in the background) if I find them on.  I can't really say a ton on this episode because they are all the same in that someone(s) gets killed, Gibbs & the crew save the day.  I was slightly perturbed that while hiding behind a long with the bad guys up behind rocks, Gibbs was easily able to get a shot and kill one of the bad guy shooters.. HELLO Bad Guys - you have a file on Gibbs, you know he's a sniper, why oh why would you put yourself in the position to be sniped?  Yes, sniped is a word.  The episode ends with Gibbs back in his basement starting a new boat which left me wondering- how in the hell does he get the finished boats out of his basement??  At first I thought maybe his basement is really a garage (house built on a hill, basement is downstairs - my parents had a house like that once) because we never really see the one wall ...  but then I recalled one episode where someone was hiding behind the water heater which is conveniently located on the mystery wall where garage doors should be.  So I'm left back with my initial query - how the hell does he get the finished boats out?  Anyone??


Bones

Season Premier.

The season finale left us hanging.  Corruption in the FBI ...  agents sent to kill Booth ... Booth arrested...  Breenan blackmails the prosecutor and gets Booth out of jail - woohoo! Everything is going well - the team is working to figure out this mystery ... Hodgins is in his element with conspiracy theory being the key ... and then it all goes south.  They FREAKIN KILLED Sweets.. WTF?  Come on Fox?  How the hell do you kill Sweets??  Kill off someone else.  Kill Cam (sorry Cam, I like you and all but I feel you are expendable right now), hell even kill off Daisy and baby Lance if you must but for the love of Pete do not kill off Sweets.  He's too... sweet...   I am not sure I can continue with this series.  9 seasons of love but you have cut me to the bone with this one.. :(


Supernatural 

I have recently, after much prodding from a friend, begun watching Supernatural ...  I'm trying to play catch up via NetFlix - which quite honestly is the best way to watch a series because a) instant gratification - I can watch as many 'new' episodes as I want in a row!  b) INSTANT GRATIFICATION.   That said, I am only on Season 3 and I highly doubt there is any humanly way possible that I will be caught up in time to watch when the new season begins.  Still, I wanted to proclaim my love for the show.  Loud and Proud.   Team Dean all the way - although I do occasionally lean towards Team Sam, but once in a while he smiles in a certain way and I see The Joker and quickly shake my head to clear it and go back to Team Dean.






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Friday, September 26, 2014

Age changes us all...

Isn't it funny how music can affect you?  It can cheer you up, make you sad, and in some cases bring out the Papa Bear..

A recent (in the last year because we all know I'm not hip and cool) song came on the radio a while back and I mentioned how I much I liked it.  I love the reggae-ness of it and the lyrics are fun.  Then I watched the video and decided I liked it even more.  The singer looks the part that I imagined in my head.



 

Yep, I'm that mom who loves Rude by Magic!.   Daddy Chaos, on the other hand, absolutely CANNOT stand this song.  The minute it comes on he gets grumpy and says he can't stand it.  It took a few times of it coming on ... me turning it up ... and him sending grumpy faces for me to get him to admit that it's not the music, it's not the reggae-ness, it is in fact the lyrics.   You see, he is now the Daddy of a daughter .  A daughter who is now at the age that he married me.  A daughter who now has a boyfriend.   Yeah, Daddy Chaos cannot stand this song simply because instead of listening to it and siding with the singer, he now sees himself as the Dad in the song.

When I saw this version on facebook I played it for Daddy Chaos and he immediately says he likes it so much more.




Isn't it funny how our views change as our lives change?

Ironically enough, the song did serve a purpose for us.  A few weeks back, College Girl (Drama Queen) was babysitting and had texted me that when we got home her boyfriend might have a question for us.   Daddy Chaos immediately said NO..  So I texted her back :

 Tough love, my friend, but the answer is no.

She got a giggle out of it after saying Oh God NO mom.. lol. :)   That's right.. 1month of college down, 8years left -- no need to have this conversation anytime soon! lol

Incidentally I still love the song :-)





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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The post without a smooth segue

September is getting away from me and I've been MIA yet again. 

This year, I've been helping at school in Dimples' class once a week.  Sometimes it's helping testing the kids on their facts (listen to 21 kids count to 120 and see if you don't see numbers swimming in your head!), and other times it's doing busy work.  Why yes, I can staple book orders and cut out laminated decorations.  You may not appreciate my cutting skills when I have to use scissors vs the paper cutter.. I may need to go back to Kindergarten to learn to cut straight.. LoL.   So far, helping out at school has went well, although Dimples now asks me every.single.day. if I am staying at school with him this day?

Between school, therapy (Dimples' has 3 therapies a week), and any other miscellaneous appointment that one of us may have we seem to always be on the go.  Gone are the days of sitting at home playing on the computer.

College Girl (Drama Queen) seems to be settling into school and enjoying it.  She called me the other day all excited about printing off Study Material.  Yes. I said STUDY MATERIAL.  It made me giggle that she is so excited about school. :)

College Boy (Attitude King) is struggling with getting up in the mornings. He has missed several morning classes because he is unable to get his butt out of bed.  :sigh:  Disadvantage to living in dorms and not having a parent or big sister to rip you out of your bed.  He has been sleeping a lot there lately- taking afternoon naps, oversleeping in the mornings.  It has been a big adjustment -staying up much later than normal for studying ect.. We are working to find a way to help him WAKE UP from far away.  It worries me somewhat due to his sleep apnea issues,  are they getting worse and is this the reason for his excessive sleepiness?

Fishing Pole is trying some new medication.  His ADHD is so not controlled.  He is constantly bouncing around in his seat, chewing on everything he can get his hands on (no books allowed in his room any longer due to some chewed up books), chronically humming (which incidentally drives Momma insane ) and always fidgeting with his hands or feet.  Sadly we had to take him off his sleep medication a month back due to his blood pressure being too low, so part of the behaviors he has recently started back up (not sleeping, getting into everything that he knows he shouldn't, inability to focus in class) I'm sure are in part to not getting good sleep.  Don't you just love complicated cases?  So we have upped the adhd meds to the max dose and crossing our fingers.  His psych is leary of trying a stimulant medication due to his heart issues but has agreed if the change in dosage doesn't help we may need to look at that option.  He also gave us a different medication to hopefully help with sleep - because it can also affect blood pressure, we are starting at 1/4 pill ...  which means I spent some time at the table last night cutting pills in half and then rotating them and cutting them into quarters..  Fun times.  You should all be so lucky !

IEPs- we are finally getting the school to work on IEP testing for Fishing Pole & Dimples.  Unfortunately the school psychologist wants documentation of all of the boys diagnoses. From each individual dr.  This could take some time...







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