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my husband and I went to see this movie this last weekend and it won best movie last night at the Golden Globes.
And while it was a very good movie, great special effects and the story was incredibly awesome for someone to come up with (James Cameron)
I thought it was too long and very predictable.
My youngest son saw it the first weekend it came out and said he thought it was probably the best movie ever made.
So to me the standards were way up there.
Usually when someone builds a movie up like that I am always disappointed.
And I was disappointed in this one.
Don’t get me wrong.
It was very good.
Very well done.
But best movie of the year?
After only being out not even a month?
No, I don’t think so.


Posted January 18, 2010 by Marge in ramblings

I need to get thicker skin   Leave a comment

Yesterday we had a big meal and my youngest daughter and her boyfriend came over, and my youngest son and his family (they live with us) were there too.
Anyway as we were eating I learned that my eldest daughter is suppose to be in Iowa City this next weekend and had texed my children that she would like to see them all when she is in town.

For those of you who are new to this blog, you don’t realize that my eldest child has requested for me to no longer be her mother and she wants nothing to do with me.
For reasons she hasn’t given me nor do I have any clue about.

However she wants to see her siblings and nieces.

While my husband and I were doing dishes I asked him “If Paula asks to see you, will you go see her?”
his reply was “I don’t know”
My reply to that was “I wish you would”
My youngest daughter Emily heard our conversation and said “She has only asked to see her siblings”
“I know, I just said if she would ask”
And again Emily said “She only texed her siblings to see them”
Again I said “I heard you”
Then under her breath she said “chill out”
And it was all I could do not to say “Don’t tell me to chill out. You don’t have a freaking clue what it is like to have a child tell you they want nothing to do with you and you have no freaking clue why. Or what it is that you did”
But I didn’t.
I just kept my mouth shut and pretended the conversation didn’t take place.
I find I do that a lot any more.
Just keep my thoughts and feelings to myself.
That way no one can get pissed at me or get annoyed at something I say.

I know I need thicker skin.
I do know that.
But it will always hurt knowing my eldest child doesn’t want me in her life.
IF I had a reason I could probably live with it better.
But I don’t.
The last time we were together we got along great.
When we vacationed together last April we got along great.
So I don’t know why.
And I will probably never know….

Posted January 18, 2010 by Marge in family, ramblings

Beach Music   Leave a comment

Yesterday afternoon I finished the novel “Beach Music” by Pat Conroy.
And for those of you who don’t know who he is, he wrote the book “Prince of Tides” that became a movie with Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand
The book is over seven hundred pages long and while it took me three times to forge myself through the first fifty pages, I did finally get through them and have to say it was quite a good book.
I personally think the man could have gotten away with four or five hundred pages instead of over seven hundred but….it was a good book.
As I said, it was quite boring the first fifty pages but I liked his other book I read “South of Broad” so I knew if I could just get past the first few chapters I would make it.
There was times when I had a hard time putting it down after that.
I so enjoy a good book.
One of my favorite pass times is to read.
My next book with be “Always Looking Up” by Michael J. Fox
I read his first book and quite like the man he is so..I got this book for five dollars off a bargain table at a bookstore that is closing and..I’m anxious to get to reading it.


Posted January 18, 2010 by Marge in ramblings