Miscellaneous

Why am I so busy? Why?? Grph.

I’ve been planting in the garden, which is so much fun when it’s 99 degrees. Good heavens. Is it possible to be allergic to your own sweat? I think I am. Everywhere I sweat, I’m just a horrible itchy mess. I hate it. It’s especially bad under my bra band and I just want to sit and scratch. It’s so annoying!

I got all the plants I bought in the ground, but still have vegetables (that I started indoors) to get in. I’ve got 2 more beds to plan, prepare and plant. I do love doing it, but it’s exhausting.

I’m posting more things on etsy. I added a widget here over on the right so you can see the featured items. Go ahead and click & see if there’s anything there you might like. It’s mostly hats right now, but I’m working on 3 baby cardigans (GORGEOUS) and some headbands, too.

Henry has ringworm on his arm where his IV and all the tape was. It’s horrible.

I took a break on Sunday and went to see a movie. Since I just went without checking anything, I went to the movie starting closest to my arrival. Which happened to be Battleship. No, I didn’t really want to see it. Yes, I knew it had gotten horrid reviews. But it was great for what it was – a great diversion and escape. Plus, there were some really surprising moments that really moved me.

One of the lead actors is an actual Iraq veteran who was wounded and is a double amputee. His first scene, in a physical therapy center that’s full of other wounded soldiers/sailors doing their therapy, just made me tear up. Seeing these fine people working past their injuries that were sustained in service to our country just hurt my heart. So beautiful.

Later, we see older veterans returning to the aid of current servicemen as they ramp up the retired USS Missouri for a final battle. Yes, it’s cheesy. Yes, it’s a little pandering. But I still was terrifically moved seeing these men who did their duty 30, 40, 50 or even 60 years ago step up and do what needed to be done. I thought it was really honoring to what our real servicemen did, what they sacrificed, what they still sacrifice and how very, very thankful we are for what they did and who they are. It was very respectful and really made me think about them over the Memorial Day weekend. Which is what it’s all about, right?

It, of course, is a typical summer blockbuster-type movie. Big explosions, aliens, CGI, a badass hero with a heart of gold. I just love that they decided to include real-life heroes. They didn’t have to, but they did. It’s funny – if someone had told me I’d be sitting alone watching Battleship and I’d be crying? I’d have said they were on crack. So weird.

 

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