Erin Klein and Maria Dismondy hosted and I had a great time. Meeting new people is so out of the introverted box for me but I am glad I went. We had lunch before with a few friends from the last meetup. Can I tell you how nice it is to find other people that are doing this TpT/blogging thing that are nearby? The meetup was great. Instead of just an informal get to know you, there was a lot of discussion and sharing and planning and collaborating. It was awesome. So nice to have the support of others and work together for the greater good. I rarely had that when I was in the classroom beyond my teaching partner so it makes it nice to find that.
|My friend Tricia, who just launched her new blog. Check it out HERE.|
Jennifer was in the same in the same boat all the way in Texas. Neither of us wanted to get our kids up from nap and be parents! She sent me THIS link that absolutely cracked me up. It was so on point for how I was feeling. Some days are like that. Hopefully today will be a better day!!
Scandal - suprisingly happy with the end. Though I've fallen in love with Jake throughout the season so it was sad to see Olivia back with the president but at the same time it felt like the old Scandal was back. But I'm totally questioning the fact that the last episode seemed like it resolved everything and it wasn't really a cliff hanger. I feel like that just means that Shonda Rimes has something crazy and mindblowing up her sleeve.
Nashville - of course it leaves with a crazy cliffhanger...is Deacon alive? Did he make it through surgery? Just when I think there can't be any more scandals and problems with this group of characters, there is always something else. But I love Deacon and Rayna together so hopefully nothing traumatic happens at the beginning of next season but that wouldn't be Nashville style.
The Royals - I really got into this show. After the first few episodes I thought maybe it wasn't for me but I was oddly addicted to it. There is just crazy scandal and drama on this show. Such a disfunctional family but it makes for good watching. This is a show I really have to watch and pay attention to instead of just listening to since they often have text messages on the screen that I have to be able to read. I was happy to read that they were picked up for a second season before the first season even aired. I HATE getting into a show only to have it cancelled.
Stephanie Howell's blog. I'm not sure if she has deleted the posts or what, but I am having a hard time finding them on her blog. I could only find THIS one. Stephanie is the mother of 4 little girls, who have lived all over the world because her husband is in the military. She gave a very real and raw interpretation of Memorial Day and how it isn't a "happy" day or a day to celebrate with BBQs. It is about all those families whose Daddy's didn't come home. All those soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom. It was definitely eye opening for me as someone who has military members in the family but has never had it hit close to home. It sticks with me now each year thanks to Stephanie's honesty.
That being said, have a good weekend, friends!! Remember and honor and enjoy your families!!