Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Okay...I'll start with the good. I just got back from the grocery store where I saved $35 in coupons. $35. That's a lot folks! I probably can't do that well every week because I just used up a big wad of coupons and now my stash is rather slim, but that's okay as long as I try and save a little. It took me some time last night to plan, make a list, and clip the darn things, but for about one hours worth of work, I think I did rather well. And besides, last night was a good tv night, so I didn't mind the task too much.

Which brings me to the bad. True confession time. I'm addicted to The Bachelor. It's a sorry show with an even sorrier premise, but I can't help it that I've been sucked in. Three seasons now I've been watching. The beginning of the season is always somewhat amusing. Girls are so petty and I think the drama of the cat fight is hilarious. And true-to-life. But as the season goes on and everyone starts to get emotionally drawn in, it's just downright sad, not to mention unrealistic. I mean, who do you know that finds true love cafeteria-style? So last night was the season finale. Andy had to choose between Bevin and Tessa. He chose Tessa (my fave!) and Bevin was devastated. Wow, nothing like watching heartbreak unfold on national television. Just sad. John watched the end with me. He's usually too busy to be bothered with such shallow stuff, but I think he was kinda bothered by the whole thing too.

I can't find a good segue into the ugly, so I'll just give it to you. This whole birthday-jury duty thing keeps getting worse. As if it's not bad enough to have to report on your birthday, I just found out that my birthday is the day before Air Force Academy graduation. If that means nothing to you, you need to know it is one of MY FAVORITE days of the year. It is the day that the Thunderbirds practice for the graduation flyover and they fly over our house for HOURS. On graduation, the show is quite short, but on practice day it is amazing to watch them over and over and over. And seriously, we have the best seat in town. And of course that would all be happening on my birthday. And chances are high that I'll be stuck inside some courtroom downtown. Ugh, ugh, ugh! Seriously ugly!

Would you guys please pray for my little neighbor Caroline? She and her twin brother turned two on Sunday and this morning she was taken by ambulance to the hospital. She was having febrile convulsions and they don't know yet what might be wrong. She's adorable and she needs our prayers. Thanks!

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