Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Another Year Older...

... I just had my 35th birthday and wonder where time has gone. I was looking at some photos today and came across some wedding pictures. Boy, did I ever look young. Then I saw some baby pictures of my girls and can't remember them ever being that teeny tiny.

Then I thought about what I've accomplished in the last year since my last birthday. I have:
  1. made new friends through Lovebug, Pick-of-the-Patch and Remember Me.
  2. gotten a lot faster at completing layouts (sometimes).
  3. tried not to let the little things bother me so much.
  4. spent more quality time with my girlfriends, whether it's shopping or scrapbooking or just chatting
  5. been more open with trying new foods -- raw oysters, buffalo, caribou
  6. been more patient with teaching my ODD her homework
  7. realized that status/titles/pay raises are not everything and I don't regret making the decision to spend more time with family.
Though they may not be big things, I am happy to know that I am finally "growing up" in some areas of life and realizing what is important.


Friday, February 02, 2007

Harry Potter!!!

Anyone else a Harry Potter fan??? I just got an email about the 7th and final book coming out on July 21st -- can't wait to get my hands on it. I think I will have to re-read the other 6 books so that I'm up-to-date when I start reading the last one. I hate it when I'm reading and think, "did this happen in the last book?" -- though to be honest, I just really enjoy his adventures. And the 5th movie is due out this year though I can't remember when -- though I enjoy the movies, the books are way better!

Though part of me feels that Harry should die so that they can't continue on the series (R.K. Rowling said that she will not write another Harry book after this one) because sometime other authors do a "spin-off" and they are never as good as the original author. Look at the Godfather books by Mario Puzo -- someone continued on the stories after he died, and they are terrible!

The other part of me really wants Harry to live a very happy life with Ginny Weasley. After all he's been through, he should be entitled to some happiness, don't you think?