Friday, August 15, 2008

Up for air

I have come up for air from my Harry Potter-induced fog. I read so long last night that well, I was uncharactistically late for work today. I mean, I'm oftentimes just a few moments late, but never 45 minutes! Unfortunately, when George tried to wake me at the regular time, I fended him off and fell soundly back to sleep.
This isn't my Skywatch Friday post, although it looks like one. You can find that on my other blog, A Picture A Day.
After a long day of scheduling students' courses for the coming school year, I came home and did some chores and it started raining. PERFECT WEATHER for finishing a book! And finish Book 6 is what I did and Oh. My. God.
I wasn't expecting that.
I want to thank everyone who commented yesterday and made me feel better about my newly- admitted addiction. Yes, I could be addicted to worse! But the person who was responsible for getting me to read these books in the first place is not really talking to me right now. He's angry with me.
He thinks I am clueless. He will not listen to me nor will he listen to his father. He will not listen to advice. The young seem to forget that their parents were young once and possibly made the same mistakes. Most of us want to spare our children those same mistakes, but ah, well.
Part of the reason I began reading these books in the first place was that I felt closer to this person in doing so. These were stories that he knew and loved and had been suggesting to me to read for years. These were even the same pages that he turned. We would discuss characters and plots. My love for him will never die and I hope we can overcome this.

On another note: I have much to do before our company arrives Saturday. I am not going to beat myself up about it, though. But I will admit that I can't wait to dig into the next and final Harry Potter book. And yes, Mental Pause Mama, I think I must be a speedreader. I graduated from the Evelyn Wood Speed Reading Course, you know. Does anyone remember Cheech & Chong's parody on this? The Evlyn Woodhead Spid Riddin Course: Where my riddin has im-PRO-vid won-der-FULL-y. Hilarious.
Until tomorrow, my friends.


Unknown said...

Keep on reading...the last book is the best. I find with my people with pent up angst talk more to me when I purposely ignore them which I do whenever they are being a butthead. That can be quite often. Hang in there, time heals everything.

Anonymous said...

Yes the last book is the best one. you will not want to put it down!

He will come around, your his Mama. :)

Mary said...

Yes, the last book is totally wonderful! And I sometimes wonder why maternal instincts don't come with a shut-off switch. It would make things so much easier, wouldn't it? Remember when they were little, and we thought it would be so much easier when they got bigger? Duhh!

Take some time and enjoy your guests. Hopefully things will all work out. Time does heal almost everything.

Shimmy Mom said...

Congrats. on finishing book 6. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. I have a quote that says:
This is part of the essence of motherhood, watching your kid grow into her own person and not being able to do anything about it. Otherwise children would be nothing more than pets.
-Heather Armstrong

I'm learning very quickly how true a statement it is. I'll say an extra prayer for you. Just remember that mine are still pretty small, so I'll need lots in the future.

tj said..., you are a hoot! Love the Cheech & Chong :o)

...I've never picked up a Harry Potter book and quite honestly I don't know if it would hold my attention because of all the witchery, spells and stuff... I know it helps if you have children and you see it thru their eyes. I guess it all sounds so confusing to me.

...And Miss Kate, just remember when dealing with this family issue that this too shall pass. It will eventually fade away and become a distant memory...hang in there!

...Enjoy your Friday! Blessings too... :o)

Mental P Mama said...

You know, when I was writing that speed reading question, the whole Cheech and Chong skit went through my little mind!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

The last book is best and I had a heck of a time putting it down... oh thats right i did not put it down... my hubby threatend to burn it if I did not cook supper... so he had cerial that night PFFT silly man should know better after 21 years together...
I LOVE the picture you have posted its just beautiful!
HUgs Laura

Anonymous said...

Oh you are in for a good read...enjoy it!

Jessica White said...

Enjoy your read! I'm just read that they're pushing back the release of the 6th film from Nov08 to July08, simply because Warner Bros needed a block buster next summer.

I may just have to re-read the books to fill the time :-)

dlyn said...

Cheech and Chong [Dave's not here, man] still make me giggle. I'll send a few prayers for the situation with the boy - never give up.

Shonda Little said...

I have yet to the read any of the Harry Potter books, but they've been on the "To Do" list for a long time. I guess I need to bump it up.

Anonymous said...

Retired recently and now I can,and do, read all night when I choose..and I choose to many, many nights. When I run up on a really good book I have to read all of that author's works. My house is almost wall to wall bookcases and still there are books stacked high on any flat surface. SO MANY BOOKS AND SO LITTLE TIME!!

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Egghead said...

My husband says the last book is the best so it sounds like you are in for a good read. About the son and the issue....I just went through something similar with my youngest daughter recently. They can pierce your heart when you least expect it. Especially when you are trying to help them. I have learned to just step back and it does pass....

Anonymous said...

I like the last book, I listened to the audio books, and I have to say once you're done with the series go back and listen to the entire "Jim Dale" audio books of them, unabridged, it's a new experience, and brilliant!

Country Girl said...

Welcome to Shonda Little. I tried to visit one of your sites, but for some reason, I can't get into sites that have a Blogger poll. I keep being sent to a google search page. But I'm glad you found my blog.

I can't believe how many of you have read these books! Or know someone who has . . . I stayed up until very late even though I have company coming. Must get going!

~ C.G.

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

a good book can do this to anyone! I'm sure when you finish the series you'll still be reliving the stories in your head for a long time!

Rosezilla (Tracie Walker) said...

Loved the Cheech and Chong comment, I loved that routine. Family relationships ebb and flow so much it's dizzying sometimes. But love always wins. Just keep praying, and don't say "I told you so." It'll get better.