Shannon Stacey
#1linewed – Forever Again

"Is she my daughter?"

Forever Again

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#listifylife – Words I Always Spell Wrong

List of words I spell wrong, written in text below

SAHNNON – Yes, my name. But only when typing.

RECEIVE – I before E, except after C, and a gazillion other exceptions.

TOUSLED – I spell it touseled, every time.

COLOR, HONOR, etc – Spending my formative spelling years in England gave my words more FLAVOUR.

Find out more about the ListifyLife challenge at¬†Roni’s site.

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Why April is the longest month

Oh, April. It’s a month that starts with one of my least favorite days of the year (April Fool’s Day) and just seems to never end. Winter’s over (more or less) and the sun is warm (more days than not) and I can hear the Harleys going through town. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the nice(ish) weather.

But the only thing I really care to do outside is drive my RZR and I can’t until the middle of May, when the ATV trails open. And we can’t open up the camper until May 1st (or in this year’s case, April 29th). For now it just sits, lonely and sad.

A picture of my sad and lonely camper

I’m ready to put hibernation behind me and get out there and splash through puddles and sit by the campfire, but I can’t yet. April is the¬†longest month ever.

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#1linewed – Beware the molten marshmallow

Ridiculously attractive couple sitting on the ground and smiling at a blazing campfire

“That was the most demented display of s’mores making I’ve ever seen,” she hissed, resisting the urge to kick him in the shin.

From Exclusively Yours

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Making time for movies

Journal page for tracking movies

We rarely go to the movie theater. Our town only has a “cinema pub” with the big tables and the super expensive menus. I don’t mind the fact wine and cocktails are on that menu, but it’s about $120 night out for my family. (It’s the appetizers that really get us, but nothing saps willpower like things that are fried and/or involve cheese.)

For a while, trips to the theater were reserved for Harry Potter. Then the Marvel movies. My husband really wanted to see The Hateful Eight, and I made it very clear that 20 years of being a passably okay wife and mother had earned me the right to see San Andreas on the big screen. Of course we went for The Force Awakens.

But most movies go unseen by us. We see the trailers on the television and I say “Oh, I want to see that”, but I never do. I think “I’ll wait until it comes out on video”, but by then they’re largely forgotten. We don’t watch a lot of movies. By the time we watch our regular television shows and then spend free/rerun time catching up on the shows saved on the DVR, there’s no time left for movies. I really miss movies.

I think if we had a regular movie theater, I’d be more apt to go alone. Get myself some popcorn and settle in for a movie. But with the seating around the tables at our cinema pub, it’s more awkward and I’d have to really, really, really want to see the movie.

Thanks to the magic of the iPad and iTunes rentals, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, HBOtoGo and whatever, I can watch whatever I want, dammit. And I’ve decided to watch more movies instead of glomming TV series that rarely hold my interest after a few episodes, but that I can’t quit because I started it.

So far I’ve watched¬†Sisters¬†(which was a huge, horrible disappointment) and¬†Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, which I’d somehow missed, but was awesome. (Not quite as awesome as the first, but they rarely are.)¬†Next up:¬†Trainwreck¬†and¬†Creed.

What movie have you seen and really loved lately? I’m so behind!

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