All Our Goings On

Tonight was the high school band’s banquet and dance. Of even more importance – tonight was the night Taylor met his girlfriend’s father for the first time. He’s met her mother and step-father, but never her father. We were supposed to drop him off at the school where he’d meet up with her, but she called him and said she and her dad would pick him up and bring him home. He nearly freaked! Dad turned out to be very nice, though, and Taylor seemed to be on his very best behavior. I hardly recognized him!

Todd has been hanging out in the basement all evening because it’s nice and cool down there, so Katie and I watched Pirates of the Caribbean. Sometime tomorrow or Sunday we’ll watch the second movie before going to see the third in the theater Monday.

We were supposed to host this month’s wine club tonight, but one of the neighbors took pity on me at the beginning of the week and offered to host this month. What a relief that was. Last weekend I was wondering how in the world I was going to manage with everything that was going on, but Kris came to my rescue. She’s going to get an extra special something floral tomorrow night!

As for all my stuff, I’m much better than I was last weekend. I still have a long way to go, but I’m not half as miserable as I had been. I was scheduled for a D&C and endometrial ablation this next Thursday, but I’ve cancelled that until my skin is cleared up. I’m just afraid it’s too weak right now and I don’t think it could handle another trauma of any type.

My dermatologist has gotten me in with the specialist a little earlier. Now the appointment is in July instead of August. But I am on the cancellation list so I may get in earlier. He’s also trying to get me into a Grand Rounds program near Allentown. That’s where a panel of about twenty doctors examine you and go over your complete history and brain storm until they figure out what exactly is wrong with you. Being the dermatological freak that I am, I’m a great candidate.


I’ve been having a horrible time focusing on anything. I’ve started three different books in the last week and never managed more than a chapter or two. I think I may have found the right read, though. I picked up His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman yesterday and have started the first book. His Dark Materials is a Young Adult trilogy which starts with The Golden Compass. The Golden Compass is being made into a movie staring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.


And that’s my weekend in a nutshell. I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Weekend and please remember our soldiers, past and present.


  1. Em on May 25, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    I remember being young and meeting the girl’s parents for the first time. I always thought I would throw up! Glad it went well for your son.

  2. Mailyn on May 26, 2007 at 2:41 am

    I saw it just now and I LOVED it!!! Oh and Golden Compass preview was fabulous!P.S. Stay to watch until AFTER the credits on POTC3 or you’ll be disappointed. ^_~

  3. Jayne on May 26, 2007 at 5:37 am

    Hey, Jen!I don’t always have comments, but I do pop over here frequently, especially now that I haven’t been posting on RT as much. That’s so cute, Taylor meeting his girlfriend’s dad. I’m sure you were proud of that “best behavior,” lol. I’m glad that your dermatologist appt. has been expedited, that must be a relief. I’d really like to hear your opinions on “His Dark Materials” when you finish it. There’s a lot of food for thought in those books, especially “The Subtle Knife.” I hesitate to say anything more, but would love to chat about this series at some point.Have fun at PotC! My daughter saw it tonight with her friends and said it was visually astonishing! She enjoyed it very much.Happy Memorial Day – I’m saying a rosary for soldiers past and present, with extra-special prayers for my cyberbuddy who’s helped me with weapon-y things in my fics! He’s a Marine who’s currently in Iraq on his second tour of duty. He’s a really good guy and I hope he stays safe.Have a great weekend!:-) Jayne

  4. Jenster on May 26, 2007 at 9:53 am

    Em – One hurdle down. :o)Mailyn – I’ve been asking everyone if there’s a special something after the credits and no one has seemed to know! I was going to make us sit there until the next movie started just to be sure. LOL So thanks!Jayne – Glad to see you! :o) You really have me intrigued about these books now! It’s going to be a while before I can have an intelligent discussion about them because my reading has slowed down so much in the last two years. :o(

  5. Katybug on May 26, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Jenster, you can tell Taylor how easy he had it with his girlfriend’s parents. All my dates had to come meet my dad the night before our date…one on one!!!! I wasn’t allowed to be there!!!! That scared away at least a couple potential dates that I know of. :-)Glad to hear I’m not the only one who hasn’t seen the 2nd POTC movie. I am hoping to watch “Flags of our Fathers” & “From Here to Eternity” this weekend (if I can find it–surely TCM is showing it at some point!). After you get back from Hawaii, “Eternity” will have a much deeper meaning for you. FABULOUS flick. Who knew Donna Reed would make such a convincing hooker!!!! 😉

  6. Stacy~ on May 27, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    I saw PoTC3 Thursday night – loved it but hope there’s a 4th. I have questions LOLI have the Pullman books in my tbr ever since I read Kate Beckinsale speak so eloquently about them in Oprah a few years back. I really need to read them. Enjoy your Memorial weekend, and yes, don’t forget the soldiers.

  7. Prunella Jones on May 28, 2007 at 10:37 am

    I want to join a wine club! That sounds like fun. Have a good day.

  8. Jodi_Lee on May 28, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Oh my goodness, dating at that age…barf! I tell ya, I would never go back to being a kid…i’m lucky to have made it out alive! I haven’t seen POTC3 yet either, but I really really want to…with my fixation with pirates and all it just seems like the right thing to do! Ha! Well I love ya, you dermatological freak you! Happy M Day!

  9. Jen on May 29, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Hi Jen!Hope you get to see POTC3. Our date to go see it got cancelled. Too many projects!I have not read a single book in over two months! I cannot seem to focus on reading either. Must be in the air!Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. I will be praying you get to be a subject for the Grand Rounds. Hopefully, someone can figure out something that will really help you to feel better. Take care!

  10. Lainey-Paney on May 29, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Endometrial ablation…hmm…heard of it, but don’t really know all that much about it.I’ve already had one surgery for endo, and was told that getting pregnant would be great for it.Well, now my son’s about a year & a half old & it feels like it’s back! So…we’ll see. I’m not super-psyched about another surgery…

  11. radioactive girl on May 30, 2007 at 7:52 am

    Do you watch House? If you could tolerate his nasty attitude, he would be perfect to diagnose you. I hope you get some answers soon! I know how frustrating this must be.

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