Monday, September 23, 2013

My Kingdom for a...

Finally got caught up to the first episode of Sleepy Hollow.  Just in time for the second to appear.  Thank goodness for On Demand TV these days.  My kids and I keep a  - let's call it fluid - schedule.  It makes it especially hard when I want to watch shows that I really don't want them walking in on...  RIP Walking Dead.  I can't even squeak by with on demand for that one.  Sleepy Hollow shows some promise.  A twisty backstory with a modern take on the headless horseman tale.  Some chemistry with the lead actors.  I was immensely disappointed to see Clancy Brown in the cast, only to have him fall victim in the first 15 minutes of the show.  Here's hoping that he appears some more in flashbacks, or even voiceovers after his deputy discovered his stash of tapes/information.

I'm still trying to decide if my kids are going to get to see Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  They've seen all the Avengers movies.  That reminds me.  Now that we're heading into October, I'm going to have to keep one finger on the remote at all times.  They always start previewing movies that are way too over-the-top for my little ones as they lead into Halloween.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

We gonna rock down to...

So yes, my new town has an Electric Avenue.  And I find myself humming this chorus every time I drive by...  It also has:  multiple instances of bear sightings noted in the local police blotter.  Note to self...  no bird feeders!  Apparently they attract bears.  There are lots of crickets and peepers.  Lovely to listen to at night, until they creep into your basement and chirp directly under your feet at top volume.  There was also the skunk that kept breaking into the garage until we spread some mothballs.  (Thanks Google!).  Everything we worried about with the new house when we bought it is currently not a problem, but surprises and head scratching things keep cropping up.  I wish properties came with instruction manuals as part of the buying process, seriously!

And my big fret... pulling my 8 year old out of school in our old town, and having him start over at a new one (I'm uprooting my child!) appears to be progressing smoothly.  There was a slight incident of getting on the wrong bus to come home the first day, but we worked that one out.  D's been very positive about the whole thing.  Now to establish some "Mommy roots" as I still feel a bit adrift...  But hey.  It was 12 years at the last place.  We're at the very beginning of this new adventure!