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I was so COMFORTABLE in bed, then I realized what time it was. One of the teachers thought Spring Break was another week away (HOW could you not know???) If it was, I'd so be taking today off. I'm wiped. Testing went well, everyone finished and wrote something. We'll see the scores in May, but it's out of my hands now. Today, we hit math REALLY hard.

I had weird dreams last night. We were visiting my dad in Alaska (he lives in MN) and twice almost got run over by moose. The second time the moose thanked my dad for his conservation efforts (he would so shoot a moose, so I don't know where that came from. Or where Alaska came from, either, unless my mind confuses Australia and Alaska.)

I had a nice evening with Baby Brother last night. We got Australia from Blockbuster online, and he really wanted to see it, so I told him to come over. We went to Subway to get dinner, came home and rearranged the living room for movie viewing, ate dinner and settled in.

The movie is REALLY good. JoAnn told me it was, but I had to see, you know. I'm going to buy it, and if I can find the soundtrack, I'll buy that, too. All I can find is an EP on iTunes.

Anyway, it was a beautiful movie. My dh complained it was a little unrealistic looking, but it was a Baz Luhrmann movie. The romance was predictable, but not in a bad way. The only complaint I have it that we were kept an arm's length from the characters. I didn't feel like we were shown so much as told, but all in all, it's a keeper for me. It just made me happy, you know? And not just because of this:

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You gotta admit, it fills the well :)

6 comments:

Joanna K. Moore said...

Don't forget the water bucket scene. :)

And I loved the end. So moving. One of the best endings in the last 20 years, imho.

JoAnn

Marianne Arkins said...

Haven't seen it... BUT... DH is gone this weekend at the SnowDeo. Perfect time for a chick flick.

Hugh is so yummy.

Trish Milburn said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this. I wuvs me some Hugh Jackman. :)

MJFredrick said...

Oh, yes, water bucket. mmm.

Marianne, I highly recommend! Trish, you will really love Hugh after this.

MaryC said...

Yes, I agree about filling the well, Mary.

Interesting to see how our tests differ. We had 3 days of ELA in January and today we began 3 days of Math testing (a day late thanks to the snow day on Monday). We still have Science in late April (2 days) and I also have to prepare them for SS since that's 2 days in early 5th grade.

MJFredrick said...

Wow, that's a lot of stress on the kids, Mary! We have 1 day of ELA now, one of Reading in April and another of Math.

Now 3rd and 5th have different schedules, because they get more than one shot at passing.

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