Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What a Man Wednesday.........Apollo do you read.

I was introduced to our man of the week by my neighbors who got me hooked on Friday night SCI FI. Born to American dad/Irish Mother grew up in Paris and the UK, though he did not speak with an accent on Battlestar Galactica...well I suppose it was an American accent of some kind. He played Captain Lee Adama on BSG, code name Apollo... Currently in Law and Order, UK....hmm L&O has REALLY saturated the market and now wondering how I can see this series. Totally infectious smile, chiseled good looks and dreamy eyes.....and yes, great accent!

I missed him when he came to town with DragonCon few years back..... the downside of bed rest.

I give you Jamie Bamber.

A truly nice package in Jamie, So Say We All.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Easter Time is the time for eggs.......

We enjoyed the Easter Egg hunt at the Georgia Governor's Mansion today. Besides the egg hunting, there were lots of things to do and friends to see.

We ran into Kate and William. Got a pic of Kate with her mom the nose picking and a pre-hunt group shot....Sarah seems uninterested in having pic taken, William is warming up to put things in his basket and Kate was done with group pictures - she was ready to get her hunt on.

After the 4 egg limit hunt free for all, we got to explore the grounds and participate in many was fun!

Post Hunt Photo on the lawn....mansion in background

Here we are resting.....
Exploring "Oh look they have a cement pond at the mansion" Enjoying story time - and got a free book - Thanks Gov............

Decorating Eggs with Daddy........

Miffy the bunny from PBS show was there and scared Sarah, she does not like life size cartoon characters or mascots. As cute as the bunny is, life size is a little freaky! We also decorated a cupcake, played on swings and a slide, rode our first see saw, drew on an outdoor board with some other kids, enjoyed Cookies and Popcorn, and Participated in the Egg Roll - which Sarah interpreted as toss it or run it just get it to the finish line!

Thanks First Lady Mary Perdue for hosting - we had a GREAT time and love our new book. See ya next year!

This is Julie and Sarah Cate signing out from Buckhead wishing you all a very Happy and Holy Easter Week.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Farewell ER

So tonight was the final episode of ER. I have been watching since the beginning and now wonder what Thursday nights will be like. This show has always been able to bring me to tears, its a very realistic portrayal of a hospital. Not that I have worked in one, but through my life have had many experiences as a family member and a couple as a patient.

Tonight's episode was especially moving to me and there were many tears. The story lines hit me and brought back some memories.....

* Girl who drank too much and ended up comatose on respirator - reminded me of my sister Mary Beth. Not that Mary drank too much, she just ended up on respirator after her heart stopped and was comatose. For years seeing that apparatus would bring me to tears - 25 years later I can still hear that thing. BUT I really don't see my sister this way anymore thank goodness....I remember the good times, took a while to forget the end though.

* Baby delivery turned critical - emergency situation with childbirth - check, been there. I think Andy was wiping a tear away during this scene. It was hard to try again after losing Caleb. I knew I was ready when I thought well I could lose another one. I said "what's the worst thing that can happen, we don't want to go through it again, but we have been through losing one child". Andy replied "I could lose you also".

* Old man losing his wife, she had a DNR and the end was inevitable - I totally lost it when he said "I am not ready......". Been there with Mary Beth, Caleb and Dad. You know the end is coming and even with faith in the rewards in Heaven, its so hard to say goodbye.

* Carter's wife talking about how their son would be 5 and how hard it was for her to be there - I have been a little sad lately thinking that Caleb would be "graduating" from preschool. My baby would be starting school and its so sad that I have missed out on so much with him to me....I know I will never fully get over it, I just do my best I guess.

Maybe its good for me that this won't be on anymore.....maybe its time to let go and "Move On". I think I enjoyed the show because in a way it reconnected me with my past experiences reminding me of the wonderful people - doctors, nurses, chaplains, and hospital staff who just go in everyday and do their job during some very hard moments in my life. Anytime they have had an episode with a NICU from my experience and perspective has just been amazing.

I salute you ER.....I will miss you. You have captured so many moments so compassionately and realistically. Thanks for the memories.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What a Man Wednesday......a Big One

I will keep it short for Mr Big......

Born in Wisconsin, son of a CBS Journalist spent his youth traveled through Europe. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, versatile actor of TV, Screen and Stage.

I fell in love with him as Mr Big on Sex In The City.......never watched Law And Order, I think I am the only TV watching American who fits this category. him....

I give you......Chris Noth

2 words..... HUBBA HUBBA !