“I think our lives are about to be destroyed anyway. I truly, deeply love you, and before we die I want you to know.” – Padmé, Star Wars II, Attack of the Clones
I suppose we all knew this day would come.
When I put MOM right in the title of my blog and moniker, I should have realized that eventually the kid, my kid, my one and only kid, was going to grow up – as all kids do. *sniff* Damn kids. And while I’ll technically always be his mom, I really don’t fill the societal mom-role much anymore. Padawan Learner gets himself up and out in mornings, has friends and friendships that have nothing to do with me, makes money doing work for other people, is able to cook and clean and study and make decisions without my supervision, and he will be going off to make a life of his own within the next year or so.
Frankly, I don’t know if I’m ever going to get used to the idea of him as a Gr… Gr… Grow… Grown Up, but if Amy can do it, then so will I. Maybe I’ll take to painting my washer and dryer in my spare time. Poor things would be so thick with paint that they’d never fit back inside the laundry room… Probably our last hurrah as a family will be a trip to Ireland this summer. One of my greatest wishes is that he loves the place as much as DW and I do.
I’m not sure what I’ll do with this space, maybe I’ll put it back up for grabs once the URL renew comes due again. There has to be another mom out there with a kid or kids that love Star Wars as much as my Padawan Learner. Maybe I’ll keep everything here exactly like it is – rather than turning his bedroom into a shrine of his youth… Maybe I’ll eventually convert it into something completely unrelated to what it currently is.
May the Force be with us all.
“Captain, Lord Vader demands an update on the pursuit.” – Communications Officer to Captain Needa, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
Two posts in as many days. I know! When will the madness stop?
So I realized that I needed someplace that I could “quick a minute” jot things down as I do them regarding this
crazy completely understandable and realistic mission that Red Leader and I have undertaken (possibly at my bull-headed insistence). Dog on a bone. Fly swatter to any argument. Resistance is futile and all that. Yes, I will in fact poach from other franchises if it suits my purpose. I’m an equal opportunity geek.
We’ve been watching Enterprise again on Netflix, by the way. Can you spell T I M E - W A S T E R? PL’s favorite is Lt. Reed and his “hey baby” houndog style and DW loves Tucker’s no-nonsense engineer ways, although both perk up significantly whenever T’Pol has to get yet another anti-microbial rundown after visiting an alien world (this happens surprisingly often). While I find Hoshi to be a kindred spirit, I think Doctor Flox is hysterical.
So I popped up a public OMK Facebook page [link fixed now] (some monster already took the FB obimomkenobi nickname – razzlefrickenskortig - so I had to modify) to keep track of what I’m doing. I’ll do a general overview here once a week, but if you want the real nitty gritty, stop over there (maybe even like the page! – ooh, the excitement) to get the updates. Wouldn’t want to annoy all 10 of you passionate readers with minutia.
“You stupid little astrodroid.” – Super Battle Droid, Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
I went into my spam file today – always a joy - and found genuine comments from different people who have commented before. This was bizarre but not impossible, so I clicked on and approved them. Only to see them all disappear into the ether. ARGH.
Sooo if you left a genuine comment and it is not showing up under the post as expected, this is the reason why. I haven’t blocked you or put you on the naughty list. My blogging software was just acting like a stupid little astrodroid. I’m due for an upgrade and will be moving that task higher up the list now.
Anakin Skywalker: “Ray shields.”
Obi-Wan: “Wait a minute. How did this happen? We’re smarter than this.”
Anakin Skywalker: “Apparently not. I say patience.”
Anakin Skywalker: “Yes. R2 will be along in a few moments and then… he’ll release us from the ray shields.”
[R2 comes skidding across the hallway and bashes into the opposite wall]
Anakin Skywalker: “See? No problem.”
Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
OK, for all of you out there with witty words of homeschooling insight, bitter words regarding in-laws, and moments of “OMG you won’t believe what this kid just did”… I’m sorry. I took a couple of weeks away from blogger land and am now slogging through page after page after page of must-read blogs on my reader. I do this once a year, when the need strikes, and you’d think I’d learn by now. I am smarter than to be surprised by the result, but… well, I guess I’m not.
Seriously, you folks are prolific! Take a nap or something. Go shovel the drive way. Knit a pair of felted slippers. You southern folks are cold enough to need the additional exercise to help warm up, right? Give a girl some catch-up time!
Han Solo: “You said you wanted to be around when I made a mistake. Well, this could be it, sweetheart.”
Princess Leia: “I take it back.”
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
I just realized this morning that my recent system upgrade has been arguing with my theme and not allowing comments. Please forgive the gaff. I’ve upgraded the theme, done some tweaking, and it appears that the blog is back in order.
And as a status upgrade, Eileen’s husband is out of surgery and doing well. Apparently he was walking around with a gallbladder so nasty that you wouldn’t have wanted to meet it alone in a dark alley. Hopeful thoughts go out to him and Eileen for Christmas at HOME rather than in the hospital.
Lando: Lord Vader, what about Leia and the Wookiee?
Darth Vader: They must never again leave this city.
Lando: That was never a condition of our agreement, nor was giving Han to this bounty hunter!
Darth Vader: Perhaps you think you’re being treated unfairly?
Lando: [after a pause] No.
Darth Vader: Good. It would be unfortunate if I had to leave a garrison here.
Lando: This deal is getting worse all the time.
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
If you’re getting this through a feed reader, you’ll notice that my feeds have been changed to summary versus full feed. I’m sorry; I hate having to do this right now but there is a method to my madness. Just click on the title and it’ll bring you to a page with the full content. Again, please excuse the inconvenience. I’m working on the matter.
“Always on the move.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
So, you made it! Welcome. I hope you enjoy the new place, as I have been having a lot of fun setting it up. Please be sure to adjust your feed readers and your sidebar links, and tell me what you think. Especially anything that is annoying or missing
about any cool new widget apps that I simply must try. I can use java-based widgets now! Oh, the freedom. Oh, the joy!
Praises and song (and if I lived closer a homemade apple pie) to Bob Cook, who got me up and running.