We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.



Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bourne To Be Wild

Mom and I have been doing our best to do our homework assigned to us by Dr. B.

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Yesterday we took the kids out to Grama's for the day. We had big plans for when we got home. We would order Thai food takeout, watch "NY Med" and pick up the house. On our way home I turned to mom and suggested something irresponsible.

"Lets go to a movie!"

"Should we?" mom gasped.

We quickly discussed it and I explained all the reasons we should go. I had a groupon that expires the end of the month, we didn't have the kids, we didn't have anything we HAD to do, and most of all, it would be FUN!

We then talked ourselves out of it. The house needed to be picked up. My phone was almost dead, nobody would be able to get a hold of me if an emergency came up, nobody would know where we were, it's wasn't very responsible.

Really? Those were our arguments against going to a fucking movie?

I pulled over and got the movie schedule on my phone. "The Bourne Legacy" was starting in less than 40 minutes. We were about 20 minutes away. We didn't have time to go home and get my groupon. I tried to pull it up on my phone but it wasn't working, my battery was flashing red, warning me that it would soon give out. If we were going to go, we needed to go NOW! No more time for hemming and hawing.

Off we went.....to the theater!

The theater is inside the mall and I still needed to somehow get my groupon. We pulled into the parking lot at 11:15. Fifteen minutes until the movie started. We raced into the mall and luckily there's a library inside the mall. I frantically went from computer to computer, trying to find the one that I could access the internet with.

"Here's one!" Mom whispered to me across the room.

I ran over there and tried to log in.

Ack! I needed to enter my library card number and PIN.

I rummaged through my wallet, found it and started entering the series of numbers. By now, in my mind, I was in my very own Bourne movie. Enter in the code and print out the proof of treason before getting caught!  I then had to run over to the printer computer and enter in the same numbers, search for document and print. I needed my card again! Run over to the first computer and grab my card. Run back to the printer computer, enter in the numbers. Now search again for my document. Print. Grab the paper. Run back to the computer that I was logged in to, log out of all my accounts, erase any sign that I had been there. Log out of my internet session. Mom and I raced back to the theater and got our tickets.

"Just for your information they will stop taking orders in four minutes."

The theater we go to has a restaurant and they will take your order and serve you the food in the theater.....if you get there early enough. We speed walked down the hallway and made it to our seats just in time to have the server take our order.

"Let's get a cocktail!" mom devilishly suggested.

"Okay" I giggled back in reply.

We ran on a tightrope yesterday, no safety net. We were doing things without thinking. Well, we were thinking but not talking ourselves out of it. We were leaping like we used to do with sissy.

As we were walking out of the theater after the movie mom and I giggled to each other "I can't believe we just did that!"

Who would have thought going to see a movie would be such a huge step for someone.