Here are a few updates on our life:
When I wrote my last blog, we had just moved into our apartment in Wake Forest. We have now been here for 3 weeks. I have also been working at my new job for about 3 weeks-although the students have only been there 2 weeks. It’s difficult having to adjust to a new school again this year. This school is also very different from where I was last year. It is so much bigger. It’s hard at times and discouraging. I have to keep reminding myself that it will get better once I am more used to it and in the routine. It’s just frustrating because we have experienced so many changes in the last year.
Speaking of the last year…last Sunday marked mine and Lee’s one year anniversary. We didn’t really do anything special that weekend because our Disney World trip was our anniversary trip. I also was exhausted from work. We did go out to eat a few times and we went to a movie.
Speaking of a movie…Lee and I went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. However, the whole week leading up to our anniversary weekend, we had watched one or two Harry Potter movies a night. Lee had never seen them, so he wanted to know what was going on when he took me to see the final one on Saturday. It was sad to know that there will be no more movies, but I think I was sadder when the last book came out. I always prefer books to movies.
Speaking of Harry Potter….my love for this series started Easter 2000. I only know this because my mom wrote the date in the first book when she gave it to me. I immediately loved the books. I believe the first three books were already out when I started reading them. Since then, I anxiously awaited the release of the subsequent 4 books. Every time a new book came out, I read the previous books to refresh my memory. Then, I quickly devoured the new one. They always left you wanting more. I was in Panama City when the last book came out. I woke up early that morning and drove to Walmart. I had no trouble finding and buying the book. Then, I spent the rest of my time at the beach reading it. I believe JK Rowling is a brilliant author. She created a whole new world. She created characters and a story that millions of people love. Since the release of the last book, I have reread the entire series one or two times and I am in the process of reading them again. It never gets old. No matter how many times I read it, it still sucks me in and I can’t put it down. That to me is the sign of a good book-one that you can read over and over again and never grow tired of the story. Now, onto the movies-I will admit that I liked the first two movies (they followed the book pretty well), but after the 3rd one my interest kind of died a little. It picked back up when I began to go to the midnight showings with friends. I had to just tell myself to enjoy the movie and not try to compare it to the book. I know that a movie will never compare to the book. It was kind of sad this year that I did not get to go see the final movie with friends who loved them as much as me. However, I am thankful that Lee was a good sport and showed interest in them. Thank you for taking me Lee!
Well…our live are kind of boring right now. Lee is out of school for the summer. I am working (and counting down to September when I get my first break). We’re just trying to get ourselves into a new routine in our new environment.