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I “notebooked” myself last night

The phenomenon known as the movie, “The Notebook” had escaped me until last night. For so long I had been uninterested in the movie because of all the hype around it and because that’s how contrary I am. If a million people rave about it, I don’t want to see it. Ridiculous, I know. Well […]

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Joan - February 19, 2008 - 10:00 pm

It is very emotional. I read the book first. My mother likes Nicholas Sparks a lot and always gives me the books after she’s read them.

whimsigal - February 19, 2008 - 10:34 pm

Didn’t he also write, “Message in a Bottle”? That’s another movie that tore me up at the end.

Cate - February 19, 2008 - 10:51 pm

Oh we are so alike! I’ve also resisted “Notebooking.”

You’ve nearly persuaded me to look at it….


Cate :-)

(hope you are feeling better)

whimsigal - February 19, 2008 - 11:25 pm

Hey Cate! I am feeling better for the most part, thanks for asking. It’s weird because I thought I would be in pain longer than I was so it’s hard to remember that I can’t do certain things. My physical condition is pain free but I get really tired really quickly.

You’ll have to let me know if you decide to watch the Notebook. I’m curious to get your perspective.


carri - February 19, 2008 - 11:34 pm

I love, love, love both those movies! I did the same resistance thing at first too, but succumbed much, much quicker than you did. I also watched the Notebook just after giving birth, so you can just imagine what a hormonal mess I was at the end. At home, alone with a newborn, on Valentine’s Day. Crazy as it sounds, it was awesome.

whimsigal - February 19, 2008 - 11:40 pm

Oh Carri! My sister did the same thing! She watched it right after she came home from the hospital and bawled her eyes out!!

I do love crying like that over a movie though. It’s a good feeling.

Stephanie S. - February 19, 2008 - 11:56 pm

I’ve never even heard of it!! :/
(til now)
I spose that’s a good thing….

Glad you’re feeling more up to snuff.

whimsigal - February 20, 2008 - 12:03 am

Hey Steph!

It’s sort of old by now, it came out in 2004. I’m way behind the times in getting “notebooked”.

It’s great to “see” you!


Sheri - February 20, 2008 - 3:55 am

*sigh* I loved the book. I laughed, I cried, it was so wonderful. Now I am tempted to go find the movie. :)

Jill L - February 20, 2008 - 6:58 pm

I *loved* The Notebook and you are sure right about bawling at the end. It was such a good story. Nicholas Spark also wrote “A Walk to Remember” have you watched that movie yet?

whimsigal - February 20, 2008 - 7:39 pm

Sheri, My sister read the book, too and I think she actually liked the movie better. I could have that backwards but I’m not sure. You’ll have to tell me if you watch the movie!


Hey! I haven’t seen that movie yet. Who is in that?


Jill L - February 20, 2008 - 10:30 pm

Oh, I had to think hard about what the guy’s name was in the movie, did you see the steam coming out of my ears? The girl in it is Mandy Moore and the guy is Shane West. I love those mushy movies. :)

whimsigal - February 20, 2008 - 10:45 pm

I love mushy movies, too so now I have to get that one and watch it!

Rinnyboo - February 21, 2008 - 7:21 pm

I’ve never seen or read “The Notebook” but just because of your review I put it on my queue at Netflix:)


whimsigal - February 21, 2008 - 7:35 pm

Marin, all I can say is to stick with it, even through parts that seem slow. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts!


Stephanie - February 23, 2008 - 9:58 am

I love The Notebook, it is an awesome love story.

Glad you are feeling better :)

Goings On

It was a long week. Sean being gone was hard and Valentine’s Day went by without much fanfare. Not that I need something on a retail holiday like that because Sean shows me he loves me every day, but I did feel bad that I wasn’t able to put something together for the boys. Some […]

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Joan - February 17, 2008 - 11:15 pm

Glad to read you are recovering. As far as doubts about schooling, issues will arise no matter what your circumstances. Trust your maternal instincts.
BTW, February 7 is an important date for me. The day I became a mother – 15 years ago. My son has his permit now! take care.

whimsigal - February 18, 2008 - 2:35 am

Hey Joan! Wow, your son has his permit?? Isn’t it weird when they start hitting milestones that you remember from your own life??

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are well!


MamaK - February 18, 2008 - 1:17 pm

You sound so well! Let the doubt pass. It’s hard because you are cooped up, and have time to think of these things. When you are back to your old self, you’ll do lots of cool things and their learning and having new experiences will be more evident. I loved your photos. I really dug the holy jeans, great stuff. Be well, and take it easy!-K

whimsigal - February 18, 2008 - 1:25 pm

I’m finally feeling more normal! Still have to be careful not to overdo it because I feel so good that I almost forget I had surgery. Thanks for your kind words regarding my parenting dilemma.

Glad you liked the photos!


Madeline - February 20, 2008 - 4:02 am

It’s harder for me to trust the learning all the time with my oldest as well adn too, whenever i am doubting, something amazing happens to set me straight on the trust front. Take it easy. Happy healing.

kalurah - February 21, 2008 - 1:48 am

Evie, how do you just keep getting more and more AMAZING with that camera??!!
Oh yeah, because you ARE amazing! :)
Honestly, these shots are spectacular.
I am oozing with jealousy over that lens!!!

whimsigal - February 21, 2008 - 1:58 am

Jiminy Christmas, Kalurah! You are making me blush over here!! Thank you so much for the compliment, friend. I’m nowhere near as good as you are so your kind words really mean a lot!

I returned that lens and am trying to figure out which one I really want. Any suggestions? I’m debating between the 60mm macro by Canon and the 100mm macro by canon. The auto focus was just too slow for me on the Sigma. I would love to hear your opinion!!

Thanks again for your comment!


whimsigal - February 21, 2008 - 2:01 am


I know you’re right. It’s just been hard I think because I’m sitting around doing nothing. It feels like I should be doing more even though the healing will take longer if I do. It’s just one of those things. Hopefully, by the end of March, I’ll be more active and will feel like I’m actually contributing something to them!

Thanks for your reassurance, I really appreciate it!


Feelin’ Good!

Thanks so much for the kind words everyone! It has really lifted my spirits to log on and see your notes. The past few days have been long since Sean went out of town but my family has really been great. My mom and sister have taken turns staying with me and helping me out […]

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MamaK - February 13, 2008 - 11:14 pm

So good to see you are not in pain, and you have your family around to help you.
The boys sound like they are doing great, and Wow! A six year old, sniff!
Oh, and Obama is great, I feel a change coming!-K

whimsigal - February 14, 2008 - 1:55 am

Hey MamaK! Oh lord, it’s so good to actually feel up enough to comment back!

The boys have been doing well, considering. I think they’re starting to feel a little stir crazy because we’ve been cooped up here for days. Sean’s been gone since Sunday and won’t be back until Friday night so when he gets home, I’m going to get him to take them out!

You know, I voted Republican in the last two elections, and democrat in the two before that. Now that I homeschool, I’m afraid to vote democrat because I really don’t feel the democrats are supportive of it, but I do really like Obama. Sometimes I would swear that I can hear a little voice inside my head saying, “Yes we can!”

Rinnyboo - February 14, 2008 - 9:04 pm

Hi Evie!

I had a dream last night that you called me early in the morning and asked me to come visit you and I said, “Sure!”

It is good to see you back here. As you can tell I have been totally slack on my blog. I will catch up sometime soon, I hope.

I am still hoping that Ron Paul can work some kind of miracle……

whimsigal - February 14, 2008 - 10:35 pm

Hey Marin! Hope you guys are doing well!

It’s hard to get back to blogging when you haven’t done it for a while isn’t it?

Ahhh, Ron Paul. He has actually scaled back his presidential campaign to focus on his congressional run.

How are your classes going?


Artsy Etc. - February 17, 2008 - 12:56 am

So glad to see you visit my blog today. I’m glad to see things going well for you. Thank you for the kind comments! Take good care of yourself.