Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time Marches On!

Honestly I've not yet recovered from Valentine's Day 

 (The Valentine's aftermath .  . .)

I've yet to force the kids to throw away the Valentines from their school friends so, while my table is no longer completely covered with Valentines, they (all 80 something of them between the 4 kids!) are crammed into various nooks and crannies of my house and the clutter is about to give me hives!

Yet, tomorrow we are celebrate our oldest turning eleven!

Time, I need you to slow down just a bit so I can catch my breath!


Speaking of time marching on, when I map a location on my iPhone GPS device, as I did tonight, and then hit "route", while I sit there waiting for the directions to load and the voice to tell me how to go, I typically hold up my GPS device and say to it, "Talk to me, Goose!"

Only just tonight I had the eerie realization that none of the other 4 people in the car with me (my children ages 10 -until tomorrow, 8, 6 and 5 years old) get this joke AT ALL!

Not a one of them has seen the movie Top Gun which was such a quintessential part of childhood growing up in the 1980s.  And even though I can still clearly picture and hear Maverick in his fighter jet saying to Goose, his wingman, "Talk to me, Goose!"  My children have no clue!  They must just assume I occasionally call my cell phone, Goose!

Oh, well, just another story they can banter amongst themselves one day about just how crazy Mom was while they were growing up!


Although I have tons more I could share, this week has nearly done me in, and obviously I HAD to watch the ice skating tonight on TV even after getting home from my adoptive moms support group at 10:15pm, because you know, well, PRIORITIES, so I'm going to bed!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Friends!  

Half-Past Kissin' Time


  1. Top Gun is forever etched in my brain, too :)

  2. I do that too!! Quote a movie and realize that my young children have no idea what I am talking about and they can't see the movie yet. I share your plan, though. It's just another thing they can come together over a dessert later to talk about what to do with 'crazy mom'!!!

    My kids caught me trying to 'file 13' Valentines cards. It was not a pretty sight :-(

  3. Our favourite quote is from "Cool Hand Luke" - "I'm shaking it boss"

    1. Had to comment on this one...we quite often say, 'What we have here, is a failure to communicate.' Gotta use the voice from the movie though!

  4. Too funny on the phone. People name all sorts of stuff so why not name the phone? At least in their minds.

  5. Poor Goose. Who knows what your children are thinking when they hear you say that?

  6. I heard a list of the top 9 movies from the '80's, and Top Gun wasn't on the list! The guy on the radio kept coming up with some great ones from that decade that weren't mentioned. It was a good decade for movies! :)

  7. If my hubs sees Top Gun while scrolling thru the TV Guide channel he will always stop and watch. It's a classic! Happy Birthday to your oldest : )

  8. We are still recovering, as well! Happy 11th bday!

  9. "GPS device and say to it, "Talk to me, Goose!" I LOVE THAT!!! I've probably seen TOP GUN 50 times (while on the treadmill). I gotta get a GPS like yours.
    GPS device and say to it, "Talk to me, Goose!"

  10. I don't see Ray bans & not think of Top Gun :)


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