Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I'm going to be a bit too busy to blog in the next several days :-)

Tomorrow , Lord willing, I'm driving up to Jessie's house in NC, to spend a night on my way to Blacksburg, VA. Yes, that's right: I get to spend the weekend before Valentine's Day with my sweetheart :-). I'm planning on driving back early Tuesday morning, in time to return for tutoring later that day. I'm afraid I may be a bit too blissfully preoccupied in the next several days, just to explain my blogosphere absence in advance :-). Although, if you check here on Sunday, you may be able to read a joint post by Adrian and me :-). For now I'm off to pack, do laundry, and grade math papers. . . so I'll be ready to leave tomorrow.

19 comments:

kaliste said...

Hi Susan! Found your blog through Laura B. and Christy S. You have some great posts here! I'm so excited to see that you are courting! How wonderful! Our prayers will be with you! Have fun on your trip!

-Kaliste L.

Lydia said...

Have a wonderful time with your man. This must be a really special Valentine's Day for you. :) I will miss you around here but am looking forward to more uplifting posts soon!

Godspeed in your travels. Tell Jessie "Hi" for me. :)

Eltinwe said...

Don't forget to celebrate Singles Awareness Day on February 14th. Call and rub it in to all your single friends that you have someone and they don't. Wear black for them, and complain in all the stores you go in about there being too much stuff for this odd red-pink themed holiday, and not enough for Singles Awareness Day.

(Disclaimer: This comment is entirely for entertainment, particularly for the "sweetheart" mentioned in the post to which it is appended.)

Miriam Rebekah said...

Have a wonderful trip, Susan!

Ashley said...

You're cute. :-) Have a wonderful weekend!! This year is the first V-Day in a while that I will be with my sweetie! I'm glad you are able to see Adrian. :-)

Anna Naomi said...

How sweet! Have fun with Adrian and Jessie!

Adrian C. Keister said...

I don't know about Susan, but I'm sure having fun with her around. :-)] You are all very kind. Thank you for being so, uh, supportive.

In Christ.

Becky Miller said...

Susan, I was thinking about you the other day...about how happy I am for you that you're being courted! It's been a treat for me to see your desire for marriage and family, and your hard work preparing for wifedom over time, now hopefully coming to fruition as God's plan unfolds. How delightful to get to witness this!

Keziah said...

A man that loves Pride and Prejudice? Wow! Where can I find one?

Hope you had a good trip.

Robert said...

I like Pride and Prejudice and Anne of Green Gables.

zan said...

Wow, Robert! You also like "The Quiet Man" (not surprising) and the "Enchanted Cottage." I thought I was the only one in the world who has seen, "The Enchanted Cottage." That's a great movie!

Robert said...

Zan,while I was reading the YLCF archives 3 months ago I came across Gretchen's post about "The Enchanted Cottage".Later, I was able to tape it when it came on TCM.I like the quote from the movie that "A man and woman in love have a gift of sight not granted to other people."

zan said...

Robert:

I think TCM is the only place you can see that movie. I don't get TCM anymore since getting married. I love that channel. There are so many good movies that are not available on DVD or at video stores.

I think Gretchen is my long lost twin (not that we look alike--she's better looking), but we like so much of the same things. Her bridesmaids dresses looked almost identical to mine and we both LOVE country music and some of the same books. It was kinda freeky when I started reading her writings. I married a very different man than she did, though and don't live on a farm, so that is different. But, anyway...

Another movie you should check out that TCM plays often is, "Every Girl Should Be Married," with Cary Grant. That is hilarious. It is about this desperate single girl who will go to all lengths to get Cary Grant to marry her. I think TCM is the only place you can find it.

When I saw "Enchanted" I was so moved. It spoke to me on so many levels. I just thought the whole story was so beautiful and I love the setting--in an old English cottage by the sea in the 1940s--don't get any better than that! My dad really liked that movie, so you are not the only guy with good movie taste. My husband thought it was OK, but he isn't big with romantic movies, he likes sci-fi/adventure stuff.

The other night I made him watch a version of "Jane Eyre." He made little jokes the entire time and thought it was hilarious when I needed to have what I call: post-Jane Eyre-cuddling after the movie was over. I was in La-la land after that movie. LOL!

Well, I've written enough silliness. To all who have been unfortunate to have read this: watch "The Enchanted Cottage"!

Susan said...

You are too funny, Zan. "Post-Jane Eyre-cuddling." Hehe. Now you both (Robert and Zan) are making me want to watch "The Enchanted Cottage"!

Robert said...

Zan:

We only started getting TCM and ACM up here about 6 months ago.

While I was looking for Anne of Green Gable quotes I came across Gretchen's potpourri section and from there I found the YLCF's main page.From there I found these blogs.I liked her section of quotes on redhair and freckles.

I haven't heard of "Every Girl Should Be Married".It sounds good.I will look for it on TCM.

Another movie you might like that I found from Gretchen is "The Shop Around The Corner" with James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.It's about two co workers who argue with each other while falling in love as secret penpals.

The "Enchanted" movie shows how true beauty is within the person.I haven't been big on romantic movies in the past,but I have come to enjoy some of them.

With 5 versions of "Jane Eyre" avalable you could get a lot of cuddling.

Hopefully,Susan won't mind us using her blog to talk.

zan said...

Robert,

There are 7 versions of Jane Eyre. I have seen all but one. The one I haven't seen is hard to come by. It was done in the mid 70s for the BBC. My favorite is the Timothy Dalton one.

I have seen "Shop." I have seen EVERYTHING!!! LOL! ANother good hard to come by unless you have TCM is, "Come Live With Me," with James Stewart. Lovely. *sigh*

Susan said...

I don't at all mind that you and Zan are using my blog to discuss old movies, Robert :-). I'm quite enjoying the conversation, in fact. That's interesting how you came across YLCF. I found it linked from Josh Harris' site a while ago, since YLCF hosts back issues of New Attitude.

One of my good friends, Emily, loves the Timothy Dalton Jane Eyre, Zan! It was pretty well done, and I think they really captured the main characters. I've always had a love-hate relationship with Mr. Rochester, though. I don't think that trust was adequately reestablished in their relationship after he tried to commit polygamy. As Adrian pointed out to me, he does try to save his wife in the fire, which indicates a change of heart, but I don't feel it was demonstrated enough. But then, I'm picky about my heroes :-).

zan said...

The only problem I have with the Timothy Dalton one is that he is a little too young and handsome. I like that one because it is the most accurate to the book.

Yes, you are over-ananlyzing him a bit. That is what you do, though. :-) I will say that in the book he does have quite the change of heart, especially after being blinded and crippled.

Susan said...

Me? Over-analyze? *offended look* Why, the very idea!

Hehe. Yeah, Timothy Dalton is a bit too young and good looking. Compare him to George C. Scott for an amusing juxtaposition :-). I'd have to reread the book to see if I agreed that his heart changed noticably, because my last impression of the book was that there was simply not enough indication that he was different.