November 02, 2009

Fall Pic, Facebook Etiquette, Upcoming Movies I can't wait to see.

This picture is from this time of year 3 years ago. Wanted to put up a fall pic and this was the first one I came across. That is one cute bald head!! A whirlwind of life happened in a short period of time. Thankful for the fall, the colors, the leaves, the anticipation of seeing family and cooking a big dead bird.

Monday night and I am done worn plum out. Seems like it has been a busy couple of days. Looking forward to a slower week ahead. I went up to ACU today for two meetings, the first was to confirm my classes for Spring. The BAS (Bachelor of Applied Studies) dept. has to register me this first time. So I confirmed everything with my admissions counselor and I think we are good to go. She will register me at 3pm on November 11th. I will take a full load, but the one class she was concerned as to whether it would have any spots left is Mike Cope's Acts to Revelation M-W-F. Hoping that it will be open, would love to take a class from Mike Cope.

One of the reasons we are worn out around here is that one of our friends passed away Friday. He went in for a routine colonoscopy and there was a mix up with communication and he was told to go off of ALL his meds. He did as he was told, but there was one med that his heart needed and he shouldn't have been instructed to be off of it, and he had a heart attack during the procedure. He spent all week in the hospital progressively getting better all week then his oxygen levels dropped suddenly on Friday night and he passed on. Tough times for his wife and family. Hurting for them.

I was wondering what you thought about using facebook to notify people of someone's death. Someone at church on Sunday was incensed that he found out about his friend's death on facebook. Rob was up at the hospital the night our friend passed on and called me to let me know what had happened. Truthfully I knew a lot of people would want to know and thought about posting it. But I didn't feel comfortable with that avenue. I thought, people will find out in due time and didn't post. When I woke up the next morning it was on facebook and the news was traveling. I was glad to see that someone had posted it because it allowed for an immediate outreach to the family. Most people wouldn't have known until Sunday at church or if they read the paper. So I was glad it was out there, but didn't feel comfortable posting it myself. What is your take on facebook in a circumstance like that? Inquiring minds like mine want to know...

Rob and I took the kids to see This Is It, Sunday. It was l.o.n.g. but quite interesting. I was ready for it to be done about a half an hour before it was, but it was still good to hear some songs and see the process of rehearsing a concert and what all goes into that. Derek who takes no dance at all, would never take dance, has the moves. He could pretty much recreate several dance routines just from watching it once. He has his daddy's motown moves in him.

The best part about the movies right now are the previews, looks to be a promising holiday season in the theatres.

I am looking forward to The Blind Side, comes out Nov. 20th, has Sandra Bullock in it as a rich wife who takes in a poor homeless kid and his life after that. Bring your tissues...I have cried through EVERY preview I have seen for this movie.
Here's a link to the trailer. Tissues, I tell ya!!

Then there is a Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker movie, Did You Hear About The Morgans? which had us laughing out loud in the previews. A couple going to marriage therapy witness a crime and are put into a witness protection program. Can't wait.
Here's a link to The Morgans.


Amber Joy said...

I'm sorry to hear about this hurting family. What a heart-break!
I don't have an answer for the facebook question. I mean, there WAS a time before facebook when people used telephones. Is there a calling tree at the SoHo?

Holly said...

I saw the face book post and I greatly appreciated it.

Julie Adams said...

This hits close to home. When a good friend of mine suddenly passed back in April I didn't know how to tell the world. I felt selfish and prideful posting it on Facebook... some of her best friends found out this way though. I texted and called our very best friends though. I did it very classy and just said we lost a best friend and our prayers were with her family. It's hard because you don't want to be the one shouting it out, but people need to know.

If no one had posted our sorority sister passed away last month I wouldn't have known that she died of a heart attack and bulimia... I'm grateful they informed me!

Sarah said...

I, like you, do not want to write it on facebook. My husband, obviously, has no qualms. Without me asking, he mentioned that when his mom died, the last thing he wanted to do was to have to call the whole world and let them know. In his mind, it was helping the family.

Either way, it's a tough call. Yes, there was life before facebook, but life is changing. More than anything, I think you need to be SURE that those closest to the family are not informed via facebook -- and it sounds like that may have happened, which causes hurt at an already painful time.