Thursday, August 6, 2009

Magical Thinking

I am engaging in a willing suspension of disbelief, continuing to imagine that I am pregnant. I am mostly avoiding wine (sampling a bit from my husbands glass) and coffee (just decaf) and taking my jillion medications as if I am sure that I still need them. After all, why not?

It would help if I actually felt pregnant, but I am so conditioned to be cautious that I'm not sure I will notice any symptoms until I lose a mucous plug. I did tell my friend here about it, but only for the selfish reason that she is a resident on her ob/gyn rotation and I am hoping for some ultrasound love, although she has just started a break so it may not be possible. I am still crossing my fingers for some string-pulling, though.

Speaking of string-pulling, I have to say that I have managed to pull the longest strings ever and wrangled an tour of a certain movie set here in the UK which I will not name directly but if I say the the first word starts with H and the second one with P, and that there are six films out so far and another two being filmed at the same time...

Yep, we went to THAT set. It was unbelievable, every stage was enormous, every set so crammed with details that it is mind-boggling to imagine how they will ever dismantle any of it. The design is simply astonishing. The level of detail, the scale, the technical considerations - the degree of craftsmanship alone is worthy of the term "magical".

Of course, for my daughter the highlight was meeting the three young stars. They were so friendly and welcoming and chatty - especially Dan - and for an eleven-year-old nothing could be better. She's not old enough to be too cool to act like she cares, but not so little that she can't hold up her end of a conversation for a few minutes. They talked about being short vs. being tall (my daughter is quite tall for her age - almost as tall as Dan, since he's really short) and why it shouldn't matter even though it does. Then they talked about being eleven, school, books - all good topics, couldn't have been better.


So, all in all, an excellent day. I think the rest of the trip will be denoument for her, but maybe the glee will last at least a few days?

10 comments:

Shelby said...

Wow, that must have been amazing for all of you. To visit the H-P set...very cool! I hope you get additional strings pulled while you're there. Have a great rest of your vacation.

DAVs said...

What a fun trip!
I am so excited for you, on so many levels!

Mad Hatter said...

What an awesome experience to go to the set and meet the actors! Those are some serious strings! Yes, U/S strings are definitely next! Keep up the magical thinking!
P.S. I gave you an award...come by for a visit and see!

Mad Hatter said...

What an awesome experience to go to the set and meet the actors! Those are some serious strings! Yes, U/S strings are definitely next! Keep up the magical thinking!
P.S. I gave you an award...come by for a visit and see!

PJ said...

Ooooo! I hope you get an ultrasound snuck in!


And...that's so AWESOME!!!!!

I saw Dan on Letterman the other night. He was really funny! I can't believe how much the three of them have grown up.

Anyway, what a great experience!

musicmakermomma said...

How exciting! I'd love to do that (visit that set) and what a thrill for your daughter. Hope you get confirmation of the wee one soon (again! and constantly!) it is such a scary time you're in. On the other hand, you've gotten this far! Yay, thinking of you -

Sarah said...

wow, hope you're on a strong-pulling roll and get that ultrasound love!

Evergreen said...

Wow - super cool! That must have been a blast! What a memory for your daughter (and you!)

Lost in Space said...

Okay, so super late to the game, but coming in with huge congrats for you just the same! I can only imagine how exciting yet scary it is for you right now, but hope you know that you have lots of people cheering in your court!

Hanging head in shame that I have never read or seen H-P. So glad it was a highlight for your daughter.

Mad Hatter said...

I've already commented (twice by accident, I see!) but am commenting again because I am playing BLOG BINGO and you are my first square because you mentioned a movie! Yay! :-)