July 30, 2007

Made it through another one!

And not much else to show for it. But that's okay by me.

A weekend of normality for once--no one had anything special to do, nowhere special to go, no one special to see, so I actually got some work done without being completely exhausted.


Well, we went to see Catherine and all of her cheerleader friends rehearse the stuff they've learned in clinic this past week, and that was pretty cute. Cat and her group are old enough to know what's going on and able to keep up with the tempo and remember the words, but the little kindergarten-aged kids are...well--not. But doggone it, they sure are cute.

Saturday, no PetSmart for Rebecca, so she got to stay home and clean her room, and Boy didn't have any pressing social engagements, so he got to help me cut grass. And for once he was excited about it. Seems he got a bright idea to do a design in the front yard. Hey--he's cutting it, I'm not about to tell him not to, as long as he gets it ALL cut and doesn't miss anything.

Thankfully, his idea was to cut a spiral, which is something I've done before just to break the monotony. He was disappointed though, because he started from the outside perimeter, which is more or less rectangular, which meant the spiral was likewise more or less rectangular. Next week, I'm hoping he tries something in the crop-circle genre.

Got cleaned up after I'd mowed the backyard (front to back lines only), sat in the gazebo a while and cooled off afterwards, got a shower, did some grocery shopping, came home and ironed some shirts, made some stuff for lunch at church yesterday.

Sunday, fifth Sunday so we had lunch and the evening service was moved up to 1:00, which I always like because you get the rest of the afternoon to go home and sleep. Which I never get to do. Went home and finished the laundry, and watched Elf, which I still think is an awfully sweet movie, had some supper sometime later on in the evening, watched Miss Marple on PBS, and went on to bed.

And now?



Posted by Terry Oglesby at July 30, 2007 08:26 AM

"Elf" has its moments, and the romance is cute, but like many of that genre there's the happy illogical ending to suffer through. It was not as bad as "Night At The Museum". Saw that yesterday and, whew, that was a stinker. The highlight of that movie was the ending credits. Oh, and Carla Gugino.

Posted by: Marc V at July 30, 2007 10:53 AM

Yeah, the happy ending was a problem--I don't really mind the illogic of it as much as the length. The horse chase thing went on way too long.

Haven't seen Night at the Museum, but it looks unpleasant--aside from Carla Gugino.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 30, 2007 11:32 AM

Fortunately I did not spend any of my meager cash reserves on NatM - one of Li'l Tater's friends let us borrow it. Ms. Gugino only has a few appearances in the movie. I still think of Son-In Law whenever I see her and start getting grossed out thinking that she had to kiss Pauly Shore. Yeah, the money was probably good, but still ... ewwww.
[It's funny how she went from recent high-school graduate in SIL to mom of a 12 y.o. (Spy Kids) in just a couple of years.]

Posted by: Marc V at July 30, 2007 11:50 AM

'Tis the magic of cinema...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 30, 2007 01:03 PM