Monday, March 9, 2009

A little catch up

So I suppose I’ve been neglecting writing on here, waiting to post from our journal, about our trip. Or at least that sounds like a good excuse anyway ;) Maybe I haven’t done it because it might make it so final? I don’t know if that makes sense. It’s probably because I have big ideas, but they involve quite a bit of work, most of which I don’t know how to do… I don’t even know how/where to load the video onto the computer in the back of the house… hint, hint, honey ;)

Anyway, we’ve had some good times – it seems like eons ago that we were back from vacation, but it’s only been two weekends! We went to visit Grandpa last weekend (didn’t make it this weekend :( ) to check on how he was doing, (I worry SO much while we’re away, anywhere) tell him about the trip, drop off some candies we brought back for him and he played along – oohed and ahhed about our stories and he cracks me up – he said "Sounds like you had a good time. I got a haircut. Doesn't seem fair.” Shaking his head, LOL! He can barely hear sometimes and can’t see very well… but man, does he have a sense of humor, and a delivery that no matter the joke, takes me a minute to catch on at how funny it is… he’s great.

We haven’t done much, other than talk to everyone who will listen about how much fun we had, most people seem genuinely interested, so that’s nice! :) We went to see Richard Dawkins lecture on evolution and genes courtesy of Dad, which was great! I had no idea what I was in for, other than what I’ve half listend to Dad talk about his writings for years, and knew the ideas seemed to make sense and I still only completely followed about half of what he was saying (it was a “lecture”, after all), but it was enjoyable. He was funny and pretty down to earth… made what he was talking about seem like common knowledge. It was fun to be a part of.

This weekend I think was a first for me though. I saw the same movie twice, at the theatre… not to mention in the same weekend! I really, really liked Watchmen. I feel only a little bad that Barry’s initial reaction to it was thumbs down – I’m pretty sure he went into it knowing that he was going to be disappointed though. I think 99% of the time though you can only be dissapointed by a movie when you've read the book firth. But for me, it was over 2 ½ hours and it flew by. There was drama, action, suspense, love, an everything kind of movie – and the story itself, book or movie, can’t disappoint. We got mom and dad to go to the Imax viewing of it yesterday (after Barry and I saw it Saturday evening) and then had a delicious roast they had cooking, afterward. It was a nice day! The only other thing I can think to write about, right now, is that we saved just over $20 by cutting coupons! So I didn’t feel so bad about paying to see the same movie twice, we paid for one of them (and popcorn!) by using scissors! ;)

Oh my, and I had so much fun with Elaine on Friday! It was so good to have that one on one, raw girl time. You know, when you can be completely uninhibited and just… talk. Didn’t matter about what, just talk. No kids (although I love them dearly) and no husbands (we love them too!), just us. She brought wine and cheese (awesome cheese from the farmer’s market – I don’t know why I don’t make it there more often!) and then we had a drink at Mitchell’s and Barry met us there for dinner. We came home and I attempted to replicate the Guaro sour, but didn’t come close… it ended up a fairly early night anyway ;)

A very happy birthday to Grandma Cook yesterday too! :)

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