Saturday, March 26, 2011

2 Weekends...2 Movies

This weekend and last weekend i saw two of the best movies I have seen in awhile...Not that I see that many movies.  To be honest, I hate to freeze in the movie theater and my Diet Pepsi goes right through me and I cannot hit the "stop" button!! 

Last Saturday, my mom and I spent the day together.  We went shopping at Fashion Square, to lunch at Sauce and then to the Camelview in Scottsdale to see "Jane Eyre".  I have never read this book (yes, I even have trouble believing that).  It was the BEST movie.  It was almost 2 hours of pure enjoyment.  It was not slow at all.  It was just a GREAT love story.  There were mainly women in the theater and a couple of older men, who I am sure their wives dragged there.  All I can say is if you are a girl, go see it!!

This afternoon, Steve and Jared Kelm have gone to the 'Yotes game.  I was going to go, but I have that barking cough and hoarseness again, so I am grounded.  TV was boring, I am tired of needlepointing today...so what's a girl to to??  How about try that On-Demand thing and get a movie?? 

I hit select and watch "Secretariat".  What a great story about a woman in the late '60s and early '70s.  She held her own against strong horse men and trained a Triple Crown Winner.  He husband had trouble with the times she was away from the family, until he realized it---she taught her kids how to be a person---not just mom in the kitchen.

Now, I will be killed for this...but since Will is in Peru, he will not know about it for awhile.  When he was a little boy we were in a store and he said "mom...did you hear what happened today?".  I said no.  He proceeded to say, "Some poor secretary died today in a stall and they are telling everyone on the news".  It took me a minute to figure that out...I said "That secretary is a horse and he died in his stall".  In our house whenever we talk about horse racing, this is our joke.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

It is 10:28PM...AreYou Still Awake???

For those who really know me, I usually am ready to go to sleep by 9PM.  I have been not feeling to well, so I was put on a medication that is killing my tummy and not letting me sleep.  I was up at 4AM...no nap...just wide awake!!  So, I decided to blog (ramble) for a few minutes.

Will is doing well in Peru.  We received handwritten letters this week.  We also sent a package down with a basketball and American treats for Will, his comp and his pension.  He had asked for a basketball, for his pension (cook), Alex.  Alex is trying to teach the kids to play, but they do not have real BBalls there.  Here's to hoping the box gets through customs without too much trouble!!

Today, Steve did a 76 mile bike ride!!  I am so proud of his meeting his goal to ride in the Tour de Mesa on April 2.  He has been working sooo hard!!!   Now, I just need to get my butt onto my bike!!!

We have an Irish party going on next door.  I can smell the nasty corned beef and cabbage...and hear the squealing bagpipes!!  Then to top it off....Alto (my neighbor on the other side that sings when she drinks) is getting loud.  With the window open because it is getting warm, this should be a long night!!

Japan...How scary is that???  I am so thankful that we live in Arizona...we might get heat and some bad rain storms, but we do not get earthquakes or tsunami's.  Nuclear power plants that are leaking....Wow.....The newspaper said stores are empty and you can only purchase 5 gallons of gas.  Where are the people trying to go though?? 

And gas...$3.45 a gallon???  Hope that goes down by the time we go to Vegas for Steve's meeting in April!!

I think I will make my self a cup of hot cocoa...That and a Lifetime movie might do the trick.  If not, the ramblings will continue in a few hours.