-I'm at work. Have been since 8:00. But here's the good part: I have a new morning routine! Well, on the days I work, at least. I woke up this morning at 6:45 and turned on the TV in our bedroom. I don't know why I haven't utilized this feature of our bedroom before. It's awesome! I put on my makeup in bed while watching old-school Saved By the Bell. It made the biggest difference. What a great change of routine.
-And this is also exciting---I discovered a new route to get to work that ENTIRELY avoids the interstate! Do you understand what this means? No more begging people to let me into a lane, watching cars nearly get totaled, and clutching the wheel for dear life. I now drive all the way down State Street, which does include a tour of the 'hood, but I am all about experiencing a different culture---you know me! :o) It really does make for a better experience. I discovered the route last week when I heard on the radio that the interstate was backed up for miles due to a wreck. So I improvised and came up with this. But I was afraid to try it again, for fear that it was too good to be true. Not so, my friends. Not so :o)
-The wedding festivities went well this weekend. Erin and Drew are married and are now living it up at the Royal Plantation in Jamaica. Cool, mon!
-My sister also graduated successfully. Kurt and I stood in the back to watch her walk, and then ran right back out to make it to the rehearsal dinner on time. I gave a toast to Erin and Drew, which I normally don't do, but I was proud of myself and got some nice feedback from people. Always good to hone your public speaking skills :o)
-Yesterday (Sunday) I went to church solo---my husband was hung over again. Just kidding! He was on call. Dad concluded his series on James and it was fantastic. And I'm NOT biased :o) In Lifegroup, our teacher said the most encouraging, supportive things about our family as we go through this. It was so sweet. It was a confirmation that we should stay at CHBC...mainly because of the support group.
-Sunday night I relived my childhood. I watched this:
Okay, maybe I'm overly sensitive and emotional. But I'm definitely older, and watching this movie again as an adult (that sounds weird), made me see it in a fresh new way. If you want to see a precious relationship between a father and daughter, watch this movie. I cried, people! I just didn't remember it being that touching. And on a sidenote, Shirley Temple is the cutest thing ever. When I was little, I watched all of her movies. After seeing "Little Princess" this weekend, I am vowing to watch all of her movies again. If "Little Princess" was this good in round two, then I'm in for a treat! It's amazing how you see things differently than you did as a child.
I also watched this:
I must say, it was really odd to see Lindsay Lohan in her pre-drug, alcohol, and hussy days. It proves we all start out as children. She just....didn't stay one....
I totally prefer this version:
Hayley Mills' comedic timing? Check.
Hilarious Brian Keith and awesome Maureen O'Hara? Check.
Ridiculously-cool mid-century ranch house? CHECK!!!!
I started watching this movie when I was little, mainly because I just loved the movie itself. But then around the time I was 13 or 14, I started to notice the interiors of movie sets. Amazing! And this is the most awesome ranch house ever. My dad and I once plotted out the floorplan....just from piecing together shots from the movie. Pretty awesome.
Yes, I even tried to find pictures of my favorite movie sets to post...but alas. They are hard to find! :o) I'll keep trying. Everyone have a wonderful day. I'm off to have a fetching lunch with my darling husband!