Saturday, July 21, 2007

Bad To The Bone

I am a bad blogger lately. The truth is I have been kept fairly busy at nap time and night again dealing with my daughter who is teething. My mother likes to say that the teething excuse can be used from infancy to adult hood (what with wisdom teeth and all) so I am cashing in on it now.

So here is what I have been doing besides reading all of your blogs because I lack anything to write about in my own.

I downloaded a really cute sometime-in-the-future project to do for the kids from Anny Purls site called Buddy Bags.

We got rid of the old fridge we had been keeping from the early eighties realizing that it is the fashion trends you hold onto, not the appliances—who knew? The newer model is a couple years old in case, by some miracle, we find and move into a house we can leave our appliances for the new owners. It is must more efficient and doesn't heat the house like our old one.

I went to see a movie, alone, I have never done this before and found it oddly liberating. I didn't have to worry about getting two seats together, I got to sit in the very back row so no one could kick my seat, and I didn't have to wait for my husband before I butted into the queue leaving the theatre—I hate waiting in a slow moving queue when there is clearly enough room to manoeuvre around. The downside to this miraculous alone time came when the woman next to me, who I had only moments before been praising for helping me find my comfy seat, turned to her partner and said "If you have any questions during the moving just ask". What the? No, this is a movie! You know quiet please!, cell phones off! So for the whole movie she kept updating him on things during the film (even though he never asked once). Then she lamented about a group of girls who had giggled at a point in the movie "chatty lady" deemed inappropriate. Hello pot, it's the kettle calling...

I have been reading a few books. First, my guilty pleasure is the Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum series. I love a quick read in the summer it is better than watching t.v. and I share many of the main characters theories on food and happiness and also my hair does the same thing hers does when it is cut too short. Second, a great book by Adria Vasil called, Ecoholic. Third, I am reading the latest and final HP book. So whatever time is left in my day will now go to that. I can't imagine it will last longer than the week-end which is a relief because if I take any longer my 9 year old nephew will spoil the ending.

Well, better get back to my reading. This isn't going to do anything for my lack of energy of late, but it is too good to put down.

Thank you for missing me!


Yarnhog said...

Oh, I think people ought to have to pass an etiquette quiz before they're allowed into a movie theater. I took the kids to a movie last week. The theater was completely empty, except for us, until a man came in--late--with his two kids and sat directly behind us. His son immediately started kicking my seat. Then his daughter pulled out a jumbo sized bag of chips and started munching away, rustling the bag more loudly than I would have thought possible. Dad did nothing. Finally, I turned around and told the boy to stop kicking my seat, and the girl to stop rustling the bag. I might have been less than patient. That worked until dad fell asleep and started snoring. I just don't understand what people are thinking.

The_Add_Knitter said...

I LOVE going to the movies alone, it sort of gives you permission to not obey normal societal conventions!

Natalie said...

I love to read as well... I wish I could do it while knitting. Somehow, one always ends up getting the bulk of my attention. I'm glad you are enjoying your summer!

Kaet said...

glad to have you back! congrats on your first solo movie! i go to movies a lot alone, mostly because i work odd hours and fridays my local theater has half price movies before noon...everyone is at work so i hit the movies alone a lot! you can sit where you want, eat what you want, and see what you want!

Lydee said...

Good to hear from you. I enjoyed my alone time the past two weeks. Sometimes it's nice just to do what you want to do.

So Much Fun said...

I did miss you, but i knew you were probably off enjoying summer, in any case, welcome back. I love reading in the summer too, maybe because as a kid we always had 'summer reading lists' and now it is habit. Welcome back!

a friend to knit with said...

Yes..........Glad you are enjoying your summer........I am so sorry about your movie moment! That damn lady....doesn't she know that moms need peace and quite....???
I have gone to movies alone, and really like it!
Hope you liked the HP book....Charlie said it was the best one ever!