Friday, November 18, 2011
It's been a really weird week around here. A woman in our neighborhood was murdered late Monday night/early Tuesday (they were related and he was taken into custody within hours) and it has thrown a kind of dark shadow over everything these past few days. We walk past her house all the time and I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around the fact that she's always been there and suddenly she's not. By all accounts she was a lovely person with a big heart and the whole thing is just so sad and makes me feel a little ill.
Ever since it happened I've been kind of subconsciously seeking out good and positive things to balance out the awful. Here are a few of those things:
-Have you ever listened to the Peaceful Holidays station on Pandora? It's so wonderful.
-Bethany's birth story had me in tears. It sounds so similar to my experience with Stinky (although he was almost 34 weeks along as opposed to Lucy's 30(!) weeks). I really am so incredibly grateful for modern medicine and doctors who recognize when something is off.
-This pin of a "Christmas cave" had me immediately barging into Aaron's office and commandeering a couple of his larger boxes. You can see the results above. My kids LOVE it. It'll be a fight when I have to take it down (I'd be lying if I said I haven't spent some time in it myself. It's a squeeze but it's just so pretty in there!).
-I've only watched this about, oh, seventeen times. Pretty sure it's the thing I'm looking forward to MOST about 2012.
-Have you been watching The New Girl? I'm kind of a closet Lord of the Rings nerd and this scene had me rolling (you can find full episodes here, by the way). I like Zooey Deschanel just that much more now.
-Last night, this happened:
That would be BriAnne, Marisa and me at the movie theater. To see Breaking Dawn. Oh yes I did. Not a midnight showing though. This old lady can't handle that junk anymore (maybe for Hunger Games though). I lucked into a 7:00 showing and waltzed right past the legions waiting for the 12:01 showing. Suckers.
There was far less cringing this time around (don't get me wrong. There was some cringing. The wolves!). There was, surprisingly, a Bella nip, a fair amount of blood, and a little vomit. K. Stew spent most of the movie looking legitimately awful. I actually kind of liked it. The makeup and acting have gotten SO much better over the years. Thankfully.
Have a lovely weekend!