Thankful for: Time with the family this week. On Thursday, Kevin and I took Mom and Dad and all the kids, plus Noah’s girlfriend and Natalie’s boyfriend, out to Mexican food. Afterward, I took all the kids swimming at the indoor pool up in Colville. We haven’t gone in a year, since we moved. (We only moved a 1/2 hour south, but it just hasn’t worked out to go up before this, for some reason.) Anyway, the kids and I started reminiscing about how we have been swimming there since Josiah was still in swim diapers – so for about ten years. I was going to run through McDonalds afterward for milkshakes, but the kids wanted to go get ice cream from the same place we always used to. On the way home, we listened to some mix CDs Kevin had made when they were younger and not too cool to listen to their parents’ music. We sang along to John Denver, Billy Joel, Men at Work, Matchbox Twenty, and the Bee Gees. It was so much fun.
Then, Friday night, I took Natalie to Spokane to see Pompeii on opening night. I have “known” one of the screenwriters online for a few years through blogging and Facebook, and wanted to support her by seeing it the first weekend. While the movie wasn’t totally perfect, it had some good moments, some great special effects, and a really hot guy. I know that she mentioned something on Facebook about being tempted to go back and read the original script and imagine the movie they could have made, if they hadn’t changed so much. I imagine that would be very frustrating. But, I digress. The point was that I had a fantastic time with my daughter. We got the hysterical giggles at a totally inappropriate time of the movie (lots of dead people) and I think we annoyed the other movie-goers, but it was one of those times where you can’t stop laughing if your life depends on it. Then we had a real, dig-deep conversation on the way home.
Reading: Believe it or not, I only have two print books going at the moment! One Hundred Names by Cecilia Ahern is my bathroom book (don’t judge me!), and I’m also still reading White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor Morse. I am planning to start Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell at some point today.
Recently finished reading: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan and The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley – reviews on both coming up this week.
Listening to: The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
Recently finished listening to: The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
Watching: Last Sunday’s movie was U-571 – Kevin’s choice. Plus, I’ve been watching bits and pieces of Foyle’s War, which my folks have been binge-watching. Also, the Olympics.
~ The Fives
~ Book Review: Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
I hope you have all had a wonderful week. Tell me something you’re thankful for, or reading, or watching – I want to know!