Friday, February 19, 2010

Well, hello, Friday!

Good to see you, Friday. What took you so long to get here? It's been an interesting week. Work is busy with all sorts of projects. At home, we're just a bunch of bumps on a log with colds. I'm feeling a lot better, but Dan looked this morning the way I felt Wednesday. Poor guy - he's been such a great nurse to me despite feeling crappy himself.

On Wednesday night, Dan surprised me with a bootleg copy of The Lovely Bones. I loved the book, but the movie was kinda weird. If you haven't read the book, it's about a 14-year-old girl who was murdered by a creepy neighbor and her father's quest to find her killer. The weird thing is, she's kind of trapped in the In Between, a place made up of part heaven, part Earth and she can watch them. Part of it were very moving, but I'm not sure it translated well. The story itself was great, but the visual effects made it super cartoony. Interesting representation, 2.5 stars.

This weekend will hopefully have us both in good spirits. We ordered a futon for our spare bedroom that should be here soon. So we need to organize said room to make way for said futon. It's become the overflow space for boxes of my clothes, Dan's stuff and wedding gifts that don't have a home in the kitchen. We also have art stuff in there. So we need to figure out how to make the room functional for multiple purposes without being too cluttered.

On Sunday, we plan to go to Scott and Melissa's for Family Art Funday. We missed last week's event - they painted cherry blossom trees, and Melissa's 6-year-old, Dawson, was so literal, he painted a tree with bunches of three cherries like you'd see on a slot machine. Soooo cute! I'm not sure of the subject for this week, but I'm excited to get together with friends and paint and BBQ. So our weekend will have a nice mix of relaxing and productive.

And if you wouldn't mind, please send sunny vibes to Baltimore for the next few days. The lovely Lauren at Salt Says leaves for her destination wedding (yay!!) in Turks & Caicos on Tuesday morning and they're forecasting snow.


Anonymous said...

You are the sweetest of the sweet. :) Thank you for the good weather vibes. I had a complete meltdown at work this afternoon. I feel better now, but I think I'll still be all kinds of wrong until I'm actually on the island.

Family Art Funday sounds like such a fun idea!! Why does no one I know do cool stuff like that? I hope you guys have fun and have a wonderful and relaxing rest of your weekend too!

Oh and re: Lovely Bones. I loved the book too, but the preview looked so bizarre. I'm almost afraid to watch it because I don't want to ruin the book for myself.

Amanda said...

I have the book but I haven't tried to read it yet because it seems, well, a little sad. But I've heard it's amazing, so I need to just get over it.

Hope you are feeling better!

KingstonsQueen said...

Amanda, I agree it is a little sad, but then my favorite book of all time is She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb and that's just downright depressing. To be honest, Lovely Bones is somewhat uplifting because it gets resolved and the girl has a pretty decent attitude despite her struggle with coming to grips. I say give it a shot :)

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

I never thought I could get through Lovely Bones - especially having daughters. Tough book to read - but good - not sure I could watch the movie. Glad you are feeling better!

Unknown Mami said...

Hope you are having a great weekend so far and that you have lots of fun at Funday.

Thank you for visiting on my SITs day and taking the time to make me feel special.