Want to play catch-up? I haven't talked about my day-to-days in a few days and I feel the need to unburden myself of the good and bad stuff. So.
Thanksgiving - Went to my dad and step-mom's house in Malibu, about a 90 minute drive. Secret Agent Man, Social Animal, and Girlie Girl all had to work. Handsome Lad was at his Uncle Nurse's house. So it was just me and Kick Back Dude & family. I was assigned to take Little Prince in my car, since they had over booked by inviting Princess Diva's questionable brother along. Little Prince was a fine companion, although very quiet as he slept the whole way there.
Anyway, we had a nice time there. My dad seemed to love the questionable brother. To me, as he gets older, he is harder and harder to talk to. He probably enjoyed a fresh audience for his ramblin's. Here are some of us at the groaning board:
Friday - I got up early and went over to Kick Back Dude's house to babysit. He didn't get that day off and since Princess Diva is in retail, she was strongly urged to work. I ended up having a nice time with the kids. Fortunately, it was pleasant and we could spend some time outside. I, personally, have always found it so much easier to manage little kids outdoors. I'm not sure how that trait would work if I lived anywhere besides Southern California. I might have gotten myself into trouble...not really! Um, not really. After that adventure in babysitting, which included live tweeting (#thingstoamuselittlekids), I went home and relaxed for the rest of the afternoon and evening. I also got in a very long talk with DR. As I've mentioned, we talk quite regularly and at length, but this was an extra long treat. Really helps me to remain feeling connected to him, in spite of other uncertainties.
Saturday - Hung out with Handsome Lad all day. He finally returned from Uncle Nurse's house late Friday. He'd been gone since Monday, so I was really happy to see him. He, Girlie Girl and I decided to go see 127 Hours. I, in honesty, wasn't that into seeing it. Plus, it is still playing in limited release, I think, and we had to go to Pasadena. Parking is always a nightmare and going to a late afternoon show on a Saturday was expensive. But there are not that many things that both of them really want to see (albeit for different reasons). Now, having seen it, I guess I'm glad I did. I mean, it was very well acted, extremely well done. But people keep asking me if I liked it. And it isn't really a movie you can "like"...but it did make me think I might like to read the book.
I didn't get a chance to post yesterday, but I did get around to reading and seeing how your weekends went. I always look forward to seeing how everyone else spends their time. Now you know, at length (sorry), how I spent mine. Thanks for reading.