I took the kids to the Free Summer Movie program this morning with two of their friends. Coming back, I stopped by the library to return some books but they didn’t open until noon. I was hungry, so I dropped the friends off and come home to fix the three of us lunch.
After lunch, I went to the library to return the books and movies we got last week. We have two big bags full of a new batch of books and movies. Then we went to Kroger.
I should have stayed home.
By the time we got to the store, it was pouring. By the time I walked out of the store with two items and two kids (no more, no less), the sky had opened up and it was a solid sheet of water.
I got wet.
I’m still wet.
And it is because I’m wet that I write this blog entry off line. (I live in small town American where, apparently, when it rains, all forms of life (both domestic and electronic) shut down.)
I promised to blog regularly and I’m going to keep to my word. I have decided that to help me do this, I’m going to have Themed Ramblings days. I’ve seen other bloggers do this and seems like it works out quite well.
Here is my schedule:
- Monday — Weekend Hijinx (around this house, you know there will be tons to tell)
- Tuesday & Thursday — Movie Musings (everything from rentals to at-the-movies to oldies-but-goodies)
- Wednesday — House Talk (menus, schedules, home improvements – everything house)
- Thursday — Book Banter (I’ll share books I’ve read or books I’m reading)
- Friday — TGIF: Week Round Up
- Saturday — Up in the Air (and probably some goofy sounding stuff, too)
- Sunday — Spiritual Reflections
I’ll see how it goes and I might mix it up a bit…but I think having a theme will help me keep an ever watchful eye on all that is my life and share about it in a way that hopefully doesn’t make you click away or put you to sleep (of course, if you’re an insomniac, you might want me to put you to sleep — in which case, just ask. I’ll be more than happy to oblige)
I mentioned that I took the kids and their friends to the movies this morning. The reason why the summer movies are free is because…well, they’re reruns. But we don’t’ get out much, so sometimes, they’re new to us.
Today was Evan Almighty. Totally not new to us but a definite favorite in this household.
For anyone who doesn’t know (where have you been…under a rock?), Evan Almighty is about a Senator who wants to change the world. Little does he know that in order to do it, God wants him to build an ark.
It’s a very cute movie and one I’d pretty much recommend to the over 7 crowd. The humor isn’t too crude and the only ‘OMGosh Factor’ is when Evan says he’s going to be pissed if it doesn’t rain and when the youngest boy talks about an animal’s penis.
Wanda Sykes plays Evan’s Executive Assistant and she is hillarious. She brings her brand of humor to movie (loads of impromptu stuff, I assume) in a clean, family-friendly manner.
If you haven’t see it, rent it. You’ll be glad you did.
On Tuesday, just the kids and I went to see The Water Horse. This was a new-to-us movie. I sat beside a child who had seen it before and was always giving away the surprises (not that they weren’t too hard to figure out anyway).
The story takes place in Scotland where a young boy visits a tide pool and finds a mysterious egg. With the help of the grounds keeper, he learns the meaning of friendship and of letting go.
I don’t remember any bad words in the movie at all. Of course, I don’t think there would be — it was put out by Walden Media (the same ones who brought us Charlotte’s Web and Bridge to Terrabithia). Shows how much I know. According to The Dove Foundation (not the soap people), there are quite a few words in the movie that you might find objectionable. So please, use your best judgment on this. What’s okay in my eyes might not be for your’s.
My six year old got a little antsy but my ten year old stayed enraptured the whole time.
There were slow points to it, so much in fact that I was surprised to learn that it was only an hour and a half long. But all in all, it was a good movie.
Again, if you haven’t seen it, do yourself the favor and rent it. (Check your local library — you can ‘rent’ it for free!)