With Valentine’s Day coming up I asked my husband what romance movies he actually likes. Don’t get me wrong, he has watched MANY romance movies which may actually give him more credibility when it comes to his picks.
10 Things I Hate About You – Here’s what he had to say ‘It was a good movie’.
Love Actually – We always watch this at the holidays but I think it can really be enjoyed during any winter month. Here’s what he said ‘It has a story for everyone…and some stories for no one.’
Say Anything – I enjoy this more each time I watch it. He says ‘Early 90’s perfection. ‘I don’t have your Firebird keys’. So many quotable lines.’
The 40-Year-Old Virgin – After we discussed this list he immediately rented this movie and watched it (half with me, half by himself.) ‘The most interesting relationships in the movie were among the guys. It’s really about him becoming a person, not just losing his virginity. And Elizabeth Banks is the funniest person in the movie.’
The Princess Bride – This is a classic. Valentine’s Day is a good time of year to bring it out. ‘This movie teaches you when to say ‘As you wish…’ Also proof that ROUSs exist.’
High Fidelity – We clearly like John Cusack. He says, ‘I mean, Jack Black. And the comeback of Lisa Bonet.’
So, there you have it, a few movie options for this lovely holiday. I also love all of these movies…maybe for different reasons than he does.
I feel like I’m waiting for the musical interlude and for my life to magically change before my eyes. That’s the way movies tell me that change happens. But, of course, in my mind I know that is not true. Wha?!?!?!
In face, change is PAINFULLY slow sometimes. Other times, I mull over something for a long time and then change feels really fast but, in fact, I have to account for the mulling time. I actually love it when this happens, though, because it usually feels really right.
I have to make my own montage. It’s not going to be nearly as sexy or quick as what I’d see in a movie but I will know the change is happening. That is what creates the calm inside of me.
My first big goal is to become a minimalist. I have been reading this and this and I have been observing my life and realizing that I am never going to feel like I have space in my life for the truly important things until I clear out the extra clutter in my house.
I have two kids, I work full time, my husband works full time, and we spend our entire weekend cleaning and purchasing stuff for the next week. At night we cook and clean and sleep. We might even squeeze in something extra if all goes well with bedtime.
I don’t want to end up watching my kids move out of the house and realize I wasted all that time with them trying to simply keep up with everyday life. I’d love a part-time job and I will be working toward that. In the meantime, I will be clearing out the clutter. I’m hopeful that some of the things I learn in these books and from observing my kids and my life will click for me. My hope is that it begins to affect other areas of my life and help me feel more calm.
If you are like me you may still be thinking about Robin Williams, especially on the anniversary of his death.
Well if you want to indulge that a bit and get a deeper glimpse into him as a person, listen to this touching Comedy Bang Bang podcast with Bobcat Goldthwait, (did you know they were great friends?). He shares some sweet stories and I actually felt a little better after listening. It seems as though Robin was going one way or another, he just chose his exit before it was too late. He is still missed immensely.
A late night on Friday meant a screwed up schedule and grumpy cranky kids. They would go from happy as a clam to screaming for nothing in 2.2 flat. We did our best to keep it together and I even got some pretty cute pictures (we spent a lot of time in the nude as you can tell).
On Friday I read this amazing last article from a reporter who was dying of cancer and wrote a good-bye post. It was so eloquent and touching I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I am so sad I can’t find it right now but I will and I will post a link.
No matter how tough things got over the weekend I remembered her and changed my mindset to be thankful that I get to be alive through all the craziness. Every moment is a gift and I will make a point to appreciate every single one.
I’ve been thinking about my littles all day long so this is a just a post of two adorable pics of them. They make my heart swoon every day.
Isla’s been blowing kisses and saying “Bye”, “Mine” and “Mommy” and waving and clapping and shouting “Hurray!” when we sing Happy and You Know It.
Charlie’s turning into a very big boy. He’s repeating difficult words and phrases just to see how they feel and sound coming out of his mouth. He’s battling “mine” syndrome and winning, he’s been super sweet with Isla. And his feet are ENORMOUS!
I was one of many heartbroken after hearing the news about Robin Williams. I am so sad for the place of despair that he had to get to in order to take his own life. I feel so bad for his family and everyone who knew and loved him. He sounds like a wonderful person.
I know how much I loved his art. These pictures are from one of the most pivotal movies in my life. It seems so silly to feel connected to an actor, someone I only knew through the screen, but I am deeply saddened nonetheless. The world seemed better with him in it. XOXO
What are you up to this weekend? We’re taking the kids to one of their very first baseball games and throwing them a birthday party. It will be so much fun to share these new experiences with them. I think that’s one of the best parts of parenthood, you get to experience it all as new again.