Boy, where did the weekend go? I spent Saturday mostly in bed trying to stop having “issues”. I did go to mom’s briefly to celebrate her birthday. But the day was wasted. I had three wonderful days before that so I guess I should be happy with only 1/4 of my days really bad. Will see if this pattern continues.
Sunday I was feeling better and we went back to my mom’s around 4:30. Karen BBQ pork and with it I had a little cucumber salad and potato salad. Afterwards, Bailey and I went to the Palace theater here in Silverton and saw The Help. Finally. I liked the movie. I went to it knowing it does not follow the book on key points, so I was there strictly to be entertained. And I was. Still love the book and feel the characters in the book are much more layered with different levels of…..I guess humanity. For instance, I love Alison Janney who plays Skeeter’s mom, but in the book, the mom is much more complex and her treatment of Constantine and daughter was different. I think the movie really could not capture that kind of richness, as it was already a couple of hours long. Still, the movie is worth seeing. Bailey and I got home just in time for my regular “issues”. Boy that was cutting it too close. But I did not embarrass myself.
Today, besides getting the place all around cleaned up. I am going to start working on the basement family room. LL luckily is insistent that the rest of the family will clean the basement, as I rarely am down there and don’t know what to do will all that cr@*. Next Saturday is their day to get it done. (the kids don’t know that yet:) But their clean and organized is a much lower standard than mine, so I am going to do a bit every day this week. Like going through the dvds, books, cleaning the blinds. But when it comes to the music room, the spare basement bedroom, and a lot of the storage room, I am at a loss, because it all looks like junk to me. Well, I will do what I can and then on Saturday, I will be down there making sure things get properly cleaned.
Boy I hope I can talk the kids into giving up half their weekend. Actually, with all of us cleaning, it should only take about three hours. But you know how I am on estimating time. Will see.