We’ve had a good day, a leisurely family-type day.
Alesia spent the morning working on her Science project with her tutor, and that went well. She just has to type it up tomorrow.
We picked up my couch from Goodwill when the rain let up late this morning, and took it over to the condo. It’s a great looking couch – a Broyhill! I was so tickled by how it looks. I think the condo will look better if it looks a bit more “homey” and less like a beige box.
We went to lunch at The Colonnade. Bruce had never been there before. One nice thing about it is the great variety of vegetables. Bruce had salmon croquettes and a double order of brussells sprouts, and half my order of beets. He and Mother love brussells sprouts. I call them “Barbie cabbages.” I’ve tried them several times but I just don’t like them.
Even though it’s know for country cooking, we like the seafood there. Mother had fried scallops and Mike and I had fried shrimp. Their fried food is lightly fried and delicious, not heavy on breading.
Alesia watched Bruce put hot pepper sauce on his food, and decided to just eat one of the whole peppers in the bottle. She chose a tiny pepper and dunked it in mashed potatoes. As soon as she bit down on it, there was a Roger Rabbit moment when her eyes nearly popped out of her head. I have to admit, I laughed. We all laughed.
The kids and I went to see Confessions of a Shopaholic.
It’s a cute film, but not Shakespeare. I bribed Mike to sit through it cooperatively, because I let him play videogames in the lobby for a few minutes after the film.
The main character is named Rebecca Bloomwood. After the movie we headed to CVS to pick up some prescriptions for Mom, and Alesia struggled to remember the name “Bloomwood.” She finally referred to her as “Rebecca Bloodbath” and Mike and I had to laugh. She laughed, too. She knows she often misunderstands spoken words, and the fact she can laugh at herself now is progress.
As I was buying our tickets, this big man came in and was talking to the next ticket seller really rather loud, which was bizarre. This is the gist of what he said:
“Hey honey, listen, I’m a divorced dad, and my little girl’s coming over here to see that Jonas Brothers movie tonight and I just got to get tickets… Sold out? Aw, c’mon. I got a fifty dollar bill right here, maybe that would make your change that tune?”
To the ticket seller’s credit she just repeated that the showing was sold out, sorry. He kept arguing and trying to bribe her. I hustled my kids away from there quickly. I was amazed at how bold that guy was!
When we got out of our movie, there was a huge long line of small girls waiting to get in and see the Jonas Brothers in 3D - if you click that link and scroll down, the review of the film is pretty funny. I am so glad Alesia is too old to like those wimpy little boys. Yikes.
After eating a sandwich for dinner – we had too large a lunch to want anything else – the kids and I watched Eagle Eye - a pretty good little thriller. Billy Bob Thornton is in it, and he is looking quite elderly these days. He also dominated every scene he was in, to the point it unbalanced the movie, a bit. Still, a good little thriller.
I am so glad the rain finally let up. It’s supposed to snow here tomorrow, at some point. I find that very hard to believe. We had winter a couple of weeks ago. It’s over now. The weather forecasters are smoking crack, I believe…