Saturday, April 19, 2008

Weekend Wrap-Up

Truth be told, it kind of sucked.

The other news is that I'm no longer a soccer mom. Not a week after Sylvia joining the team, practice was canceled. Indefinitely. Which, this late in the school year, must mean through the rest of the year. Not sure what happened there. But to be honest, I don't think either Sylvia or I care enough to find out.

Sorry, CableGirl, for missing out on Flashback Friday. I know, I suck. Blogger seems to hate my work computer - which is probably a good thing - and then I was gone most of Friday night. My apologies. Hopefully, next Friday...

I went to see Smart People. Which was not worth the $11 admission. It wasn't terrible, it just wasn't great. All of the actors were great. I still love Ellen Page. And Sarah Jessica Parker. But the movie itself left something to be desired. Oh well. I got to spend time with a good friend at least.

The weirdest part was seeing Pittsburgh in the film. It brought back a lot of memories of my SAHM days there. My friend and I talked about it afterwards, and how she and I had both been in the position of being literal, not leave the house, kind of SAHMs because we had no money, no transportation, and were not living near our family and friends. The isolation kind of shut our brains down. I was glad to have that time with my kids, but when I look back, I wasn't nearly a good enough mother for them then. But both of us can only blame ourselves so much. Our husbands at the time were determined to make our lives center around them. It's the kind of thing that just makes me shutter now, and be glad I'm not dealing with that anymore.

Although I had a nightmare the night before the meeting yesterday that my ex-husband showed up at my door. I suppose it could've been some sort of premonition of the deceit that was to walk in my house.

But I digress. As usual. A much better film about a professor in Pittsburgh is Wonder Boys.

I started thinking about that movie about 15 minutes into Smart People, and now must add it to my Netflix queue to see it again. Currently I have American Gangster, which so far, I haven't had a desire to watch.

My favorite thing that I saw this week was John Edwards on Colbert Report:

(I hope this works. I tried to send the link to some friends, but it didn't work properly.)

Sylvia is very excited about her end-of-year field trip to San Diego. Riley did well at her audition, and has a call-back in two weeks. This week, Riley has her spelling bee and I hope it goes well. I'm a little nervous that the judges will have some difficulty understanding her because of her "r" issue. She asked me yesterday how to spell "resort," but I misunderstood and gave her the spelling for "result."

Why resort? Because our other big news is we're planning an end-of-school-year mini-vacation to the Disneyland Resort. They're both very excited, as we did one of these a few years ago for Spring Break, and we all had a great time. This time, we're only going for 2 nights - that's as much as I can pretend to afford it. But they've both done such a great job at school this year, and it was a difficult year for both of them. And yeah, I could use a little time at the Happiest Place on Earth myself.


Florinda said...

I haven't seen Smart People, but I'm with you on the love for Wonder Boys. Michael Chabon's one of my favorite writers, it's one of my favorite novels, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well it translated to film.

Amy said...

I'm no longer a soccer mom either! Season finished, FINALLY! But swim team starts tomorrow. It's never ending, these dang girls' activities!

Jen said...

Oh, I LOVED the Edwards clip. That was priceless, and it was a good day to get a laugh.

Anonymous said...

Funny video!

Disneyland Resort sounds like a fun time. :-)

American Gangster put me to sleep.

Kori said...

I am lame. Never seen nor heard of any of the movies. sorry. I am woefully out of the loop. I am never going to be cool. Yeah, right, whatever. :)

LunaNik said...

A little vacay in Disney is just what the dr. ordered. I'm glad you guys are going. It will be good for all of you to unwind and have some fun.