Saturday, July 31, 2010

Movie night

I heart Netflix!!!
Our DVD player has been on the outs for a few days, so we just turn on the Wii and stream Netflix through that! Also, they don't get mad and make ugly phone calls when you forget to turn in a movie. I know we kept three movies for three for four months at one point. They were so patient with our scatterbrains. They just did not send us more until we put those back in the mail. Back to the DVD player...I figured out why it was not working. For some odd reason, like a 2 1/2 year old, there was a baby wipe stuffed in the VCR part of it. Once I figured that out and removed it...Wa-la... it works again. Good thing too, we were going through major Toy Story withdrawals. To infinity and beyond was not constantly running through my head. Yep, I actually caught myself telling Jamie I loved him to infinity and beyond one day. He promptly informed me that Toy Story needed to be hidden for a few days. Come to think of it...maybe he stuffed the baby wipe in the VCR. Surely not...
Anyway, now that the DVD player is up and running again we planned on family movie night tonight. It is great. We spread a huge blanket out on the floor, pile pillow and blankets down there, and get all comfy. Not so comfy as to not enjoy the Ben and Jerry's though. It's ice cream instead of popcorn around here. I figure that if I am going to spend the calories anyhow, I might as well do it without having to pick kernels from my teeth. I know, I know...TMI.  Well movie night did not work out with the boys tonight. They decided that they wanted to go spend the night with my parents and go to the farm with Papa tomorrow. So, it was just Jamie, LR, and me. And....we were out of Ben and Jerry's. So, we opted to settle for a blizzard from Dairy Queen instead. Reese's peanut butter cup, of course. Once all of the business at hand was taken care of, it was movie time. We decided to see a movie that I have been putting off for months, The Blind Side. Before you wrinkle your brow at me, let me just say, I have not been able to bring myself to watch it. I was afraid I would cry through the entire movie. I just have not been able to watch anything too heavy. Toy Story is about as heavy as it gets besides Food Network around here...and well House Hunters. So, I told myself that tonight would be as good a night as any to test the waters with a not so light hearted movie... and the other choices were Chipmunks and 2012. I am glad we finally watched it. It is an amazing and uplifting story. Yes, there were a few tears, but no sobs. I did not even need a tissue. I am proud of me. I just loved Sandra Bullock's character in that movie. She was really funny.
Tonight was a good night. I missed my boys, but I am sure they did not miss me.
I must leave you with another little funny tonight. Lucie Rose can be so darn funny sometimes.  She is bossy for sure! She was in a sassy mood a couple of days ago and she decided she did not like what I was doing at the moment. So, she told me about it or corrected me. Not the funny part. I looked at her with those mama eyes. You all know the ones. We've all seen them. Anyway, in a stern voice I said, "Just who do you think you are little girl?" She replied, "I fink I Elvis." (queue laughter now). Yep, I laughed too!
I mean really, she is 2 1/2. What does she know about Elvis?
Much love,


  1. I love that you have a family night! I'm glad you enjoyed the movie. I cry at everything now and its not always little awww tears its hard crying.

    Your daughter sounds so much like my oldest daughter with her bossy temperament :)

    I am glad that you had such an awesome night and too cute she said she was Elvis :) ha ha

  2. I held of on The Blind Side for a while for the same reason and am glad I finally watched it! I loved it (and Netflix!) too!

    I tell people that there's really no reason for me to watch movies that have anything heavy or sad in them. My real life has enough of that. Why would I tax my poor heart any more??? I got REALLY mad at John the other night because Netflix sent us Grand Torino (he must have put that on the que) and he swore that it was still a good movie, even with some of the violence and language. I should have known better. We really had a fight over that movie--with me telling him that just because HE thinks it's silly that I don't want to watch anything that doesn't make my heart sing doesn't mean that it IS. Life has enough tragedy for me. I don't want to add more.

    I fink I Elvis. Seriously, that is one for the quote books!