Life in Fast Forward

We've been incredibly busy the past few weeks with the holidays and visiting family. We had a great Christmas and New Year. Couldn't have asked for anything better. We've also been off work since 19 Dec and go back tomorrow!!! I'm actually quite energized again for work. It's been a tough year there this year, but the changes I've made I know will be making this year much better.

In our time off, we've gotten to see lots of movies, which was fun! We saw "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" in the theater with Phoebe. It was amazing. I've wanted to see something like this since I was a kid reading these stories. It was everything I could have hoped for and more. The special effects were incredible! The battle scenes! Peter riding a unicorn going into battle with the White Witch! And if anyone has seen it, doesn't Lucy look just like Drew Barrymore in "E.T"? Exactly how I always pictured her. I have to admit the beginning scenes made me think really hard about what the children in Europe during WWII went through. We don't hear anything about this in the USA, we've never had to endure midnight bomb raids. It must've been terrifying to children. I can't imagine trying to comfort Phoebe through something like that.

We also rented the new Willy Wonka and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." I wasn't expecting to like the new Willy Wonka. We're big fans of the original here. Even Phoebe calls this one "Willy Wonka 2." She really wanted to rent it, so we did and watched as a family movie. I've never liked any of Tim Burton's movies, but this was really good. "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" was entertaining in the fact it had Angelina Jolie, whom I adore. The action and some of the dialogue was funny and good. I won't buy the video though.

Also, it looks like my friend K is pregnant. She's my closest friend and lives 5 minutes from our new house. I really congratulate K and her husband G. They've been working hard at this. They were starting to talk about going for testing. Believe it or not, I'm really glad they don't have to go there. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. She's still very cautious. She had two positive and one negative POAS and she's calling the doctor to see if they are in today. Let's all keep our fingers crossed for her!!!

The last bit of fantastic news is we're signing on the dotted line for the new house on 10 Feb!!! We don't have any offers on our current house, but we did have an unexpected visit on 31 Dec. We weren't expecting anyone to want to see the house on New Year's Eve. We were lounging around relaxing and got a call. Had to get out of the house quickly. The agent is asking if we want to reduce the price for the open house this weekend. We're thinking about it, but if we do we're taking our refigerator, dishwasher, washer & dryer, water treatment system, and master bedroom ceiling fan with us when we move. We'll replace the dishwasher and ceiling fan with standard items. Ours are quite upgraded. We'll see how it goes.


Gerah said…
We also saw the Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe... We brought Kyra and I got a little nervous about bringing her during the battle scenes - a bit gory for a two year old.

Isn't time off work heavenly?

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