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Saturday and Sunday

So this weekend was wonderful. I got to see my in-laws, get free amazing homemade food, and I got to watch the Oscars!

Saturday night we spent with the in-laws. They were on their way to Arizona and they stopped by to see us and a few of their old friends. We went to their friend who lives in Pasadena (which is one of my favorite cities…which I”m pretty sure I’ve mentioned a time or two) and we spent time talking and eating, catching up on our lives, and eating and then we had dinner. Their friend made us amazingly good food, pretty much everything she got from Trader Joe’s and I told Myke when we find an actual house, we are making sure there is a Trader Joe’s somewhere in the 5 mile vicinity of us. Not for every day life, but for a few meals 🙂

Sunday we went to church and had a beautiful service. Myke had band practice so we had to leave a little early. He went on his way and I stayed home and finished Whale Wars and then read a little bit of The Help.


Ok here we go, the good stuff. I have been wanting to read The Help ever since I saw the poster board for the movie in the theaters (never saw a trailer). I get on these random stints where there are certain movies where I want to read the book before I see the movie (same with The Hunger Games) But the problem was everyone and their mother was doing the same thing, I couldn’t get it at the library and no one had it because they were lending it out to someone else. So Mommy got it for me for Christmas and I was beyond excited. Now here is the weird thing about me and books-I like to take my time. I like to soak in the story and sometimes literally imagine myself in the book. The Help is a long book and I’m loving it so far, I just want to take my time with this one, especially the way it is written. But I LOVE it so far. So you can imagine who I was cheering for at the Oscars…

Oh the Oscars…how I love thee. I look forward to this event just about every year, even if I hadn’t seen any of the movies. I love them! I love the dresses and seeing the people. I’m sure Myke doesn’t want to watch it again with me because these were my comments the WHOLE night: Oh I love her! Oh I love him! Oh my gosh look at her!! Ugh she doesn’t look good. Yes feel bad for him. Meryl Streep was radiant as always, Emma Stone proved yet again why I want to be her friend, and yes Sandra Bollack is amazing, however Angelina…honey, loose the stance where you are obviously trying to show us your leg, we don’t need that.  I’m so glad The Help and Moneyball got at least a couple nods. Of course I was beyond excited for the Muppets winning best song. DUh!!

One thing that makes me sad when it comes to Oscar time is it makes me realize even more how much I want to be in that room. I want to act, I want to feel the rush of when a camera is on you and you are pretending to be someone else. I want that feeling. I eventually want to hold that gold statue in my hand. Yes I’m one of those dreamers. I have had that dream ever since I was a little girl. I have wanted to act on the screen ever since I saw the original Annie. My thought process was, I could do that…That dream is still a dream, but I’m still going to keep dreaming and trying.

Last night was also a good night because it was the last night with my husband for a few nights (even though he wasn’t feeling so good). Yes I say this all the time and yes I know people are sick of it, but it’s true. Let me say this one thing I have learned in the 3 months I’ve been married (and before then). Alone time is very important to a relationship. I’m not just talking about dirty stuff (get your minds out of the gutter) I’m talking, movie nights, date nights, breakfast in bed, waking up and just being together. That’s all I’m going to say about that because I’m far from an expert!

Well if you watched the Oscars, I hope you enjoyed them like I did and I hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend. Make it a good Monday!

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