Life, As I Know It

Not much is going on in MelissaWorld. Elijah is having more good days than bad days and Miles is growing bigger every day. Sunday afternoon Amy came over to babysit, and Geoff and I went out. We had planned to see a movie, but as Geoff pointed out, wouldn’t it be nicer to be able to look at each other and talk, rather than stare at a screen? He still owes me a movie, it’s been almost 3 years since we saw one in the theatre.

So we went to Park Meadows Mall, shopped a little and ate some cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory. I’ve never been before, so I opted for the most chocolately one I could find. After smelling Geoff’s espresso, I wished I had gotten a coffee too. We left the mall and went over to REI. I have set up a wishlist, and it’s my hope we’ll get enough gift cards/money to buy a tent for camping next summer. (If you missed this subtle hint, I’ll be sending out an email about it soon).

I finished reading another book, The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold). It was good, but pretty depressing. It is slated to be made into a movie by Peter Jackson, and I’m not really sure how it’s going to translate to the big screen. But they have a pretty good cast lined up.

I’ll close with a quote from Elijah’s current favorite movie, Monsters, Inc.

Mike: Look at the big jerk. He ruined my life, and for what? A STUPID KID! Because of you, I am stuck in this frozen wasteland!
Yeti: Wasteland? I think you mean “Wonderland”! I mean, how about all this fabulous snow, huh? Oh, and wait until you see the local village, cutest thing in the world. I haven’t mentioned all the free yak’s milk.
Sulley: Wh… What did you say?
Yeti: Yak’s milk. Milking a yak isn’t exactly a picnic; but once you pick the hairs out, it’s very nutritious.

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