I awoke this morning to snow and immediately considered a new plan to just stay in today, build a fire in the fireplace and work quietly on my new crochet designs I've been envisioning. Baking some cookies also seems perfect (the boys agree).
It's been a long and very chaotic week. I started a new job that I am thrilled about - but even though it is only part-time, it's taken a bit of effort to rearrange my life around it. Everything will work out, I'm sure, as it always does.
On Friday, the kids and I went to cheer on the Amgen cyclists when they made their 135 mile trek up the mountain and into our little town for Stage 6 of the race. That was a long, but fun afternoon.
Yesterday, we did some shopping and then went to see "Shrek Forever After". I had read some pretty harsh reviews of this movie and was a little apprehensive about going, but I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed it and don't agree with the points that apparently displeased the critics.
Shrek is a huge favorite in our house (no, we don't ONLY watch silent films - LOL!) and, I felt, the movie was in keeping with the previous three. The story line was well planned out and thought-provoking: ie. Be careful what you wish for - it just might come true! It was funny, but sad in spots too. The big point was lost on my kids, however, it got me right in the heart - and did bring a few tears to my eyes at the end. That said, the boys still thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to see it again. Since the film has just been released this weekend, I shall say no more - don't want to write anything that will spoil the fun for anyone who hasn't seen it yet (^:^)/
So, now here I am, watching the snow falling outside and relishing this quiet time. Tomorrow starts another hectic week, so this is a good thing for sure!
Be sure to check back on Wednesday for the Featured Artist of the week. I already have that post ready to roll and you won't be disappointed!