The week started off with a Sunday night bedtime viewing of Steel Magnolias, one of my all-time favorites. Shelby's wedding and veil reminded me of my own big, poufy veil, and a conversation with a family friend inspired me to dig out the wedding album. I don't keep these out in plain sight normally. I, of course, laughed at this, then went to bed bawling my eyes out, because no matter how many times Shelby dies and Jack Jr. smacks Weezer, it gets me every single damn time. Julia Roberts, eat your heart out.
Family stuff is kind of weird, too. I think my dad is seeing someone, but he's being very
My sister and I, who are normally best friends, aren't getting along very well either. She's getting married this summer, and we're miscommunicating quite a bit over details like dress shopping and bachelorette parties. I'm sure she thinks I'm a huge hosebag and just being difficult for the hell of it, but that's really not it. She gets her feelings hurt and just shuts down, and I'm caught dealing with her well-meaning friends who are trying to intervene and solve the problem. But that's a post for another day. I watched Bridesmaids today, and while it took me a long time to actually decide to keep watching it, my issues are very much at the center of that movie's conflicts...right down to the overblown out-of-town bachelorette party that I can't afford. But oh well.
There's been some cool stuff along the way, though, too. I was honored with the "Brilliant Bulldog" award at school on Friday, and while the prize was just a scratch-off lottery ticket worth nothing, it was nice to be recognized and appreciated. The kids' cheering that was heard all over the school was enough to make me smile for a while. I wore a sequined sweater to work and actually avoided looking like a dork or a hooker. (I think.) And we had another very successful Drama Club meeting before auditions for our production kick off in a couple of weeks.
Sometimes our view isn't very good. :-)
We're into board games as part of our family time lately...well, the boys like to play card games, but I'll stick with the old-fashioned board games that I spent a million hours playing as a kid. My favorite, and recently purchased Sorry! was a hit on Friday night after homemade pizza. While I got my ass kicked for a while...
(He's under the table.)
Not quite good-as-new, but the best I can manage.