Saturday, July 15, 2006

Books, Movies, and other random thoughts.....



I just finished reading the book "The Devil Wears Prada". It was good, very engaging. It's hard to believe people in power like that could be so rude, and yet, in a way, it's not. I don't work with anyone who has a lot of power - the most powerful person I see on a regular basis is the principal of my elementary school. But I have a friend who works in a very high-profile position, and she tells me the most amazing stories. I guess with all that money and responsibility comes a lack of sensitivity. I don't know.


My S.O. and I went out for a real "date" last night. All my kids went out to eat with their dad, and then my 3 boys went up to Indianapolis with him until Sunday. Rachael couldn't go because of her Rock School practice today, so after dinner she just came home. I invited her to go to the movies with me and Baron, but she preferred to stay home and talk to her boyfriend on her cell phone and have the computer all to herself. Besides, who wants to be seen in public with their mom and her boyfriend? I mean, she is 14...how totally embarassing! (eyes rolling) Anyway, we were going to see "The DaVinci Code" (I still haven't seen it, even though I read the book AND its prequel, Angels and Demons, and I couldn't wait for it to come out). But somehow the movie gods are conspiring against me. It was only showing at a theater too far to be convenient, so we went to a great little Mexican restaurant and then to see "Pirates of the Carribean 2". Not bad, but a little long. Kids will love it, no problem, although we both said we were glad we hadn't taken our 6 yr. olds (he has one, I have one). It was a little to scary for 6!

So, the boys are in Indy, apparently doing fine. The younger 2 boys were excited to go, but my oldest son, age 16, surprised me by deciding to go along as well. The teenagers have the option of going or staying (it's a long story, but it's legal) and usually they opt out. But my daughter, Rachael, is here and we're getting ready to go out to eat and maybe see a movie. I want to go see "The Davinci Code" (obviously) but she's already seen it...I also want to go see "The Devil Wears Prada". I may have more luck with that one.....

Interestingly enough, I have a old sort-of boyfriend calling me again, this one bears the same first name as my S.O. of 7 months. I'm not sure what he wants, except maybe the obvious. I was never that taken with him the first time around...he's not worth messing up what I have going now. Still, it's curious. And even though I told him I am dating someone exclusively, he is still calling. My S.O. doesn't seem too annoyed...yet.

He (my S.O.) is out of town for Saturday and Sunday, having taken his girls down to visit his brother in Owensboro, KY. It sounds like they are all having a great time.
He mentioned to me a couple of days ago that his youngest, a darling petite blonde of 6, needed some new pajamas, and yesterday afternoon Rachael and I saw the cutest little Spongebob nightshirt for just her size. Baron gave it to her and she had to get on the phone to thank me today. I miss being able to buy cute little girl clothes, and I know she loves Spongebob. I DO wish I could spend more time with my S.O. It seems like our time together is so short...an evening here and there....but I guess that's the way it is right now. I asked him if we could go away for a weekend, when we both don't have our kids, and I even looked ahead on the calendar and wrote down all the weekends in August, September, and October when that would work (there arent' that many), but I don't want to push him so I'm going to leave that in his hands...(sigh). We'll see.....

Anyway, my date for the evening is calling. I fear she is getting hungry.
Have a great weekend.


UPDATE: My "girls only" date with my daughter turned out great. We opted for a fast and easy meal at Qudoba (we both love Mexican!) so we could catch the 7:50 showing of "The Devil Wears Prada". It was great! Meryl Streep is fantastic, even if they do deviate from the book. Then we hit our favorite coffee spot's drive-through, her for a smoothie, me for a latte. We rounded out our whirlwind night with a trip to Kroger, where she was allowed to choose all her favorites for breakfast and lunch. The evening has ended nicely for me with a "good night" phone call from my sweetie. (smile)

3 comments:

me said...

that's so sweet you planned a date with your daughter...you may miss buying little girl clothes, but you'll never forget your "date" I bet ;)

eatmisery said...

I can't wait to have date nights with my own daughter.

sunShine said...

Dates with your kids are so important. I always try to give my hubby the opportunity to take his little girl out without me and the babe, I know it means a lot to her and him too. Glad you had fun.