What a great weekend so far!! Friday after work I curled up on the couch under a blanket and spent the whole evening finishing the amazing book I was reading. Then, yesterday Mikey and I decided to go and see the movie Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, but when we got to the theatre we found out that Lincoln was finally playing. We have been wanting to see Lincoln since it came out a few months ago, but it never seemed to be playing at any of the small town theatres. Now that it has been nominated for an Oscar, I guess they’ve decided to widen its exposure. My son, Bryan, and his girlfriend, Cayley, saw it when it first came out and raved about it, so we decided what the heck, we’ll see both movies.
First was Hansel and Gretel, and it was a blast. No, it will never win an Oscar, and it was totally unrealistic and fantastical, but it was so much fun!! I love going to the movies and being able to lose myself in another world and be totally entertained, and this movie definitely fit the bill. After the first movie, we did some shopping and then went out for a nice dinner before showing up at the theatre again for the early evening show.
One word description of Lincoln – WOW!! It was incredibly well done in all respects and moved me beyond words. It’s one of those movies that really gets you thinking and stays with you long after the closing credits have rolled by. In fact, we talked about it for the entire 45 minute drive home. If Daniel Day-Lewis doesn’t get an Oscar for his role as Lincoln I will be very surprised.
Now on to my photos for the day. This morning before everyone else was up, I was sitting on the couch in my furry housecoat and a blanket wrapped around my legs playing with Zipper, my son’s leopard gecko, who you have all met before. He looked so cute trying to tunnel in and out of the furry warmth that I decided to snap some photos. As I didn’t want to dump him off of my lap, I was limited as to the angles I could shoot, and he doesn’t exactly like to stay still for too long, but I was really excited about how well these close-ups turned out. Say hi to Zipper everyone :).