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Archive for December, 2008

Movies of 2008

I saw three movies in the theater in 2008.  I am sad with this low number, but Kate seems to think it’s a lot.  Poor Kate.

Movies of 2008 Recap:

June:  Sex and the City.

I really enjoyed this movie, but I have to admit, I cried quite a bit.  In the beginning, when they replay excerpts from the TV show, I started to tear up.  All I could think about was my old life and watching Sex and the City DVDs with Buttless and Monson in our dorm rooms.  I am starting to cry now just thinking about it!

September:  Mamma Mia!

I have seen Mamma Mia on stage several times since it made two runs at Gammage during my years working there.  I was very excited to see this movie, and I was only a tad disappointed.  When you are used to hearing the songs sung live by professional singers, the big name movie stars just don’t quite get the job done with their attempts.  The shots of Greece made me wish I had made seeing the country more of a priority when I was traveling.  I can’t believe I was so sure I would be coming back to backpack the rest of Europe the very next summer.  It will be six years this June.

December:  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

This movie made my heart ache.  I am glad I saw it, but I’m not sure if I saw it at the right time in my life.  Going out alone with Errol to this movie reminded me of our first semester together.  We went to so many movies–Closer, I Heart Huckabees, Motorcycle Diaries, Alfie.  There were so many.  Ah, Camelview.

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My Name is You

Once it awhile Thomsen watches YouTube videos of Sesame Street segments. He especially loves the ones featuring Feist, Norah Jones, and James Blunt. I can’t remember how I came across this one, but when I did, I was very excited.

I clearly remember watching this My Name is You song during Sesame Street as a little girl. I loved it–still do. I had totally forgotten about its existence and suddenly I remembered the words and thinking how in the winter, it made me long for summer. It’s funny how even as a child, I wished for warmth; it’s no wonder that I moved to sunny Arizona as soon I grew up.

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New Shoes!

Thomsen has been rocking his pediped sandals since he started walking, and he has needed a larger, warmer pair for awhile now. I was a little sad to put away the sandals, his first real pair of shoes, but it was time. Here are the new boots!  Thom looks a little funny in them, but I’m sure he’ll get used to them soon.  It was quite an experience buying these at Milkworks today.  Luckily, we were the only ones in there, and the ladies working were incredibly understanding about Thomsen throwing all the shoes on display all around the store.  Just another reason why Milkworks is wonderful.

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Good sleep news

I am hoping this isn’t a jinx, but Thomsen has been sleeping much better since we came back after Thanksgiving.  He has stopped drinking during the night and is staying in his crib much longer than he ever has before.  He still cries out between 3 and 4 every morning and will do so once or twice more before getting up for the day, but this new pattern is so refreshing after the months of sleep issues we’ve been dealing with.  The funny thing is Thom has been sleeping much better, but now I’m having sleep problems.  Here it is after midnight, and I can’t seem to fall back asleep!  It’s hopeless.

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Tribute to my Lois

old pic of Lois and me

Originally uploaded by altlord

This blog is full of cute and wonderful things Thomsen does, but I thought Lois deserved some love today.

I love Lois. Here is one reason why.

A few days back, Errol was on the phone with Time Warner. (We’re having major internet/computer issues here). I was walking with Thomsen in my arms down the stairs and slipped on my sock and fell. In my defense, Thom also has problems staying upright on our slippery wood floors. As soon as I fell, Lois ran as fast as she could to see if I had survived my spill. Errol, on the other hand, heard me fall and saw me lying at the foot of the stairs but didn’t want to get off the phone with the cable guy just to check on me. I am pretty sure Lois thinks my safety is more important than our internet connection, and that is one reason why I love her.

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