For the past week or two I've noticed a big change in the amount of sunlight there is coming through the windows when we wake up in the morning...and it makes me a little bit sad. I've also noticed that there have been a few chilly evenings over the last week or so. Dum-da-dum-dum....you know what that means!!
I can't believe it's already August 2nd. Craziness. Before you know it, kids will be back to school, and the summer will be g-o-n-e.
Enough of that nonsense!! There's still plenty of summer left, so I'm not going to dwell on it. Besides, I love the fall, so I can always start looking forward to that. :-)
Jim and I had a great weekend!!
Friday night we had dinner at home and then ran out to the mall for a few things. We had to get his brother a birthday present, and we decided to pick up the stuff we needed so that we can mount our TV on the wall.
I can't wait to see what it looks like once it's up there. Not only do I think it will look great, but it will allow us to use the current TV stand/cabinet for storage, which we desperately need.
After returning from the mall, Jim surprised me with a trip to the movies!! Yahoo! We hardly ever go to the movies, so it was a very unexpected surprise. We went to see 'Dinner With Schmucks' which I really wanted to see. Exciting!! Unfortunately, we were HORRIBLY disappointed in the movie. I thought the overall story was cute, but it was a completely unsatisfying movie. It wasn't nearly as funny as I expected and we were SHOCKED at the amount of times that the microphone was caught in the shot. Seriously?!?!
It was unbelievable how often it happened. I'm no film critic, but that's just poor film making in my opinion.
I'm interested in hearing other opinions, so if you've seen it, let me know what you thought. If you're on the fence about seeing it, I'd advise you to wait until it comes out on DVD, which should be very soon.
On Saturday morning, we had an 'interview' with a friend of ours who is in school to get his doctorate in psychology. (at least I think that's what he's getting - either way, I know it's a doctorate in something) Anyway, it's someone that we've known for a long time, but we knew him best back when he was a 'kid'. When I first met him (we were in a show together back in 1995) I was 23 and he was 16, so it was REALLY weird to see him all grown up and not a teenager anymore. He's conducting a study of gay men who want to be parents, so we were more than happy to be part of his study. He came over in the morning and we talked to him for a little over two hours. It was fun to re-tell our 'adoption story' from the very beginning right up to the present day. There were a lot of little things that I hadn't thought of in a while, and it was interesting to start from the very beginning and talk about all we've been through since starting the process.
After he left, Jim and I went grocery shopping and then spent the afternoon swimming and relaxing by the pool. It was a beautiful day and SO nice to not have anything that we 'had' to do. Eventually, we showered and met up with a friend for dinner in the South End. We had dinner, a few drinks and then headed out to Fritz afterwards. Well, we ended up closing the Eagle, then we headed home and didn't get into bed until after 3am. Clearly, we think we're 22 again. :-)
Sunday morning we slept in, (Gee, I wonder why?) and then headed to Jim's parents place down the Cape to celebrate his brother's birthday. His entire family was down there and we had a great time. We sat on the beach and while Jim swam with his nieces; his mother, sister and I did the New York Times Sunday crossword. It was quite fun. After a while, we headed back to their cottage for some snacks and present opening - then we all packed up and went on the boat. We drove across the harbor and docked the boat off the shore of local beach. We've been here several times before and it's a great place for swimming. Yes, I actually swam in the ocean (generally, I'm not a fan of beach swimming). It's one of the few places I will swim in the ocean. The water is usually quite warm and there is actual sand, (not jagged rocks) on the bottom, so you don't rip your feet to shreds when you walk. We stayed at the beach for a while and then headed back to the cottage for dinner, cake and ice cream, and of course, games! We stayed for a little bit longer and then headed home...exhausted.
Once we got home, we took Scooter for a walk and then pretty much struggled to keep our eyes open for the rest of the night until it was time for bed. :-)
Another GREAT weekend come and gone. We've got a pretty quiet week this week, but as usual, the weekends are booked solid with lots of fun and exciting things happening....lucky, lucky, us!!!