It's been a very active week for us!
Sunday: we saw Memphis, a musical loosely based on Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s. The music, acting and dancing were good, but I was very disappointed in the bad language throughout the show.
Monday: I took my friend Lisa out for birthday lunch and then DH and I went to the movies (Despicable Me) with Kate and Jack. Jack came home with us to stay the night. I love it when that boy looks up at me with the cutest little grin and announces, "I'm coming home with you tonight!"
Tuesday: we went to the water park.
Wednesday: I had a me day getting a haircut and much needed highlights and went to church Wednesday night.
Thursday: Birthday lunch with my buddies Nancy and Sherri, and Kate came to spend the night with us. I took her back this morning to her mom and Kate and Jack are now with their Nana having a big time.
Today: DH and I went to see a very good movie, which I highly recommend. It was Maudie and based on a real life person, Maud Lewis, a Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia. She remains one of Canada's best known folk artists. (Wikipedia.) What a sweet and tender story of a person burdened with handicaps and some very hard breaks in life. As the reviewer from pluggedin.com said, "I walked into Maudie pretty sure of what it would be: sweet, quirky, problematic in places and inspiring in others. It was all that. But I wasn't expecting to walk away with a new hero: a four-foot-something painter worth looking up to." You can read about it here. I was totally fascinated with this sweet lady and found some of her paintings online and the tiny cabin she and her husband resided in. Their love story did not begin as a love story, but it was quite unique.
She painted on everything! Including the interior of their house!