May 27, 2013

must see movies

donald is a movie guy. and if you know him very well, that kind of goes without saying. i like movies too, lots of them...especially the ones full of singing and dancing. surprisingly most of the movies i love are not on his classic, must see movie list [although i'm pretty sure that the ability to quote back to the beach word for word should really count for something].

with that in mind, it's been a big week here at the dyer house. in our full premarital disclosure of how many must see movies i hadn't seen [essentially all of them] there was also an understanding that donald would make it his life long mission to enlighten me. and so it has begun.  

without really intending to, we stumbled into a week long movie debut extravaganza, kicking things off with the illustrious 007. i suppose if there have been twenty three james bond movies released, it really makes sense to have seen at least one of them. and i started with casino royale.

next came the issue of the new star trek movie, which donald wanted to take me to see on the big screen. but seeing as how i'm not a trekkie, nor had i any background in the adventures of the enterprise, it was obviously necessary to watch an introductory movie before heading to the theater. cue star trek and star trek : into darkness.

then, in what can only be described as divine intervention, we found out that the feature film at a weekly movie night we occasionally attend would be none other than a double feature of star wars : the empire strikes back and return of the jedi. while i had actually seen episodes one, two and three while we were dating, i had yet to be introduced to a young harrison ford [and not to be a spoiler, but a lot goes down with that darth vader guy]. so after an appetizer of episode four, we were off to complete my education in the force, much to the dismay of those attending said movie night. i think it's safe to say everyone else was a teensy bit more familiar with the franchise than i was.

and there we have it. six must see movies in one week...which i do believe should win me the wife of the week award. that and the fact that though we cracked this game open a mere two months ago, i've literally lost track of the number of times we've played it together...

live long and prosper my friends, 
and may the force be with you...

May 9, 2013

the big sale : round one

to say that i sometimes get overwhelmed by our house is a bit of an understatement. having never owned a house before, i've never had quite so much living space to deal with and i have discovered that organizing the stuff of two people is much different than organizing the stuff of one.

though we have been making progress over the past few months, much of it is not especially obvious. we have yet to 'finish' an area where i can sit and bask in the organization of it all. some days this gets me a bit discouraged, but then i came across a post on a blog i enjoy that made me feel better. the author made the comment that takes at least a year to fully move into somewhere new, and even longer if it's a home that's a bit of a fixer upper. and when i think about it that way, we're actually doing pretty well.

we've had our first garage sale, where we were able to unload quite a few unneeded items. and with the help of our personal landscaper [also known as donald's mom] we have also cleared a good amount of brush out of the backyard. we still have a long way to go, but we're making progress.

May 3, 2013

someone is seventy...

happy birthday mom...we love you!

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