It's been a different sort of day. The Weatherfords came out and Mr. Moon and Vergil and August and Levon took off for the woods to set up the deer feeders and hang trail cams and I don't know what all while Jessie and I, with free time on our hands that we hardly knew what to do with, decided to watch something on the TV that was neither child nor man approved. And so we did!
We went through the menus for awhile and settled on something completely ridiculous and absolutely fun.
Magic Mike, XXL.
We had seen the original movie years ago when it was in the theater. We went with our dear Liz (not to be confused with Lis) and some other lady friends and somehow the only seats available were on the front row and it was just a hoot. Jessie thinks she'd seen the XXL version too but wasn't sure. I knew I hadn't. So what the hell?
AND, to make it purely heavenly, she gave me a pedicure while we watched.
Am I the luckiest woman in the world or what?
So the feet you're seeing up there may look ant-bit and old and Lloyd-dirt-stained (and they are) but they look brand new compared to what they looked like before she started.
We got to watch all but the last twenty minutes of the movie and it was just terrible. But in a good way. At one point I said, "It's like they ad-libbed this entire movie."
And not very well, either.
But hey! Pretty bodies. Pret-ty, pret-ty bodies.
And then Jessie got a call from Vergil and he needed her to meet them at Lily's house with a battery (don't ask me) and so she's gone and I've started tonight's supper which is chicken and dumplings because that's what August said he wanted as they are spending the night. They were pretty excited about that. Levon told me, "I can't wait to have a date night!"
So yes, we're having a date night with August and Levon with chicken and dumplings and either purple cows or coconut cream pie according to their desires and wishes.
And hopefully, Jessie and Vergil will have a date night too. I'm sure they need one. We haven't had the boys spend the night since we were in North Carolina.
And yes, today is the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 as we all know. And yes, I remember exactly where I was and so do you.
So do you.
I have managed to avoid any programs dealing with and showing the films over and over of 9/11.ReplyDelete
Bruce brought me to tears....... yes, don't we all remember? And it's still painful. Enjoy your boys sleepover! I'm hoping they will opt for purple cows so you and Mr Moon can have more pie LOL!ReplyDelete
That whole album is a masterpiece of grief and pain and redemption.Delete
Those boys are so lucky- they got a little bit of both.
Dates all around tonight. That's a lovely thought to end the day.ReplyDelete
I hope everyone has a sweet night.ReplyDelete
I think we all did!Delete
I had never listened to that song before. Thanks for sharing it. Yesterday, I watched Bruce Springsteen singing live from the 9/11 memorial ceremony. He was singing "I'll see you in my dreams"- another song I had not heard before. Both songs - slow and simple - capture the sense of pain and loss that persists two decades after the nightmare.ReplyDelete
The entire album that Empty Sky comes from, The Rising, is just a masterpiece. I have listened to it so many times. No one can quite capture pain and redemption like Springsteen.Delete
Doesn't nail polish make feet look wonderful! I got out of the habit of wearing it so you're making me think now!ReplyDelete
It's a pretty pedicure.ReplyDelete
911 memorial day, may their soul rest in peace.
Thank you, Togi!Delete
Seeing all of the 9/11 posts, shows, etc has been too much for me. Just too agonizing. But your simple words at the end of this post and that song were perfect. Last night I kept thinking about watching the sky that night 20 years ago. We could see the lights of the military planes circling our metro area, but no other planes of course, and that is seared in my memory.ReplyDelete
Hope your date night was great!
I had never realized how busy the sky usually is until after 9/11. Such an eerie absence.Delete
Date night went quite well.
I've never made chicken and dumplings but I do like it. so I guess I'll give it a try on one of my nights to cook.ReplyDelete
Easy, easy, EASY! Do you like the flat or puffy dumplings?Delete
A "date night"! I love it.ReplyDelete
I saw "Magic Mike" when it was in the theater too, but that's the only one I've seen. I didn't even know there were more, to be truthful. (And apparently there's also a stage show?) Anyway, it was fun in a VERY superficial way. Didn't Mike live in Florida, St. Pete or someplace like that?
Compared to MM XXL, the original was a work of art. The sequel really is horrible but it's got some good people in it. Andie McDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Childish Gambino...Delete
It was just a trip.
Jessie knows how to treat you right! Enjoy the sleepover - how nice that you can spoil them with their favorite foods!ReplyDelete
Jessie is a jewel. She is so sweet.Delete
The joy of escapism with a daughter! Nothing quite like it. Joy.ReplyDelete