Christine, Wondering

Random Musings of a Human Becoming

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Little joys

I spent the day with Mum and two of my siblings today. 10yo brother and 12yo sister are just getting over the flu, and Mum was going stir-crazy from minding them, so I babysat on Friday night while she and Stepdad went to a concert (WA Symphony orchestra, and they discovered when they got there that they were seated next to two of Mum's oldest friends, totally by coincidence - weird, huh!). I slept over afterwards and spent the day just hanging out and helping Mum get stuff done. It was nice.

Anyways, on the way home I went to the shops, and while I was there I spotted both "The Princess Bride" and a Judy Garland double pack with "Meet Me in St Louis" and "Easter Parade" in it. They were on special, so I grabbed them. I watched "The Princess Bride" as soon as I got home. I hadn't watched it for about a decade, and the last time I watched it was with my first real boyfriend, so I didn't actually *watch* much of it lol. I really enjoyed it, and I'm going to download the sheet music for some of the soundtrack, because it's such nice music. But, I can't get over the fact that Mandy Patinkin - like, Gideon from "Criminal Minds" - played Inigo Montoya. I've seen the image of that character so many times and never twigged. It was him, but it wasn't, but it was . . . lol.

I'm watching "Meet Me in St Louis" now and practically falling off the couch laughing. I've wanted to see it for ages because I love the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". I knew it was about families and was a romance, but I had no idea how funny it was. I think I have a new favourite movie :-)

It's nice to have found some things to smile about this evening. S and I are having some problems at the moment - he is extremely stressed and has gone into shut-down mode (too busy to see me, too stressed to be affectionate, etc), leaving me feeling very unloved and insecure. I'm trying to be trusting and patient, and I'm praying that it's temporary and we'll see it through safely. But it's hard. So I'm thankful for the little joys, at least.


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