If you've seen or intend to see the new movie "300", you might also be interested in the History Channel's very comprehensive special on the Battle of Thermopylae. Trish alerted me to this last night, and within minutes The (History) Papa was so fully engrossed that the House could have burned down and he never would have known. Tim thought it was pretty neat, too, what with all those swords and shields and all. Alas, at ten years old this is the closest he'll be getting to "300."
Okay, nine days until Lyric and I fly away to the Pacific Northwest for our Getaway. I've now got my coat, a couple of new spring outfits which will probably be much too thin for March in the north, we have our plane tickets and rental car reservation, we have our lovely room at The Chrysalis Inn reserved for five nights, and we're drooling over the seafood restaurants in the area. We're also hoping to see a whale or two, and if we do I'll post pics when I get home!
And speaking of vacations, the extended family is getting really excited about our Red River, New Mexico vacation together this year. We have those reservations in as well and are planning activities, menus, and transportation arrangements for a fabulous week in the mountains. If it weren't for the fact that I won't have internet access for a week, I might just really drag my feet in getting back home!
Nathan and friends returned home safely from Colorado Friday night. After all the disasters in his life of late, I was surprised and grateful that after passing a state trooper on a two-lane road, slightly too fast, he charmed his way to a warning rather than a ticket. Other than this slight hitch, he reports that their time away was fun and restful. Restful for him maybe.
Has anybody seen the new Sandra Bullock movie "Premonition"? That's one that I've been eager to see ever since seeing the trailer. Of course, a trailer is what made me want to see "Children of Men" and as it turned out,I could have done without that one. How come they can't let the people who make the trailers make the movies, huh?
If you visit Granny's House in the next three months, you might want to play it safe and bring a hard hat. We will be installing two complete new air conditioning units, including new ductwork, painting the entire downstairs and installing new baseboards, recarpeting the downstairs and the staircases, and taking care of several smaller projects. I guess this sort of commits us to staying in this house for a while longer, like maybe thirty more years :-)