It’s the weekend which means I’m already thankful I didn’t have to set an alarm. But it also means it’s time to link up for the Ten Things of Thankful with Lizzi and her crew.
Brunching (maybe I made that up) is one of my favorite things to do. Joe and I went to the new Stephi’s in South Boston for the first time and I got the most delicious chocolate chip pancakes. So thankful for great restaurants, yummy food and fun company all in my own neighborhood.
I’m also thankful for the friends this blogging gig has allowed me to meet. The Boston Blogger Holiday Meet and Greet was a great opportunity to meet Rachel from Postcards from Rachel, Georgina from Notes on Lifestyle by Georgina, Tracy from Talkative TLC and others. Emily and I met up beforehand for drinks and I got to see Jodi again too! I have to admit, I felt a little awkward talking about my blog openly even though I was surrounded by other bloggers! Anyone else feel like that?
To keep the festive week going, Joe and I went to the tree lighting in Boston Common. I wanted to see the lighting but preferred not to deal with the entire chaos so we skipped the pre-ceremonies and show and had a bottle of wine at Silvertone
before walking over. We’ll be enjoying all the lights in the Common and Public Garden a lot this winter but when it’s not filled with too many people.
What else am I thankful for?
- Winning Two Miracles‘ 12 Days of Christmas giveaway
- Finally nailing down a date to visit Stephanie and another friend in NYC
- Planning another trip to NYC with my friends to see Elisa and go to Sleep No More
- Leaving work with a migraine and waking up to find out Joe had come over to check on me
- Being only a couple gifts away from finished with Christmas shopping
What are you thankful for this week? Any fun plans this weekend?
Going to the movies is one of my favorite things to do. I tend to go alone most often because it is a way I distract myself when I’m feeling sad or stressed. However, this past month I had several movie dates.
My mom and I went to see About Time before she left for her Thanksgiving Florida trip. About Time was about a guy named Tim (played by Domhnall Gleeson who I hadn’t heard of before) who learns that he can travel back to different times in his life, something inherited by the men in his family. He falls in love with Mary (Rachel McAdams- love her!) and uses his “power” to fix things like the first time they make love and his best man’s speech. The movie has funny parts but it almost brought me to tears when Tim realizes there are some things he can’t change. If you don’t make it to see this in the theater, it’s a great one to curl up and watch on the couch on a rainy day.
I saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with a couple of friends in the Lux level of a theater outside of the city. The perk of the Lux level is that you have to be 21 to sit there- no tweens allowed. So, we got our fix of a young adult movie with the alcoholic perks that come with being real adults. You probably know that Catching Fire is the second movie based on the trilogy of books. Jennifer Lawrence rocked it as Katniss and the costumes were incredible. This movie was even better than the first and definitely did the book justice. It did come to an abrupt halt at the end and I only hope it’s not too long before the next movie comes out. I’d definitely recommend seeing this but think you should first read the books.
Joe and I learned over Thanksgiving weekend that the movie theaters are just as mobbed as shopping malls during the madness. We went to one theater only to discover that all the movies we would see for the next few hours only had front-row seats remaining. So we drove to another town to check out that theater and quickly bought tickets for a later movie so we could get dinner beforehand. Ridiculous.
Homefront is the story of a widowed, retired CIA agent (Jason Statham) who moves with his daughter to a small town only to run into trouble with local meth makers. It has a lot of action but also some scenes that pull at your heartstrings. I would definitely recommend this for a date night.
What have you seen lately? I am planning on seeing The Book Thief this weekend. It was one of my favorite books and I am hoping the movie doesn’t disappoint.