We recently did our annual winter cabin with our children and grandchildren. There wasn’t as much snow, but there was enough. As always, the food was amazing, the games were fun, and the conversations…well, they’ll fill me with contentedness for a whole year until we can do this again.
This was the first time we’ve all said, at the end, that it was too short. That may sound strange, but when you get 14-20 people all in one place for 3 nights, 4 days, it gets a little crazy. But our weekend this year seemed more relaxed and flowed so easily that we weren’t ready for it to end.
Here’s some pictures from our adventure. We also got to see the…let me see if I can get this right…Super Blood Wolf Moon total eclipse. 🙂 After these pics, I’ve got an Aquaman story to tell you. 🙂
So, when Faye Avalon posted in her blog that she and her mum went to see Aquaman, it reminded me I wanted to see that movie, too. I spent several days last week cat-sitting for my sister, and I used it as a writing retreat. I worked hard. Really hard. So I figured, toward the end, I’d treat myself and go see Aquaman. Okay, so I mostly wanted to see Jason Momoa. And I was by myself, with no kidlets to use as an excuse. So I figured I’d buy my ticket, slip into my seat anonymously, and enjoy Jason in all his glory.
Nope. It was a slow day at the theater. The guy at the purchase window wanted to chat about the movie. The kid at the refreshment stand just HAD to ask what I was going to see and then wanted to talk about it. And the gentleman I gave my ticket too also started a conversation about Aquaman. So much for slipping in unnoticed.
Finally, I entered the theater. Now, granted, this was a mid-week, mid-afternoon showing of a movie that’s been out a couple weeks. But I was the only one there. For the entire movie. No one else was in the theater AT ALL.
At first, I thought it would be cool. Then I got a little spooked. What if I choked on a piece of popcorn?
Of course, once the movie started, all that faded. I found Aquaman lived up to its promotion. I really liked it. And yes, I went to watch Jason Momoa. But I have to say, what was as much or more fun for me was that Nicole Kidman kicked a**. She rocked and I loved it.
So I hope your winter is not a polar vortex, and you find some time to disappear from the weather of winter and enjoy a movie or some other distraction.