It's been a weekend of ups and downs for some reason - I think I'm getting a case of the holiday hormones a little early or something!
On a good note, though, Amanda and Jamie have managed to get along quite well this weekend with glowing reports from friends Jason & Amy whom they spent Thanksgiving with. Perhaps we've turned a corner? Oh please say yes!
Took Amanda to see the latest "Harry Potter" movie yesterday and even though I've not read the books (yes, there are a few of us out there!) I quite enjoyed it. It's definitely NOT a kid's movie, though. I was thinking this morning that those kids who started reading the series when the first book came out grew up right along with the characters and are now Amanda's age and such so they can handle it but younger kids? I don't think it's the best choice for them.
Oh, and yes, Amanda cried a bit at the end ... I disguised my weepy eyes by slurping up the last of the soda! Hey, that stuff is expensive!
I've got to haul Amanda back up to college a little later on today and I'm hoping that there isn't a whole lot of holiday traffic. Boston traffic is bad enough as it is!
I'm still debating the whole Christmas tree thing this year what with Tesla being the type of cat that gets into everything. I can only imagine that having a full-size tree in the living room would be an open invitation for him to climb it and knock things down. Amanda says that I have to have a full-size tree and it has to be live but I just don't know. That cat gets into all sorts of trouble once Jamie and I go to bed already! Decisions, decisions!
I made a friend at work a pineapple rum layer cake the other day that he tells me was quite delicious. Today he's making me cookies from his grandmother's recipe that I'll get at work tomorrow. Sounds like a fair exchange!
Oh, and may I just say that it's been too cold already this year for my liking! I forgot how hard it is to heat this brick house I live in but we've really enjoyed some nice roaring fires the past few nights. I love having a fireplace that works! Now I just need someone to sit in front of it and sip some wine with from time to time!
Hope everyone has a lovely end-of-the-Thanksgiving-weekend Sunday no matter what it finds you doing!