Change is in the air!
My goal this weekend, like last weekend, is to be as active as possible. Hopefully this includes two long walks or gym sessions. This might be a challenge, however, because we also want to do as much moving as possible (which I’m thinking will double as cardio!). Oh, and by the way, I really loved to read your advice on homeownership – especially the tips to decorate slowly so you can get used to spaces first, as well as the tip to create an ‘Oh Crap’ fund in case your air conditioner blows or roof leaks.
Just regular oats:
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 cup water
Toppings: brown sugar and pumpkin seeds
Time to get a move on. But first…
My review of The Hunger Games movie: It. Was. Incredible. A truly, truly great movie, regardless of whether you have read the books or not. The cinematography was terrifying. Without spoiling anything, here are some of the specific things I noted: I cried during the Reaping scene because I was so nervous and could so easily empathize with the children. The Capitol citizens looked garish and dramatic but not cheesy (I was very concerned about this). Tracker Jackers were so much smaller than I imagined them; I thought they would be the size of baseballs and mechanical-looking. The Katniss/Peeta dynamic was spot-on. Also, the actress that plays Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is a really amazing performer. No awkward Bella-from-Twilight moments (I love me some Twilight, but Kristen Stewart does not play a great Bella, in my opinion). When Katniss was being transported into the arena, she was trembling so violently that I really believe it was happening to her – the perfect mix of vulnerability and strength.
The Husband even liked the movie; he hasn’t read the books. He remarked afterwards that now he wants to read the second and third books, which is a HUGE compliment to the movie because Kristien doesn’t really have time to read non-work related books.
And – talk about random… The show was sold out, so we arrived about 45 minutes early. We made friends with the woman sitting next to us, and she’s a doula (a doula is a labor coach that accompanies you to the hospital). We’ve been thinking about hiring a doula for numerous reasons, and I think we may have found our lady. How’s that for serendipitous?!