It was a nice week off from school and work. And, as typical, we don't get too stressed around here for the holidays, but still manage to partake in the specialness. The kids all seem happy with what Magnum and I got for them. Maybe part of the Christmas Eve freeze-out is to increase the gratitude scale! Heck, it works for me.
Plus they had Grandparent money to burn, so we did some Boxing Day shopping on Friday. Mostly all at Bass Pro Shop, where I didn't care to buy anything, but I do enjoy looking at the fish. The guys also went to Big 5 Sporting Goods, and I passed on that one. Too bad because some drunk guy came in and started undressing!
I guess he was using the floor display exercise equipment and began stripping. Management had to throw him out. Dang, I knew I should've gone with them.
We've had fun gaming together, of the non electronic sort. Along with the more wholesome games, we played that totally inappropriate game, and so now our familial relationships have reached a whole 'nother level...
Along more traditional lines, there's been jigsaw puzzling, working away on this Picasso. Anyone know the painting? Anyone?
In movie news, Magnum and I watched "The Grand Budapest Hotel". What silly fun is that?! I'd never heard of it, but Magnum found it at the library so we gave it a go. It's just silly satire, and I suspect that the many big-name celebrities in it had as much fun making it as we did watching.
And I will give a shout out to the makeup department. Remember a while ago when I was bashing "Prometheus"? One of my gripes was the terrible make-up job in making a young actor look like an old man? Well, The Grand Budapest Hotel had it going on. Tilda Swinton looked absolutely ancient!
So we're winding up the last of the year. This week looks to be a blast! As in arctic blast... I suppose that's good, though, because I still have much to scratch off the to-do list. I did get out today for a romp with Bella since it's probably our last nice bicycling day for a while. The menfolk also took advantage by going to the shooting range and (literally) blowing away the Christmas cash.
Have a great final week! Stay warm!