It's a lovely Sunday morning here. Sunny blue skies, birds a-chirping, a kid riding a motorbike up and down and up and down and up and down and up and down... the street. I don't really understand the fun of riding a little motorbike up and down the street, but maybe it's all a big kid on a little motorbike's got to do at the moment. And so that's nice. Thanksgiving week begins, school's out.
This was a nice week, albeit very snowy and windy. I know that other parts of the country are feeling similar. It was quite a reminder of how everything shuts down when a storm like that comes through.
In other news, I had a birthday yesterday.
Yup, 51 now. I'd say that puts me officially "in my 50s". For the past year, I was just hanging out on the edge of the pool - out of the 40s, but not fully into the 50s. Now I'm all in. What a thrill.
... which reminds me that I still need to schedule that colonoscopy...
ANYWAY, we didn't have a wild bash or anything. Magnum's birthday is Tuesday, and we just traditionally do our birthdays and Thanksgiving in one big lump. Yeah, those kids with summer birthdays have all the fun.
We were actually planning a little getaway this week. Remember how I've been itching for a trip of any kind? So much that I was willing to travel with the high school band?? And sorry to have not been able to?!
Last week, we thought we'd plan a little trip for this week since we're off from school and work. But alas, the weather report doesn't look conducive + we ran into snags getting snow tires for the van (long story I don't feel like getting into at the moment) + I have a larger load of school work than originally expected. So, we will attempt to make the most of our Stay-cation until we can do a proper trip. Soon please!
In movie news, Magnum and I watched "Ex Machina". I liked it, although it was creepy. But I suppose a movie about AI should be creepy. Despite a couple of things that had me, "well THAT wouldn't happen", I thought it was well done and well acted and made for an engaging plot. I didn't much like the ending, but it fit with the movie's creepiness and wasn't a surprise. I'll give it a 3.5 out of 5 overall.
Happy Thanksgiving week!