I turned the page in my planner today to view August and there was a lot of blank space - AHHH. July was so crazy busy it will be nice to have a little bit of down time.
This past weekend was a good combo of downtime with things to do. I wanted to see Inception on Friday night, but I got home from work and was so tired and the thought of spending over 2 hours on uncomfortable movie theater chairs was not appealing. Thus, we rented The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I just finished (at 6:00 this morning) the last book in this triology and loved them. I was eager to lounge on the couch and get absorbed in the movie.
Nate put the DVD in. Swedish words started infiltrating the screen. The movie had SUBTITLES! I don't know why I was expecting that it wouldn't - it is a Swedish movie and based on Swedish books. We looked at each other and groaned. We're not anti-subtitles, but we both were not in the mood to really have to think about a movie. Luckily the movie was well done so that 5-10 minutes into it, we forgot about the subtitles. Obviously they left a lot of parts out of the movie (otherwise it would probably be 10 hours long) but I thought it was well done. The woman they picked to play Lisbeth was dead on to what I pictured her as. I always thought Mikael was totally hot in the books - so I was a little disappointed with the actor they chose to play him. He reminded me of Mikael Barishnokov/Aleksander Petrovsky, who I was so not into during season 6 of Sex and the City.
Saturday Nate headed to an overnight golf outing with RN so JN came over for some girl time. We got pedicures, and then I helped her with a sewing project. We ended the evening with dinner and girl talk. There may have been some (read: a LOT) of pregnancy talk in there too since we are both KOed.
Sunday morning my sis picked me up and we headed to the annual Eden Parade. I love the Eden Parade. Yes, you do get a little sick of seeing who has the biggest piece of farm equipment but we have been going since we were kids and it is always a good time to catch up with the fam. My aunt snapped this pic of the belly (35 weeks, 5 days):
No matter how much I flaunted that belly, I didn't get one piece of string cheese, though.
My Nana and I were lucky enough to get roses from the Woods Floral float:
Excellent pic of my sibs with my mom:
And of course, my sis and I had to get a pic with Great Grandpa T, who if you'll notice was given beads to match his hat. This picture cracks me up - I'm not sure why we were so confused looking. Pa also got in on the action.
We could not stay for the picnic afterwards because my mom, sis and I had to get to baby shower #3...stay tuned!