Thursday, September 8, 2011

Let me sum up

Apparently it's been awhile since my last post. I didn't mean to ignore this site, but I was too busy on my vacation to do anything more than sleep (when it came), clean, shop, cook, eat, visit with family, rinse and repeat. I packed a month into a mere 6 days off.

Mareseatoats came to town last Friday and we had an impromptu 4 day family reunion that culminated in a cookout on Monday with about 20 or so guests. It was great fun, even if the weather was not cooperative (cold and windy). Saturday night was kind of quiet, and sort of stormy so we elected to go see The Help. What a moving motion picture. I never read the book, but it's now in my Kindle's line up. To me, the sign of a great actor is whether or not they can evoke emotion in me. Bryce Dallas Howard made me angry. What a bitch she was in that movie. In my opinion, she kind of got what she deserved for being so evil and bigoted. When I got home and googled the actress, imagine my surprise when I realized she was Ron Howard's daughter! Really? She was such a bitch and I was appalled she could really be the daughter of a great American icon. She was that good as Hilly. She must of got the bitch chops from her mom, because I know they didn't come from her dad. Acting chops? All him. I liked the movie so much, I think I could go see it again.

Sometime on Sunday, I downloaded the Catkin shawl pattern and Mareseatoats and I went shopping in my yarn studio for the right yarn. I settled on Bearfoot in Moose Creek and Dream in Color's Smooshy in Chinatown Apple. They're pretty together, but now--about 45 rows into this pattern--I'm not so sure I'm happy with the mohair content of Bearfoot. Sara thinks she likes the colors together, so I'll persevere. Maybe.

Mareseatoats went home on Tuesday and I went back to work yesterday. It was a fast 6 days off, but nice to have my siblings together for the weekend. We haven't had a Michigan reunion like this since my mom passed away...five years ago today. Maybe that's the real reason I haven't posted in so long, but she's been on my mind all week. We all miss her, and welcomed the opportunity to talk about her and reminisce a bit.

Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I'm off to catch up on your sites now.

15 comments:

Rose said...

I have the book, the movie is on my list to do. I'd mail you the book if you want, but you may prefer the Kindle? Let me know. Glad you had a good week!

sapphireblue said...

Big hugs!!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i'm the opposite, i read the bood but have not seen the movie... loved the book though. glad you're back!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxo

NCmountainwoman said...

I'm glad you survived your "vacation" although it sounds like a bit of work to me. I'm looking forward to "The Help" since I enjoyed the book immensely. And who knew that Bryce is Ron Howard's daughter? (Well, actually I do know that now.)

Brenda said...

Well...now I have to see the movie and read the book. Glad to hear you had a great family gathering and were able to share stories about your Mom. It must be really nice to have a sister that you can knit with also. I love her nickname. I always liked that song by Bing Crosby. Yes...I am that old!!!

Stephanie V said...

I've read the book - loved it! And now, you've made me want to see the movie.
Glad you had such a great time with family. But I'm just as glad to see you back in blogland...I've missed you.

Ruth said...

Family time is so special, you will all remember this past few days.
The help is on at the movies here - must make the effort to go.
hope its not difficult to go back to work.

Denise said...

Glad you were having fun. I wanted to see the movie, haven't been to a theater in almost a decade. Now, I'll have pony up the money and go.

The Bug said...

I'm glad you had a good week too. I haven't read the book OR seen the movie (like Denise it's probably been a decade since I've been in a theater). But I'll probably get the book for my kindle soon since such a wide variety of my friends like it.

bettyjf1 said...

It sounds like a wonderful week Rudee. My sister read The Help.. I'm all done (caught up) with the Lucas Davenport and Virgil books but still looking for more mystery books.. I may have to check that movie out just to watch Ron Howard's (riches') daughter..

bettyjf1 said...

It sounds like a wonderful week Rudee. My sister read The Help.. I'm all done (caught up) with the Lucas Davenport and Virgil books but still looking for more mystery books.. I may have to check that movie out just to watch Ron Howard's (riches') daughter..

Rositta said...

Family reunions are great. Having some time off is always a good thing and not worrying about blogging is even better. I'll have to check out that book. I now own a Kindle as well (present from hubby before our trip) and I love it, especially the 3G part...ciao

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SkippyMom said...

Glad to see you Rudee - and happy you had such a great time off. Vacations are always too short, aren't they?

I really want to read/see "The Help" I hadn't heard of it until the movie came out. You have to give Bryce Howard kudos tho' for being so amazing because you know she must be normal/nice in real life. I don't think Ron Howard married a b*tch that passed on those "real" genes to their daughter.

Hope your week is quiet and uneventful.

Now where's Leo? heehee

Gail said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation.

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