Saturday, December 9, 2006

Saturday Off To The Movies

Yesterday, I got so much done...I made it to Wal Mart and Costco and was back home in 2 hours !!!  Almost unheard of this time of the year.  The trick to my success (I think) was the time of day..I left home at 3pm and believe it or not, there were not big crowds at either store because it was a work day for most and they were all still working.   Both stores are approximately 12 miles from my home and I stayed off the freeway (I could see it was stop and go traffic) so I think that helped too. 

So today Barbara and I are off to the movie.  We are going to see "The Holiday" with Carmen Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black (oh, he's such a cutie).  This is a story of two women, one in Los Angeles and the other in England who exchange houses for the hoilidays to get a new lease on their lives.  Both women suffer a bit of culture shock at first but then settle into their new temporay lives.  Of course a romantic comedy would not be complete  without men coming into the picture.   Thus  the roles played by Jude Law and Jack Black.  Of course the movie critics only give it 3 stars but that's because it's not action filled with buidlings and cars blowing up.  I've been seeing the previews for months and Barbara and I are sure it's going to be an enjoyable movie.  We sort of made a more blood & guts movies for awhile. It's too hard on the blood pressure.   LOL  

It's been sprinkling here all morning but now at noon the sun is out and shining brightly.  You just never know what the weather is going to be from hour to hour here in the northwest.  The temperatures has been holding right around the 40 degree mark for several days now.

I've also noticed the last couple days...the big Air Force planes from the local airbase are really doing alot of touch & go's.  When they come over my house they are 200-300 feet off the ground.  Most times I don't even hear them but when they come over every few minutes, you begin to notice.  Usually there are 3 or 4 of them up at a time...all in a row.  I live about one and half miles from the end of their runway. so when they are practicing I really hear it.   Two of them have gone over just while I was writing this paragraph.   I really don't mind it unless it's late at night and I have to get up and go to work in the morning. However,  I know they need to practice in all kinds of conditions so they can do their job when the time comes.  

Well, it's almost time to leave for the theater so until next time............Linda


jeadie05 said...

I once lived near an air  field ,after a while you dont notice it do you ? enjoy the film with Barbara Jan xx

labdancer51 said...

Hi Linda,  Well done for getting your shopping done quickly, there`s nothing worse at this time of year than fighting your way through crowds.  Mind you, Jim and I went shopping yesterday afternoon and were surprised at how few people there were in our High Street.  Maybe they`ve all finished their Christmas shopping early this year.  I hope you both enjoy the film. :o)

Sandra xxxx

ally123130585918 said...

Glad you got your shopping done quickly ~ hope you enjoy the film sounds like one I would enjoy you will have to let us know what you think of it ~ It has been really cold here and wet and windy we had frost this morning ~ but hoping for a better day tomorrow ~ Ally

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Linda, our shops are almost empty of customers too, it used to be so busy. Maybe people are waking up to the fact that Christmas isn't all about food and drink and presents. I hope you enjoy the film with Barbara, I like the ones without the blood and gore too! We had sunshine all day today in the south of England, fairly warm too! Jeannette xx