I love how a lot of my blog people are journaling more lately. Journaling is so low pressure and easy to do. And I don't feel as if I have to write a certain 'way'. I'm just chronicling my days, not writing a novel.
This past Friday we had dinner at Jay's Aunt's house. (We'd been trying to get together since we moved here, but every one's schedules being what they are, it's been tough.) She and her partner have a beautiful condo in N. Portland overlooking the Columbia River. They served us great food, spectacular wine, and put up with our obnoxiously loud daughter. Plus, they play board games. I want to spend more time with these ladies.
This morning the kids slept in until after 10 so Jay and I woke up lazily, turned on the TV and started watching Greenberg. Have any of you seen this movie? It's Ben Stiller as I've never seen him before. Usually, he kind of annoys me but now I'm looking at him a bit differently. It felt very luxurious to lay in bed in the morning watching a movie, getting up only to make myself a bowl of cereal. We need to do this more often. (Speaking of movies: We Need To Talk About Kevin will be coming to theatres in Portland next month. I'm giddy. I really, really, want to see this film.)
Since Jay and I were both off of work today, our initial plan was to go hiking again, but it's been raining so much and all I really felt like doing was staying home and eating bowl after bowl of potato leek soup. Of course, that plan didn't excite the kids as much, especially the girl, who was racing and jumping through the house by mid afternoon. Instead of just yelling at her to settle down, (our usual plan) we took her to PlayDate PDX, which is a giant indoor playground. It may have been the best $10 I ever spent because the girl has been quiet and relatively calm since coming home. The evening, as a whole, has been peaceful.