I have nothing earth-shattering to share. I just agreed to post regularly because one of my good friends has been heckling me.
I've been seeing a massage therapist recently because my back is jacked up. I'm pretty sure that's the correct medical terminology. It's really not that I have a spinal problem so much as I have a problem with the muscles that are supposed to support my spine. The get all out of whack and pull my bones out of place.
A couple of weeks ago I was having a real problem with the left side of my rib cage. I couldn't figure out what I had done, but it hurt. This weekend I realized I was having the exact same issue. It occurred to me after I mopped the floor.
I am so out of shape that mopping my floors causes my body to behave like I've participated in some type of full-contact sport. That made me feel old.
I also discovered not too long ago that I am no longer able to "drop it like it is hot," as it were. Or more accurately, I can drop it, I just can't pick it back up.
That is a line to signify that a transition is happening now. I just have no way to string this post together. Now you know.
We saw Zero Dark Thirty last weekend. I was not a fan and neither was Jarred. I like a movie with dialogue. Not jargon, dialogue. This movie lacked it. I do not think it's artistic to show me seventeen scenes where Jessica Chastain is eating a sandwich/Twizzlers/another sandwich alone and no words are spoken aloud. I get it. She's REALLY focused on her goal of finding Bin Laden. So much so that she has no life. Spoiler alert: She finds him. Plus the movie was so long. Unnecessarily long. Please someone, make it shorter.
We also saw Silver Linings Playbook, which I loved. Movies that make me smile from the closing credits all the way to the car are my favorite. This one did that for me. It has rich dialogue and great acting. I ate Swedish Fish. Everyone wins.
Do you know the shame of waiting in line to purchase a LOT of things at IKEA, getting it all scanned and put back in your cart, and realizing that you do not have an acceptable form of payment?
I do because it happened to me last week. But my amazing friend Denise came to my rescue. I was an hour away from home, thus my wallet was an hour away from me. She lives in Denver and dropped everything to help me. Friends like that are worth it all.
Sidenote: Does anyone know how to assemble an Isala sideboard from IKEA?
Read any good books lately?
I am trying to make my way through The Casual Vacancy but I am really struggling. I have put it down three or four times in favor of some really fluffy and lighthearted stuff.
I did read Heaven is for Real the other night in about two hours. I found it very compelling but I am a bit of a skeptic at heart. It was a quick and thought-provoking read.
I also read When in Doubt, Add Butter. It was such a quick, fun read. I read it in about five hours because I couldn't put it down. This was mostly because I had predicted the ending within the first 40 pages and wanted to prove myself right. Although it was predictable, I still enjoyed it._________________________________________________________________________________