Sunday, December 6, 2009

Call back search and rescue, everything is okay

That's right, things have been steadily improving since Mom came home on the 24th. It took us entirely too long to get her home, but I'm happy to report that she's making steady progress with her recovery, and is doing better every single day.

There has been knitting. Hospitals, it seems, while not conducive to rest or healing, are places where an incredible amount of knitting is accomplished. I knit the bodies of two sweaters, a pair of wristers and a matching cowl, and who knows how many socks while Mom was there. Pictures will be coming soon.

In a fit of holiday/hospital inspired pique, I have red hair now. Not Scully red, or crayon red, but an arterial blood red. It's a good look, but I'm still surprised when I look in the mirror and don't see hot pink.

What I have been doing is watching movies with Mom.

The first was Alien vs Predator 2: Requiem, which wasn't bad enough to be good, or good enough to be good. What it lacked in exposition, character development, and plot, it tried to make up for with special effects and gross factor.

12 Men of Christmas seemed promising since the trailers had Kristin Chenoweth and the promise of naked men, which we all know I love. The downside? It was a Lifetime made for TV movie with anemic, predictable and half-hearted tropes, the adorable Ms. Chenoweth didn't sing once, and the naked men? More like shirtless men.

(All of you who came here hunting for Patrick Wilson naked all know how much I enjoy a good beefcake. Interesting fact, Gerard Butler - who starred in Phantom of the Opera with Patrick Wilson- evidently also has a naked clause.)

Bottle Shock was surprisingly good, with a stellar cast. It was better than I expected a movie about California wines to be, the initial draw being Chris Pine. Though I consider myself more of a Spock kind of girl, Chris Pine is handsome enough to make me consider being a passing mention in his Captain's Log, if you get my meaning.

(By the way, if you haven't seen the new Star Trek yet, you totally should.)

With that, I'll promise you stories about my adventures, knitting, and all those incidentals that belong in a good blog post.


  1. Glad your mother is doing better.

    I also watched Bottle Shock this weekend. Some of the movie was really excellent, it was certainly well grounded by the big name actors. Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman were fabulous in this. Chris Pine I could have done without except in the eye candy department. He kept doing that hair tossing thing that Keanu Reeves did in Bill and Ted's.

    But then again, I like really strange movies. Rickman was great in Snowcake. Also there were a bunch of semi-naked men in a German-made soccer movie I watched, Guys With Balls.

  2. Glad to see you're back to blogging. Another little bit of your life is back to the way it was before Gigi's health bump in the road! Good for you.

  3. Glad to hear that Gigi is doing better each and every day. And, OMG.....I adore Gerard Butler!

  4. I'm so glad to hear that your mom is home and on the mend! I have been keeping you both in my thoughts!

    And I agree, the new Star Trek movie was very tasty. :)

  5. Just added Bottle Shock to the queue. ;)


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