I once had someone tell me if I was really craving chocolate, but was really trying not to eat it, to make a batch of brownies. And, if by the time i stirred the batter, baked them, and they cooled off; if i was still craving to dig in. Well, they are out of the oven, but the smell has made me a little nauseous. I guess that’s the good part.
Awake still, and a little tired of watching “Modern Family” re runs. Although i have laughed a lot, which I LOVE to do. Even if I am alone with my dogs. They only occasionally look at me like I have lost my marbles. I am sorry, but that show is hilarious! How can someone NOT laugh at that show?
On a non laughing matter, on the BIG SCREEN, I went to the movie last night. I am thrilled to be able to go and use the closed caption fish devise they have. Luckily, they don’t have the “glasses” at this theater (prior blog). But, saw AUGUST:OSAGE COUNTY. Now, I did laugh. There were some really funny parts, and great lines. I think from a screen play adaptation, they probably did a mighty fine job on this movie. Of course Meryl Streep was phenomenal. As was everyone, I thought. However, this movie certainly brought up family dynamic issues. Especially if you have personally experienced anything close to that type of situation. And, I am beginning to believe we all have. I actually gasped at the first scene with Meryl Streep and the grey, chemo hair, and her drugged out self. She looked way to similar to my sister, who at the age of 53 was dying and was, well in a very drugged out state as well. In fact, the “list” of her prescription drugs her husband verbalized all sounded quite familiar. It hasn’t been quite 3 years, so that got the emotions rolling right from the beginning.
Factor in the 3 sisters “dynamics” and I felt like “WOW, this could have been me and my 2 sisters” at pretty much any given time. Or, at least up to almost 3 years ago. It was a moving flick. Seeing it with two of my oldest and dearest friends, and being able to laugh and cry in a nearly empty theater stadium made it perfect.
Well, here in TX we are being told to anticipate a snow sleet early morning. It is now after 3 AM, but temps are still in the 40’s. Our weather forecasters here get it wrong most of the time. I guess i can open the windows to let this smell out of the house. Damn brownies!