Last night, we (Ava and I - and Scott, in theory, but he was studying the back of his eyelids before the opening scene) watched the movie Maleficent. I always thought that Sleeping Beauty was the princess that no one ever talked about (that was before the princesses became a SUPER BIG DEAL in recent years...and now Aurora is a household princess name.) In any case, I was intrigued to see what the movie was about, and it's easy to use Ava as an excuse to watch anything princess-related. :)
Turns out that the movie was about Maleficent (I know, shocking!) and how it's possible to be a hero and a villain, all at the same time. But, mostly, it was about love, and how it can thaw even the coldest of hearts. It got a little scary at times, and Ava started asking me a lot of questions about friends, and why friends do things to hurt each other. Ava and I both stayed awake until the end of the movie (amazing for a variety of reasons) and it left both of us with things to think about.
It was a good flick - I'd recommend it.
Our house was hit with a few different bugs this past week...Ava had a headache and sore throat, and I had some intestinal issues. We've both recovered, but it made the week go by in a blur. Ava did have all green days at school this week, so that's awesome! And G has been taking a few hesitant solo steps every day...he's not quite sure if he wants to do it, but when he doesn't think about it, and just goes for it, it's a success!
Scott and my dad worked for several hours yesterday installing a heater in our garage so it'll stay at a comfortable 35 degrees during most of the winter, and then we can bump it up a bit to melt the snow off the vehicles during the winter. Plus, it'll make it better for him to work in it during these cold months. All I know is that when I checked on the progress yesterday afternoon, there was a hole in the side of the garage (to vent the heater) and I quickly shut the door and walked away...I'm assuming that everything will be installed properly and look nice at the end. I don't need to see the entire process happen!
I had a super fun impromptu happy hour on Friday night with some coworkers...it was totally unplanned, and we had a blast! We've had some pretty rough weeks lately at work, and it was great to kick back for a few hours, and have some laughs...and it was an excellent start to the weekend.
We just finished a very nice breakfast of cinnamon rolls, bacon and strawberries...and there's a full agenda for the day, so we've gotta get moving. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the ground is covered in white sparkles - looks like it's going to be an amazing day!