Mamma mia, here I go again

I know it’s been almost a week.

I know several of you were probably traumatized after my mono post…wondering, searching, hoping, that I was not bed-ridden and composing my final memoirs.

Well folks. I was thisclose. I stayed home from work one day and then had a terribly scratchy throat on Saturday morning. I was convinced it was the day before the day before I’d get sick.

Unfortunately for all of us…it’s Monday. And I’m at work. On my lunch break.

So I’ll just bury my woes…swallow my sorrows…and recap our weekend.

Seth’s parents came bearing chocolate meringue pie on Friday evening. They stayed to visit and catch up with us this weekend. We had a good time and ate lots of food! On Saturday afternoon we went and saw the new BATMAN movie.

Unfortunately for Seth, I ask a lot of questions during movies. And not growing up with an extensive history of Batman knowledge, I had to abuse him quite a bit during show time. But we all endured the 3 hour matinee and I came out of it with most questions answered.

I mean really…from the very beginning he knew Harvey Dent would become Two-Face. How in the WORLD was I supposed to know that?! I just kept asking for Catwoman.)

Best part of all though was…of course…Christian Bale. He’s done a fantastic job as Batman in the last 2 movies…but seeing him really takes me back.

Takes me back many moons.

Takes me back to his hit musical debut on the ol’ streets of New York.

(You’ll appreciate what’s next, Emily)

“Headlines don’t sell papes, NEWSIES sell papes!”

Ok. Let’s get back on track shall we?

We had dinner at Landry’s on Saturday night, one of our all-time favorites. I think if I could learn to make their Snapper Hemmingway, Seth would bow down before me for the rest of our lives. Not that he doesn’t bow down before me now. Maybe just a little more often.

Then Sunday night I went and saw MAMMA MIA with the girls.

I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical. Musicals are hit and miss with me. Clearly Newsies was a hit. Evita was a miss. But I LOVED this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!! What fun! I’ll admit…I did giggle when Sophie first broke out in song at the beginning. But then I started wondering…why don’t we converse in song more often? So I might try it. Don’t be scared if I start belting out greetings and questions in tune next time we meet.

I included a shot from my all-time favorite scene. Yes, I was one of several who gave this number some serious applause. I will never listen to Dancing Queen the same again! I just loved seeing Meryl Streep in this role. Actually everyone was just fantastic. I highly recommend this. To women though. Not men.

Tucker also (finally) graduated from his puppy training class yesterday. He now has a myriad of skills under his belt and has made a smooth transition into the terrible twos phase. Ah, reminds me of Maggie’s rebellion of yore. Gotta love puppies. He’s been quite defiant and showing a lil’ bit of attitude to his folks. Little does he know our special friend Joanna will be taking care of his “hormone issues” in the next month. Pictures later!

(of puppy graduation…not his procedure)

3 thoughts on “Mamma mia, here I go again

  1. ha! i never put it together that christian bale was in newsies until the other day! i had such a huge crush on him! sounds like the weekend went well :)

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