Saturday, October 14, 2006

I made it through the wilderness; somehow I made it through …

Ok, so it wasn’t exactly the wilderness, but Frannie and six kids, well it sure felt like it!

Can you imagine? 3 buckets of popcorn, 6 small soda’s, ONE (yes, I said one and one only) candy for each child … plus the tickets. I almost had to take out a second mortgage just to get through the door. Luckily AngelBaby was collateral enough!

The movie was good enough, from what I could see in between runs to the bathroom, cleaning up spilt popcorn and reminding my charges that there is ‘NO TALKING’ while the movie is playing. That part was especially difficult, since in order to tell them that there was no talking, I had to actually talk myself … hmmm!

I love watching an animated film and trying to figure out which actors/actresses are playing which parts ... because, of course, I didn’t see the trailers or the actual beginning of the film that might actually have the answers to such questions.

Of course there is always one voice that sounds all too familiar but you just can’t place it. Such was the case of Bobbie; wife of Bob, owner of Mr. Weenie. I kept thinking that her voice sounded like someone from WKRP in Cincinnati. (Yes, I am aging myself here!)

Alas, after much searching I discovered that the character is played by Georgia Engel; who was actually on the Mary Tyler Moore show, so pretty close to WKRP – same era at least. If you get a chance, check out her IMDB – her acting history is vast, dating back to 1971.

Anywho … we had fun. Open Season is a decent movie.

Little Miss has been talking about it all day, but I have the feeling it is mostly because she hasn’t really ever been to a movie theatre before. She may have been once or twice but I don’t think she was old enough to get it.

AngelBaby has never been, so it was a completely new experience for her – and me. She did very well, but that could be because we went as close to nap time as possible. I wasn’t sure about that, as it could have an opposite effect, sometimes nap time brings more tears than sleep, so you just can’t predict.

Sweetie Pie is a movie theatre pro, so she was actually a big help with the littler ones.

I think the entire family is on the cusp of a bad cold. I could hear the clearing of the throats and the slight plugged nose snoring all night long last night. So now I am back to feelin’ a bit like a pusher … Vitamin C, come on baby, it’s good for you, you’ll feel better MaaMaa promises. Yea, they are not lovin’ it – or me, at the moment.

I am kinda procrastinating today. I need to get to some cookin’ but I just don’t feel like it. I need to get creative, for some folks that don’t care for meat – this is, of course, not my strong area, as Mr. Farmer insists on meat every night … I have about 20 kinds of rice in the pantry, numerous pasta’s and certainly a load of veggies, I just can’t get inspired.

Any thoughts?

~ Frannie

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing, and perfect will.
Romans 12:2


Anonymous said...

What a cute day out. I can't wait to be a mom...someday!!!

Frannie Farmer said...

It was especially fun to watch AngelBaby watch the movie .. her eyes we so big and she clapped a lot. Cool stuff!