If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Sunday, June 21, 2009

RBOC: Home Alone Edition

  • I dropped b off at the airport yesterday. He's in Seattle for business purposes.
  • I dropped Angel off at the airport this morning. He's going to see his dad for Father's Day.
  • I am officially alone for a few days.
  • Angel comes back Tuesday night and Wed afternoon I leave to meet b in Seattle, to begin our Great Pacific Northwest Vacation [GPNV].
  • Last night, while Angel was working, I watched Little Miss Sunshine. I like to rent movies and TV shows when b is gone. For some reason he had no interest in ever seeing the movie but I rather enjoyed it. Angel came home early and watched the last 15 minutes with me.
  • After the movie, Angel and I had a 'sharing' about his relationship with his father. He has been conflicted about that relationship since he was about 13 and we have had these talks every time he gets ready for a visit. I feel bad that he has such difficultly reconciling his feelings and I'm not sure the talks help all that much (considering they've been going on for over 6 years) but they seem necessary for him.
  • I'm thinking of renting Crumb tonight. It looks delightfully icky. Or perhaps the original Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. I haven't seen the new one yet and haven't seen the old one since I was a kid living UpNorth. I find I really enjoy watching tv shows and movies that depict the city the way I remember it and not the way it is now.
  • Of course I'm currently behind on The Unusuals and I'm slowly working my way through the first season of Brothers and Sisters, so I have plenty of options.
  • Yesterday I went back to the used bookstore to use up some of my credit. I found Tepper's The Gate to Women's Country (on my summer list) but also picked up LeGuin's Orsinian Tales, Yolen's Dragon's Blood, and L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time.
  • I don't have a lot of memories from my childhood (repression - it's a good thing) but can recreate most of it when perusing children's literature. I really wanted to find Nesbitt's Five Children and It but no such luck.
  • I also spent a great deal of yesterday researching alternate itineraries for our GPNV. We'll be doing a road trip down the coast with lots of camping and then some city/hotel life on the way back.
  • I enjoy the planning but don't like being trapped in a plan--thus the numerous alternative itineraries.
  • We may not use any of them.
  • Its warm here in SouthLite but without the menfolk I can turn the AC off and enjoy open windows.


Amanda@Lady Scientist said...

I enjoy renting movies/TV shows when Dr. Man is away. This weekend Dr. Man is spending time with his Dad out of town at a convention. So, I've plowed my way through the Netflix 'Watch Instantly' feature. And I've enjoyed it a lot (even though I miss him).

drax said...

I think you will be pleasantly icky-fied by CRUMB. Make it a double feature, watch it with AMERICAN SPLENDOR! Ah-ha-ha...

Julie said...

I love "Little Miss Sunshine." It cracks me up and is sweet at the same time.

The books sound awesome. I really enjoyed "A Wrinkle in Time," but it's been years since I read it. I'll have to dig it out again. Thanks for that reminder.

I hope you have a great trip!! I would love to go. You sound like me with the planning. I love the flexibility of change when traveling. I hope you're not gone too long. I'll miss you if it's extended. But I hope you a fun and safe trip.

Annie King said...

My husband and I had less than a week in the Pacific Northwest, many years ago. I'll never forget Olympic National Park, the rainforest and the beach. I hope you get a chance to go there.