The weekend is a glorious thing in my eyes, especially when it involves a little date night action with my husband We kicked it off with some pizza, cuddling, and a movie I have been dyyyying to see (ever since reading the book in early October).
I am a nerd (duh!) and the day I finished the book (I love reading!!) I went online to find out when the movie was being released. November 1st was the day it was to be released on DVD, but I found out that Netflix and Redbox would both not begin renting it out until November 29th. (!!) I was sorely disappointed because I did not want to BUY a movie just to watch it once, especially if I had not seen it yet.
Are you catching on how much of a nerd I am?! And how much when I want something I really go after it??! (And I usually get it, I might add 😉 )
You could call it tenacious, or driven, or ambitious. But most, like my husband, call it stubborn. 😉
It is what it is, and after reading our friend Theresa’s experience with wanting a movie but she had to rent it on iTunes, it clicked!! I would go to iTunes and see if they had the movie I wanted.
And I was totally STOKED to see I could rent it from iTunes (download it, and you have 24 hours once you hit play-30 days to ‘hold it’) for a low price of 3.99$. Totally worth it to me -instead of waiting one month until the library, redbox, or netflix even began offering it. And that does not include the waiting time that would occur after that for me (in line after hundreds), to finally get to watch it.
No, sireee, 3.99$ for a solid, great date night sounds perfect to me
Luckily I really loved the movie or else that money spent would’ve been a waste…..and at least I have a great husband who watches chick flicks with me!
Kids’ Between Meal Snacks
Check out what I saw in a USATODAY newspaper 2 days ago. I almost cried.
Now I know I am not a mother (yet) so I could hardly berate any parent for allowing this to happen, but I do have common sense. And anyone who has noticed anything in this country has realized that children are getting larger at an ever alarming rate……maybe parents are to blame??!
When I saw this I just shook my head in sadness, almost cried (not kidding), and decided right then and there that my children would never even know what a potato chip was.
I wouldn’t do that (hello disordered eating by deprivation!), but I do think we’re in a sorry state if we parents (I am grouping myself there because eventually I will be one) choose to give our kiddos crackers over apples for snacks.
Is it our own laziness?? Is it what is cheaper?? <—read a thoroughly interesting discussion here— Or do we believe kids would rather the crackers and chips over the delicious, juicy apples, pears, oranges, bell peppers, and carrots??
I am of the opinion that our kiddos would eat the right things if we provided that for them : by buying, cutting ’em up, and making them available. It is the kids’ choice whether they eat the food or not, but we as adults have THE responsibility to make that choice AVAILABLE.
But I’d love to hear what ya’all have to say!
I am off to PUMP some iron. WHeeeee!
What did YOU do for date night?? Are YOU impatient and stubborn like me?! 😉 What do YOU think about the snack crisis??