Friday, February 13, 2009

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 2)

#1 - So my first comment about these "quick takes" is that I like doing them. My second comment is that I might as well confess freely now that they will probably not be a regular Friday occurance. Because the truth is, no matter how well intentioned I am, or how organized I am, things like this never do become completly regular for me. Sad but true.

#2 - Continuing on the above train of thought, why is it so hard to do things that you both want to and know you should? To quote Paul, "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." (Romans 7:15). Granted, I know he was talking about "doing" sin and evil in this passage, but it does apply so well to so many other things in life. Why don't I do some of the jobs around the house I know that need to be done and really would only take me a few minutes to do and I would feel happier for having done? Why don't I get up and work out in the morning when I know it'll help my mood the rest of the day. It's silly really. And yet the reality remains that I don't! How to solve this problem?
#3 - Movie update. I watched Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day this week. First of all, qualifier - there is some back-end nudity in the movie and definitely some sexual inuendos. However, if you like period pieces and a good love story, this is a great movie to watch. It's set right before WWII and deals with some of the attitudes of that day. I really liked it; Amy Adams' performance is really, really good.

#4 - It's Valentine's Day tomorrow. Sadly, the weather is supposed to be kind of gross, and so our original plan has been destroyed. I guess it's time to come up with plan B! Of course my diet complicates everything, but I think we can find something fun and special nontheless. Maybe even a new tradition can be found. An old tradition is not going to be followed this year - Christopher isn't going to give me a bear. I love the ones I have and they have much symbolic meaning for me, but I'm actually pretty good with letting that tradition go (although maybe on occasion it might still be nice!). What to do instead?

#5 - Talking about love, does anyone else feel like the institution of marriage is being strongly attacked right now? I know that there's been battles going on for years, but the last number of months--at least from where I stand--have extremely bad. Maybe I'm just feeling this way because we've just in the last month and a half we've now had three friends/acquaintances/ people we look up to be involved in affairs, divorces, etc (the third I just found out about today). It hurts to see what these people are going through. From a purely selfish perspective, it's a good reminder to not take my husband for granted, to not be neglectful or blaise about needing to continually work on my marriage, and to watch the words that I allow myself to use with or against my husband so that he does not feel the need to seek companionship or love from someone else.

#6 - Update on the Thai food. I have not good back, although I may tomorrow. It did affect me (soy I think, not gluten), but not severely. I'm not sure about how much more severely having more within just a few days would have an impact. I guess we'll find out...maybe!
#7 - I can't help but admire the creative workings of my husband's brain. Last night we played a game he's invented and been working on. It's quite good...we completely revise it, but the basic concept is good. Much impressive. For all my creative abilities, I don't think I could do that.

1 comment:

Amber said...

No bear???? There has to be a bear! (Ok, I don't really care about the bear but I loved the "scenes" of bears playing with scissors, etc.)

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