Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Two Movies Watched
Sort of accidentally, I watched two movies this past week. The whole family watched Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. It was pretty good; more of a movie for teenagers. My husband and I were disappointed that there wasn't a "playlist." We were hoping for great music; maybe even new music. Oh well. Today I watched Marley and Me because I was working on the second of a pair of mittens that I really needed to get done and it was the kind of movie you don't have to pay too much attention to. I had successfully avoided reading the book and I don't like Jennifer Aniston, but I have to say, the movie was pretty good - it was about family - and Jennifer Aniston did not bug me. In fact, she made a more convincing mother than Owen Wilson made a convincing father. I also didn't think I would cry at the end because I did not love that dog. That dog was not even endearing to me. He was a disaster! Any animal lover would like this movie, but then they've probably already seen it. I received an interesting email last week. My sister-in-law had a hat emergency. My nephew recently lost the hand knit hat I gave him last Christmas and they wondered if I could make him a new one. Of course, I could! I found a photo of him in the hat and matched the yarn that I still have left over from my hat making frenzy last holiday season. I made him another hat and wrote him a nice note. What touched me was that he was so sad to lose that hat. He's 11 years old and I don't get to see him very often, but I must have chosen the right colors or he must sense the love that went into that hat. I received a great big hug across the miles when I received that request. It's amazing how comforting handmade items can be. That's why I make blankets for Project Linus.