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09 October 2005 @ 07:16 pm
What a wonderful evening - everyone should see "In Her Shoes..."  
Just spent a lovely evening with my Mom - we took in a late afternoon movie ("In Her Shoes" - which I think everyone should go and see) and then we ate an early dinner at Ruby Tuesday. My Mom had never been there before and she really enjoyed the food (especially the great salad bar.) :) We had so much fun that she made me promise that we'll continue our nights out every once in a while, even after Mark comes home. :)

"In Her Shoes" was SUCH a great movie. It was warm, touching, funny - I just can't say enough about it. On the onset, it appeared to be a superficial chick flick, but somewhere (although it kind of snuck up on me so I really don't know exactly where) in the first hour of the movie, you begin to realize the depth of the story and you get SO attached to the characters and by the end we were ALL seriously crying our eyes out. And if the terrific writing and great acting weren't enough, a HUGE superficial side benefit was getting to see Anson Mount (from last year's "Line of Fire" with Julie) in a cameo at the beginning of the movie. Woo hoo! :) But really, all superficial-ness aside, it was a great movie and I highly recommend it. :)

In other news, I've been spending most of the weekend clearing up some of the clutter in our extra bedrooms. I find that it's much easier to clean and throw things out when Mark's not home (he's the one who keeps boxes for TVs and computers that we don't even OWN anymore in our spare room "just in case.") :P Whenever he's away, out come the trash bags! My only limiting factor each trip is the amount of trash pick up days before he gets home. Sometimes cleaning makes the day go by faster too - and it takes my mind off of the fact that he's not here.

Got another email from Susan today asking if I wanted to go out for dinner again next week. :) AND I got the sweetest, most hysterical e-card from lindasings which really brightened my morning! Thanks SO much, Linda!! :) They knew that I'd probably be feeling down this weekend with Mark away and they were sweet enough to want to brighten my day. I just have the best friends!! :)

And I keep forgetting to mention this, but one of my co-workers just came back this past week from a trip to Germany. She brought back a lot of things with her, but the best were these Gummy bear-like candies from a store in Germany. They were creamy in taste, soft in texture, and had a liquid fruit filling in the middle. They were the most delicious thing I've ever eaten - and I'm completely addicted to them! sabine10, have you heard of these?

Well, I'm off to work on my sites a bit and keep the fuzzy dog company. Hope you're all having a nice evening!
Current Mood: fullfull
Current Music: "Fly Me To The Moon" - Earley Standards *SIGH*
queenstacey on October 10th, 2005 05:46 am (UTC)
You are the 2nd person to say that movie was good. I wish I had the money to see it!

Hug the fuzzy dog for me!
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on October 11th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
It was a pretty good movie, I was really surprised - I just thought it'd be a cute chick flick - who knew I'd be crying my eyes out 2 hours later? ;)

I will definitely give the fuzzy dog a big hug for you! :D Thanks, Stacey! :)
ajayne on October 10th, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)
I really want to see that movie. I loved the book. :) I may end up taking myself to see it one day this week... I think for my mental health, it will be worth spending the money.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 11th, 2005 07:08 am (UTC)
Since seeing the movie, I've heard wonderful things about the book. :) I'd never heard of it before going to see the movie and I was so unprepared for the warmth of the story and how touching it turned out to be!
ajayne on October 11th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
Jennifer Weiner is a great author (in my opinion, that is) and I have enjoyed her books so I was really excited when I heard that they were making a movie from it. :)
karmastyxkarmastyx on October 10th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
May try and catch that movie to take my mind of of things too.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 11th, 2005 07:09 am (UTC)
I think you'll really like it - it's such a touching story. I never cry for sad movies, but touching gets me every time.
defygravity73 on October 10th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
"In Her Shoes" was a wonderful book. I cannot say enough good things about Jennifer Weiner as a writer. I adore her. I can't bring myself to see the movie, though. I'm not a fan of Cameron Diaz and avoid her movies at all costs. I'm still so bummed they put her in this movie. =(
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 11th, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
I'm not especially a fan of Cameron Diaz, but she was surprisingly well cast in the role of Maggie.
defygravity73 on October 14th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
I will probably rent it when it comes out.
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on October 10th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you had such a nice time with your Mom and that you liked the movie. :)

I hope your co-worker had a nice time in Germany. Do you know where she has been? I only know the "normal" jelly babies. I heard from the candies you did eat for the first time but they sound delicious. Most likely I've to look if I can find them here too. :)

Please take care, Sheri. Big *hugs* to you
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 11th, 2005 07:12 am (UTC)
She had a wonderful time in Germany. :) I'll have to ask her specifics on where she visited there, but she had a lot of fun. :) And those gummi bears were among the best that I've ever eaten!

Hope you're having a nice week, Sabine. Big *HUGS* to you!
msgrumpybearmsgrumpybear on October 10th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
I third the fact that the book was awesome. It's one of my favorite books and I think one of the few I wound up boxing up and bringing with me when I moved. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 11th, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
It was SUCH a touching story! I rarely cry for sad stories, but I'm a complete mess when it comes to touching and at the end of the movie, I was a mess.
Rachelreelcowgirl on October 10th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a nice weekend, even though Mark is far away. I love Ruby Tuesday, and I'd never even heard of one until I moved to Corvallis. Now it's a popular meeting place for our polo group after practice, so it has a lot of great memories for me...and good food! ;) Have a great week! (And I hope Mark does, too!)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 11th, 2005 07:31 am (UTC)
I love Ruby Tuesday! Mark & I always go there on the weekend so I was surprised that my Mom had never been there. I think I got her addicted to the place, though because she was already talking about wanting to go back. :)
karen: love actuallywakedistracted on October 10th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
You're the second person on my friends list who has recommended that movie! I wanted to see it already; now I'm fully convinced that it'll be good. :) Hope you had a good weekend!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 11th, 2005 07:32 am (UTC)
It was surprisingly good! I'm the kind of person who never cries for sad movies, but touching movies on the other hand always get to me! And I was bawling at the end of this one!