It's not the Holidays unless some family drama happens - my brother decided to stay home and not join the rest of the family for Christmas. It was a big to-do Thursday through Saturday; my mom was very upset about it and no matter what I did to take her mind off of it she kept taking the incident so personally.
Oh here's a gift for all of you: 267
My mom and I did a lot while she was in town:
The Holiday: The entire time I kept thinking of Bev and her own love life. My recommendation is for Bev to definitely go see it & all others who may have found themselves hopelessly in love at one time or the other.
Dreamgirls: Oh holy moley. I went in with such low expectations and it was freaking awesome: YOU WILL LOVE JENNIFER HUDSON. You will especially love her solo performance "You Will Love Me" It was earthshaking and I never say that; there were people giving standing ovations in the theater in the middle of the movie because of that performance. If she doesn't win some award for it - I'll be upset. It was so good.
Blood Diamond: Let me first say the jewelry company I work for gets our diamonds from Canada BUT I still left the movie thoroughly disgusted. Seriously. DISGUSTED.
I never wanted an engagement ring before seeing the film and I so don't want any diamond whatsoever now. It opened my eyes in a big way.
It is such a graphic film - kids killing women and children with machine guns, kids drunk, kids high -- and none of that was part of the conflict diamonds! The movie was great and Leo: tanned, uhm hmm.
And we shopped. And shopped.
And we ate, And ate.
Then I dropped her off at the airport and I am so happy for some peace and quiet before getting back to work tomorrow morning.