Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Somewhere Over the Weekend

We have always lived an opposite life from everyone else. Never do we go anywhere over Labor Day or Memorial Day. We would just rather pick times when fewer people are out doing things. This is the advantage of being in charge of one's own schedule. These are great times to enjoy our house and yard--usually the neighbors are gone so we have the "hood" to ourselves.

This weekend it rained, though, and it was dark and gloomy and cold. We all had papers we were working on--Kaley for school, Dave for the National Academy of Sciences, and me an automobile accident decision. So we took a break and went to the Da Vinci Code. We enjoyed it very much. The theater was full and the audience response seemed to be quite positive. For the three of us, it had been quite a long while since we had read the book so the movie was suspenseful and a fun story. Lucas saw it in Berlin and told me it was just as he pictured everything in his head when he read the book. My advice to the religious critics---you are actually highlighting one of the main points of the story.

Finally, last night the sun came out and the temperature warmed up. I had refused to turn the heat on in the house and it hovered at about 65 until 5 PM. As it turned out, we actually ate our dinner outside on the deck. Kaley decided to put on her swimming suit top in hopes she will not be so white for her yellow prom dress. We do not allow tanning salons for all sorts of reasons like SKIN CANCER but spending a half an hour at 5 PM in our northern latitude is not so bad.

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Memorial Day 2006