It’s Easter Sunday. We’re both sitting here, me in the big chair, Karen on the love seat, perusing stuff on our respective laptops. It’s raining outside. Typical for Oregon this time of year. Weston is laying down on the top of the cushion behind my back and his little head is resting on my shoulder. I love when he does this. He’s such a cuddly little fellow.
Yesterday we were busy. A drive to the rental to pick up the old sinks, medicine cabinet, and hand rail we took out of the house, or should I say had taken out of the house, and then a drive to the Rebuilding Center. A truly fun and great place to hang out and look for “stuff”. It’s like treasure hunting. My grandmother would’ve loved it. We dropped off the stuff we took to them and ended up buying a 12 x 12 section of new carpet, at a cost of $20 I might add, for one of the bedroom in the rental. What a deal. After that we headed back to the rental to drop off the carpet and then picked up all the garbage, from the various construction projects we’ve had going on, and took it to the dump. From there we came home and started working on the yard here. Mowing, weeding, trimming, hoeing… it looks so much better now. Weston had a blast all day as we took him with us everywhere. He’s a very happy guy as long as he can stay with us. We were done about 6:30 last night. Still enough time left in the day to take showers, even Weston who needed one as he’d dug in many of the flower beds when we were working outside, and then watch a couple of movies.
The movies… The Hunting Party. Richard Gere and Terence Howard. Terence, I hope I just spelled your name right. Anyway… good movie. Interesting… and also true. It’s the story of how some journalists decide they are going to go and try to interview a war criminal that no one else, state departments, nato, etc. have been able to find. They find him. It’s all done in sort of a comic, I can’t believe this is happening, kind of way. It worked. I liked it. The other movie, In the Valley of Elah… Excellent. Also based on true events. Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon, and Charlize Theron. Really good. Very well acted. It’s about a soldier from Iraq who comes home and goes missing a few days after getting back. Of the two I’d say rent In the Valley of Elah, but both are pretty good.
Today… we have no real plans. How nice. We might meet a couple of friends for an Easter meal at some restaurant, but haven’t really narrowed those plans down. If not, we’re good just being at home, the three of us. Right now, as I said, Weston is sleeping up by my neck, keeping it warm. His bone, the one Karen gave him only just a little bit ago, is sitting by my feet on a towel on the ottoman. Not very attractive. But then, we’re used to bones laying around the house. He likes to hide them. We don’t really mind. This morning I thought, a little late given it was already Easter morning, that we should’ve gotten some sort of dog treats we could’ve hidden around the house. Then we could’ve had an Easter “egg” hunt for the boy. I guess giving him a bone is going to have to do it. I don’t think he minds.
To each of you out there… here’s wishing a day of joy, peace, and love for you no matter what the day brings for you. Happy Easter everyone.