Wednesday, October 30, 2013
on date nights and going to the movies
Last spring I got really burnt out after a long string of weekends that lacked a proper date night. I want and need some true downtime every weekend, and when I don't get it I get cranky! Since that time I've been more aware of trying to make date night happen every weekend if we can. We are fortunate to have my parents close by and especially lucky that they love to watch the boys and the boys love to go to their grandparents. What a huge blessing that is!
Do you like to go to the movies? I always have, but I've never really gone consistently. Lately, though, we've been trying to go to dinner and a movie every date night. You guys, it has been so fun! There is something about seeing a movie on a big screen that is special and exciting. And I think being entertained together as a couple is also very bonding. I love talking about the movie with Ken and having something to ponder over the next few days.
Here is what we have seen lately:
:: Thanks for Sharing. It's a movie about sex addiction. I loved all the "addict" stuff and getting to see into that world of meetings and 12 step programs. Great clothes & set design too. Loved this.
:: Enough Said. So much to think about here--about relationships and how women act. Julia Louis Dreyfus is so great.
:: Gravity. Stunning! And not what I expected. I've loved Sandra Bullock ever since Practical Magic.
:: Don Jon. Another sex addict movie! But different than the other one. I loved this one too, and the ending surprised me.
:: Rush. 70's car racing drama! Love love loved all the period details, the stunning visuals, and the exciting true story. Don't miss this! Hurry before it leaves theaters. I felt so lucky that we just happened onto it at the dollar theater.
Usually I go into these knowing next to nothing about the movie, which is how I like it. Ken scans the reviews to see what is good. I like to see things that are uplifting--I don't like disturbing, dark or violent.
Do you like going to the movies? What have you seen lately?