Why am I so pleased? Well let me tell you what's been going on.
Seth has secured a position at our first choice Secondary College, the co-ed catholic one that I thought we didn't stand a chance in hell with actually offered him a place after all, so there's a shocker - a good shocker, but still an utter surprise. He also didn't get anything under a 'C' on his report and has taken up sketching as a part time hobby, which is about 500% better than the gaming that he usually pursues 24/7.
Zoe's birthday went really well, in as much as we managed to get everything done that she wanted to get done, she felt spoiled, the food that I made went down a treat and everyone departed with smiles on their faces after the three day celebration. My bank account has still not bounced back yet, but pay day is tomorrow so I'm almost out of the woods.
Vince, the geriatric guinea pig, who was sadly rejected by said 'needy' child, was happily adopted by the Grade 6's and a dear teacher friend and her daughter who are all pitching in to give old Vince so much loving that I don't think he knows what to do with himself, so everything turned out okay for him in the end.
It is also only one month until I go to Singapore now, so woo-hoo for me, can't wait for that to happen. It has rained and rained and rained over these last couple of weeks, so I am more than ready and happy to enjoy some sunshine O.S.
Other good things that have made me super happy over the last fortnight: having time to knit, paint, sketch, read, sleep in, go to the movies, binge watch TV series and spend hours in the kitchen inventing and baking. Also, I've had time to catch up with some friends and family, and even started a 30 day yoga challenge to try and pry some of this flab off myself. This is all good stuff, this is all definitely stuff to be happy about. It's just so nice to be happy and to feel really good about things, I wanted to write about it because often I am pointing out shitty things that are going on, but right now, I am too grateful to be anything but happy.
Oh my, what a lovely way to be!
Release Date: 2008
Running Time: 114 mins
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, this quirky caper movie impressed me with it's offbeat perspective and exceptionally endearing character Penelope Stamp, who is played perfectly by the lovely Rachel Weisz.
The Brothers Bloom (Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody) are two of the world's most successful con artists. With the assistance of their mostly silent explosives expert Bang Bang (Rinko Kikuchi) they decide to try and swindle Penelope Stamp, a wealthy and solitary heiress, that proves to have a few unusual talents of her own.
There are loads of plot twists, it's truly one of those 'who's conning who' types of movies, and although it does flounder a bit towards the end, I still found it really entertaining and sweetly amusing.
FINAL SAY: The trick to not feeling cheated is to learn how to cheat.
3 Chili Peppers