Monday, February 04, 2008

new soloist!

Well, 24 hours into solo parenting and it’s going ok. Thank goodness for the new big bed routine, which allows me to cuddle Swee'pea for a while but leave him awake and he falls asleep on his own. I’m taking advantage of this Sugar D-free time to catch some chick flicks so yesterday I rented Down with Love. I knew there was a movie I wanted to see but I couldn’t remember at the store and I thought it had Renee Zellwigger in it so I looked it up on the store’s computer and Down with Love came up so I got it. As soon as I started playing it, I remembered what I actually wanted to rent: Love Actually. And now that I look Love Actually up on imdb I’m not sure I’m really that interested, and plus, I think I might have watched it on a plane ride or something?

Oh well… Down with Love was ok but I found the ending offensive. Ewan MacGregor was hot as always though. And the sixties outfits and interior design were really cute.

Any recommendations for what I should rent for tonight? Or should I just do some photoshop tutorials?

Last night I made a lasagne so that will keep us in easy yummy dinners for tonight and tomorrow night, then Sugar D’s back on Wednesday afternoon. I can do this.

Today I am sitting on an interview panel for my first time. I’m a little nervous. I wanted to look nice but discovered this morning it’s impossible to stay clean with a two-year-old and two inches of light powdery snow fluffed all over the car. Oh well… guess I’ll just be the person who demonstrates the comfortable atmosphere of my employer.

The best thing about this solo parenting gig is that now Sugar D owes me, so I’m trying to think about where I might want to go for a couple of days by myself, since I don't have to travel for my job. Maybe BlogHer in San Fran this summer? Or a photo workshop somewhere interesting? What do you think? A girls’ weekend somewhere?

If you're still interested, and if you can think of any, you're welcome to ask me questions…


Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

DOn't you love the falling asleep on their own. My little girl has been doing that lately and I am a big fan! COngrats!

Beck said...

I HATE Love Actually. It seriously may be my least favorite movie.
Do you like old stuff? Are you in the mood for something sweepingly romantic? The Ghost and Mrs. Muir caught me totally by surprise.

Julie Pippert said...

Glad teh soloing is so far, so good.

Down with Love alternately amused adn disgusted me, and I was never really sure if that was the point or not, but I agree about the visual. Very eye candy, that movie.

Not a fan of Love Actually. Other than the soundtrack.

Am a fan of Legally Blonde, Clueless and movies of that ilk.

Liked 27 Dresses but that's still in theaters.

How about some of the old movies that Down with Love mocked?

Oooh or now that my brain is THERE, I just recalled Desk Set.

GL with the's a little easier on your side to be slightly mussed.

Christine said...

see if you can rent waterloo bridge with vivian leigh.

and is blogher in San Francisco???? How do i miss this stuff. My sister lives there!!!!!

Running on empty

Mad Hatter said...

Little Miss Sunshine--that is if you haven't seen it already.

cinnamon gurl said...

I have seen it, Mad, and loved it.

ewe are here said...

I rather enjoyed Down With Love; saw it in Paris for the first time, ducked in to see it to get out of the rain. :-)

Not a huge fan of Love Actually, although I enjoy the Colin Firth storyline...

About a Boy is always a good rental. Or Amelie.

Kyla said...

BlogHer! You must.

I recommend Stardust. It was delightful.

Aliki2006 said...

You know, I have to say that I do get a certain amount of pleasure from solo parenting gigs. I like to watch the movies *I* want to watch, in bed, with a cup of tea and a pile of cookies.

Aliki2006 said...

Hey! I know where you can go! Head over to the Carolinas to visit ME... :)

slouching mom said...

I hope you do go to BlogHer. I'll be there.

How about Knocked Up? That's really cute.

OK, here's a question:

Is life as a redhead really any different? Do you fit the redhead stereotype (quick to anger, vivacious, etc.)?

flutter said...

Knocked up!!

nomotherearth said...

I'm with Slouching Mom and Flutter - Knocked Up. You could try Superbad, too.

slouching mom said...

Hey, Sin? I can't read your latest post (where you answer questions). Every time I try to go to that post (or to your main page), your site crashes.

Is it only me?

Lisa b said...

yay for swee'pea falling asleep on his own.
I thought the sets and clothes might make it bearable but never got around to watching it.