I just got back from watching Sherlock Holmes, which I would give about a B+. Only a few things saved it from getting a C (Robert Downey Jr. with no shirt on, I’m talking to you.) But before I review it, I’ll give you a quick recap of my weekend:
Saturday night was freeeezing! I snuggled on the couch, wearing enough layers to resemble a marshmallow, and ate dinner:
A yummy cheese pizza. I didn’t eat the whole thing, in case you were wondering. I had some help. 🙂 Then Dave and I settled in for, I kid you not, six straight episodes of this:
Dexter Season 4. I can’t figure out exactly why, but I am ridiculously hooked on this show…Dave ordered Showtime just so we can watch Season 4, then cancel it. Hehe. The writing is just so good, and it is not a hardship to look at Michael C. Hall. Are you sensing a theme to this post? 🙂
I woke up this morning thankfully serial-killer-dream-free and made a hot bowl of oatmeal:
The granola I got at Trader Joe’s is just ok. Bear Naked (hehe) is my favorite, but I have only found it at Meijer, and I just wasn’t feeling the trek to Meijer yesterday.
A clementine on a sparkly cute pink plate. I swear it tastes better that way. And crackers and hummus:
The crackers and hummus are both from Fresh Market. That hummus is the best thing ever and sometimes I feel the need to hide it from myself, but I can’t…it has to be refrigerated. Haha.
Then I somewhat negated my healthy efforts for the day with Taco Bell:
A 5-layer bean burrito that I only ate about half of, and just a hard shell taco supreme. Then…the best part of dinner…Dave and I smuggled a bag of Target concessions popcorn and some peanut butter M&Ms into the theater. Before you judge me, contemplate for a second how expensive popcorn and candy is at the movies. See? Brilliant. It’s the little things :).
Oh yeah, the movie. Like I said, throw Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law into a period piece and you can’t really go wrong. The writing was definitely clever and it was a fun plot, but overall, a little bland. I really wanted the Rachel McAdams character to have more depth/purpose, other than just a random love interest. I won’t give away too much, but I think her talent was kind of wasted.
Anyway! Here are those New Year’s resolutions. Nothing too extreme, but definitely things I feel I can accomplish. Here we go:
1. Work out more consistently.
2. Go to church on a more regular basis.
3. Eat more home-cooked meals (by me. :))
4. Have a more positive attitude.
5. Enjoy everything!
Probably millions of people across the world made these exact same resolutions…and that’s a good thing! Basically, the later I get into the late 20s, I’m discovering how much of a gift life really is, and how much we have a responsibility to nurture it. It might sound cheesy, but I want to do all I can to make this life happy for everyone.
There’s this nifty little thing I learned when I worked at Kanakuk Christian athletic camp in Branson, Missouri, a few summers ago: that JOY spells Jesus, Others, Yourself. That’s the people you should try to please, in that order.
That’s the key to happiness, in the camp’s teachings. You know what? Makes sense to me! I’m finding that the less I worry about making myself happy as opposed to others, the happier I am. Give it a try…it works. 🙂
Well…I’m off for, you guessed it, more Dexter. I know some of you share my obsession!
Have a great night…see you in the morning!