Happy Fourth of July! Scott gets two (full) days off this month, and today happened to be one of those days. I was super excited that he got one so early in the month, but the poor fellow has a long time ahead now. Today, we went to see The Amazing Spider-Man. It was pretty great, and it was equally great to have a movie theater close by. The movie was nice for me because I didn't know the history of Spider Man, and this movie helped to sort through some of those ideas. Plus, Emma Stone is a wonderful actress. She's so versatile, and she wasn't just an accessary to Spider Man. (I can't remember the guy's name, but he did a great job too.) I liked this one much better than the Toby McGuire ones.
After our movie, we had a wonderful dinner with some new friends and their parents. I can't tell you how much of a blessing it is to already have someone to call if I need something. We had fried chicken, corn, this delicious cole slaw with cranberries, and I brought a lemon - lime tart. (You can find the recipe here.) We had a great time! It was really nice to talk about new things and to get caught up on the old as well. (They're from our hometown too!) We had a really nice day together.
On to a separate note, Scott has to work early tomorrow, so he went to bed (a few hours ago.) And so here I am... blogging in the dark. :) I will say, our house is way cleaner than it's ever been, and for that, I am quite proud. I have recently made myself familiar with the home improvement stores and my local Target. You can see some of my handy work below.
I hung some boxes from our balcony too. I don't know if they're super secure so I'm just waiting for them to plummet onto someone's car below. I'll keep you posted about how that turns out. :) But for now, friends, I need some ideas. What are some of your favorite things to do (that are quiet!!)? I need book suggestions or hobbies or else I'm going to be going to bed at eight too!
I'd love to hear your ideas! Please share, and have a wonderful rest of your holiday!