Today is our 26th wedding anniversary. Gary sluffed off work this afternoon and we went to the movies to see "Little Miss Sunshine". Loved the movie, very funny in places, but a weird ending, I thought. No hankies needed, even though there is a sad bit. I thought Bryan Cranston's role would have been bigger. I thought he was going to be the Dad, but he wasn't. Maybe he didn't want to get stereotyped after being the Dad in "Malcolm in the Middle".
Lucy brought home some good stuff from England and Menorca that I haven't got round to writing about. The first thing was a Hanjie puzzle book. These puzzles are hot in the UK at the moment and will be the next big thing here in the USA after Su Doku I predict.
She also brought me sheepskin slippers from Menorca. I used to buy a pair every year when we went regularly and they would last just long enough so I would never be without them. They are so cosy and warm. She bought herself some Avarques - very comfortable hardwearing sandals with rubber soles originally made with recycled tyres.
There was chocolate, but that was for her brothers. And there were lots of books from my sister and some British magazines that I am looking forward to reading. At the moment I am reading Marley and Me from the library and I want to finish that before it is due back and I forget to renew it. This is what I have to look forward to from Carolinne: The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, How Language Works by David Crystal, and a Sudoku book that has the fancy kind of puzzle with double overlapping grids and non square grids and stuff. Thank you, Carolinne.
Finally there was a special book,The Art of the Possible by Dawna Markova. This belonged to our friend who died and his wife sent it to me as a memento of him. Thanks so much!