I've blogged about this before, but it's worth celebrating often. Once a month my husband takes over all responsibility at home and with the kids and I spend the entire day at the movies. It's my escape from responsibility and gives me all kinds of creative energy that I then throw onto the page. I missed my movie day last month because I was at LTUE and have really felt the lack.
Movie day keeps me sane and lets my kids see a lot more of the nice mom instead of the cranky one who's been around lately. Of course, cranky mom has also had to spend four days in a hotel and the car with kids who refuse to listen, so that might have a little something to do with why she's been surfacing so often lately. Today should fix that for a while, at least until next month rolls around.
First, I'm going to take some flowers to Mom's grave in Bountiful, then I'm treating myself to lunch at my favorite restaurant, The China Platter. After that I'm heading to the theater to see what's playing. I'll buy a bucket of popcorn and some of that white cheddar powder to dump on it and will spend the rest of the day in cinematic bliss. I can hardly wait!
Quote of the Day: "Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't see any."
Orson Scott Card