A long-time enemy of Mondays, I think I've finally come full circle today in realizing that Mondays are just another day of the week in the gift of life.
Probably because, since his return from the Caribbean adventure, Dylan has spent one day here, one day away, one day here, etc., etc in a pretty consistent pattern. And today was one of his day's here. So we started the day off with a 10:30am Monday morning showing of "Five Year Engagement," totally Dylan Miller-style. I remember teeming with jealousy when he'd head out to weekday matinees while I was working. So today I, too, got to experience the feeling of being one of only about seven people in the movie theatre. We also parked right in front. (The movie was good by the way, if not a bit on the long side.)
We followed the movie with lunch at Extreme Pita, then got the Ghost Armor (which I always confuse with Under Armour) fixed on both of our phones while we strolled around Kierland. Then he sat in the car while I browsed the new North Scottsdale Savers (and I came home with some thrifted treasures!), and lastly we loaded up on fresh fruit and other goodies at Costco before calling it a day.
We just got done lounging on our new patio furniture, enjoying a glass of red wine and reading the first two chapters of The Hunger Games together. This is not the first time we've read a book together, but he really encouraged me to see what the phenomenon was all about, and I wasn't about to do it alone. I'm not a big sci-fi or other-worldly fan, you see. I read the first two books in the Twilight series because I thought I was supposed to like it. Then I faced reality and realized I wasn't entertained by Bella or Edward at all and stopped after book number two. D and I read the first Harry Potter together, which I thought was completely lame, and I read Matched, which was only mildly entertaining to me. But so far I find The Hunger Games to be a little intriguing. We'll see where this takes me. And as for 50 Shades of Grey...holy saucy! Not my typical reading material, but the twisted storyline has me hooked.
Yesterday I spent my time hanging with my mom, Sumer, and her boys, then dining at The Good Egg for lunch with mom. Basically just taking my leisurely time to enjoy my family. My life has taken a complete 180 in the last few weeks, but I've never felt better.