October 15th, 2007

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Poem for Monday

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Adam still isn't feeling terrific so we weren't sure what to plan after Hebrew school. We toyed with the idea of taking the kids to see Elizabeth: The Golden Age, but they both had homework -- long-term projects to work on -- so after helping Adam set up a composting experiment using plastic soda bottles, knee-highs and yard clippings while Daniel worked on history, we went to Locust Grove, where Cabin John Creek wasn't quite as dry as the part of Rock Creek we walked along on Saturday but was still pretty low.

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We had to stop at the food store and at the drugstore for a medicine dropper for the composting experiment, then when we got home I had to take photos of various parts of the experiment for documentation. Had dinner and watched Children of Men, which I'd missed in the theater, one of the bleakest movies I've ever seen and I wasn't crazy about some of the changes from the book (more with this one than with my two favorite Cuaron films, A Little Princess and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, though I like those two books much better). The acting is excellent -- Julianne Moore always is and I wish she'd had a larger role, and I liked Clive Owen a lot too -- but I enjoy sci-fi dystopia and this one was a bit much even for me. Even so, it was a good lead-in for Brotherhood, which seemed less brutal than usual. Plus Jason Isaacs and Annabeth Gish are always fantastic.

Collapse ) Tomorrow we have the cleanup people coming to remove the fans -- finally! -- and the contractor coming to tell us the bad news. Sigh.
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  • 12:34 Going to see Elizabeth: The Golden Age, I think, if we get organized! #
  • 13:35 Forget the movie, have to work on son's science project... #
  • 15:12 Weather 20854 #
  • 15:15 Sending the wrong messages to the wrong addresses, apparently. #
  • 15:27 At Locust Grove in gorgeous weather. #
  • 23:00 Being hot for Jason Isaacs. Not that this is news, but Brotherhood is on and he is SO good in this. #
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