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Monday, October 4, 2010

October Beach

I spent the weekend thoroughly enjoying the warm/hot weather. On October 1st and 2nd we hung out at the beach and even went swimming. Water is cooler than in the summer but not as cold as it was back in early June.
Weekend had a cloud of work hanging over it. My ethics review is due tomorrow. I'll have to cut this short and get back to it.
Tabs had her final soccer jamboree on Sunday and a party afterward. I had to work so Peter took her to all of the events. Tabs had a great day and her team won both games.
Mist had a sleep over at a friends, Pip and Tabs had a sleep over at their cuz's--all in all, a good weekend for the gals.
Peter seems to have cracked a rib playing basket ball. He plays with some of his former UBC students. He admitted to feeling like a "small fry" on the team as all his 20 year old students are over 6'2" and big boned.
I am in to super adventure/scary movies lately. No one will watch them with me--so I bravely watch alone. My recent favourites are :The Orphanage (Spanish subtitles)--very well done yet disturbing. The other is Broken (British)--almost finished it but had to pause it as it was getting too late and I have to get up before 6 AM to work out.
 One trend however, in N. American horror films has caused me concern. The evil force in many, many of the movies currently playing is an evil little girl. I don't like it. I think it demonstrates a latent misogyny in our society. In fact, in two horror movies playing right now, in Kelowna, the evil villain is a little girl. It is sick. I believe it is objectifying innocent darling little girls. And as someone who has worked with children her entire life, I can honestly say, little girls are not evil, not even close. Every single little girl I have known is a little darling. Girls have their insecurities as they grow up but when they are little, they are simply dear.
Pip is at preschool today and my big girls at home with sore throats and head aches. 
They better get well quickly as they have piano tonight. I have a yoga class early afternoon and a meditation group tonight. Monday seems a tad too busy. Might have to miss yoga today--too much more work to do on my thesis!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Sandra said...

Hope the girls recover quickly. Looks like just the Moms went in the water. Too cold for the kids?

October 4, 2010 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Melissa Mix Hart said...

That was Friday night--but on Saturday both the Tabs and Pip went in too.

October 4, 2010 at 4:52 PM  

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