Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Wagging on a Wednesday

The chemistry between Ryan and Michelle is electric in Blue Valentine.
This morning, my girls went off with their Grandma to the kindy group they go to each Wednesday morning. I use these free couple of hours to catch up with errands, paying bills, going to the bank/shops/medicare – any of the things that are hard to do with two kids.

Occasionally, I take a little time for myself. Go for a walk. Have a lingering coffee. Read a book.

Today, after I dropped them off, I noticed the cinema next door had a morning session of Blue Valentine. I thought, 'What the hell, a few hours by myself in the movies would be great.' Feeling a wee bit guilty, but pretty excited by the idea, I headed for the box office.

It's been a bad news week and I thought a break away from reality would be really welcome. A break from the constant stream of updates and bulletins. A great luxury, I know. It's just a shame Blue Valentine is so heart wrenching. I really enjoyed it, the acting was fantastic and it was a well directed film, but I came out exhausted. I now also have a bit of a girl crush on Michelle Williams.

Do you ever sneak off and do something indulgent like go to the movies on a weekday morning?

Image: Davi Russo/The Weinstein Company

4 comments:

  1. This is so entirely what I need to do. I am envious.

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  2. SO many movies I'd love to see right now.

    Am not missing Black Swan, will wait for my husband to get back from overseas though, he has a HUGE crush on Natalie Portman...

    I sometimes treat myself to the spa or an afternoon of shopping, but I'm not alone, usually have the toddler in tow...

    I want Mary Poppins dammit!

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  3. I have been known to do this :). Usually I'm at work the days Master P is in day-care, but on the odd occasion when work and study aren't happening, I bunk off for the morning and hit the cinema. Last time I did that, I saw Inception. I'm actually planning on seeing Blue Valentine on Friday night when P has his first ever trial sleep-over at the grandparents (it's not much of a sleep over since T is going too, but it's a night to myself!)

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  4. Hi Corinne, I am very new to blogging, but already loving it! I think you have a beautiful blog and the few posts I've managed to read of yours are so warm and familiar to me. This post particularly sounds just perfect, I too look forward to one day sneaking off to the movies to see my kind of film. It's a way off as I still have 2 young ones not yet in pre-school, but I'll get there! In the meantime I'm loving being a mother to my boys :o)
    P.S. Michelle Williams is great!

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