As I've written about previously, it takes strength to take time for yourself.
After an incredibly long week, during which I stretched myself too thin and found balls dropping all around me as I failed to fulfill an obligation or two for which I had overextended myself, I realized that my patience reserve was running low, along with my sanity. You know those days when you think you can't take it anymore and might need to run away? I had begun considering the cost of flights to New Zealand, as that seemed a satisfactory distance from my chaotic life in Mississippi.
It's all my own fault, too, but that doesn't change the fact that I was frazzled. I needed to recharge. Reorganize. And, yes, I did just get back from vacation, but as I've already explained, a vacation isn't really a vacation unless there are no kids involved.
So I dropped my kids off on the side of the road this weekend.
Fortunately, their grandmother's house was also on the same side of that road. ;)
You know what comes next in Megan World... Time to hit the movies.
This whole post is, in fact, just an excuse to share the following trailer with you for the new Julie Taymor film, Across the Universe, the movie I have been wanting to see. Anyone else excited for this one?
I have been dying to see this movie ever since I started seeing the previews for it before watching SUPERBAD the first time, and then the second time I saw SUPERBAD, and then before my most recent movie escape to see Stardust, starring Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert Deniro.
I never told you about going to see Stardust. Great fun. Fantasy, but just the kind of romantic fantasy a bedraggled mom can use when her life begins to lack a certain amount of stardust of its own. I love to fall in love and that is just what I did with the male lead of Stardust, Charlie Cox. Aaahhhh.
Let's take a look at that male lead, shall we? It's Silver Screen Sunday, after all, so let's indulge.