Thursday, November 23, 2006

It's a date!

Sensing that I was more than a little stressed, last Friday night my wonderfully thoughtful husband took me out on a date! "The Queen" was not a movie that Gary was particularly interested in seeing, but he gladly drove several towns over through rush hour traffic so we could see it together. Popcorn and soda at the movie, plus a Friendly's Fribble and chicken quesadilla rounded out the evening. It wasn't fancy, but it was certainly special. It is surprising how easy it is to forget to do those little things together!

As for the movie, I thought it was quite well done. Of course much of it was based on speculation about what the Queen and Royal Family might have been thinking, saying, or doing in the days following Princess Diana's death. Helen Mirren was wonderful as she transformed herself into the Queen. It's hard to believe she is the same actress who was the ring leader in 'Calendar Girls!' The best part of the movie, though, was the little corgi dogs that faithfully followed the Queen around wherever she went! Watch out Nicky...

I would recommend seeing the movie.... and I would definitely recommend going out on a date! Don't forget to treat yourself and your loved one, spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend every once in a while. (Especially during this hectic holiday season) It doesn't have to be fancy... it just has to be fun. And, believe me, it can do you a world of good.

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