***Dan and I went to see “The Muppets” on Saturday and we really liked it. There were some aspects of it that were a little…off (like the absence of Frank Oz who has been the voice of Fozzie and Miss Piggy, among others, since the beginning of time), but we still laughed through pretty much the entire movie. I especially liked Camilla and her chicken friends’ rendition of Cee Lo Green’s song “Forget You.” And the Swedish Chef is always my favorite. Of course now I want to watch all of the other Muppet movies we own! Marathon this weekend, maybe?
***My poor Gators. Not only did they lose to the Seminoles on Saturday on their home turf, but John Brantley, their senior quarterback, got a concussion and had to leave the game. It was like adding insult to injury. Or maybe adding injury to insult? Anyway, Florida was already behind to Florida State at the time and when Brantley went down I knew there was no hope for a win. I was glad Dan and I had to leave to go see “The Muppets” before the game was over because watching it was just depressing. Maybe that makes me disloyal, but this year as been tough for the Gator faithful. I’m not the only fan who thought this season couldn’t end fast enough, but it ended even worse than I imagined. Maybe Florida will have a better showing in whatever bowl game they end up in. I’ll definitely be watching. Go Gators!
***In addition to the pick-me-up of my holiday music collection (which is working like a charm, by the way), I pulled our Christmas wreath out of the closet yesterday and hung it on the front door. Last year Dan and I bought a battery-operated lighted wreath to add to our Christmas decorations and I absolutely love it. It has white lights as well as clusters of red lights that look like berries. I love flipping the switches and turning on the lights each day when I get home. It kind of lights up something inside of me as well. This is definitely my favorite time of year. Hopefully we can get a Christmas tree this weekend.
***I’ve done quite a bit of cooking since I got home from work today. Not only did I whip up a batch of M&M sugar cookies at the request of one of my co-workers who’s here on a business trip from DC, but I’ve got a pot of tomato soup simmering on the stove right now. It smells fantastic. After a few more steps it’s going to be tomato bisque which I’m really looking forward to. I also bought the necessary ingredients for grilled cheese sandwiches because what else are we going to eat with tomato bisque? It’s funny that I only had time for all this cooking because I skipped going to the gym this afternoon, but I’m trying not to think about that too much. I’m going to bed early tonight so I can go to spinning early tomorrow. That makes up for it, right?