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A Trip to Walmart -- Amazing Movie: "Woman in Gold" 
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Marilyn and I watched a movie On Demand today, the 2015 film "Woman in Gold." Helen Mirren was amazing in this true-life story about an elderly Jewish refugee living in California who fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim the iconic painting of her aunt (Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I) which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. We both HIGHLY RECOMMEND this movie. It's not only a captivating story, but it's beautifully filmed, as well. Very enjoyable!

Marilyn went out by herself and ran a bunch of errands today while I slept. I'm still not feeling well, as ridiculous as that might sound. This is a nasty virus (flu?) that I'm fighting. My voice is starting to finally come back, but is far from normal, still. And I'm so TIRED all the time. Just puny as hell. Oh well. I'm doing the best I can for now.

Marilyn got gas for the car. She bought a wedding gift for Ebony (Leslie's daughter). She went to Target and did some shopping, including getting batteries for our Fitbits. I don't remember what all else she did.

We're fighting some ANTS again, I'm afraid. I really hate it when we get ants in the kitchen on the kitchen counters! (ugh) So far it's not terrible. I probably need to poison outside sometime soon...

My psoriasis is certainly a pain right now. The patch on my right hand is worse than ever. Again, this is NOT normal for this time of year. Very crusted over and cracking and bleeding. (sigh) Not sure what's going on there.

Marilyn put on the movie "The Walk" today. The 2015 film is based on the true story of 24-year-old French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who in 1974 strung a wire and walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. I was sleeping sitting up in my chair, so I missed the beginning, but I saw some of the middle before finally giving up and going in to bed. Marilyn fell asleep part way through and told me later she was annoyed by the narrative that is constantly going on in the film. I read some reviews and critics didn't like that, either. But it's an interesting story.

Tonight we finally went shopping a Walmart, which we'd been planning for ages. In fact, last night we went out to the local Walmart, but we were too late -- it closes at midnight, and we didn't get there until 12:30 a.m. Tonight we did our shopping earlier than usual and were driving home at just past 11:00 p.m. We often shop later than that.

We just had a treat of English muffins and butter with hot cups of tea. Delicious!!!

Marilyn is back to work tomorrow (of course), and I'll be staying home. I'm supposed to train the new person Maleah on Tuesday -- but will only do so if my voice is really good by then. Otherwise I'm putting it off until Thursday.

We're having a staff lunch on Wednesday (hosted by our president Frank and his wife Becky), which I'm looking forward to attending. I'll be going to that no matter what...

I need to set up Maleah's profile, so I think I'll do that now! Then we're off to bed. It's currently 1:00 a.m.

We were watching "Fifty Shades of Grey" tonight -- a movie we both enjoy. I still think it's ironic how much I love the movie, when I really, really hated the book. Hahaha. (I happen to think E.L. James is a really BAD writer, personally. I found it torture to read her novels -- funny, if you think about it! You nearly have to tie me up to get me to read those books.) It's always fascinating to me when a movie is better than the book it's based on.

Well, off to work and then to bed!

Good night! Sleep well. (And stay healthy!!!)
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June 20, 2016 (Monday) 02:48 pm (UTC)
My sister is battling ants in her house, too. She and the hubby were away for the weekend and came home to ants in the kitchen! Ugh! Pests!

I read Fifty Shades Of Grey to see how bad it was and it lived down to its hype! Awful book and she wrote three of them! Gah! I weep for the intellectual and cultural environment of this country when THIS godawful tripe was a bestseller three times over!
June 20, 2016 (Monday) 11:48 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're starting to get your voice back.
Hopefully your general health will get better soon too1