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Lifted by La La Land

January 20th, 2017 at 09:11 am

DD and I used the $5 Thursday movie special for a January mood brightener. I loved La La Land--not sure it's for everyone, but I thought it was worth seeing on the big screen as the cinematography is spectacular. And we got free popcorn with the tickets which together with the water bottles from my bag made for a lovely evening. Maybe not technically uberfrugal, but cheaper than therapy.

Our planned trip to see the eagles feed has been postponed due to the horrible weather. It's been raining half the morning. I used our $5 bagel credit for 6 bagels--another deliberate mood lifter. And I narrowly escaped a stupid multi-car backup in the parking lot. The bagel shop is next door to Starbucks and a breakfast diner, and as I entered the lot six cars were all backing out simultaneously. I knew it wasn't going to end well, and indeed it didn't as unbelievably four of them collided. I'm glad I hung back, but there was lots of shouting in the parking lot.

So, my plan for the day has been changed to tidying the family room and office, doing laundry, and maybe some quiet reading time and a DVD or two.

In the interest of eating it all, I made cheap soup from bratwurst, potatoes, carrots, and some onion. I've used this recipe before as I usually have those pantry staples, but added a handful of leftover frozen chopped spinach from Wednesday's stuffed shells. Honestly, I would normally throw that single handful out, but it worked well in the soup. And there's still some for lunch today.

DH has an actual interview on Monday. I'll prep him over the weekend.

6 Responses to “Lifted by La La Land”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I'm glad you got to go out and enjoyed the movie. And especially glad you escaped the multi car backup! You certainly don't need that problem. Wishing DH good luck with the job interview!

  2. livingalmostlarge Says:

    good luck!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I loved LaLa Land! I went in knowing nothing about it, and I was completely charmed.

  4. scottish girl Says:

    This is the first I've heard of La La Land. Good luck to your DH for Monday.

  5. alice4now Says:

    $5 movie special, what a great deal! Sounds like a wonderful mood lifter!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good luck to your DH!

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