December 29, 2014: Dawn of the Apes

Dominica got out of bed and immediately went out to the theatre to watch a movie.  I was up shortly after that and set up in the kitchen to work.  No movies for me.

The girls both slept in for a while this morning.  Luciana until around nine but Liesl until after eleven!  She really is a little Madeline, there is no denying that.

Dominica made snowman pancakes for “lunch” today.  The girls got a snowman pancake maker for Christmas and have been asking for snowman pancakes continuously since then.  So she gave in around noon, as Liesl was finally awake by then, and made a batch of them.

Around one Dominica and the girls went over to the Grice’s house.  I stayed and Joe and Brittany’s so that I could get work done.  I got a lot of writing and posting done today.  It was productive, even if I got started on the late side.  Yesterday I got a new article over to Dominica to edit and proof for me.  I got another one, a large one at 3,300 words, completed today!

For dinner, Joe, Brittany and I ordered in from Cheddar’s.  I have not eaten from a Cheddar’s since Brian Souder and I tried them out in Dallas many years ago.  The food was quite good.  I got their fried shrimp, baked potato and broccoli cheese casserole.

Dominica came back to the house with Emily and by nine we went into Cinema Joe with Joe and Brittany too and the five of us watched Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which none of us have seen before (this is why Dominica and I were trying to watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes for the past week so that we would be ready for the family to all watch this together.)  Like its prequel, “Dawn” was quite good too.  Also very sad and tough to take but very well done.  A good message and everything about it was really well done.  Also like its prequel it was a very long movie.

Dominica and I were still feeling like a movie after that was over so we decided to watch the Hobbit  movies (Joe has the first two on BluRay) so that we will be ready to see the third one which is in theatres now.  Joe and Brittany decided to watch it with us too.  We made it about an hour into it but the movie is so slow that we were all exhausted and ready for bed by that point.  So we are saving the rest of it for tomorrow.  Emily was so tired that she had started trying to sleep on the floor of the theatre before we called it a night.

Tomorrow the memory card for the GoPro is supposed to arrive.  I can’t wait to get a chance to start using the GoPro.