Please someone tell me that I am not the only person in the world that has trouble distinguishing "home." Every time we pack up to head to MN I think to myself, "I am going home." But then when we pack up and head back, I think "I am going home." Apparently I have two homes.
My love for Amazon has no bounds. We have all been in the midst of a cold. It slowly made it's way through the ranks. Then just as we were pretty recovered, with only touch of acute bronchitis left in two of us, BAM! Another hit. Now everyone is pretty recovered from that except me. I am currently without sense of smell or taste. Super fun.
But anyway, Amazon. We needed new accessories for our Baby Comfy Nose. (Which I like so much more than nosefrida because you can clean it so much easier and it is just a better angle for wiggly babies.) But we were headed to MN so I just one day shipped to me there. No big deal.
But on the way I realized we left C's potty seat at home. Now, it's not essential to the process but it does make it easier. Plus we are going to be there in December. And April. And M hasn't potty trained yet. And probably at some point my brothers will get married and have kids and they will potty train. It was probably okay for my parents to just have one at their house. And they are available on Amazon Prime Now.
Life changer my friends. I ordered the potty seat and some lotion (that I was legitimately going to go to Walgreens for anyway) and some stacking cups to kick me over the $20 minimum. Then I got a notification that Safiya was on my way with my order. I got a tracking dot, and watched her make her way towards my location. One hour and fifteen minutes later, my delivery arrived.
All of the feels. I already loved Amazon but this was fun on a whole new level. It is a good thing I don't live there because I could see it being addicting. The prices on the items were the exact same prices they would have been on "normal" Amazon. (Some things are well priced, some are not.) There was no additional delivery fee other than an optional tip to the driver. Drivers cannot accept cash and you have the potential to change the tip amount for 2 days after the delivery. In case, you know, the driver was exceptionally great or horrible.
But it was a relief to have a potty seat for the long weekend, and one to just leave there so I never have to worry about it again. It also cracked me up, that as we were waiting for my Prime Now package, my Prime 1-Day showed up. My parents didn't get any packages but I got two in the span of an hour.
So Thanksgiving was just fine. Low key and whatever.
Friday night, Husband and I went on a date. An actual date! No kids and something fun! We went to see Mockingjay part 2 at the fancy, all leather reclining seat theater. Oh my. If those were an option I would only ever see a movie in those seats. The theater was packed and because of the half walls and the reclining it was like we were the only people there.
The movie itself was pretty good. I should have gone in with the fact it was essentially going to be a war movie in my head. I don't usually like big action movies. So I was really nervous. I found myself talking myself through parts of it. "There is going to be tar soon." "There are going to be mutts. Because this movie is also shown in 3D it will leap out at me." (This 3D movie trend can end anytime now. I don't like seeing 3D and it just seems excessive when you watch it normal.)
I overall liked it. There were things that were different from the books. Joanna and Katniss training quite hard to be able to go to war didn't happen. Which is a shame, because Joanna is such a great character and Jenna Malone really is excellent. It was the most disappointing part of the whole movie really.
The journey through the Capitol was intense, exhilarating and sad, which is kind of exactly how I felt reading the book so kudos to them. The books were all written with so much Katniss and her internal monologues, that obviously they couldn't do that well in movie format but I thought the love triangle was done just fine. In the book she says that she doesn't need the fire and anger that Gale brings her, but she needs the person she is when she is with Peeta. The movie couldn't completely come out and say that of course, but it matters not because they show that.
We had a good time.
So we can sum up my Thanksgiving weekend with:
- Amazon Prime and Prime Now = Good.
- Mockingjay 2 in leather reclining theater seats = Good.
- Colds that lose you the ability to smell and taste = Not Good.
Happy Monday everyone.