Movies, Soccer and Beyond Yoga pants: Friday To Do List: August 31

by Lian on August 31, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve done a To Do List, mainly because this summer, the only activities I’ve managed with my son’s illness and my father situation are : Wait, Watch & Pray the Phone Doesn’t Ring. But it’s a holiday weekend and it feels like maybe I can take a breather:

Go See Robot & Frank: This movie looks like exactly the kind of film I need: charming, smart, indie. Yes, I know it’s about an older man with dementia. But I heard Frank Langella on Fresh Air and he sold me on the story and I love him. Plus, The reviews included the word “caper” which I’m all all for. Love a caper. And Capers– so good on salmon.

Buy Fresh Yoga Pants: The time has come to buy some new yoga pants. I splurge ever so often  and this is the weekend. Though I did spot Tim Gunn’s tweet the other day that mused: Are all those women in yoga pants really coming from or going to a yoga class? I suspect not. Well, Tim Gunn, you’re right. We’re not. But if you’ve ever worn the original pants from Beyond Yoga, you would never want to take them off either. Soft, Comfy, flattering. Even Mr. Tim Gunn would agree.

Watch some soccer: The fall season kicks off at our house with my older son in a 3-day tournament. It’s  slowing dawning on me that next year– by the grace of God and the Common Application– he’ll be playing soccer somewhere else. And my husband and I will be sitting home looking at each other wondering what to do on Saturdays and Sundays. One more season on the sidelines.

What are you up to this Labor Day? Let me know…

Embracing my Chaos, Lian

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Mari @Bookworm with a View September 4, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Lian… have you seen this? Julie might enjoy it… it’s a little to much for me but I know how much she loves Justin :)

I don’t know how to get the utube link so sending the post I watched (MM site).

Chpdlivr September 2, 2012 at 8:14 PM

We saw Robot and Frank…..very enjoyable! Looking forward to your review.

Carolyn September 1, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Hoping to do some relaxing, maybe get in an extra yoga workout, do some fun stuff with the kids that I rarely have time to do

Lian September 1, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Thanks, Cyndi.

Does make me wistful…

Cyndi August 31, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I think you and your husband will be just fine on the weekends … just because you head to the soccer fields for now doesn’t mean you won’t head to another destination together when that schedule changes. I have a feeling the two of you will always have a lot of ground to cover on the weekends – you make a good team.

Kristen Brakeman @sandwichgenmom August 31, 2012 at 3:59 PM

1) Flu shots for kids (and me if not too squeamish)
2) Re-train kids – school backpacks are not part of our living room decor
3) Relax?

Kristin August 31, 2012 at 7:53 AM

1) Stay dry, the remains of Hurricane Isaac are hitting St Louis
2) Market myself and my continuing private practice (icK)
3) Purge the playroom to prep for yet another garage sale…what else could we do while it rains for three solid days?

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