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The book is always better


Paul Tremblay is one of my favorite contemporary horror authors. Back in 2018 I read The Cabin at the End of the World and it was hands-down one of my favorite books of the year. When I found out that the novel was being made into a movie, I was excited, but admittedly wary. And as it turns out, rightfully so,

knock I almost went to see Knock at the Cabin in the theatre when it was released back in February, but after the initial reviews I decided to wait. Truthfully, M. Night Shyamalan movies always disappoint me and I knew I’d be purchasing the DVD for the library so I kind of didn’t want to spend the money on a movie ticket. 

Well, the DVD came out this week and I watched it tonight with Drew. Ugh… I almost abandoned it about a quarter of the way through. Drew did not read the book so he really had no idea what was happening, what the motivations were, or any of the backstory the book describes. He absolutely hated it. I was very disappointed because I wanted it to live up to how good the book was.

But, as usual, the book was certainly better.

Fun Saturday

I hope you all are having a super Saturday! We are here, for sure. I slept in a bit then made Western scrambles for me and Drew and an open-faced sausage, egg & cheese on rye for Laura. It has been lightly snowing all day, which you know I love!

This morning I cranked through my chores, then made a Greek salad for lunch.

After that we caught a matinee of Cocaine Bear, which I have been waiting to see since I first heard about it in like December! 

Then we hit 4 o’clock Mass, came home, and I’m currently making honey BBQ chicken sandwiches for dinner. It was a day filled with all of my favorite things and I’m looking forward to an easy, relaxing evening.

Favorite 80s Movies

I have always loved spooky, scary stuff and of our three kids, my 13-year-old daughter is really the only one who naturally gravitates towards it as well. 

Tonight she wanted to watch The Lost Boys, which watched SO many times when I was her age! (Wow I had a big celebrity crush on Corey Haim, LOL!) Funny, even after all these years I still know most of the lines, and the music! What a great soundtrack. It’s a lot of fun to watch and a fun way to spend Friday night.

good morning, 2011

new year's breakfast

I decided that we needed to start the new year with a big breakfast, so I made a fritatta with smoked ham, potatoes, tomatoes, and onions as well as pancakes (served with the cherry preserves I canned back in July) and sausage. And I’d be remiss not to mention the giant cup of coffee. Not that we were out drinking until the wee hours of the morning. Actually, we didn’t even crack open the champagne last night. I had a cup of tea, a few Rolos, and we watched “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” (Amazing and highly recommended movie!).

As much as I dislike New Year’s Eve, I just love New Year’s Day! Time to start fresh, get back into healthy habits, a schedule, and get things back into order.

I also have plans for some new blog features this year, and I’m excited about that. I also plan on journalling a line a day (more about that soon), and taking a photo a day to document the year. I’m feeling pretty ambitious, so we’ll see how it all goes!