One of my favorite scenes in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King was this exchange between Gandalf and Pippin:
Pippin: I didn’t think it would end this way.
Gandalf: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path… One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass… And then you see it.
Pippin: What? Gandalf?… See what?
Gandalf: White shores… and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
Pippin: [smiling] Well, that isn’t so bad.
Gandalf: [softly] No… No it isn’t.
Friday night I went to my work Christmas party. That’s all I got to say about that, as Forrest Gump would say. Afterward, went to see The Pursuit of Happyness; go see this movie! Will Smith was just amazing, as was his son!
Saturday, I took Dad and the dogs to Salisbury; Dad stayed in the van and the dogs and I had a quick romp. Max jumped up on some lady and I was reminded of Deb’s reaction to the slobbering lab that jumped on her at Plum Island…let’s just say she was none too happy. Watched bits and pieces LOTR and caught up on my Tivo’d Supernatural shows.
Sunday I took Dad out for breakfast, placed some flowers on Mom’s grave (I want to thank each and every one of you who commented on Sunday’s post and sent well wishes to me, I VERY much appreciated your thoughtfulness, thank you!), finished watching Supernatural, and caught more bits and pieces of LOTR. A friend from FL called me today, too, just to let me know he was thinking of me and missing Mom, as he’d been close to her. His wife sent me pictures of the puppies their dogs just had:
Today I called in sick to work; I’m on some new medication that quite frankly is making me a bit dizzy and a bit nauseous. The latter I welcome, I’ve not eaten much at all. The former? Well, not so much. Took it easy most of the day, finished up the last bunch of Christmas cards, finally. No silver embossed snowflakes this year, not even any pictures of the dogs. Sorry! At the last minute, went to the movies with Megan; we saw Casino Royale and…O.M.G.! That is one HOT Bond!!! My favorite used to be Sean Connery…oh my, sorry but that Daniel Craig is yummy! I don’t want to ruin anything for those of you that might not have seen it…but my favorite scene is when he’s sitting in the chair with no seat. HOLY MOG!