On Saturday 3 Dec. we went to a local riding club’s annual banquet and awards ceremony where two of our granddaughters received awards for western riding in their age categories. We’re very proud of our two equestrians.
Went to the movies Saturday nite and saw “Hugo.” It isn’t a young children’s movie. It certainly was different from what we expected. It takes place in Paris a few years after the WW I. An orphaned boy is trained by his uncle to care for the various clocks in the central train station. He is constantly pursued by an overzealous station policeman who wants to put him in an orphanage. He meets a girl whose guardian was involved with early film making. The guardian feels like he is forgotten as a pioneer film maker. Without getting into details, the boy opens the door for the old film maker to finally receive the recognition he deserved. The point of the movie was it’s never too late to fulfill your dreams. At first we thought it was rather odd, but as the plot developed it became quite interesting and fulfilling.
Can’t seem to get into the Christmas spirit. We need an infusion of holiday cheer of some sort. It seems like a lot of people we see around us are in a funk. Maybe the closer we get to Christmas our spirits will rise. Our elder son is planning on visiting us over the holidays. We’re now working on getting ready for the visit. We’ve done some light shopping for gifts and are planning our meals.