All by myself....

Well, not really...

And mostly by choice....

I know I haven't written much lately  - in my mind, I feel as though it has been a couple of months since I blogged regularly; but the sad truth is that it's been closer to six than two.  Anyway, lots of things have changed in that six months - most notably that Joe moved to a new job in a new company.  What that has meant for me has been the opportunity to stay home and be a "lady that lunches".

Most of my friends work though (how dare they right?) and so I find myself doing a lot of things "all by myself".  I waver between rather enjoying all the time and feeling a bit lonely.  I know that I am very lucky and I also know that this status may not be forever.  I may have to go back to work at some point or someday we may have children and this enviable status of stay at home wife could go right out the window.

Because I am aware of how lucky I truly am, I am not complaining even a little bit about those spots of loneliness - I am trying to embrace the opportunity to do things that I never had time for before.

I am starting a cooking blog.  No really.  I am.  Soon.  Seriously.  I promise.  Stop laughing.

Well, the whole point of this post is that I was on the bus the other week coming back from some shops when we happened to stop at a red light right in front of our local cinema.  I was looking at the posters and a sudden thought flashed into my head.  I realised that I have never seen a movie by myself in my whole life!  Ever!  So, I resolved then and there to rectify that situation as soon as possible.  It took me a couple of weeks to get around to it; but this afternoon I went to a movie by myself.

Just a quick word about our cinema.  It's called the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace and I think it's grand!  It's a fully restored art deco theatre so the technology is new but the furnishings are still swank.

This is the largest theatre where the most popular movies play.  During prime time, there is an old Victrola Organ in the floor that gets raised up before the movie and you get a little concert.  Majorly cool!

How amazing is that?

Even the smaller theatres are cool.  This one is only about 60-70 seats and so lots of the smaller films play here.  This is actually the cinema I sat in today when I saw my movie.  Me and 4 other people!

I saw a movie called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and I am recommending it highly if you have the opportunity to see it.

2 Responses
  1. C. In Oz Says:

    I've never been there when the organist is playing. I need to get to the Orpheum more often - maybe get inspired by you and take myself on a date!

  2. Mimi and Joe Says:

    Indeed you do - it's quite a nice place to go on your own.

    Also, I am available Tuesdays and Fridays for outings ;)

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