I don't usually write anything on weekends, but today was special and I feel it needs recognition: when I got home from my daughter's dance class (and grocery trip) my husband was almost done cleaning the garage! We can park both vehicles in the garage again!
This was especially challenging because we have an enormous truck, and it takes up a lot more room than the old car. My wonderful husband got rid of a bunch of stuff (in said truck, to take to the thrift store), some stuff went to school (if he wants to keep clutter there I will not say anything about it), and some was just stored better. The almost-empty shelving unit is still there and still almost empty, but for the time being I will just let it stay empty. Hopefully he will get used to the idea that we don't need to fill it up with anything. Or we will need it, I'll be wrong and we'll be happy we have it. Stranger things have happened.
I couldn't finish my shopping trip yesterday because the police helicopters were circling the store I wanted to go to, and I just didn't need to go that badly. So today I finished up (we were out of oatmeal, among other things. Oatmeal will be used in end-of-the-year gifts of granola or muesli for the teachers), then went to the zoo and watched the orangutans for a while. I did not go shopping, as much as I was tempted. I do not need anything, and I could not even invent anything that I needed. I was better off at the zoo, although the orangutans always make me sad because they have such sad faces, and such sad fates.
On an unrelated note, we picked up my daughter from school yesterday and we went to see Wonder Woman. I was very hopeful for this film, and it lived up to my every expectation. I am so happy with how it turned out -- I was so happy to take my 12 year old daughter to see a superhero movie with characters she can admire. (So far she's been really interested in Black Widow from the Avengers, and I'm not 100% comfortable with that.) The script was good, the actors were very good, and the setting was beautiful (except for the war parts which were not gratuitous. In fact, at one point a queue of wounded soldiers are leaving the front, and they were less gruesome that accounts I have read.) If you are considering going to see it, I definitely recommend you go!