I fell off my pink cloud with a thud*

Happy Friday! It’s hard to believe that just last Monday I drove down to Syracuse to spend a few hours with my son James. I didn’t arrive until about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, but we still had plenty of time to check out a couple of antique stores, including our favorite four story emporium.  Here, James ponders a collection of priceless odds and ends.

It’s a great place to poke around, and it’s chock full of taxidermy. Though tempted, we managed not to buy this charming boar’s head.

After exhausting ourselves shopping – you know how tiring that slow, “just looking” gait is — we grabbed some dinner and then went to see Shang Chi: The Legend of the 10 Rings. The first hour had some good fights, including a wild one on a bus. But eventually the movie veered over the edge of reality into physics-defying stupid, as Marvel movies are wont to do. We enjoyed ourselves anyway. Here, the three leads look perplexed (or maybe a little embarrassed) as they watch two dragons and hordes of evil, bald flying-monkey creatures gather to attack.

The trip was exactly what I needed, and the best part was spending some quality time with James!

When I wasn’t on the move, I finished reading The Lincoln Highway. I loved it right up to the last page, but I did not like the end. Well, you can’t have everything, right?

I leave you with this absolutely perfect meme. I’m usually some combination of 3, 7 and 9, but right now I think I’m a 2. What about you?

Have a great weekend!

*Liz Taylor