Saturday morning walk around the lake. It’s so low this year, it’s not really a “lake” but more like a meadow with some water in the middle. It was still really neat to walk all the way around it for the first time (and my parents moved up there three years ago!) We spotted a group of wild turkeys (silly birds), and some pretty white egrets, some fishermen knee deep in the water (apparently there’s still some fish to be caught?!) and we even walked right past the biggest king snake any of us had ever seen. It was also the first snake my dad’s seen this year (they have rattlers up there, and thankfully we didn’t see any of those!) The one good thing about our king snake sighting? He looked a bit plump, and you know, they’re the good kind (as if that exists) that eat rattlesnakes, and so. I’m (semi) okay with seeing them. But still. It’s a snake. So. I was still petrified, please don’t get me wrong.
We went for pizza for lunch, and on the way home dad drove us to Pardee Lake and on the dam road (yes, the jokes with that one were never-ending) and the marina. Isn’t it gorgeous?!
And those were our weekend adventures. We also watched Anna Karenina on friday night, and none of us could get into it. I don’t know, it was boring, I hate to say? My mom really wanted to watch it when it was out in theatres this past December, and we almost went to see it together, and so, I’ve had this urge to watch it lately, since we never did end up going. I just felt this need to watch it and to love it, you know? And so we watched it, and I just kept stubbornly forcing myself to pretend to like it, almost like I was letting my mom down if I didn’t? I really wanted to like it, I did. But I just was really disappointed. And then I felt bad about not liking it. I know, I probably make no sense right now. Anyway, the movie was too confusing- trying too hard but also not trying hard enough to get anything across. And it made me think that maybe I would like it better if I read the book? So it’s on my list of books to read soon. That is definitely something that would make my momma proud.
Have you read Anna Karenina and/or seen the movie? What were your thoughts?
What’d you do this weekend?
Do you like snakes, or are you petrified of them, like me?