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sara & annie perform west side story

Mission Impossible 2 was a fun flick; I liked it better than the first one, which I thought was so-so. I'm not generally a Tom Cruise fan, but the Bad Guy in this movie was pretty good. Lots of explosions and male posturing and Bond-type acrobatics...highly entertaining. I think Scott thought some of it was overdone but isn't that the POINT of this sort of movie? I almost didn't recognize Scott when he met me on the street, by the way...he's cut his hair short and wasn't wearing black!

Worked at home on my book edits all weekend; total length is about 88,000 words. I think my eyes are going to fall out. Sending it off to my editor on Monday.

I had dinner at my sister's tonight; my Dad was there, too...he's home from Japan and is still suffering from jetlag. After dinner, Sara and Annie performed some songs from West Side Story for me. Both of them love the story and songs from the movie, though Ruth's careful not to show them the scary/gorey bits. They know the words to most of the songs (Sara knows how to roll her R's when singing the "America" song), and attempt the choreography as well. Sara put on her Cinderella gown and Annie wore her Snow White outfit for the performance. I clapped very hard.

Jeff's coming home tonight, yay! He's been on a canoe trip in Algonquin Park with Helen, Amanda, and Kate. He called from Huntsville a couple of hours ago and should be home any minute.

Woohoo, Larry said he put the strings on my harp today!

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