Believe it or not, our intended closing date for the house has come and gone, and we did not close. There was no closing whatsoever. We are still not closed, and we are praying fervently and frantically that we will be able to close by the 31st of this month. I am reluctantly forced to conclude that I haven't yet learned my lesson about patience. This stinks. :-/
Of course, there's always plenty going on to keep us busy while we wait! We've been to see "The Avengers" twice now, and hubby is greatly amused by how Faith and I react to it each time. I'm a comic book fan from waaaaay back - not obsessive, but definitely interested - and this movie was absolutely fantastic. I love the characters' development and interactions, the touches of humor, all of it. Mark Ruffalo is my all-time favorite Bruce Banner/Hulk, even edging out Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. His combination of self-deprecating charm and weary resignation to his situation make the character so relatable. Robert Downey Jr. is always and forever going to be Tony Stark/Iron Man - who else has that mixture of snark and charm? Chris Hemsworth is a fabulous Thor, with great growth in the character. Chris Evans plays Captain Steve Rogers perfectly - a bit disillusioned, still trying to adjust to this new world he's found himself in, but also still dedicated to doing what's right. Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye could have used a lot more screen time - great character and there's a lot of backstory there that would be interesting to know. Ditto Scarlett Johannson as Black Widow - you get hints of her history, but just enough to tantalize. And Tom Hiddleston as Loki? Oh. My. Gosh. Seriously, he's trying to bring down the planet, and all you want to do is hug the poor guy and tell him it's okay. I LOVED this movie, and we will be buying the DVD the day it's released, guaranteed.
Another little something that I've found to keep myself occupied has been Zumba classes. Yep, I said Zumba. I can only imagine how hard the instructor laughs on her way home, but God bless her, she keeps a straight face in class. I was worried about the speed of the class, but I've been able to keep up pretty well. There is no style or grace about my keeping up, granted, but at least I'm moving, and it's fun! I'm trying to go two or three times a week right now, as life permits. If nothing else it's good exercise for me and comic relief for everyone around me. :-)
So I'm dreaming about the Avengers and dancing through Zumba while waiting for my house. What are you doing?