today Doc and Auntie M were married (finally, after living together for 5 yrs–some thought it would never happen).

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Now how do you suppose we spent our anniversary today?

NO, get your mind out of the gutter (we did THAT last night!).

We traveled to The Emerald City, otherwise known as Greenville, the closest university town with real shops and movie theaters, two hours away.

We did a bit o’shopping for Doc, who leaves this week for a trip to MN to see our 4 Grands. It’s been two years since he’s been able to get on a plane, so this is a VERY BIG DEAL. He will go on to Denver to watch Oldest Son’s lacrosse team at a tournament and keep an eye on Youngest Grand, who is thoughtfully toilet-trained, making the watching much easier for a gimp with a limp.

THEN we went to a movie, a real honest-to-goodness movie with greasy popcorn and large stadium seats, volume too loud and a screen too big. Loved it all. We got 3D glasses and saw Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”  Wow! I loved it, Doc, not so much. But he was a good sport.

What can I say about this movie that hasn’t been said. It’s not for young children, it’s typical Tim Burton, it’s a mix of the original Alice and Through the Looking Glass with a side of “Jabberwocky” thrown in.

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I am a Lewis Carroll fan; on one soffet over our kitchen cabinets I have stenciled: “Why, sometimes I’ve believed six impossible things before breakfast.”  They said that in this movie–TWICE!

What I loved:  Seeing Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, all orange hair and green eyelashes and sometimes Scottish accent. Adorable.  Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, all huge forehead/skull and red wig and tiny heart-shaped mouth. Off with her head! The girl Mia something who played Alice was lovely with hair to die for, whether it was a wig or not. It was a decidely Burton take on things, which I adored.

Afterwards we stocked up, as we have to when we travel, and then had a nice meal out, complete with a sinful hot fudge brownie sundae.

Now I’m watching NCIS, feet up, no work tonight except to feed the dogs and share with you my day.

Blissful.

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