On Sunday, after church, the three of us took a peaceful stroll through the garden. We slipped quietly between the trees and around the blooming gardenias, enjoying a warm breeze and the sight of our little Hudson as he explored the beauty of his surroundings. He stopped to play at a large boulder, tucked between the hedges, and Will told us that when he was a child, he was fascinated with the same rock....which he always called the "Angel's Table". Our stolen moments in the garden were lovely, and the time we spent enjoying nature further instilled our ever-growing love for the weekends.
By nightfall, we had shucked off our stilettos & Sunday best, in favor of flat shoes & oh-so-comfy clothing. We gathered around the tv, for a night of Oscar Watching. Will and I even filled out awards ballots, for a little friendly competition (I squeaked by and won, but we were tied up until Best Picture. Thank goodness I chose The King's Speech!) .
After the broadcast finally ended, I was left feeling a little blah. I mean, all in all, there was nothing to complain about, except, well, everything:
-The hosts did not live up to my expectations. (James Franco, I really like you, but why were you so glum & dazed? I guess one young guy can't do it all- writer, artist, movie star, tv actor, student, and Oscar host? And Anne, did you really have to scream "whooooo" loudly into your microphone every time a star graced the stage? Have mercy on my ears.)
-The fashions were boring. (ScarJo, why? Why? With that tragic dress, and fresh out of the shower 'do, you looked like you were going to a house party, not the biggest night in Hollywood. And Reese? Why, oh why did you wear all that fake hair? You're not fooling us, sister.)
-The entertainment was lacking. (Franco in drag? No thanks. Gwyneth as a country singer? An even bigger no thanks.)
On a positive note, there were a few things that I actually enjoyed: the playful bickering between Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, the opening sequence, and a few fashionable frocks (Gwyneth's first dress, Mila Kunis in lavender, Natalie Portman in flowing purple, and Anne Hathaway's royal blue dress.)
What did you think about the Academy Awards? Good, bad, or ugly?