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A Day in Oz

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Where do I even start?  Yesterday was such a surreal day!

I guess I’ll just start at the beginning.  Ten months ago, we moved The Genius to California.  She had a 12 week internship with a Visual Effects company.  After about 8 weeks of the internship, they hired her for a project.  That project was Oz The Great and Powerful.  Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a pre screening of the movie with her.  Of course, I’m not able to give away any secrets, but I liked it and thought it was really fun!

When we got to the Sony theater, they had green cotton candy, in honor of the green witch.  The big question of the movie is which witch ends up being the wicked witch.

I know the answer and I’m not telling!!!

I haven’t been to a movie in ten years, so it took my daughter getting a job here to make me attend a movie.  The very best part for me was watching the credits and seeing her name.  Not bad for her first project out of college, huh?  It’s only the big Disney movie of the year!

After the show we went out for dinner with The Genius’ coworkers.  She is so blessed to work with such fun, creative, crazy people!!!

And yes, there has been knitting.  I spent part of the last week in Orlando with My Hero.  We had two days to goof off.  One day was spent sitting at the pool.  It was breezy and cool and we both ended up with sunburn.  Of course My Hero looks like he’s been in Hawaii for two weeks.  He just tans, even with sunscreen.

I had an additional two days to do nothing while My Hero worked.  I knit.  And knit.  And knit some more.

This is Flyaway.  The yarn is Miss Babs Yowza.   The sleeves are finished and now I’m just adding length to the bottom.  I’m not sure how long I’ll make it, but I have plenty of yarn.  It’s just a matter of slogging through it.  I’ll have plenty of time to knit because I’m staying with The Genius for over a week.  She’s having eye surgery (nothing serious) but I’m playing nurse.

So…Oz: The Great and Powerful is in theaters this Friday, March 8th.  Go check it out!  Oh, and there’s lots of fun stuff on the Disney website as well.   My Hero also found an iPad app that’s kinda fun too.  And it’s free.

No, I’m not being paid to advertise Oz.  Our family is just a little Oz crazy right now!

And now, back to knitting my Flyaway Cardigan.

Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

One thought on “A Day in Oz

  1. That is so exciting for you both! Congratulations!

    The sweater looks FANTASTIC, too!

    ; )

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