The relatives came and went and now the house is quiet again. We had over 40 people (including 15 kids) over on Saturday. It was great. The biggest family gathering since my wedding. In fact, it reminded me of my wedding... Once again, I was running around, distracted (but happy), saying quick hellos and thanks for coming, while Mr. Octopus relaxed and had actual conversations with people. Next time we do this, we'll have to swing it so that I get to play and Octopus does more work.
We capped off the long weekend by seeing The Lives of Others. Hands down the best movie I've seen in a long time. I don't want to say too much about it, but here's the basic story. Set in East Germany in the 80s before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Secret Police has put an East German playwright under surveillance to determine whether he's a subversive... Tense, sad, gripping. Definitely go see this one.