On the plus side, I am feeling a bit better (when I'm not exhausted from doing too much!). I was thrilled last week to finally clear out the hundreds of unread e-mails that had been sitting in my inbox for months, and I cleared off the stacks of paper from the kitchen counter. Both of those achievements are huge and very good for my mental well-being!
So, I hope to get back to more regular blogging this week and to have some time to visit blogs, too.
Meanwhile, it's Movie Monday...We spent some of the weekend catching up on TV shows we taped during the week - so many season finales and no time to watch! But we did fit in a couple of movies:
- We watched Earth with the kids on Saturday. As you'd expect, the cinematography is absolutely amazing - we kept calling out, "Wow!" and "Did you see that?" And we were pleased to find that the movie tells a story - actually several stories, following a family of polar bears, a herd of elephants, and other animals trying to survive amid the challenges of nature. Both the nature scenes and the animals are awe-inspiring, and thr stories were fascinating. We all enjoyed it very much.
- Ken and I watched Sunshine Cleaning. It's a funny and heartwarming story of two sisters, played by Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, who go into the crime-scene cleaning business. It's a disgusting business, but the money is good. Meanwhile, the sisters are each struggling with their own issues, which are emphasized by some of the death scenes they clean up. OK, it sounds sort of gross and morbid the way I'm describing it, but it's a surprisingly hopeful movie. We both liked it very much...and you know Ken doesn't like depressing movies!
Have you seen any good movies lately?