Monday, March 28, 2011

Movie Monday 3/28

Monday already!  We spent the weekend working on our tax return (still haven't finished yet!), so it didn't feel like much of a weekend, but I am starting the week feeling quite good and refreshed by my blog break.  My crash of last week seems to be cleared up - I was able to get back to walking again today!

Thank you so much to all of you who commented here last week and expressed your caring and support while I was going through a rough time.  I can't tell you how much that meant to me, and how much it boosted me up.  There is nothing in the world that beats the feeling of knowing that there are other people out there who totally understand.  Thank you.

Our weekend had some real highs and lows.  On Saturday, Jamie felt well enough to work on a Habitat for Humanity house with a group from his school, something he has wanted to do for ages.  He came home on top of the world!  Sunday, however, was awful for him.  I'm sure he was a bit crashed from Saturday, but he also had severe stomach pains and chills and was once again stressed over not being able to finish his schoolwork.  Fortunately, today was better for him as well, and by tomorrow, he should finally be done with all that make-up work and able to start a new marking period with a fresh start.

Craig went to a marathon sleep-over party, from 5 pm Friday, culminating in a dance Saturday evening.  Some kids were staying over another night, but we told him one was his limit and picked him up after the dance.  He slept for 13 hours straight!!  He did bounce back on Sunday, though, so we were grateful for that.

The bright spot in the weekend for us was watching a couple of great movie DVDs in the evenings!  With Craig away most of the weekend, Ken, Jamie, and I watched:
  • Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page, was just as complex as everyone has told us!  DiCaprio stars as a man who can enter people's dreams and works in corporate espionage, stealing secrets.  He and his colleagues get the ultimate challenge, though, when they are hired to plant an idea instead of stealing one.  At one point, they are all embroiled in a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream.  Follow that?  We all enjoyed it very much, but this is definitely not a movie to watch when brain fog is bad!
  • Saturday evening, Jamie chose 2012 which was surprisingly good and better than I expected.  It's something of a classic disaster film, with the Mayan predictions about the end of the world in 2012 proving to be true, but with good acting, good writing, and even some emotional depth.  Starring John Cusack (one of my favorites), Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, and Thandie Newton (among others), this was the first action film that actually made me cry.  I don't think it's giving anything away to tell you that it does end on a note of hope, which was a relief after watching The Road a few weeks ago!
Have you seen any good movies lately?

Time to go make dinner - we have stuff going on almost every evening this week - but I do hope to find a few minutes here and there to get back to visiting blogs this week.


  1. Welcome back, Sue....Glad you are doing better. No movies here...barely functioning...just watching our favorite shows like Harry's Law and Fairly Legal.
    Inception looks good to me...Hope Jamie bounces back soon.

  2. Hi Sue - So glad you kick ... well you know what ... and had some refreshing downtime! Woo Hoo!

    I so miss watching movies but it is one thing too much for my eyes.

    I'm sure you will be glad when those tax are done, filed, and the money back from the IRS!

  3. Just recieved my own copy of Inception. We liked it so much we bought it from Amazon.

    We also watched Bounty Hunter and an odd English movie Chaos and Cadavers on Netflix. Liked both of them. It was girls night in since Mum and sis were visiting.

    Glad to see you back.

  4. So glad things are improving all around Sue. Hope they continue on that path:)

    I watched The Proposal while visiting my son. I liked it.