Monday, April 18, 2011

Movie Monday 4/18

Kind of a rough Monday here.  Both boys are home, crashed, today.  Jamie went to his prom Friday night and stayed out until 2 am!  Craig slept over at a friend's house Saturday night, then came home yesterday and slept all day.  Today's crash is probably the result of those two late nights, though Craig has some congestion, too, so there might also be a virus afoot.  Always hard to tell - he sometimes gets congestion as one of his crash symptoms.  Nothing to do but wait and see.

I have an insanely busy week ahead, trying to get ready for our spring break trip to visit my father-in-law in Oklahoma.  I received a fat package of additional forms from Social Security this weekend that have to be filled out and returned before we leave, too.  Of course, the information asked for is all stuff I already explained in my initial application; some of the forms are identical to those I already filled out!  Plus all of my doctors have been calling today for details on when I left work, etc.  I guess they all got their forms in the mail, too.

We did enjoy some movies this weekend:
  • Friday night, while waiting for Jamie, Ken and I watched Love Happens, starring Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart, about a successful author and speaker on grief (Eckhart) who hasn't yet dealt with the loss of his own wife.  It seems to be a light romance at first, but it has more depth than most, dealing not only with love but also with loss.  We both liked it.  Then I went to bed, and Ken waited up to pick up Jamie!
  • With Craig off at his sleepover Saturday, Ken, Jamie, and I watched Hancock, starring Will Smith as a hard-drinking, potty-mouthed, messed-up superhero.  He saves the life of a PR professional (Jason Bateman) who offers to help him clean up his image.  It was good, with some surprising twists in the plot.
  • After Jamie went to bed, Ken and I watched Country Strong, starring Gweneth Paltrow as an alcoholic country music star slightly past her prime and Tim McGraw as a rising star who tries to help her.  It reminded me somewhat of Crazy Heart which we watched a few months ago, though it had its own unique plot elements.  Although I'm not really a country music fan, I enjoyed the music in the movie.
Have you seen any good movies lately?


  1. I have not see any good movies but have several that I would like to see. How are the boys today? I get so depressed when I have to sleep all day. Does sleeping all day mess up their sleep schedule at night? I am so glad that I found your site. It helps knowing that there is someone else that suffers from this terrible disease.

  2. Thanks for your concern and your kind words, Keena.

    Craig was so totally exhausted yesterday that it didn't matter that he slept all day! He was still sound asleep at 8 pm. His CFS is mild - he doesn't really have sleep problems. Jamie does, though, and he's not able to sleep during the day anyway.

    I'm glad you found this blog, too!


  3. Goodness, hope the boys are doing better soon..and hope your vacation is great fun! I would like to see Country Strong and Love Happens. Both sound good.

  4. Sorry to hear the boys are having a time of it, but so glad they were able to do some "normal" stuff too!

    I don't watch many movies... my attention span is too short I think:)

    Take care and don't overdo before your trip.


  5. Sounds like the boys had a good weekend. Bummer about the crash. I seem to have recovered from mine after going out Saturday.

    I watched Elizabethtown which I thought was horrible. I also watched the entire first season of Fringe which I really liked. The first few episodes were wicked gory which is probably why I quit watching it when it first aired. Once I got past those I liked it a lot. Wish I could get my hands on the second season for free.

  6. Baffled -

    Well, you and I usually share similar opinions on movies, but not this time. Elizabethtown is one of my all-time favorite movies!! I LOVE the soundtrack (even have both CDs), the story, the acting, and especially the humor. Plus it ends with the coolest road trip ever (my family are big road trip fans!).

    So sorry to hear you didn't like it.