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.