Jamie ended up home and crashed all last week again, but he finally went back to school this morning, after three weeks on the couch. He still has very low stamina and energy, but it is good to see the spark back in his eyes. And, today, Craig was home sick from school! Hopefully, it is just a crash from doing too much this weekend, though he is still feeling awful tonight. I wonder whether I will ever again experience a quiet day of solitude when I can get some work done!
Poor Jamie has no social life right now. He's a 17-year old senior in high school, and instead of running around with his friends, he is hanging out in the family room with his parents. But watching a good movie is a highlight for him right now, so we enjoyed a couple with him this weekend:
- Craig had two friends sleep over Friday night, so Ken, Jamie, and I watched Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner of Twilight fame (or so I've heard). It was an engaging thriller. The main character, a high school student, discovers his own picture on a website for missing children during a research project for school. He and his neighbor/classmate embark on a mission to uncover the truth about his background, but things quickly get dangerous, and they have to go on the run. We all enjoyed this fast-paced action movie!
- Saturday, Craig went to a movie birthday party (once again, he is the only one in the house with a social life!), so Ken, Jamie, and I watched The Debt, a spy thriller starring Helen Mirren. Her character is a retired Mossad agent who, along with two colleagues, helped to track down a renowned Nazi war criminal back in the 60's. They became famous for their success, but now, in the present day, history is finally catching up with them as they are forced to revisit their past. This was an excellent movie, with a chilling, thought-provoking plot.