But at least it's been a nice holiday break. And actually, the kids don't go back to school until THURSDAY, so there's still a few days of sloth left. Despite that, we did manage to get in the first mile of the year at midnight. It was a beautifully clear 25 degree night under a bright half-moon.
Fireworks popped off from all directions as we scampered around like weirdos - Chaco with the psycho balaclava.
So this past week was lull week, and I took full advantage by sleeping a little more, reading a little more, dealing with the house being trashed a little more.
We also enjoyed a few movies, so I will give my quick At-The-Movies opinion summary:
Limitless was okay. If nothing else, it has an interesting plot. I will say, however that, apparently unlike much of the rest of the female population, Bradley Cooper doesn't do a whole lot for me.
As a family, we watched Ping Pong Playa, which I actually rather liked. It was a lot better than I expected. I expected it to suck, though.
Never Forever was a drama about a woman who inadvertently becomes happier from actions meant to make her depressed husband un-depressed. I thought it pretty good as it had an interesting theme. The audience is in on her "evolution" mostly through camera-in-the-bedroom, so this is NOT one to watch with the kids.
Lethal Weapon (from 1987!) made it in as a token guy movie that I went ahead and sat through. Young Mel Gibson in a monster mullet. It stretchingly counts as a Christmas movie around here, much like "Die Hard".
Soul Kitchen is German, so unless you speak the language, subtitle reading is required. I enjoyed Every. Single. Minute of it.
All in all, a nice rather low-key break to get charged up for the new year. Happy New Year to all of my blog friends - I look forward to getting to know you even better in 2012!