Monday, December 30, 2019

don't be afraid of who you are

Magnum, Meego, and I saw Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker over the weekend.  I liked it.  It wasn't epic, it wasn't awful.  It was entertaining and told a good enough story.

Wait, what?

I found it pretty predictable, and there were parts where I think the creators tried to elicit gasps and/or cheers from the audience that had a rather ho-hum effect.  But it's Star Wars, and honestly, I didn't have high expectations.  I do have some slightly nitpicky thoughts regarding the ending but don't want to give away any spoilers, so they'll have to fester within.

Christmas week was rather low key for us.  We managed to gather with all the "chillen" on Christmas Eve.  Each of them brought something to contribute to our meal, so I wasn't solely responsible for the outcome.  Our rental house we've been in for less than a month was noticeably unfestive - no tree.  And I was reluctant to put up any lights that would require tape or hardware of some kind, so, no lights either.

Still, it was a nice day for us all to be together.  Through a certain chain of events, Chaco and Wolfgang had passes to go skiing on Christmas day.  And from that chain, Meego ended up with some passes for the season too.  I hear the snow in the mountains is good.  Sheesh, I haven't been downhill skiing in forever.

Since we celebrated Christmas a day early, I felt one day ahead for the remainder of the week.  Thank goodness it's Monday so I can recalibrate.

Speaking of recalibrating, a new year is upon us.  Got any resolutions?

Personally, I'm ready to hang up the tutoring biz.  It's served me well while we had kids at home and doing their extracurriculars, but I wouldn't say it's a passion.  I hung onto it for the past couple of years because we were planning on moving.  Right now, I have a grand total of 3 students I meet with regularly, and I'm not scheduling any more.  Not gonna lie, as a 50-something job seeker with a big gap in employment, offers aren't exactly piling up. But I feel that a change is past due.   

So there's that and other small details including selling a house and finding another.

You?  Any resolutions/goals to share?


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

No resolutions ever. Tons of goals. :-)
I have never seen a Star Wars movie can you believe it? I get a lot of grief about that.

If you figure it out, let me know. I can't fathom never working but I surely don't want to do this!!

Morgan Cartwright said...

I have goals, not sure if I would call them resolutions though. I started some today. lol. I actually forgot I set some of them up, I'm grateful for the reminder email of me having forward thinking previously. :)

I think I might have to see Star Wars this week. I don't remember what happened in the previous ones though....

Chatty Crone said...

My son is 44. I took him to the first Star Wars and we just went and saw the last together. We are big Star Wars fans and loved it. Memories.

My resolution is that I am going to not be such a critical person!

ShadowRun300 said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I feel your pain when it comes to eye protection while riding bikes, especially when we’re visually impaired. I’m ok sacrificing a little bit of fashion for functionality, but I can’t say I would choose the face-hugging goggles. ;)
This is the first year we did not see Star Wars on Christmas Day - mainly because Mario wanted a say in what we went to see. Instead we saw Knives Out and absolutely loved it! Although a part of me is sorry we didn’t keep with our Star Wars tradition, I’m happy to have stayed awake for the entire movie... for once.

Abby said...

Peggy, never seen a Star Wars! I've heard of your kind...
IF I figure out a happy work scenario, I'll let you know.

Morgan, reminder email. Maybe I should resolve to do this :)

Abby said...

Sandie, how sweet you've seen the first and last (and many others, I assume) Star Wars with your son! George Lucas really started something.
I like your resolution. Think I'll try it.

SR300, I want to see "Knives Out"! All the showtimes left are late-nights now. Guess I'll wait for the DVD/ stream version.
I think I'll opt for the lab safety goggles. I took a (very small) poll, and the results basically said, "You already look geeky enough with the other cold weather stuff, what's a pair of lab goggles gonna add?"

We are: Clamco said...

No resolutions or goals here. Hubby and I are just keeping our eyes on the prize of retirement and hoping we make it. We saw Star Wars on C-Eve. We had issues with the ending and some other things people jumping from one ship onto space. Huh?

Abby said...

Clamco, I find it's usually good to suspend some "science" for Star Wars flicks and just go with the story :). With that, I was glad to have seen it on the big screen. I felt Ben got shortchanged in the end.
On to retirement!