Wednesday, December 30, 2015
These are the days in between, the quiet days of winter, the last week of the year when nothing gets done even if you do go in to work. Unless you're in retail that is. I should be using this week to finish up some stuff...the flower with the bee, the day lily...but the weather turned cold and it is, once again, overcast and wet and I know that after New Year's, we will be very busy working on the small animal hospital job that will be funded as soon as we turn in a tax form.
The puppy is curled up in my lap, I have two new books from the library, we have food in the house though the grocery list is getting longer. We still have to make our foray out to buy fireworks for our year end extravaganza. The Girl and Husband and the four grandkids will be out tomorrow and the three grandgirls will stay til Sunday.
Since my sister returned and fetched her dogs on Monday, we went to see the new Star Wars movie yesterday. It was well done in the way the first three were well done, only with nearly 40 years worth of special effects improvement. In the manner of this franchise, it was one explosion after another, one spaceship chase after another and it started up almost immediately. One has to wonder about the armor suits and helmets of the Storm Troopers though as they still don't seem able to stop any sort of weapon. Seems to me their only purpose is to identify the bad guys and make them clumsy. If you haven't seen it and still want to you might want to stop reading now though I'm not really revealing much. It wasn't exactly a remake, more of a homage, of the first one/three but it was the same story and the similarities and outright references were endless. The regrouped Dark Side has a new young Vader, Kylo Ren, in training, they have a new planet destroying weapon, the Resistance is still fighting them, and everyone wants to find Luke who has disappeared. We're introduced to the two new young heroes, Rey and Fin. There's a few surprises and it was fun seeing Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in their roles again but Mark Hamill, who looked damn fine as an aging Luke Skywalker, didn't show up til the very end.
A good way to end the year I think, watching explosions and then engaging in a few harmless ones ourselves tomorrow.