After a doctor's appointment this morning, Jim and I decided to play. We have been awaiting the release of this movie for what seems to us like an eternity. Today being $1 popcorn day at theRegal Cinemas, we decided we should avail ourselves of that bargain and see this movie we have been dying to see.
Let me tell you it was all that we could have hoped it would be. The actors, all of whom I like and respect, were fantastic. Well, let me backtrack a moment. I don't like or respect Russell Crowe as a person, but as an actor he is top-notch. Then there was Rachel McAdams (a delightful young actress), Helen Mirren (her usual regal self), Robin Wight-Penn (nothing like Princess Buttercup this time), Ben Affleck (what can I say about him but hunky), and Jeff Daniels (as I would expect him to be).
This movie had more twists and turns than a roller coaster, and kept me on the edge of my seat for over two hours. Both Jim and I think it is the best movie we have seen in a very long time. One aspect of retirement, for us, is the opportunity to enjoy movies, and we really did enjoy this one.
Now I'll backtrack to the doctor's appointment. As we suspected, Jim's carpal tunnel surgery has resulted in the accumulation of scar tissue at the surgery site. He is scheduled for surgery, again, on May 20th. I guess that means another year of Jim's summer activities put on the back burner. We have decided if I can stay healthy, we can probably manage to do the yard work and have a garden this summer, but I'm afraid the fun stuff like golf will go by the wayside for another season.
On top of all that, we managed to get our walk in this afternoon...just before the rain came.
So, all-in-all, it was a pretty productive day. Hope yours was the same.