Note: This was supposed to be published Monday, but it never appeared so am re-publishing it for today.
Mondays, for the month of March, are going to be for movies and a catch-up of the weekend. The idea came up because, since the wheelchair was down and I was in physical discomfort, there was a lot of movie-watching happening during the bad “down time.” Now I am feeling more like a human being, it is time to implement the plan. However, movies were not the only thing done this weekend or this past week.
First of all, Kentucky Mountain Girl News remembers Leonard Nimoy. Mr. Spock was very important to me growing up. Right now I simply can’t write everything about the character and the man who brought him to life because I am genuinely grieving a man I never truly met. This piece will have to come later. I don’t know how much later other than I’m sure it will be sometime this week.
Secondly, the writing has taken off. The vampire/terrorist story is brimming with words. Good words. And, for some reason, since the words have taken off, the knitting has also exploded forward. After a good solid day of writing my hands rest for a short while before the current project, a sweater for The Husband, is picked up and stitches simply seem to fly off the needles! It feels almost as if the excess creative energy must go somewhere, and the best place for it to go is into the sweater. I am not complaining, mind you: I am thrilled. Little slots of normalcy get filled and my life, my little corner of the world, gets back to what it should be.
On a more personal note – I have begun the Atkins diet again. Since Lent is upon us and I cannot do the dietary restrictions of fasting, I am doing this instead. No, it is not “in place of” the fasting part of Lent for me, but because I see there needs to be a change in me if I am going to continue to live here in Kentucky or if we are lucky enough to move to Arizona, which is a dream of mine. Ours. If I weigh less a) the pain should decrease; b) building muscle mass will be easier; c) strength and stamina should also increase which should make everyday life easier for me and for The Husband and the others who help us. (They are the dearest friends in the world!)
The Atkins diet began officially on Saturday. Yes, it is new, and with all new things there is a lot of determination right now to do what I need and the strength to tell myself “no” to bad behavior and eating habits. The determination will wane in a month or two, but, with luck, I should be on my way to having a good habit of eating and can continue to tell myself “no” with joy instead of sorrow. One thing I am doing differently this time on the Atkins is – one day a week the dieting won’t be so strict. I am giving myself Tuesdays to eat some bread and give myself a Coke and some little bite of sweet. The diet doesn’t go out the window on Tuesdays, it just eases up. Since I know I will have some treat time each week is actually taking off a lot of emotional stress. I don’t know why, but every time I begin a diet there is a huge amount of emotional pressure. I don’t know if this is normal or just me. Either way, the emotional stress of telling myself I can’t have this or that is not present this time, and I am more than thankful.
Now, on to the movie(s)!
Several movies were watched over the weekend. The one sticking in the memory, and not for a good reason, is PlanZet. This movie is a Japanese CG anime. Normally these types of movies are awesome, intelligently written and done; however, Planzet is different.
The movie itself is beautiful. The story has potential and is standard fare for a good many animes: A hero must save the Earth from invading aliens who have practically wiped out the human race.
The hero has daddy issues because he loved his father, who was a soldier, but didn’t survive the initial strike of the invasion forces. The hero has a little sister everyone else seems to care about other than our hero for a good portion of the movie.
The main problem I have with this movie is that it didn’t end right. There was so much left unfinished, untied I actually felt cheated. Yes, there was a happy ending, but so many story arcs simply didn’t have conclusions or were never touched again except for the brief moment they were introduced.
I would give this movie two out of five stars and only that because of the CG animation.
For a complete synopsis of the story you can go here.