This short break offered everyone the opportunity to be outdoors, commune with nature and see some fresh, new sights. We witnessed cascading waterfalls, climbed steep mountains, gazed at rushing river waters, admired grand redwoods and breathed in everything that is good, clean and rejuvenating about being in the wilds.
2021 was a very restrictive year in general and we hardly wandered very far from our homes for over a year, so it just felt good to be able to be out and about, and the down time was certainly welcomed by all. The only problem with having a short break in November is the need to return to work and re-establish a routine. I found that I very swiftly got accustomed to being off the clock and living a life of leisure and abundance, but we are only another three weeks away from the school term ending, so I honestly think that I've got this.
And as always, now my attentions are drawn to Christmas which is only 27 days from today. Every year it sneaks up on me and every year I sit down and write on my blog about how much there is to accomplish before Christmas Day arrives. And just as unsurprisingly, the day always does arrive and I am always prepared and ready when it does, so there is really no point in fretting about it or being concerned about how much will be done because it is really quite safe to say that it will all be done, like it always is and it will all go swimmingly well and we will all have a lovely time.
So I now happily turn my attentions to Christmas with a joyful form of anticipation. As a family we have so much to look forward to in 2022 and I feel like things are only going to move from good to great from this point forward.
The future is looking super bright.
Release Date: 2021
Running Time: 115 mins
A post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama directed by Miguel Sapochnik, adapted from a screenplay by Craig Luck and released by Apple TV+ streaming service. Finch delivers a sweet and unexpectedly heartfelt story about the fragility of humans and the strength of our humanity.
A robotics engineer named Finch Weinberg (Tom Hanks) lives alone in an underground laboratory with his dog Goodyear. Finch is slowly become weaker and sicker, affected by the lack of resources in a post-apocalyptic world that has been mostly uninhabitable since a solar flare destroyed the ozone layer. Knowing that his time is coming to an end, Finch creates a humanoid robot to care for his dog when he dies.
Tom Hanks showcases all of his talent and range here as the last man on earth, Finch. And although this is hardly the most interesting or original apocalyptic film, it is quite charming and endearing. If you like a good dash of melodrama in your sci-fi then this film is for you.
FINAL SAY: Moving at night presents that which is not predictable. People.
3 Chilli Peppers