Last eve, Michelle and I went to the movies. Our viewing selection? The Lincoln Lawyer:
Channelling back to my official movie-reviewer days, I give it an enthusiastic three star (***) rating! It was wayyyyy better than either Michelle or I anticipated. I had seen a preview, but otherwise, had no idea, really, of what to expect in terms of the storyline. I would have guessed that the movie would be a lighthearted, run-of-the-mill, semi-suspenceful, predictable, generic “guy flick,” if you know what I mean.
It SOOOO is not!! There is quite a dark tone to the whole movie, and it is SUPER suspenceful. This was the first film starring Matthew McConaughey that I’ve ever seen (that’s not enough of a “first” to count towards The Project, though!) and he was rock-solid in his role. Two of my favourite actors, Marisa Tomei and William H Macy, have supporting roles; they’re both excellent. I won’t say more – but do make an effort to see this movie. If you like drama and suspence along the lines of Law and Order but way better, you won’t be disappointed! Michelle and I were on the edge of our seats, several times!
You know what, I have to say it: I’m a goal-setting junkie.
I love planning ahead. Yearly projects – like my 1970 Kiki Projects, monthly targets, daily To Do lists…all these types of plans are very much a part of my life, and are very enjoyable. There’s great personal satisfaction to be had in deciding on a goal, meeting it (exceeding expectations is even better!), then moving on to another set of plans.
1. Finish the reknit of A’s sweater.
This morning, I got back the first edition of the sweater:
I honestly can’t wait to rip the sweater apart, and get started on redoing it. A and I spent quite a bit of time this morning going over how she would like the pullover to fit. I made copious notes that likely only make sense to me:
Luckily, we need to make the sweater smaller in several areas: that means less time on the re-knitting, and no worries about running out of yarn.
Guess what I’m going to be doing tonight as I watch my PVR of Jersey Shore Reunion?!
2. Follow a gluten-free (GF) diet, to the best of my ability and knowledge. Recently, I’ve reduced the amount of gluten in my diet and have noticed a vast improvement in how I feel, digestion-wise. This past week, I had a string of a few days where I didn’t consume gluten-containing products. Then, at The Huether on Thursday, I thoroughly enjoyed a chocolate-dipped biscotti…but my digestive system did mildly complain, after. So, for one month I’m going to try the GF path. Subgoals: buy some GF flour and try doing some GF baking (GF choco chip cookies, anyone?!) and purchase some new-to-me products that are GF.
Do you enjoy planning and goal setting? Feel free to share one of your April goals!