Happy 2020! Our New Year’s Eve was rather lowkey. I had fallen asleep but woke up about ten minutes before midnight. Two minutes before midnight, all the noise started (hopefully just fireworks) then it was 2020. A new year, a new decade– what does the future hold?

It’s been wonderful being on winter break. Working a day and a half both weeks was rather lovely. It might have helped that when I was at work, it was quiet in my building. Good times!

Happy New Year/Decade!
Happy 2020!

MOVIES

Jumanji: The Next Level – Friday after a half day of work, I walked to Zephyr’s and had lunch then went to the 1:15 showing of the movie. I liked it! I had enjoyed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle so I figured I’d like this next installment. It started off a little slow with some necessary catching up with the characters but once they got to Jumanji, the movie moved along. I thought it was funny and adventuresome and pleasingly heartwarming. If you saw Welcome to the Jungle then of course you have to see The Next Level.

Anna – It was on sale digitally so we bought it and watched it. I liked the action and fractured storytelling. I didn’t mind all the flashbacks and such. I thought it made the movie interesting.

TV

Messiah – (Netflix) – We binge watched this show and I found it fascinating. Is it considered a faith based series? It felt too balanced for that designation to me. I don’t usually go for faith based shows/movies so I thought it was a little odd that I actually started paying attention when the hubby pressed play. The interesting thing for me was that the show made me realize that there’s still a believer lurking in me… The whole series was intriguing and I recommend it.

For All Mankind (Apple TV+) – We finally finished this show and I really liked it. It was well done on all fronts. I’m curious what the next season will bring for the characters, especially with the time jump. Are the same actors going to play their older selves? It will be interesting to watch…

MUSIC

“Sinning with You” – Sam Hunt – Sam’s latest song release is one of moments that just squeezes your heart. Someone asked me how I would describe the song in five words and I answered, “Soft, sweet, soulful, beautiful, heavenly.” It took a couple of listens for me to really dig the vibe of the song but now it’s seeped into my soul. How does he do it?

The Witcher
Henry as Geralt in The Witcher

Toss a Coin to Your Witcher
Music Composed & Produced by Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli
Lyrics by Jenny Klein, Sonya Belousova & Giona Ostinelli
Performed by Joey Batey

So this song is from the Netflix show The Witcher. It’s a total ear worm and I can’t stop listening to it. You can only find it on that Soundcloud page for now but I can tell you that once I can actually buy it, I’m buying it! Give it a listen and try not to start at least humming it after a couple of listens.

RANDOM MUSINGS

I’ve started an offline (well, I keep it online but I won’t post it) sort of journal. Just something to keep track of the days and maybe use as a guide for my weekly posts. Sometimes when I’m sitting here trying to think of something to write, I draw a blank. The private journal is a bit mundane and long ago I might gone ahead and posted those details on my blog. Now I’m just happy to post once a week.

Other people’s pictures of Jack’s tour
shots from Jack’s Stood Up tour

And apparently I’m going to keep saving photos that I see of Jack Whitehall’s Stood Up tour. And sometimes I might make collages like the one above because I need to do something with the photos I save, right? I wish I could watch one of his shows live but that’s not in the cards right now. If he ever makes his way to my side of America, remind me that I should go and see him, eh?

Last nine of 2019
my last nine of 2019

I’ll probably still keep doing the pattern on my IG. (You see it, right?) It guides me and keeps me constant in my posts there. It can be a bit of a pain when I want to do certain things (do you see that too?) but it’s a fun challenge as well.

And it’s back to work tomorrow, back to the routine. Happy 2020 indeed!