I’m feeling exhausted and excited. We moved into our new place yesterday! Everything that goes along with moving into a new place is so exhausting. Corey and I are the type of people that like to leave the places we move out of better than it was when we moved in. Of course after all the hard work of moving everything and getting our cats situated, we then commenced Operation Clean and cleaned our old place from top to bottom. I’m glad we can finally relax a little bit.
This week on the blog:
- Top Ten Tuesday #25
- Six in Six: 2022
- Review: Every Summer After
- Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
I finished rereading both THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW and THE LAST BATTLE by CS Lewis this week. I can’t believe I’m done with the Narniathon. I’ll be posting my discussion posts for both books this week.
I’ve also started reading WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens during my downtime this week. Now that we’re done moving (other than unpacking), I should have much more time to devote to reading. Hopefully, I can finish WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING soon so Corey and I can see the movie.
I’m love the movie MOULIN ROUGE with Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. It’s the first time I heard Ewan sing and I immediately fell in love with his voice.
I’m not very knowledgeable regarding music unless it’s a movie score. I recognize a lot of songs, but I often have no idea what the name of the song is or who the artist is. And, sometimes, I don’t recognize the song at all. For our entire marriage, Corey’s mission has been to educate me in terms of music.
When I first watched MOULIN ROUGE back in 2001, I thought most of the songs were original to the movie. Now, that I’ve been more educated, I’d realized that most of them are covers to famous songs by The Beatles, Elton John, Queen, David Bowie, etc.
With all that being said, Corey blew my mind this week by sharing the original version of one of my favorite songs from MOULIN ROUGE. I had no idea that Sting sang “Roxanne” nor that it was the original for “El Tango de Roxanne” from the movie. Now, after hearing Sting’s version, I have to say that I like the movie version better. I often like covers better than the originals. Please don’t hate me.
Anyway, I’ve decided to share both versions of the song to let you decide.
Corey and I finally watched started watching ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING on Hulu with Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. We love it so far. It’s so funny and really keeps you guessing. Plus it has an all-start cast. Nathan Lane and Sting (hence the song choices) are guest stars in a couple of episodes. I hope Chevy Chase is a guest star too so the Three Amigos can get back together for an episode or two.
We also saw LIGHTYEAR in the theater. We both really enjoyed it. I thought Chris Evans did a great job of voicing Buzz and I loved his cat robot companion, Spot. (Spot was my favorite.) It was a really fun movie.
We had tickets for THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER on Friday, but we completely spaced and missed it. We have tickets for tomorrow now. I’m tempted to look online and see if Hiddles has a cameo.
I love our new home and I especially love the room for my library. I can’t wait to share pictures once I have it all put together.
I want my kitties to feel more comfortable with our new home. One of my cats, Dax, has moved before but it’s been 13 years. I don’t know if she remembers. Plus, she’s almost 19 and is grumpy so change is hard for her. Our other cat, Izzy, has never moved and she’s very skittish. She’s only five years old.
I need to get LASIK done more than anything. I’m having trouble with my glasses. I have progressive lenses and my up-close vision is wonky. I sometimes can use my glasses, but other times, I can seem without them if I put the thing I’m looking at really close. The problem is I can’t take my glasses off to see up close and still see far away. Writing and taking notes in class has been difficult. I have a consultation on Monday with an eye surgeon.
How was your week? Anything exciting happen?
P.S. I may be slow to reply for a few days since I’ll be unpacking and moving things around.