Monday, October 29, 2007

Weekend Synopsis

Gosh, I had such a good 3 days off, that I started to feel as if I were on vacation. When the alarm went off today, I had to reorient myself to the fact that it is a work day.

I'm feeling smug and self-satisfied because I exercised 2 days in a row. I ran Saturday with the Pacers and went to BP yesterday. I'm a bit sore today and am glorying in my "battle wounds".

I scored a couple of good books from the bookstore. One is, "Bend the Rules Sewing" by Amy Karol and the other is, "Collage Unleashed" by Traci Bautista. (I have Traci's website, in my links on the side of my page.)

I put the finishing touches on a shadow box project I started a long time ago. I have to get pics of that. My girl painted a small pumpkin. (And painted, and painted, and painted.) I also am working on a small side table. I'm experimenting and not quite sure if it's going to be what I had hoped, but hey, it's all for education.

You see in my post yesterday that we also made homemade pretzels. I wanted to try my hand at donuts also, but will have to work up my courage to work with that hot oil. I don't need doughnuts (or beignets either) anyway.

I did watch a couple of movies. One foreign film called "Bread and Tulips" I had to read the subtitles, but I was in the mood for it, so that was O.K. It is set in Italy with Italian actors and the plot is essentially a housewife runs away from home and life and sets up a mini life in another town to catch her breath and get away from it all for a little bit. I don't think she has the intention of leaving for good, just a bit of a breather. (Completely identify and consider that upon occasion myself.)

I also watched "Bee Season" with Richard Gere. Was not at all what I was expecting. True, it is about a little girl and her gift for spelling. I thought it would be cozy, homey and feel good. It was a bit bizarre as far as I was concerned, filled with mysticism, religion, and mental illness. The way they unfolded it, you could tell the characters were filled with angst and secrets, but didn't know what was going on at first. That is so uncomfortable to me. It was rather unsatisfying and disturbing.

I want to thank you for coming to visit my tiny corner of the world. It's exciting to receive comments and I enjoy reading them. Keep 'em coming. It amazes me that any one would find my ramblings remotely interesting enough to keep coming back.

So thanks.

You are too kind.

All 5 of you.


1 comment:

Joy Elliot said...

I can fully identify with your little corner of the world. It seems so much like my own!

You are such a good writer & friend! :)