I have been working hard on my life story. I'm up to 2003, the year our oldest son went off to college. The summer before he left, my friends and I sewed Scottish outfits for ourselves and our kids, and we went to the Scottish Highland concert. We had our annual Mad Hatter’s Un-Birthday Party,… Continue reading The Summer of Hamlet
It has been pouring for two days. What with the rain and the stay at home situation, I have been feeling quite restless. Then last night I found this amazing movie. This Beautiful Fantastic is a 2016 British romantic drama, written and directed by Simon Aboud. Bella Brown was abandoned as a baby in an… Continue reading A Movie Review Instead – This Beautiful Fantastic
A few nights ago, we went to see Cinderella. What a beautiful movie! The settings and costumes were stunning, rich with color and detail. The acting was good, and I absolutely loved the music. Though Ever After (1998) remains my favorite retelling, I enjoyed this version, even if the prince (Richard Madden) was a little… Continue reading Cinderella
Have you ever had one of those days when you wished you had stayed in bed? Well, when things look bleak, it's time to sing. Here's a song that will cheer you up and give you courage to face the day. To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable… Continue reading The Impossible Dream
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, published in 1939, was one of James Thurber’s most famous stories. Considered a masterpiece, it has made its mark on our society and even our language. It is the story of a little man who spends his time in heroic daydreams when in real life he is dominated by… Continue reading The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
It's definitely a winter wonderland out there. It's been snowing all day, with 5 to 10 inches expected where we live. It's also very cold. Do I really want to see what is in my mailbox today? Hmmm. I am glad I don't have to go anywhere! Meanwhile, I am wrapping presents, getting cards ready… Continue reading It’s Snowing!
Recently I asked my kids what was the most fun thing they remember doing as children. I got answers ranging from going to the beach, to playing baseball at the top of the street, to playing hide and go seek in the dark. But the thing that tops the list is the summer we made… Continue reading And The Award Goes To…