Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wrap it up already!

Um, I don't know if you noticed, but it's December now -- so I did not succeed in writing a post a day for November.  Ah well, I'm OK with that.  A lot happened in November!  I had three topics left:  1) A favourite movie (because of the British spelling, I'm wondering if this started as "Remember, remember, the 5th of November"…), 2) Something I could never tire of, and 3) Three great things that happened this month.

OK, the movie is easy:  Henry V (Branagh version).  Or maybe Gladiator.  Oh no, wait, A Shadow of a Doubt – classic Hitchcock!  No… To Kill A Mockingbird.  Oooooo what about the Star Wars movies?  (Empire, of course, is the best).  Hmmm, "Empire" reminds me of Empire of the Sun – excellent Spielberg movie starring a very young Christian Bale.  Beautiful.  And then there are the kids movies – Toy Story, Wall-E, Harry Potter (not really kids movies anymore), all the Disney movies… sigh, maybe this wasn't so easy after all!  (Dang, I didn't even include Real Genius and Princess Bride!  Or The Usual Suspects or Pulp Fiction.   THE MUSICALS!!! Ohhhhh nooooo!

I think maybe I have spent far too much time in darkened theatres…

(It Happened One Night, The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic and Old Lace, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Major League, The Thin Man, A Beautiful Mind, …)

*shake*  OK, I'll stop now!

Something I could never tire of is my snuggly kitty.  He snuggles up next to me on the couch when I'm on the laptop – and sometimes tries to sit between me and the laptop, which is a little difficult because he is 21 lbs.  When I go to sleep, I turn on my side and pat the bed and he curls up against me.  The other day he kept meowing all over the place and I couldn't figure out why because he had food, water, and a clean box.  And then I noticed that the temperature had dropped precipitously – which I hadn't realized because I was in sweats and wrapped in a blanket – and he was COLD!  So I pulled out another blanket and patted the couch next to me.  He jumped up, irritably, and I wrapped the fleece blanket around and over him, and he just snuggled right up next to me with his head on my lap.  It's about time I paid him back for all the love and snuggles he's given me!

Calypso in the morning


And last but not least: three great things that happened this month.

  1. My mom is OK.  A few weeks ago, she had a medical emergency and was put in the hospital. She went home from the hospital the next day and they are still trying to figure out why what happened happened, but… she's OK.  And my Dad is getting help for a different issue too, so things are looking up there.   And I'm going to drive down to visit them in December.  Yay!
  2. I got to spend time with my nephew.  Yes, I know, I've already talked about him a lot.  But I hadn't seen him since last Christmas!  I really enjoyed having a "date" with him to see the new Harry Potter movie at the Uptown (preceded by dinner at Spices, yum!).  He's so grown up now, even though he's still as much as kid as I am.  It's fun to see the world through the eyes of a 19-year-old again – especially when he's so much wiser than I was at that time in my life.
  3. "Hair" – The Musical.  My friend "M" was able to get amazing seats (Row J) for us to see "Hair" at the Kennedy Center.  It was much fun to have dinner and a show with my "Hoodlum" friends – and WHAT a show!  I did my best not to sing along, but then got to join my friends M&G on stage with the cast to sing (and dance) the finale "Let the Sun Shine".  It was brilliant, and I still feel the good vibes and happiness that enveloped me that night!
From the Hair Online Archives

Thus endeth my "November Postage".  Even though it's December.   heeheehee

So, what's next?  This has been interesting experiment for me in a lot of ways.  I have enjoyed having a topic given to me to write about, but I also realized that I just didn't seem to have the time to write every day.  Or maybe I just didn't make the time.  Sometimes I didn't make the time because I was exhausted, but sometimes because there were just other things that were more important. 

And occasionally, I had something else I wanted to write about – and sometimes I did, but sometimes I just wound it into the given topic for the day.  And sometimes I just waited.  Maybe that's a good thing, because now I've got some topics lined up for December now.  The bad thing about it is that some of those pieces I wrote in my head are… gone.  Must have been BRILLIANT, right? hahahaha

All right, night night!

p.s. Thanks to my sister for the pics of my nephew and parents!

1 comment:

Cathy said...

It's been a fun November/December journey. I hope you keep writing, if not every day ... often.