Staying home means finding things for Handsome and me to do. We love movies and thank goodness for TCM. Old movies rock. And no matter how many times I watch an oldie but goodie, I’ll watch it again. Here’s some I love:
Bridget Jones’ Diary-romantic comedy: a reinterpretation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A 32-year-old single woman writes a diary that focuses on the things she wishes to happen in her life.
My Man Godfrey-romantic comedy: a socialite hires a “forgotten man” to be her family’s butler, and then falls in love with him.
The Thin Man-mystery: a retired detective is pressed to find an heiress’ missing father.
Rear Window-mystery: while recuperating from a broken leg, a professional photographer watches his neighbors and witnesses a woman’s murder.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance-western: a politician looks back on his accomplishments in the raw west, but his story will not be published as his reputation is based on a myth.
I have a bookshelf full of books to be read but found most to be thrillers. Something in me craved a lighter read. I started:
The Mitford series by Jan Karon: The books center on the life of the rector, Father Tim, and the crazy and not so crazy inhabitants.
And for book club, I’m reading:
The Mysteries of Amelia Butterworth: The Affair Next Door by Anna Katherine Green: a mysterious murder has occurred in the house next door to the home of the curious Miss Butterworth.
I love to embroider. After Mom passed, my sisters and I found many pillowcases decorated with tatting made by my grandmother. I’ve been stitching on these for Christmas presents. Here’s a sample:
Spring moved into Summer. The weather has been highly conducive for long walks. I like to snap pix of the gorgeous flowers I’ve found (which I share on my Facebook page as well):
I’ve rambled on far too long.
Can you share with me your movies, books, flowers, or crafts?
Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming tales,
filled with fun and forever possibilities.
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I love seeing your embroidery! It reminds me of making fresh beds for my whole family on Saturdays, and picking the prettiest of my grandmother’s embroidered pillowcase for myself. ❤
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i have so many pretty pillowcases. I have to use them. I like to stitch while watching tv. I take small needlepoint projects with me when on vacations. When Handsome and I have downtime, I pull out my project and stitch.
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Thanks for sharing!! You’re so talented. I do enjoy the old Hitchcock films!!
#2son and I really like Hitchcock’s Lifeboat. The ending-oh my!
Hey, Vicki. I’ve rediscovered TCM and TMC because of your FB posts. Bob and I recently watched Jimmy Stewart in Anatomy of a Murder. Super good story and of course, he’s just wonderful. And I love The Thin Man series. Such clever dialogue. I’ve shared. 🙂
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That is a very good movie, Marsha. Well drawn characters and great drama. You picked a winner. And of course, we have a small secret about The Thin Man. #1son shares the hero’s name. LOL.