Thursday, August 18, 2016

What I'm Up To...

Well, I don't have time to be laying around! Since that's all I can do right now, I'm trying to be as productive as I can.

*Sure, I'm watching a lot of tv and movies, but I'm stitching at the same time, so at least it's not wasted time. I've sent all of these for finishing:

They should easily be back by Halloween.

*Some of the shows I've enjoyed are:
Tab Hunter Confidential--I never knew much about Tab Hunter. He does the entire interview and discusses the difficulty of being a gay man during the 1950's.
The Grand (I'm really enjoying this series about a family owned hotel in England in the early 1900's).
Alfred Hitchcock (I remember that my parents watched this show in the 1950's. It's kind of quirky. I can't say I love it, but it is only 20 minutes long, so it's a good filler).
Gunpowder, Treason an Plot (this mini series is about Mary Queen of Scots. Not the greatest, but still entertaining).
Top of the Lake (another BBC production. Sort of weird and dark. It was 7 episodes long. I didn't totally love it).
Unsealed Alien Files (okay, now this one is really interesting. I'm really enjoying it).
Twilight Zone (I already have the entire series on dvd and have watched it in my scrapbook room. I  put it on my Netflix list because I don't mind watching it again).
The Wonder Years (I'm still working my way through this series. Another short filler).
Friday Night Lights (Still working my way through this series and enjoying it. A lot! I'm really learning a lot about football that I never knew before).
Atonement (Nancy and Connie came over yesterday to stitch and watch with me. I'd read the book and seen the movie years ago. I really liked it than and again this time).

*Shows I didn't like:
The Keeping Room (I watched about 45 minutes of this movie before turning it off. It was too dark for me).
Longmire (after watching about 3 episodes, I decided I didn't really want to watch another crime type show).
Murdock Mysteries (a period crime show. A little too hokey for me, so after 3 episodes, I called it quits).

*I've realized that when it comes to shows and series, I really like sagas---shows that focus on one family or time period. Those are my favorites. I like books like that too.

*I'm loving my Sonos sound system. I've really spent a lot of time developing my playlists for show tunes, opera music and classical music. I already have other great playlists that covers the "oldies", party time and classic rock. Everything is controlled by my iPhone. Love that. When the family is out at the pool, they can listen to whatever they want while I can listen to whatever I want inside.

*Speaking of the pool---Butch asked me if I wanted to go out last Saturday when the family was here. He helped me get up there. It was nice hanging out, but if you can't get in the pool, it's really HOT!! Still, it allows me to be part of the action, so I'll be doing that again. Plus it's nice to get a little fresh air. We had happy hour on the front porch one evening too:
Yeah, I'm cleared for a glass of wine!

*I'm currently reading David Baldacci's book The Last Mile for my book club. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. It has 4.5 stars with nearly 4000 reviews. This is my first David Baldacci book since I thought he wrote books for men. It's part of a series which I don't like. I have so many books on my list that I want to read. I'm obsessive about series. I'll have to read the whole thing. I don't really like to commit to that. Apparently, I've already started in the middle (or at least book 2) of this series. I'll need to read The Memory Man---soon.

*I've read a couple other books, but nothing I would rave about.

*I'm in the process of revising my "Making the Most of My Memories" workshop. Many of my friends have expressed an interest in re-organizing their photos again. I'll be sure to share my methods here.

*Speaking of photos, I organized my digitals this week too. Actually, I'm pretty good about keeping my photos organized. I uploaded 150 to Walgreens for printing. 

*I've downloaded about 100 new fonts. I LOVE fonts! Then, I went through and re-organized my entire font book. My fonts are all neatly placed in labeled folders. That makes it much easier for me to find what I'm looking for.

*I've spent a lot of time visiting with friends too. That's been fun catching up more on a one-on-one basis rather than just the larger group. In fact, a couple of my friends have suffered what I'm calling "sympathy falls" on my behalf. I'm not naming names so as not to embarrass anyone. 
Not the greatest picture, but I had to take it fast. You can see the massive bruise. This was due to a slip on a concrete floor at a sporting event. This particular friend tried to keep her granddaughter from being too embarrassed by hopping up right away. 

Another friend wiped out while carrying her groceries. Although it's somewhat comforting to know that I'm not the only one who falls---really girls---stop! I don't want anyone else getting hurt! We just need to slow down and be more careful. I agree with the friend who slipped---you just don't see that coming and there's nothing you can do. Before you know it, you're "down." 

Although it wasn't a recent fall, another friend reminded me of her fall down the stairs when we were scrapbooking. Now that could have been really bad. Luckily she came away with just a nasty bruise. So, let me leave you with this: slow down and be careful! We ain't spring chickens anymore. Oh, and be careful of those slipper flip flops!


  1. My mum, who has been wheelchair bound for many years now, loves it when she can get outside for fresh air when there is someone there to help her. She misses the fresh air a lot.

    You have certainly been productive. It doesn't look like you have wasted a minute!

  2. Glad you've been productive - I like the halloween pieces. I need to sort out my fonts - just need time...


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