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skunk

 

Just a few nibbles to tide you over, until I decide to write a real post.  Whenever that may be.

  • This weekend, I went into the danger zone.  A "stunk" got caught in the raccoon trap, causing all sorts of stinky mayhem.  Country girls can survive, that's all I'm say'in.  On a side note, skunks are a lot prettier up close than I thought they would be.  Also, they smell even worse than I ever imagined.
  • The She Reads Truth app has finally launched and it is great!  They have some free studies, some lightly priced ones, plus free scripture lock screens and more.  It's a great way to get your daily Bible reading in and learn along side a wonderful community of gals.
  • I am fascinated by Tsh's capsule wardrobe for their upcoming world-wide tour.  She and her family are hitting the road for one whole year of travel and she has her very limited wardrobe all ready to go. I don't know if I could pull that off!
  • I desperately need these sticky page flags!   I might need these as well.  And since we're add it, might as well throw these in too.
  • I wish I had never discovered this, because now I want to spread it on everything.
  • I just finished Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.  Through the first couple pages I was thinking, "I don't know about this...".  Then I got sucked into the vortex and when it ended I was screaming, "Nooooooo!!!!!"  It's that good. (warning: it contains language and some dark (but real) subject matter; parents preview it before letting your teens read it.)
  • Every weekend I intend to rent a movie.  But then I start strolling through my Netflix queue, watch 5 documentaries and never get around to picking a movie!  I need some recommendations!

Seriously, I need your movie suggestions so next weekend I don't end up watching 15 Secrets of the Vatican.

 

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(Ooops, I don’t know why this didn’t post yesterday!  Sorry if I threw you off.)

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My friend Janna & are self-proclaimed PBS-Nerds.  We call each other every time we hear of a new Masterpiece Theater special or even when an old one is going to air again.   We have had this ritual for just under 20 years.  Here are some of the movies we have enjoyed watching:

 

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Pride and Prejudice- The Firth/Ehle version is THE quintessential Jane Austen adaptation, don’t even get me started about the evils of the Keira Knight version. 

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Forsyte Saga- This story follows the aristocratic Forsyte family and all their drama.  It’s a tangled web of money, power & love.  Intriguing!

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Downton Abbey- Last winter was the introduction of Downtown Abbey and since they left off on a cliffhanger you knew season 2 was on it’s way.  In January season 2 will begin!  But that leaves you plenty of time to catch up on season 1 if you haven’t see it yet.  I won’t give any of it away, but it’s a good one.

I could name so many more, maybe someday I should start a list of all of them…hmmm…

The problem Janna & I often ran into was that if we forgot to record PBS that night, we would completely miss the movie/series.  And it’s not like the local video rental stores carried obscure PBS series like The Pallisers so we would have to wait a year or two until PBS ran it again.

But thanks to Netflix, we can watch all of the PBS we want and our nerdom is satisfied!  Because Netflix carries just about any movie you can think of, many of the older ones available through instant online streaming, you can catch up on all your favorites or find something new.

I wasn’t trying to become a commercial for Netflix, but I will tell you it has made my life a little happier because I am not an avid theater-goer.  I really don’t enjoy the public movie theater experience:  uncomfortable chairs, noisy kids, people texting during the movie, expensive snacks.  I would much rather be at home, in my sweats, eating delicious cheap food that I have made and watching a movie at my own leisure. 

Netflix allows me to watch what I want, where I want, when I want.  It’s that simple.