Monday, January 25, 2010

Back up and running....

GR&DF what a super welcome for our newest little who-hound. She has sort of settled into a routine. Although last night was a complete circus - she was up and down and walking around about every 45mins or so like clockwork. Each and every time she would get up she wanted to play with either Pete or the Peach and they were not having any of that at 1:50am. Eventually she settled back down but I am feeling it this morning.

I missed out not posting on Friday as I stayed away from work thinking I was coming down with something... I felt way better by evening and the rest of the weekend - so who knows. Rico's mom and entourage came for a quick visit Saturday afternoon - here is a shot of the grand baby. She really likes this hat!!



My weekend was basically a non-stitching Saturday and then yesterday I worked exclusively on an upcoming exchange so there are no snaps of that - yet.

There have been a ton a flickers lately - I'll talk about some and will break it up into chunks over the next few days - First up would be "Female" - 1933 - starring Ruth Chatterton and George Brent. Ruth Chatterton plays a tough executive running a family automobile factory. She plays by her rules and runs things with an iron glove. She uses men as playthings and is anything but typical for the time until she meets Jim Thorne played by George Brent. This is a DVD included in Forbidden Hollywood Vol II. Worth watching for the sets and costumes if for nothing else. The next two are Netflix pix - "Ridicule" - 1996 - a French film of pre-revolutionary France. The basic story is of a poor nobleman coming to Versailles to get funding for draining the swamps in and around the Dombes. The Versailles of 1783 that he comes to is a place where only the strong survive - and I do not mean strength in muscle but strength of the mind. Where a misplaced word or step can destroy a reputaion instantly. A beautiful and clever film of the rot at the beautiful and superficial court of the Ancien Regime. I usually don't talk about foreign films here but this one is worth a look. It starts off with a bit of nudity but don't let that put you off the movie. The second film is another fun "French" film - "Merci Docteur Rey" - 2002 - starring Dianne Wiest, Jane Birkin and Stanislas Merhar. A Merchant and Ivory Production this film was written and directed by American Andrew Litvak. The setting is Paris, and there is a murder and some really funny situations and some great lines. The film is also full of the famous in cameo roles. Do not come expecting "A Room with a View" as this is not that kind of film. I really enjoyed the film and was laughing out loud in some places. The last two films are fully subtitled, but if that's not your thing then I would avoid them.

There you go sports fans!! Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
edgar

13 comments:

Sherry said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! The baby is adorable!

Berit said...

Good to hear that you didn't fall prey to sickness; it's likely that you avoided it by taking the day.

Vonna said...

Look at that sweet little face, just ripe for pinchie on the cheekies :)

Carol R said...

Sweet little grandbaby!
Check out my blog Edgar - I know you have a soft spot for Canterbury!

Natasha said...

Glad to hear that you are better and did not really come down with anything.

LOL... I can picture the new little fur baby trying to rouse up the other pups. My younger pup does this with our older dog he just looks at her like she is crazy LOL

Take Care

Beth said...

I am glad you're feeling better today! The grandbaby is adorable, and that hat is perfect! I saw you got a new doggy too, how precious! You are coming right along on the Alphablocks, looking good!

Melissa said...

Sweet little baby!

As to Miss Lolly - it sounds kinda like bringing home a new baby! ;-) I'm sure the other two furbabies will have her trained in etiquette soon! ;-)

Colleen said...

Your new "fur-child" is adorable! My SIL has a 4 month old Shih Tzu puppy and she is like a baby. It was hard on my SIL because she has been an empty nester for a long time but Chloe is the most lovable little 4 lb. ball of fluff you could imagine. I use to go over to my SIL's to visit her, now it's to see Chloe...LOL (Don't tell my SIL) :)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a cutie!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Glad you're feeling better, Edgar. The GB is adorable!

Margaret said...

All I can say is -- that is one cute baby! Glad you're feeling better!

DaisyGirl said...

Start watching the mail Edgar, your pattern came in and is in the mail!
Wahoo! To You!
Donna

MyLifesAStitch said...

Hey, Edgar! It's been a while... I've enjoyed catching up on all your posts! Alphablocks is looking great! Lolly is so so cute, aww... I'm sure she'll fit right in with the other pooches. And the GB... oh wow look at those CHEEKS! Tooo cute!