GR&DF thank you so much for the kind comments. Not much going on, still. I heard from Dale last night. He arrived at his parents in Eastern NC at around 7 EST. We talked for a long time and he told me about some of the adventures he had. He decided to drive on through and not stop as much as planned. So the trip for him was good and safe!!
This morning waiting for the bus - the fog was swirling about and it being so early that the city was very quiet. So quiet that I could here the fog horn blowing in the distance. It is an amazing low the sound and that it reverberates off of the low hills of Noe Valley.
Stitching last night was a little bit on "Shores" and a lot on my replacement piece - remember the tossed piece. It seems like such a failure to toss a piece, but I figure better to toss and be sane than go nuts trying to make something work that really does not. I will eventually get the tossed pieced out of the "bag"and rip all the stitching out. I like the linen and certainly am not going to throw it away.
Over the weekend I started watching my DVD's of the Lords of the Rings - again. It has been a while since I saw the series - and the extended versions are really nice. I have gotten through "Fellowship of the Ring" - 2001, "The Two Towers" 2002 and last night I got about half way through "Return of the King" - 2003 before I was just too tired to stay awake. I am totally stoked about the 2012 release of "The Hobbit - Part I."
There have been a few other flicks recently...one of them is ... "I wake up Screaming" - 1941 - starring Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis and Laird Cregar. A great mystery Film Noir - with a good twist towards the end. Another film that was pretty good ... "Carve Her Name with Pride" - 1958 - starring Virginia McKenna and Paul Scofield. The movie is based on the true story of an English spy infiltrating Occupied France during WWII. I had never heard of the film and really enjoyed the story about this little piece of history.
Tonight starts TCM's (you know I love this channel) Oscar fest - 31 Days of Oscar!! Tonight are films about Henry VIII and Tudor England. Starting off the evening with "The Private Life of Henry VIII" - 1933... then... "Man for All Seasons" - 1966 - and rounding out the evening is "Anne of the Thousand Days" - 1969. (All the titles are clickable) These three films are all excellent and worth a look.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by, do come again!!!!