HAPPY NEW WEEK and HAPPY AUTUMN EQUINOX!
I hope everyone has a great week and a beautiful autumn! The equinox is Monday (the 23rd). AQ: Have a wonderful spring equinox. I know you celebrate the first day of spring on September 1. Have a great season!
Diane: Again, our thanks.
OG: Good that things are moving re J's surgery.
diblinb: I also don't know Purccy, but glad things have ended well.
Heather Hope the ride home isn't so ghastly.
Rosy: There are places I want to walk here but we have visitors in surreys, roller blades and regular bikes, which is why I tend to walk around the neighborhood.
OH and I went off to see Downton Abbey the movie tonight. I think the TV series and now the movie are popular here because we're all so tired of The Orange Menace and his wretched rhetoric and rude and demeaning tweets and DA is an escape! Like all those musicals in the 1940s during WWII.
Have a good Sunday all.
Downton Abbey the movie moved faster - inevitably - than the TV shows, with lots of subplots involving multiple characters. I might have dispensed with a couple of each. Maggie Smith was great as was the rest of the ensemble. There was a hint she may not be in any future DA ventures. Some of the repartee seemed a bit contrived.. Scenery and settings were of course marvelous. One critic I heard said there were too many "endings" that had to be tidied up; another said that there were enough new plots hinted at to make her wonder if another movie might be in the offing.... My only real complaint was about the theater. The sound level was way, way, waaaay too loud, not just in the movie (dialogue was okay though soaring music a bit overwhelming at times!) but in all the multitudinous previews for upcoming releases, which in their turn were preceded by ads, movie trivia quizzes, etc., etc. It's almost impossible to tell the plot of a future movie because all they show are short clips of dramatic scenes and/or dialogue interspersed with music and claims of things to come we've never seen before and will never see again. Yawn. It reminded me of why I prefer to watch movies at home......but the theater is just around the corner so it's not as if we had to make a giant effort.
Lindybird: Having scanned every photo under our roof, I'm now wondering how on earth to display the favorites, which would probably cover more than one wall. Sigh..... Blame it on these all-too-handy smart phones! Oh, and grandkids who are irresistible.
Am off to Arizona Thursday for granddaughter's and daughter's birthdays. G'daughter is taking daughter to - gasp - Las Vegas for a few days. Neither have been, granddaughter is dreading it (who can blame her!) daughter is excited. I was there twice and that was once too many. I'm just glad I'll be in Prescott Valley with Ms. D, taking her to school and hanging out with the horses, dog, goat, rabbit.... Today I'm making a quick trip to meet grandson halfway up the freeway to pick up his Mom's gift.
Take care all.
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