Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Off-Topic Tuesday: A Nice Quiet Day

Today has been a nice lazy day. My husband is on holidays and my son has gone off for a couple of days to visit his sister some 5 hours away by car.

I can't tell you how much it warms my heart to see how my son and daughter get along. They have their inside jokes, activities that only they can do together and they laugh so much when they see one another. It's a joy.

It doesn't seem that long ago that my daughter was an adolescent and my son was still a child. There were times when I wondered if their childhood closeness would ever return, but it did, and it makes me so happy.

I haven't done much today, but I really didn't plan to, so it's all good. I've recently surprised myself and my whole family by suddenly enjoying watching "The Big Game" poker program that runs in the late afternoon. I get a bit of ribbing about it, but I really like watching lucky amateurs having a chance to play with the pros. I guess that's part of my "all about the underdog" personality. I never actually have sat and watched poker before. I think I'd like to learn how to play. It's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, as I've already learned so many times.

You never know. You may see me showing up in the poker circuit one of these days. Stranger things have happened.

This morning I was up very early and I couldn't do much around the house, as my husband was sleeping in, so I watched the movie The Legend of 1900. I've seen it several times since  it first came out in 1995, and I enjoy it as much now as I did then. It's one of those movies that I could watch any time it's on. It really captures my imagination and it's beautifully shot.

I watched the BBC version of Emma on Sunday. While I really like that version, I have to say that while very different, I like the Gwyneth Paltrow version equally.

I'm trying to decide what hairstyle to do in my next video. If anyone has a suggestion, I'm open to it. If my hair is currently long enough to do it, I'll give it a whirl.

I want to say again how much I've really enjoyed the comments here that have fueled the past few days' blog entries. You all really mean so much to me.

To one of my dear friends who only has kind words for others but almost none for herself, I wish that you could see yourself through my eyes, and you would know what a beautiful spirit you are. I do mean it. You are beautiful inside and out. No, you are not perfect, but you name me one human being who is.

Well, that's enough rambling for one day. I'm off to take the dog out and then continue enjoying this lazy day.

'Til tomorrow, my friends. Much love to all.


  1. I like nice, lazy days. I'm glad that your kids are good friends!

  2. Yes, siblings being friends is a great thing. I know that from experience, my sister and I get along great, we are a pair of old-fashioned sisters who have never truly grown out of the nursery! LoL. But that's due to good parenting, so feel proud of your son and daughter, Franny.

  3. Ah, your husband is off on holiday? Some serious Frannybobkins time! And you know what, my friend? I just love you!


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