Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another two weeks before the Solstice

This is the time when the Mantra "I can make it! Yes I can" comes to my mind. It is so so dark and gloomy outside I need a bit of reinforcing. Just a bit hard to keep up the "Cheery" attitude for the Holidays. So the goal is to make the most of those few weeks when you have no bearings anymore. Looking out the window doesn't match the clock on the wall. The moon is half full. The blue light that I love so much is back and that by itself is something to be grateful for. This picture is like a giant eye in the sky....spooky!
I have been playing with beads. I am going to take few ornaments out tomorrow and decorate the house a little.
On a different note I rented the movie "The Memory Keeper's Daughter". I have been listening to the book on tape and didn't particularly enjoy it although I am half through and things are getting a bit better. The movie is not great. It is not following the book. The dialogues are not great. The actors are doing a good job with a bad script. Why do authors accept to have their story changed so drastically? Money? Fame? Hard to imagine. I also watched "Transsiberian". That was not great either. Pretty hard torture scene. Not OK with me at all. Still waiting for the "Night in Rodanthe"....
Anchorage Movie Festival started yesterday so there is going to be opportunities to go check some interesting shorts and independent movies. I am looking forward to that. Another thing I am looking forward to is Billy Collins new book of poetry "Ballistics". Just got it.
Check out my Banana Bread. I made it in memory of Dewey from the blog "The hidden side of a leaf". It was one of my favorite Book Blog. Dewey passed away last weekend. She had reviewed the Moosewood Cookbook and had given us the recipe of that fantastic Banana Bread. I think that Dewey would have been proud of me.

4 comments:

Nanc said...

Yum.........I think I need to come down for some coffee! :>) Interesting that so many of us up here are posting about the dark days. I'm looking forward to a bit of sunshine!

roxanestoner said...

You know that you have an open invitation Nancy. Come on down.

Anonymous said...

Et bien petite soeur, on dirait que tu as le blues...
je t'envoie de gros bisous et j'espère que Nancy est bien venue pour un petit café !
Ah...si je pouvais...
Bisous. Carol (je ne me souviens jamais de mon nom et mot de passe blogger !)

roxanestoner said...

Et bien non elle n'est pas venue pour un cafe mais pour deux bouteilles de vin deux jours plus tard. ON a fait la fete a trois et jusqu'a 2h du matin. On passe le temps comme on peut. Comme tu dis ce serait drolement bien si tu pouvais venir comme ca partager mon blues....ahahahha. Merci pour ton petit message trop mignon. Ta soeur qui t'aime.