Ways To Stay Busy Shut-In by the Cold
When Bev mentioned the things she does to stay occupied during really cold weather, I wondered just what other folks might do.
Also, assuming you keep your power and such, what movies would you watch now?
What books would be great to read?
For me, the movies first, because they must be located and placed near the BluRay player now.
I plan to watch A MONTH BY THE LAKE tonight. Vanessa Redgrave, John Fox, Uma Thurman, and several others, but this is all about Vanessa and Mr. Fox and Uma Thurman.Beautiful scenery, spring weather. And in the summer just before WWII begins. Somewhere in Italy I believe, on a lake, at a resort which caters to British.
The other movie is THE BOSTONIANS. Merchant-Ivory film with Christopher Reeves, Vanessa Redgrave, John Fox I believe, etc. I chose it for my DH who may become impatient with longer movies only Boston is his life arena.
Of course, I've seen both movies, love them.
Not so critical to make a choice of one or two there, since I keep many options on my e-reader, downloaded and ready to go. Even if the lights go off, the backlight works like a charm, even serving as a light on trips down the hallway in the dark.
My new Smart Oven is coming tomorrow, so I'm reading a cookbook GOURMET DISHES FOR TOASTER OVENS. Yeah, a convection toaster SMART oven!
I'm reading the John Barry ROGER WILLIAMS AND THE MAKING OF THE AMERICAN SOUL. John Barry writes beautifully, his RISING TIDE was my introduction to him. I'd say he's right up there with David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin. Imminently readable, anything he writes.
I just read and returned to the library the gardening book, SOUTHERN SHADE, which had a lot of correct information (it tied in with my experience) about growing hosta in the south. So anyone between here and Washington DC, it might be of interest to you.
Now I know many of you have the basement with grow lights and seedlings to watch over. So if you were going to read to your seedlings, what would be a good story to tell?
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.......