It was a long and lovely weekend, and I’m in a much better frame of mind. Thursday we had a pretty good day cooking and eating our Thanksgiving meal. It was nice to do it just the two of us. (No, no Yorkshire Pudding, we had plenty without it.) The roast Brussels sprouts were so sweet like candy. Friday we ran a few errands and I did 60 minutes at the gym, and we had an enjoyable dinner with our friends. Saturday a few more errands, and I did 45 minutes at the gym, and today we did very little…except I made four loaves of white bread and one quick bread (orange cranberry with pecans).
I’m certain I’ve gained weight. Lots of butter, incessant nibbling, etc. 😦 A new week starts tomorrow.
We’ve got some of our Christmas shopping done and I got a lovely card from my old sixth grade teacher – I last saw her in 1977 in England at Aspin Park Primary School in lovely Knaresborough in Yorkshire.
Two Movies You Should See
There are two movies I can report you should see today. The first isn’t really a movie per se but a BBC Two miniseries that’s available on DVD called ‘The Line of Beauty.’ I can’t recommend it enough for the critical examination of the hypocrasies and excesses of Thatcherite Britain in the 1980s. (Also, Dan Stevens is rather dishy.)
The second is a Dutch masterpiece called ‘Simon.’ Talk about a larger than life character and a great story about two friends who reconnect after 14 years and find that their friendship is changed and deepend with the serious illness of one. Yes, one of them is gay, but nobody has AIDS.
(I know these are good because I sat and watched them today while letting the bread rise or bake.)
Speaking of Dishy
Here’s Chris Evans who probably doesn’t overeat at Thanksgiving, does he? If you’d like to make him bigger and bigger and grow and grow, just click on the small thumbnails….
And From South of the Continent
Here’s today’s Rafael Calomeni fix. He seems to have finished taking off that dark blue suit and to have started on his creamy white unmentionables…
(Where can all this be leading?)