Hubby and son are at camp . . . which means Charley Gansky and I have the house to ourselves for a few days. Now, please understand that I love my family . . . but I also LOVE solitude. I feel like I’m on vacation! (even though I’m technically on deadline).
An aside: a group of very special friends sent me a surprise–a huge box of bubble gum! (They know I love it.) And I learned something–you remember those almost-square Bazooka bubble gum pieces we used to chew? The ones you unwrap and then read the cartoon as you chew the gum? Well, now I know how old I am. My bubble gum surprise box held lots of Bazooka gum . . . and sure enough, I unwrapped and found the cartoon inside. But now I can’t read it without my glasses! Ah, the joys of aging. Then again, I think my eyes have more reading miles on them than most.
In any case, I wanted to be sure to mention a little known movie that is definitely worth the rent. It’s “On a Clear Day”, and no, it’s not that ditzy reincarnation movie with Barbra Striesand. It’s a new English (I think) flick starring Brenda Blythyn (sp?), whom I adore. It’s a sort of change-of-life theme, and though the hubby began to watch it with me as an act of charity, he soon got into it–and my hubby isn’t the type to “get into” foreign films, if you know what I mean.
In some ways, the movie reminded us of “Waking Ned Devine,” which hubby and I also loved. In any case, it’s warm and funny and inspirational, and you can’t say that about many movies these days. Enjoy!