Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Just Rambling

The lowest our thermometer showed was 38 degrees early this morning but there is white stuff that suspiciously resembles frost on a couple of our outbuilding roofs. As far as I can tell, nothing settled on the garden.

Looks to be a lovely, sunny, although cooler day, but rain is forecast for almost all the rest of the week. If that happens, it will be welcomed as we are very dry and forest fires (nothing serious in our immediate area so far) have been popping up all over. I'm grateful we got adequate moisture for the garden growing season but it's not good to be so dry in the fall when all the trees and underbrush are losing their moisture content.

I don't watch many movies. A couple of days ago I was in our library and saw the book, "Albert Nobbs," and considered checking it out. But then I spied the movie of the same name in the DVD section so I opted to take that. After dinner last night, I sat down to watch it.

Oh. My. Gosh.

The story is not a pleasant one; it's a raw tale of the servant class in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1800s. But the acting is knock-your-socks-off fantastic! Glenn Close and Janet McTeer were, in my estimation, magnificent. I don't know if the makeup artists for the movie won any awards, but they should have. I had never heard of Janet McTeer before so Googled her and was amazed to see she is a beautiful woman. Nothing you would ever suspect from her physical presence in the movie. If you find yourself in a mood for a movie that isn't light and fluffy and funny (my usual selection), watch "Albert Nobbs."

I had planned on spending most of the day today outside doing more yard and garden clean-up but a sore throat kept me from sleeping soundly last night. I had an inkling all day yesterday that some germies were trying to get a grip on me and that seems to have materialized. Dang. (Where the heck did I pick up this sore throat?) Well, I'm tougher than any ol' little germ so if I can keep a sensible (ha!) mindset, I'll lay low today, hit the homeopathic remedies, make sure a lot of liquid flushes through my whole system and do what I can to soothe my throat. Right now I feel like somebody has stolen every ounce of energy from my body. Is it permissible to get back into your jammies at 10:30 in the morning?

18 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Yes I give you permission to put those jammies back on a take the day off.

2 Tramps said...

Rest up - this is not a fun time to be down. You don't have to get sick to be in your jammies!

Susan said...

Thank you for the movie recommendation! I am always looking for a new movie - I will put it on my list. This crazy seesaw weather will stir up the germies - take it easy (jammies are allowed at ANY time of the day or night) and allow yourself time to get back on your pins. I've been chugging the Emergen-C myself.

Carolyn Renee said...

Hope you managed to get your PJ's on and some rest. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check the library for the movie, but somehow doubt our po-dunk library has it. Maybe they'll have the book.

Lisa said...

It's a PJ day in DE raining and windy, perfect weather to sleep off bugs

Sparkless said...

I hope you can kick the germies out. Take a day off and rest if you can or rest as much as you can.
I'm on the look out for that movie now, it sounds fascinating.

Mama Pea said...

Tombstone Livestock - Boy, would I ever like for you to come take care of me!

Mama Pea said...

2 Tramps - I'm supposed to be energized in this gorgeous, cool fall weather . . . not bundled up like a big slug in a quilt! Rats.

Mama Pea said...

Susan - My throat has been feeling better as the day has gone on. But now around time I'm thinking of bed, of course, it's becoming a little bristly again. Oh well. Tomorrow I will awake cured! Right? Right!

Mama Pea said...

CR - I didn't do much of anything today. Went outside (briefly) twice. Once to open up the cold frames and then later to take the clothes lines down. Hubby even offered to make dinner. (That must mean I look really baaaad!)

Mama Pea said...

Lisa - Oh, send some of that rain our way. It's forecast for the whole rest of our week and I really hope it materializes as we need it. And I may need a couple of more days lazying around inside anyway.

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - I slept right through lunch today . . . 11:00 to 1:00. Wish I felt more like sleeping now that it's bed time. If you get the movie, watch it for the acting. Very, very good I thought.

Stephanie said...

So sorry you got our germies (wink)...Sure hope you feel better soon! And thanks for the movie recommendation...always looking for new movies to watch.

judy said...

that move/ book sounds really good ,I''L HAVE TO WRITE IT ON THE WALL SINCE NO ONE HAS HUNG MY WHITE BOARD YET--GRRR-MAYBE IF I TOOK 2 SECONDS TO FIGURE IT OUT...... BUT THAN I'M always so busy I did not even look up to see my self switch from caps to no caps.I need a visit to a Dr soon too .I have these lumps on my back that make me cry out -how has time ,I'm whining but not really ,I have heard shingles is so painful.I have itching in the spot but no rash ,just the lumps.my daughter has herpes .could I have caught a case from her.well just wanted to let you now I'm still alive ,I think,or maybe I'm writing from my grave---eck-brought Jerry to the VA yesterday -no cat scan ,his numbers were off -go back next Monday and Tuesday,some good news ,I found a new site ,actually Becca found it ,you make real money -its called bubblews you can Google it-i have over 100 posts up -if people go there and comment or like my post -i make money,so....yep-if anyone wants to ,put ladyinredenergy in the search box.my balance is up tp$50.00 -I'm cashing out at Christmas.Becca really has received 3 checks from them ,in any form you want it ,visa card ,your direct deposit-its real money.NOW WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THAT MOVIE AGAIN?---JK

Mama Pea said...

Stephanie - Yeah, I always suspected you were a very sharing person, but . . . geesh! ;o}

Mama Pea said...

judy - Sounds as if you're keeping as busy as usual. Hope your medical problem proves to be nothing at all . . . maybe just nerves from all you have to take care of and think about?

Erin said...

I like the dark and dreary make-you-think movies, hubby does not LOL, but I will keep that one on my list for when he's deployed :)

Mama Pea said...

Erin - I usually figure there is enough dark and dreary in real life so why watch it for entertainment!? ;o} I was at the library today and picked up the book (Albert Nobbs) so I'm kinda eager to see what I think of it.