And has been for more than 24 hours. A nice, soft, steady rain - the kind that soaks into the earth and nourishes rather than running off in great gushes and destroys.
I am happy. Even though it is a tiny, itsy
bit clammy. It's still wonderful.
I just finished reading a very enjoyable ball of fluff called "The Princess of the Midnight Ball." It was recommended by ashfae
, who is one of many founts of bookly knowledge I know and love, and was totally taken in.
How could I resist when she said that the hero saves the day by knitting?
It's a retelling of the fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses
, and a fairly straight retelling, too. Except it puts the girls in a WAY better light than the fairy tale ever did.
And Galen, the hero, rocks. One of the most likable heroes I've come across in a fair while.
So thank you, Ash. And if you have any other recommendations while I wait for your story to be published (I'm patient. Sort of. Jealous as all get out at the people who get to read it now, even though I know I'm not any good as a critic except in the copy editing department, but patient), I would welcome more awesome balls of fluff.
Last night Geoff and I finished watching the third series of Dr. Who. I was really impressed with "Blink" from that season. It wasn't quite
as creepy as the gas mask episode from first series, but it was close and so very well done! I am continually astonished at how well they do at making the cheesiest, corniest villains scary. 'Cause those statues were Scary! ( Spoilers for those who are later than me to watch Third Series Doctor )
I'll be going to the library later today for the Christmas special and first disc of the fourth series.
This weekend we also watched Fly Away Home
. You know, the movie about the Canada geese? It really was a little gem of a movie, if a little unbelievable here and there. They managed to keep the preciousness to a surprising minimum, and for that alone I would applaud them, even if the rest of the movie weren't delightful.
Babe told us he didn't like it, though. He didn't say so (or cry or show anything, the little Scorpio), but I think the mom dying at the start was too upsetting to him. But even so, he did watch it peacefully for an hour and a half! It is SO nice to be able to pick a wider range of movies to watch, now!
And this week... is school prep week. Need to go out and get Babe a new outfit (where, I haven't decided, since Target and Walmart are out), get his hair cut, and get him one box of 25 crayons. That and a backpack (which he already has) is all he needs for school this year.
Orientation is on the 31st, and first day is on the 2nd, with the 3rd and 6th off for Labor Day weekend. So, still two more weeks until he's in school full time, but the time is racing by.