Seven down – one to go

and it is update and photo time….

not quite a meltdown


As I have mentioned numerous times, I am not a particular fan of the movies. With a bit of concentration, I can probably count on the fingers of one hand the movies I have seen in the last six years (give or take a few months). It isn’t that I haven’t tried to see the occasional movie, but the idea of paying to watch something in a location where, if I get bored, I would be unable to knit without bothering other people doesn’t appeal. Given the amount of air travel I’ve done in the last half decade (now, doesn’t that sound cool?) it might surprise you to learn that the last time I watched a movie on a plane was in 2010 on the way to Melbourne. The movie was Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.  On one of the transatlantic crossings where I had free access to the DvD library I saw Frozen and ???? (another cartoon type thing) which was kind of cute. Then, Shana and I went to Ghostbuster’s. Today I completed the handful by going seeing Moana with 3/4 of the off-spring. Dani was working and Alex had already seen it. My actual vote had been Trolls – but I wasn’t willing to drive an hour.

It was cute, and now I have been provided a list by the kids of various animation, and stop animation which I might enjoy. Obviously, my idea of a good movie is something that is fun, creative and not scary, loud or violent. Most of their suggestions are available on Netflix (which I don’t have) or on cable (? we do have Comcast as an Internet provider).

Managed to add about an inch to the hat and another five rows to the cross-stitch. As you can see, I’m actually getting close to finishing the first page.

30 Dec 2016

at least, that is what my chart tells me.

marking off as I go


Haven’t had as much of a fatigue reaction this week as last but I am trying to be careful about avoiding cuts, scrapes and obviously ill people as my lymphocyte count heads toward oblivion.  What did I say about tired? I think my pillow is calling my name.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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10 Responses to Seven down – one to go

  1. Alison says:

    Glad you enjoyed it.

    • Holly says:

      it was cute. And having been to a fair number of the Pacific Islands – other than the fact that most men are not as wide as they are tall….. Disney’s research team did a good job creating a blend of islander water craft, symbols and styles…. that fits in with the history of the Pacific seafarers

      • Alison says:

        Cool! I guess I need to go see it. I’ve been culturally Frozen out a bit in the movie department.

        • Holly says:

          Unlike the movie of the bad pun, this is not a romance. The female lead is not an idiot and I really, really enjoyed the rooster.

  2. Valerie says:

    I believe on the CC thread for the circumnavigation I recommended O/S visitors to a film called Red Dog – I still recommend it.

    This year a ‘prequel’ was released. I think you would find it interesting – Red Dog – True Blue is the title.

    However, I think it unlikely you would have access to either being totally Australian productions.

    The one released this year (Red Dog – True Blue) has a very interesting story line which draws on Aboriginal Dreamtime and how things were in remote Australia in the 50s (60s?)

    You are doing remarkably well with your stitching. It would drive me crazy with the number of threads too!

    Can’t say much about your health situation other than I’m hoping you progress well.

    • Holly says:

      The movie (Red Dog – True Blue) is available on the Amazon App for Zone 1, looks like people – not cartoons. Thanks for the recommendation.

      Going to be taking easy stitching on the cruises this year along with enough yarn for a few hats… Not going to be on the Legend in March by any chance?

  3. Isobel says:

    Hope the New Year will be happy and HEALTHIER.

  4. Marie says:

    Good news about the pillow, you should really have a nap in the afternoon when possible .
    Your cross stitch is coming on really great .
    No knitting for me this week ,I intend to make up for it next week .

    Happy New Year to you and George and your family.
    Gosh bless you .

  5. Christiane says:

    Egbert and I want to wish you, George and “your offspring” all the best for 2017.
    For you a big portion health ! I hope your therapy will work well and we will see you on Legend
    in March.

    Enjoy the evening where ever you are !!

  6. Mary Hunt says:

    Yay! I finally know someone else who doesn’t see a lot of movies!

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