Monday List aka M-ist

Hi Guys, how is everybody doing with that turn the clock ahead stuff? I woke up at 7:30! I don’t mind this clock change so much, I dislike the one in the fall more. 4;30-5:30 is annoying.

I have a list for you. I blame the lingering head fog from the vacation cold. Feeling MUCH better, but clear thinking, smell and taste are still for the most part avoiding me.

The Ab-Cat hit the jackpot this week with movies from the library! It was like an Oscar roster!

We watched Gravity, Rush, and Twelve Years a Slave.

Gravity. Abby and I had seen this at the big movies with The Boy and The Dane over Thanksgiving. They didn’t like it but we did. I think I might have liked it even better the second time. There was a lot to see in that movie and I guess I looked at different things this time. I said to Honey when it was over that I was glad it hadn’t been me up there. I wouldn’t even have gotten the first hatch open!

Rush. I usually like a Ron Howard film. The actual story here was ok, but all the race car driving was….a bit too much for me.

Twelve Years a Slave. Is it possible to enjoy a movie like this? Enjoy is not the right word. Man, it was a hard movie to watch. I thought the actors and the director did a very good job reflecting all the emotions, unfairness and uncertainty of the situations. The prevailing attitudes about slavery were horrifying. The fact that the slave owners used the Bible to justify their behavior is mortifying. Solomon must have been haunted for the rest of his days by the sight of Patsy as he was being driven away to freedom.

Those are heavy thoughts for a Monday morning.

We are on break from BSF this week. It would seem like I should have lots of extra time, but I seem to have filled the hours more than usual.

It has been a pleasure to see the sunshine lately. And that melting that has ensued.

Clear driveway and roads have been most welcome!

Of course, now we are exposed to the bare pot holes in ALL their glory and monstrosity.

One more complaint. Why do bloggers highlight the links in such light colors? Highlighting, by its very definition, says look at me! So why make the colors so difficult to see???? The light pink, light aqua and light yellow need to be jettisoned! My old eyes can’t take it!

Here is something my old eyes can take! The Dane sent these pictures of Seymour, the Grandcat.

I guess I am biased because he is the cutest Grandcat EVAH!

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Looking a little teenager-ish here.

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The Boy and The Dane are visiting this coming weekend. Sadly, Seymour will not be with them. He is refused bus passage because of his nationality. Seems discriminatory.

I should git, have a pleasant Monday.

***Thank You God for…..***

…breaks in the eternal winter that help us to remember that spring always comes, eventually.

…kitty-witties!!!

…abolition of the abomination that was slavery.

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4 Comments

  1. warrenp94 said,

    March 10, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Gravity has to be good…it has Sandra Bullock. That’s all I need to know!

  2. jodaley said,

    March 11, 2014 at 6:46 AM

    We haven’t seen Gravity yet, or Twelve Years a Slave. Finally watched Captain Phillips this weekend, and it was intense!

  3. deb said,

    March 11, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    We loved Gravity, too. Not that I don’t love grown up cats, but kittens are just adorable….wish they stayed that way longer.

  4. March 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Last week I watched Gravity; 12 Years a Slave; and Dallas Buyer’s Club. All were great! I have to say I was extremely tense watching the first two movies. I was very surprised that DBC was as engaging to me b/c of the subject matter. It was also very surprising to me the lack of knowledge we had about AIDS/HIV in 1985 (the beginning timeframe for this movie). Crazy!


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