Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Counting the days till March 21st

Can't wait till Saturday! Not only is it the first day of Spring, but the Twilight DVD comes out. I am having a bloody Mary brunch on Sunday to view the DVD with my OCD (Obsessive Cullen Disorder) friends. I haven't had this many folks over since before we did our renovations ( or survived our renovation nightmare!). I think I decided to host the brunch in January, so the DVD not coming out till 3/21 has given me time to think about those lingering projects. I was surprised how many there are - some newer than others. I have two old mirrors that I have had sitting in my bedroom closet for almost a year now. One I got a antique store and the other was a salvage piece from a funky interior designer cast off store that is only open a couple of times a year. The smaller, antique mirror got hung last weekend. That was the easier of the two projects. The larger one involves hanging picture molding in the bedroom, so not sure when that will happen. Plus, I am a little nervous that the mirror is going above the head of our bed and it is a substantial mirror. Possible head injury vs aesthetics?

Here is a picture of the finished antique mirror-

Back to Twilight -

I can't tell you how much this book has done for me and my OCD work friends. It has been a great source for a light hearted, informal book club at lunch and in the hall. Silly reminiscing about first loves, lost loves, why men aren't (and can't really be) like Edward Cullen.

The beautiful lullaby in the movie that Edward "wrote" for Bella is based on a piece by Yiruma. Finding Yiruma's "A River Flows in You" inspired me to start playing the piano again. (A doctor in my piano class says that this kind of activity helps with brain function and flexibility - I wonder if I can list this as my exercise when I go for my physical?)

And most of all, I am reading again! Yippee! I go through periods where I just don't read. I was barely reading magazine articles. Since I started reading the Twilight books, around 12/28, I have probably read 13 books. Granted, these are not major works, but I am reading and enjoying it. I just finished the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The HBO series, True Blood, is based on her books. They are great, fun and easy reads. (Secret confession - I may - may love these books more than Twilight - shhh.) (I Vampire Eric!)
The next one in the series won't come out till May, so I am going to read some of my old favorites - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Rebecca byDaphne du Maurier.