Friday, December 29, 2006

Cabin Down Time

Not a whole lot going on in these parts. There's about 2-3" of snow on the ground and we're keeping cozy in the house. Kitty is content and happy. It's amazing how easily she can adapt to new surroundings. However, she was definitely anxious the 2.5 hours in the car but handled it a bit better than I expected because she panted only a couple of times rather than the whole time.

I got a bunch of books for Christmas and I brought them all up to read. I got Impounded a book of Dorothea Lange's photographs from the Japanese American Internment (what I'm currently reading the most), Autumn by Susan Branch, Messy Thrilling Life by Sabrina Ward Harrison, Scrapbooking with Photoshop Elements, How to Make a Journal of Your Life by D. Price, and Warriors Don't Cry an autobiography by one of the students who was integrated into North Little Rock Central High School in 1957.

I also got a couple of DVD's, Pirates 2 and The Lake House. Haven't watched them yet, though. Filling the days with other movies including Raising Helen, House of Sand and Fog, Sweet Home Alabama, Must Love Dogs and lots of miscellaneous tv shows.

We're here till at least the 2nd. Probably won't update much if any before we get back to the bay area since things are slow and there's no way to upload photos with our slow dial-up connection.

But I wanted to wish you all a very safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

2007, here we come!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you too. I also got a lot of books, so I'm desperately trying to finish a book I got last Christmas first! Not to mention that I haven't started my book club book for January yet!

Maybe my NY resolution should be "Read one book at a time!"

phinner said...

Happy New Ear!!! : .)

May I look at Impounded and the journal making book when you are finished?

In the cue...My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Step Up, Little Miss Sunshine (I keep hearing over and over how good it is). Movies and my (individual) bottle of Asti Spumanti (I'm sure I could probably drink a full bottle by myself, but shouldn't ; .) will get me thru the new year nicely.

Lake House was good, but slow the first time thru. I'm bummed I missed Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Ghost Whisperer. Yay for TiVo!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Good books, good movies, good company. Does it get any better than that?

Nan said...

Happy New Year, Madretz! You and Phin have some good movies lined up...and I saw Ragged had recommended Little Miss Sunshine as well. I'll keep them all in mind for the new year.

Ginnie said...

What a cozy way to end the year, dear Mad. So glad you you have all those cozy things to do, like read and watch movies.

When you come back (today?), welcome to 2007!

paris parfait said...

I got the book Impounded - such amazing photographs! And I also liked the movies House of Sand and Fog, Sweet Home Alabama and Must Love Dogs.