Good Morning...time to dip into the stream and meander along.
1. Unforgotten on PBS ended Sunday evening and while Marvin and I had figured out who the murderer was we were shocked to realize that he was a serial killer. We were both rather sad as it seems as though this mystery series is coming to an end until next year. We do enjoy Masterpiece and Mystery. Now we are counting down to Endeavor's return in June.
2. We had a good day at North Alabama Stitchers group on Saturday. As we stitched we chatted about some of the British TV series we have enjoyed. Keeping up Appearances with Patricia Routledge was brought up. If you have not seen Hyacinth Bucket( Its Boo Kay) in all her glory you need to watch this wonderful actress. In addition to Keeping Up Appearances, Ms Routledge surprised me with her range of acting when she portrayed Hetty Wainthrop in the Hetty Waintrhrop Mysteries on PBS. A few years ago I saw the movie To Sir with Love and guess who was a teacher at the high school? A Young Patricia. I had always heard about To Sir with Love but I had never seen the move until it aired on Turner Classics. A bit dated but a good movie for a rainy afternoon.
3. Amelia and the children came by on Mothers Day afternoon to visit. They brought me a gift, Thritysomething at Thirty. I loved the tv show thirtysomething and this book goes behind the scenes of the show. I am looking forward to reading it.
4. Well unless you think all I do is watch television I should add something different. This week is my birthday week. I celebrate on the 17th. This is my last year before Medicare.lol But I am looking forward to Medicare and the Silver Sneakers. Marvin has Silver Sneakers as part of his medicare supplemental insurance and he goes to the gym every morning. I am hoping to take advantage of the water aerobics that is available at one of the gyms. I have to admit my joints are not what they used to be and water aerobics is a good exercise for seniors.
5. Speaking of Seniors, my favorite physical therapists on You Tube( Bob and Brad) did a recent video on how to fall. Okay, stop laughing. After my fall last year I thought I could use some hints. They say you should act like Superman, hold your head up and put your arms out like you are going to slap the floor. This avoids putting all the pressure on your wrists and shoulders. In theory it is good but how do you stop the instinct from kicking in and putting those hands out? I guess I need to practice falling to build some muscle memory.
6. I had a call from my former neighbor, John. He is 93 years old and still as sharp as a tack. His wife died earlier this year and he was feeling rather sad on Mothers Day. He lives in an assisted living where he is one of the few who is still active and oriented. He did tell me there is a 90 year old lady who he eats breakfast with every day. She too is one of the minority. I am so glad he likes to call me and chat. I try to send him some snail mail every now and then just to keep in touch.
7. I am helping with a bridal shower on Saturday. After being married 40 something years, this has brought back some memories of how exciting it was to be getting married. The parties, the gifts and the first apartment. I do remember feeling like I was playing house when we were newlyweds. All my new things and I could decorate as I liked. I debated getting her a gift or a gift card but I went with a gift. I still remember the gifts and the givers from my showers. And I do still have a few of those wedding gifts. I went to Tammy Eddy Antiques and Gifts on Bank Street here in Decatur and Tammy helped me to choose an antique wooden tray/bowl. She told me that the young people use them as cheese platters for drink parties but many place them on their coffee tables to hold remotes etc. My young friend is a retro type girlie so I hope she will enjoy it for years to come.
Well time to get up and get busy!! Have a blessed day my blog friends.