Monday, December 2, 2013

Movie

A special treat after Thanksgiving, my sister-in-law and I went to see the movie Philomena.  You can see a trailer, if you haven't already seen it on TV, here.  We enjoyed it.  We also did a yoga class--very relaxing.

Once again I was dumbfounded by the number of people hitting the stores on Black Friday and even on Black Friday Eve, formerly known as Thanksgiving.   Apparently, with turkey day being late this year there are "fewer" shopping days which justifies the stores being open on the holiday.  I guess some people are surprised that there will be another Christmas on December 25th so that explains why they couldn't plan ahead.

December all ready!  The frantic season has started.  I decorated the library for Christmas today.  The tree lighting on the Center green will be next Sunday and the library will have an open house.  I suppose I could hang a wreath on my own front door.  I am glad that I have grand children or I would skip Christmas altogether this year.


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  1. I want to see that movie. I hear it is very good. I stayed away from shopping all weekend Seemed way too exhausting

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  2. I plan to see that movie too. Thanks for the recommendation.
    You have a reason this year for a bah humbug attitude, but I hope you can take some pleasure in the holiday season. While some see it as a frantic time, or too commercial, I find it exciting and fun and beautiful. I don't spent much time shopping in big stores and malls. Most of my actual shopping is done on line, and most of it is done now. That frees me up to "shop" in fun places without pressure. I like the decorating and the baking, even though it is a lot of work. I am fortunate that I have time to do it all, and good help from a husband who likes it too.

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  3. I do so want to see the movie. Thanks for the recommendation. I also understand the feelings about Christmas. Holidays are hard. Really hard. I'm glad to hear you are staying busy.

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  4. Now you've got us all wanting to see that movie. Judi Dench is so amazing!

    OK, I admit it. We went out on Black Friday... EARLY. Then we went right home and took a long, long nap.

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  6. Good for you getting out and going to a movie. That looks like it might have been a very emotional one. I love Judi Dench and just watching her in the trailer made me cry. Thanksgiving was very special with my kids and grandkids but I plan to have a quiet Christmas at home. This way the children can all rejoice and welcome Santa in their own homes with lots of Christmas fun. I deleted my earlier comment because it was not very upbeat and I'm not sure I did much better here. Oh dear......

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  7. I would love to hang a wreath on my front door outside, but thieves would steal it, alas.

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  8. I want to see that movie as well. I have a hold placed on the book and I want to read it first. Were you able to do a display of Christmas themed adult books at your library? I know this Christmas will be hard for you. I wish I had words to help with the pain but I don't. Take care of yourself.

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  9. I'd like to see that movie, too. I'm with you about the shopping madness. It's why I often "Christmas shop" in the summer!! Don't give up Christmas -- just create new memories.

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  10. We don't do a lot of Christmas shopping anymore... just for the grandkids. And we've never shopped on Black Friday... don't care for crowds. That movie does sound good. I too like Judi Dench... and still watch her on old PBS reruns.

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    1. I am glad to know that I am not the only one who watches those PBS reruns!

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  11. I am glad the grandchildren will keep you in the Christmas spirit. If you ignore all the marketing hype it is a wonderful time of year! No Black Friday and No Gray Thursday either -- even if I had lots of money to spend. Just hate the idea of running Thanksgiving and I am like you I hate crowds.

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