This and That..

Did everyone enjoy the Simple Things list post? I loved it and I can't wait to do it again. I may even keep a running list of Simple things on my sidebar to do weekly.

I came on today and found I have 42 dreamers. Wow! A big welcome and hug to all who are new here. I hope you always leave here with a smile and a boost of sunshine. I do my best to be as real here as I am in my life. I celebrate the good and do honor the shadows of life. And if you have been lurking for a while, say hello! (I don't bite unless you have chocolate with you.) Much Love for all who come here regularly to share your thoughts, dreams and ideas with me.

Yesterday, I went to see a dress rehearsal with my friend Lady R. for the show Shafrika, The White Girl at the Vineyard Theatre down in Union Square. It is a joyous and wonderful show about a girl growing up in a multiracial family. It opens tonight and worth to see if your in New York.

I have only Mansfield Park left to read in my Spending Spring with Jane Austen. I finished Emma on Wednesday. I love the 1996 Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow. ( I do want to see the Kate Beckinsale version.) The book dragged to me. Just didn't have the Jane Austen sparkle. All who love Emma, my apologies. Like the saying goes: not everything is for everybody. My favorite character was Mr. Knightley. He was the voice of reason in the novel; I was always happy when he walked into a scene. Jeremy Northam, who I have loved since Emma, is a perfect swoonworthy Mr. Knightley. This is a perfect time for a clip.

Wasn't that sweet. Makes me all mushy inside. Yes, I am big romantic cream puff! So, I'll be starting Mansfield Park tomorrow. Let you all know what I think. If you want to read my thoughts on the other novels, just click on the Jane Austen posts.

Here's to fabulous and creative Friday for all.

Sweet Dreams.



Sarah said...

I enjoyed your list-the simple things are the best. The play sounds good.
I felt the same about Mr Knightley. Emma was so annoying throughout but he made her better. I read Mansfield Park at school and I rememeber my friends and I found it funny. Fanny is a little bit weedy we felt. I remember watching a BBC adaptation-an old one and there was a modern boat in the background-I think it was in Plymouth. I have not read Sense and Sensibility or Northanger Abbey-I must do so!
Have a great weekend.

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hi Sweetie. What a lovely post. Congratulations on the new dreamers. Your blog brings a smile to many faces, I'm sure. I know it does mine. I'm so proud of you for sticking to you goal of a Jane Austen Spring. It's very inspiring, I'm hoping to get done all the goals I've set for myself this summer.

Have a great and wonderfully creative weekend, my Dear.

Indie.Tea said...

What a coincidence, I have "Emma" sitting on my desk, to be read next...

glorv1 said...

Great post! I enjoyed the clip very much. Thank you. Have a great weekend.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

That show sounds fabulous! You are such an encouragement to us bloggers out here. You always give us words to think about. Have a wonderful weekend.

mademoisellechitchat said...

I was an English major, and I still haven't read an Austen novel. My hat goes off to you. ;)