Life can toss you about like you’re a can on a ship in the midst of a horrific storm for a while and then – without any warning … things calm down. Calm to the point where you wonder when the other shoe is going to drop. But I have no fear of that … I have peace with many things but most importantly with myself. Life is a funny thing.
I think a huge part of that is that my house is no longer filled with silence (and well, sadness all the time) … this little angel, below, arrived on 24 January and has helped me a great deal … those of you who follow know that I lost my precious Nica on 24 September 2013. And while Alexa hasn’t nor will she ever take Nica’s place — she has certainly brought peace, laughter and energy.
She’s quickly stolen my heart … and the fact that I know that Nica would love her just as much as I do … makes me smile. Someone recently asked me why I never said that I owned a pet. That’s an easy one … when you have a dog, you’re invested with and in them. When you own a pet – well, there’s very little investment. Of course, my angels are the children I will never have … my only regret in life (thus far).
So, here we are in February and my goal of writing weekly – in January – fell far short; however, I’m committed to this blog and here we are … plus, I return to therapy this week in my quest to regain my footing on the path of return to my complete happiness. 🙂 Life doesn’t have to be complicated – that’s why there is therapy.
I’ve been filling my time with reading, photography and telly as of late (oh, and work, too – but it’s not really work when you love it – right? 🙂 ) … So, here are some books and shows on my radar right now …
This show. THIS SHOW. Sleepy Hollow has been the biggest surprise for me since Major Crimes. I wasn’t too sure this show could capture my attention, but its tie in with the American Revolutionary War and its twists and turns — well, it’s only gotten better episode by episode. The season finale was a HUGE SURPRISE ( I won’t spoil it if you haven’t seen it)! It returns later this year, but you can catch up with it on Fox.
I love Reign (CW) … it’s a glimpse at one of the most turbulent times in history, but its historical accuracy is far from the truth; however, it makes for a good watch. It is, however, a glance at how alliances were forged across Europe by royals always trying to ‘one-up’ each other — and those who had money buying their way into the palaces of Europe. I’m hoping it isn’t cut from the line up … the CW is known for doing that all too frequently.
Then there’s Sherlock on BBCone … FINALLY. And I must say … it’s been brilliant thus far … of course, I cannot talk about it too much since I’m already one episode ahead of its showing in the states and I’m not one to spoil a good show! Episode #2 (The Wedding) … wow. It could be my favourite, but the season has only just begun! I always find it amazing that the writers are still able to outdo themselves and so far, so good!
And you didn’t think I’d leave out Downton Abbey did you? So far … I’m engaged, but if it gets crazy again with death — I don’t know if I can hang in there. Way too much death last season. And I’m very interested in knowing what Barrow is up to … they’re tempting us, but keeping is quiet; however, you can tell he’s up to something (and of course, I know a little more because I’ve seen a couple of episodes more than you PBS Masterpiecers have seen).
This little gem – unexpected, but greatly welcomed. It’s purportedly based on the real-life Ian Fleming’s life — I guess we’ll see how closely it follows the line. Dominic Cooper (more recently known for his role in Captain America: The First Avenger) stars as the womanising Ian Fleming, but full of imagination and ideas. I must say, I’m hooked already. It’s a made for BBCAmerica series … I wonder if they’re testing the waters for an audience back in the UK as well? I guess we’ll see … but for now, I’m intrigued.
These are the books currently on my reading list … unlike some avid readers, I cannot read multiple books at once — I find it doesn’t allow me to immerse myself fully into the purpose of a book. Alison Weir’s look at The Life of Elizabeth I … well, it’s a good read. And 1776, I’m looking forward to reading this one because of its theme and the trailer for book-turned-movie The Book Thief caught my eye and I decided that I had to read it before I watched it.
I’ve decided that I’ll do my main posts at weekend and at midweek, I’ll be posting quotes because – as you’ll learn – I love words that are not always my own!
And now, off to start my Sunday … Alexa is fast asleep, in her bed under my desk, and we’re going on a driving adventure later because today looks to be promising! I hope everyone has a great ‘what’s left of the weekend’ and a great week ahead. I’m ever so thankful for the happiness that 2014 has brought and will bring … and on that note –