Aah - Mary Oliver.
And now a mini-review since what I've mostly been doing with my time when not working is watching Netflix.
The Queen's Gambit is fast paced, intriguing, and well done. We meet our flawed heroine as she emerges from a car wreck caused by her mentally ill mother. As the show progresses, we flash back and forth in this girl's life as she goes to an orphanage, learns to play chess from the janitor, goes to a foster home, and works her way up in the chess world.
Alcoholic, brilliant, a young lady in a man's world, and flaunting conventions. Who knew chess could be this exciting? I highly recommend this short series. I binged it in a weekend.
The Home Edit is a fixer upper type of series and it's fun. Two ladies working out of Nashville will organize the heck out of your closet, garage, or pantry. In thirty minutes they work magic for some lucky "normal average" people, or they are organizing Reese Witherspoon's (she's a producer of the show) costume room. I watched this show and had two trips to the Container Show. It's organization porn - addictive, fun, and creative.
Last Tango in Halifax - this has been a PBS series, but I'm catching up with it on Netflix. What a soap opera - only it's classy with British accents. And you can't go wrong with Derek Jacobi as Alan. Such a good actor. But long lost loves reuniting, step sisters sleeping about, one choosing lesbianism, out of wedlock babies, deaths, and more all while drinking lots of bottles of wine or pints of beer. Good acting, fast paced, and plenty of story lines - Last Tango will keep you dancing in life and wanting to visit Halifax. Lovely countryside.
Have a good weekend everyone.
That one picture is really accurate!ReplyDelete
Haven't watched those shows, but there are a couple I'm hooked on since movies are few and far between. Plus The Mandalorian is back!
Yes - Mandalorian!Delete
Hi Joanne - still the swirls are around. Glad you're keeping occupied ... they sound interesting ... our small cinema opened for a few weeks and I saw a few of those showing ... and have been reading and blogging - happy peaceful weekend - HilaryReplyDelete
It's supposed to be lovely weather here, so plenty of patio time and reading. You take care tooDelete
What a beautiful picture. I always forget to look through Netflix if I'm home alone and bored. I end up just watching lots of stuff I've seen a thousand times already. My poor husband has to force me to watch something new :-)ReplyDelete
I am always reading "what's new on Netflix" in a phone scroll. That's how I find cool stuff.Delete
Loved the picture and that qoute byMary Oliver is so true.ReplyDelete
Have a good weekend Joanne.
thanks. Mary was always good for a pithy comment.Delete
Great shot indeed, I haven't seen those ones, getting low on things to watch though. Sign sure sums it up.ReplyDelete
I was all kinds of stuff - I'll have to put more out here for you folks.Delete
Yes, aah, Mary Oliver. Miracles do indeed happen! Wish we could celebrate together. WOOHOO!ReplyDelete
Love and cheer, Joanne.
Mary Oliver was a life-changing poet. Love both the photo and the map. :) I'm so glad you're back!! Have a tranquil week.ReplyDelete