How was your weekend? I have to admit that I have been marathoning Drop Dead Diva on Netflix – LOVE!
I can’t believe how much cooler the weather is lately. I’m kind of loving it. I’m also loving the fact that I took this week off. My holidays have finally arrived even though I’m not really going anywhere. lol However, I hope to get a lot of home decorating done. I think the painting will go by a lot faster when it’s 18C instead of 40C.
This week’s Music Monday comes from Shawn Desman. Everytime it comes on the radio, I start singing along and then it gets stuck in my head. It’s so catchy! Hooray for CanCon!
What did you get up to this weekend?
A few months ago, I picked up a Netflix subscription out of curiousity. They give you a one month free trial so I figured I had nothing to lose. Netflix Canada has a really strange assortment of movies at the moment. Not really a lot of new releases but I love it for the foreign film and documentary selection. Those were generally the movies I rented before my local video store closed. Since I cut of the tv cable a few weeks ago, I’ve had plenty of time to watch some movies that I might not have otherwise. For $8 a month, I feel I get my money’s worth but I do find the way Netflix organizes their movies a bit confusing. They say they have 1000s of titles but you don’t see the whole list. You just get a bunch of categories like Comedies, TV Shows, etc. Once you’ve watched a movie, they figure out what you like and add new more interesting categories like Romantic Comedies featuring a Strong Female Lead or Mother Son Drama (not sure what prompted that exactly). The one thing I wish Netflix had was a way to mark movies you might want to watch later. The categories could switch and then you can’t find them or can’t remember the titles.
These are my favourites so far:
North & South (BBC Miniseries) : I have not read anything by Elizabeth Gaskell and I think I have to rectify this. I’m also a little bit in love with Richard Armitage at the moment.
A quiet little movie that’ll break your heart.
I am Love:
Gorgeously shot and Tilda Swinton remains perfect.
One of those foreign comedies that makes no sense to me even when it finishes. I kind of love those.
Hotel Babylon (TV Series):
Ridiculous but it’s surprising how much I relate to it. There’s nothing like working in the hospitality industry.
Death at a Funeral:
Most of the comedies listed on Netflix I already own or am not really interested in seeing. This one made me laugh outloud a few times. Totally my sense of humour.
Have you watched anything on Netflix lately? Send me some recommendations! I can use them.
I am so ready for the weekend I can’t even tell you. Is there anything you found yourself doing at work that you wouldn’t have even thought you’d have to do until you’re doing it? I find myself doing stuff like that all the time but the one thing no one ever tells you about Event Planning is the amount of boxes you haul around. I mean, it makes sense but it reallyisn’t something people talk about. Honestly, it is not uncommon for me to have my whole car full of boxes that I’m mailing, picking up or putting in storage. My trunk is always full of something because I don’t want to bring anything extra into the house. It might be a bit different because I’m home based but nonetheless, lifting heavy boxes is definitely part of an event planner’s life.
Take today for example. I got a phone call from the post office saying that I had 4 boxes ready for pick up.
Well there were 4 of them and they were big.
and they were heavy (yes that’s >50 lbs.)
But they’re full of pretty pashminas! So it was all worth it!
Oh but look what I found in my mailbox when I returned from the post office! More boxes to pick up. Fabulous
Seriously exhausting. Then I had to repackage some to ship off to other places. I really want to take a nap now and I just might have to do it.
Here’s what I got planned for this weekend (besides picking up those boxes):
1. Hé Ho!
I’ll be checking out our annual winter festival, Festival du Voyageur. Always a good time and this year, the weather is perfect!
2. Finishing Damages Season 1 on Netflix
I’m obsessed but I’m so confused with this timeline thing that I’m not sure if I really like the show or if I just want to see how it all goes together.
The Missoni blanket lives! I’ve got my groove back with it but I do find it a challenge with the size 4 needles. My hands just start to cramp a lot earlier. Any tips?
4. Reading Mary Boleyn The Mistress of Kings
Finding this a bit dry at the moment. Not sure if I can muddle through
5. Creating this nail polish holder
Who am I kidding? This will never get done.
What are your plans for the weekend?