Thursday, November 5, 2009

movies, depression and clutter

Kind of a lot for one post, but I didn't want to do a whole bunch of posts. So here goes:

So, I'm still pretty tired, but we're home for the evening, I have a few things to do and to bed and (I'm figuratively crossing my fingers here) some spectacular slumber.

As for today? Let me just tell you that my child is thoroughly excited by 'Dolly!' as she refers to Hello, Dolly! Definitely my child. She's not as into The Sound of Music. I'm wondering if she'll like Mary Poppins and I'm looking for that at the thrift stores now (now, I'll just have to get over my not-so-much-loving Mary Poppins). I'm thinking we'll add in a little Music Man and My Fair Lady and see how we do with those (she enjoyed what we watched of Funny Face, so I'm hoping she's also an Audrey fan). Oh, and Into the Woods. I'll have to watch that one again also.

Other movies? Bedknobs and Broomsticks, which I enjoy. I'm thinking to get Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which I've never seen (yeah, I know). Any thoughts on that one? Any other thoughts? She wasn't so into Yours, Mine and Ours or the Hayley Mills Parent Trap, so we'll try those again later.

Also for later, and after I've seen them again because it's been a while: Escape to Witch Mountain and Return from Witch Mountain* and Watcher in the Woods (which was a little creepy to me, so that'll be for when she's quite a bit older).

Oh, I should probably mention that we did not, of course, watch all of these today. I just got into a musicals/older children's movies mode.


* I think one of these movies was recently remade, but I'll stick with the originals. We'll see. I tend to glorify things in recollection.


I just watched this momversation. It was not easy to watch.

I also like the video that Mindy Roberts posted in the comments, part of the episode that ended up on the virtual cutting room floor.


As for the clutter? You might be thinking, as was I, that I had already divested myself of all the extras greeting cards in my possession. Oh, would we be wrong! I found two more sets. Out they go, along with a plastic tub of frail rubber bands and a Marvin the Martian keychain that I believe I never actually used. (The rubber bands, which are snapping as I stretch them, are headed for the trash.)


Kat said...

I never really liked Mary Poppins either. Sound of Music I like better as an adult. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was a favorite and when my favorite West End actor was in it during my stay in London I watched the stage version 9 times. So, still love that one. Meet me in St Louis is a nice musical.

I am beginning to get angry at my depression. I don't know what this means, but I am starting to get pi**ed off that other people are accomplishing so much more in a day because they don't have to deal with depression.

I am de-cluttering today as well. I am cleaning out a cabinet that was my grandpa's and filling it w my junk. It is so much easier to throw out other people's stuff.