Friday, June 7, 2013

A Little Catch Up & Pride and Prejudice Fan Documentary

Summer break has finally begun for me.  Talk about a roller-coaster ride getting from the end of May until today.  Although the school year ended, I had to go to a conference for my online job on Monday, and lead a breakout session. That had me a bit keyed up.  Why, I don't know.

Besides getting ready for that breakout session, I had to drive home to help my mother pack up our family home to move down near me (4 hours away).  Saying goodbye to your childhood home is emotional!  I didn't enjoy that process at all.  You start just giving or throwing things away because you can't deal with all the stuff you've hung on to for years.  There is sentimental, and then there is hoarding.  Thankfully, the move is all over and my mom's stuff is now in my garage, waiting for her new place.  She found a nice place that went up for short sale, so we're crossing our fingers it doesn't take a year to get her into it.

Sadly, to top all this madness off, I ended up taking my first trip to the ER for a migraine.  NOT cool.  After moving everything into the garage, with the help of some family who came to help, I came down with a nasty migraine.  Three hours later, we were in the ER.  All I can say is thank goodness my mother was here to take me to the ER, and thank goodness for modern meds!

Well, on a bright note, I had a chance to catch a new BBC documentary coming out of the UK about Pride and Prejudice called "Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball".  It's about an hour and a half and full of really cool historical information that helps us understand Mr. Darcy's comments about dancing and balls.  You should check it out!

Okay.  I'm off to get some errands checked off the list and then maybe home to do some reading!

7 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing the video~

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    1. I hope you get a chance to check it out! :)

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  2. I have major anxiety whenever I think about selling my childhood home... and that's nowhere near happening!

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    1. Yea, it was really hard. :( I had a couple of melt downs (and I mean MELT downs), but I can see that it's the right thing for my mom. It's not fair of me to make her stay there when she wants to live her life. It was pretty sad though.

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  3. You survived another school year, yay! That would be difficult to see your childhood home sold. Kind of weird to think of other people making memories in it, yeah?

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    1. Yes, it will be. Although, the lady who bought it owns my grandma's property as well, so we know she'll let us come back to visit and cares about our family. I feel a little bit better about that at least.

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  4. This is a VERY interesting BBC contribution. Thank you SO much for sharing it!

    Carla in Austin, TX

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