Hello HalLO-Ween. I am doing my own personal happy dance albeit invisible and internal. I hope to finish the stitching today but am realistic that that may not happen. Drat the darn laundry, yardwork and grocery shopping that interferes with my stitching. What is up with that???? If not today, then surely early this week as I will devote my lunch hours to stitching. Just the cat, some bats, a spider and the rest of the border. As long as I can remember, I hate doing borders. Argh! Thankfully I was smart and worked the border as I progressed through the design otherwise I might contemplate no border. I know the border sets off the design but it is the tedious repetition of a border that I find so BORING! I am excited about wrapping the stitching up because I know how I want to finish this piece and can't wait for that part.
Dinner and a movie with a good best friend last night. We ate at Applebee's and had their new menu items - provolone stuffed meatballs and chicken florentine. Each of us brought home take away boxes. We saw Eat Pray Love and Julie Roberts is just plain awesome. I enjoyed the movie however I expected more beautiful cinematography. I mean it was set in Florence, Italy, India and Bali and the viewer didn't really see breath taking scenery. There was beautiful water in a swimming scene. (Stop reading now if you haven't seen the movie!!) I did take away one important observation, Liz, (Julie Roberts) made a decision on what a Bali wise man told her when while on an assignment she visited him. After she returns to NYC, divorces her husband, has an affair with a much younger actor she embarks on a year long journey around the world, she finds out that the line the wise man gave her when he read her life's path was the same line he gives everyone. It got me thinking how many of us make decisions based on advice from wise men (or women), based on authorities, based on so called experts? It is not a one size fits all, it is what works best for you and your situation. All in all, a nice evening out. .......but when did the price of a movie ticket jump to $10.50 per person! I haven't read the book yet but believe I have a sample downloaded to my Kindle. After the Stieg Larson books, I may read E-P-L.