My iTunes: Love Song by Sara Bareilles
This is the edge of our pier. I spent many a summer on this pier doing everything from fishing to swimming to napping to picniking to sunbathing. It's starting to show its age now, and it splinters something dreadfully. I think it's still picturesque, though. But my favorite part is all the memories that it holds.
Today was an unscheduled day, meaning I didn't "plan" anything, other than starting to pack for Philadelphia (which I haven't quite started yet). I ran a few errands earlier, went to the movies with my mother (we saw Made of Honor -- it was quite a fun movie, but my goodness are tickets expensive these days!), did my physical therapy exercises, and have watched all three original Indiana Jones movies while getting some work done on the computer and putting together a packing list.
While running errands this afternoon, I found my favorite mini-series (Christy) on DVD for a bargain. Christy is based on the book of the same name by Catherine Marshall. Yes, we share a name, but I started going by Christy after reading the book and watching the movies. It is one of my favorite books of all time, and I think the movies are excellent as well. Even though some of the movies are not based on the book, I think they remain perfectly true to the characters of the novel. The casting was wonderful, too. Kellie Martin is a delight, possibly my favorite actress -- and she, like me, was an Art History major (at Yale). Even though Tyne Daly doesn't match the physical description of the Miss Alice character in the book, she plays a perfect Miss Alice in all other respects. And Stewart Finlay-McLennan may be nearly as old as my father, but MAN is he a hunk! (The accent doesn't hurt, either.)
But I've procrastinated long enough... it's time to start packing!