Hello, I wanted to check in and let you know if I’m feeling better or not.. I’m leaning to the not. I started to feel better and all of a sudden its become stagnant, no improvement not getting worse either. The chest congestion continues even and the cough does sounds like it loosening up a bit. I’ve been doing a lot of sleeping..and sleeping…and sleeping.
I thought I would be feeling better in a week but this seems to have a mind of its own. I’ve got a call in to my homeopathic docs and hope they can come up with something that works. My energy level is almost non-existent! So I’ve been watching TV.
Last week TCM Turner Classic Movies) channel has 31 days of the oscars on & watched several great movies I had’t seen in a while. Being a Greer Garson movie fan….
Being engrossed in the movies helped me to forget I wasn’t feeling better….I love Mrs. Miniver and always surprised how the movie ends….I recorded Sunrise at Campobello and haven’t watched it yet, but Greer did win best actress for it.
Her son, played by Nathan Ney doesn’t die during the invasion but her one daugher-in-law played by Teresa Wright does.
I love finding out tidbits about movies I never knew before…well it turns out Greer Garson married the man who played her son Vin in the movie. Nathan Ney was also considerably younger, man by window, than Greer by 12 years. He was 26 and she was 40! Scandalous….well not in today’s world
Teresa Wright is an actress I’ve enjoy watching in so many different films. My favorite movies was playing Bette Davis’ daughter in “Little Foxes”…loved how she transforms from a naive young lady into a strong woman who leaves her Mom in the end. Betty Davis was incredible in Little Foxes, no matter how many times I’ve watched it I have to see it again!
Another favorite was “Shadow of Doubt” with Joseph Cotton. She plays a young woman who discovers her visiting “Uncle Charlie” may not be the man he seems to be. …a very suspenseful movie.
There was a scene where they were down in the fallout shelter during the air raids and she’s knitting! She’s using an Irish knit style that is very fluid in movement. Seeing her knit in the scene energized me to pull out my needles and to do some knitting myself.
Searching the web found out Greer Garson was a famous knitter. You can see her Irish style knitting where very long needles are used. The long needle end is held between her arm/side and fingers guide over the needle tip to create a stitch. Isn’t that an interesting needle basket on the floor. I think I might need to find myself a hat so I can sit outside and knit while the sun shines down. Greet makes knitting look so glamours…but then everything was glamorous back in the day.
Can you guess what I’m knitting?
Over the weekend it reached into the 60’s and was so beautiful outside…the only energy I could muster up was sitting on the porch step throwing the ball to Ginger. Today it’s bitter cold and snowing and we’re expected to get up to 6″. Crazy weather like this doesn’t help!
Did anyone watch the Oscars? I didn’t, Hollywood is just not what it used to be. There are no super stars like there was in the past. Kirk Douglas. John Wayne, Sidney Poitier, Betty Davis, Greer Garson etc.
I miss the good old days of the real Oscars, when it had class and when John Wayne gave a speech about AMERICA! No one got up and talked about their political views! There is not ONE actress/actor that I care about their political views or how they feel about anything. I want to watch them on screen playing a role and hopefully doing a good job.
Ok, a little crankiness came out…blame it on not feeling well.
I hope you all are feeling well and having a good day….