John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
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The Christmas Weekend So Far

One of the things I promised myself this year was that I was going to have a very quiet couple of weeks over the Christmas and New Year period this year. Just run out of steam and energy, I guess, and need a bit of "me" time. And time to catch up on stuff.

This past week, I've taken it easy, doing a bit of reading (finished Jack McDevitt's Chindi, and loved it!) and have been in a Three Musketeers kind of mood. In the early part of the week, I watched both The Three Musketeers (1973) and The Four Musketeers (1974), as well as the 7-hour The Count of Monte Cristo (1998), a magnificent 7-hour French mini-series, on DVD. Absolutely adored the stuff, and had a good time with the movies and tv series. Also caught up with a couple of other things as well, reading-wise, but that will be in my December, 2011 Reads post in January.

Friday, since there was no gaming this weekend scheduled, was a rare one off. I re-watched some Classic Doctor Who, notably the four-episode "An Unearthly Child" and the seven-episode "The Daleks" stories, and enjoyed that, and actually went to bed at a relatively early hour.

Saturday, Christmas Eve, was one of those days where I really had nothing much to do. I spent part of the day cleaning up a bit downstairs, and both toilets needed to be tidied, and I had to vacuum a bit in the bedroom and the den. While most folks were doing Christmas-y things and watching Christmas fare, I managed to watch some more Musketeer-style stuff - the Disney version of The Three Musketeers (1993), The Man in the Iron Mask (tv; 1977), and the magnificent French version of Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) with Gerard Depardieu and Anne Brochet. Lovely way to spend part of my day. Spent some of the evening with my mother, having supper, and lighting Hanukkah candles at her place (I had made sure to light them at my house before I left for her place for dinner).

Came home around 10:30 pm last night, and it was already snowing somewhat. This morning, there is a very nice blanket of snow on the ground, and it continues to come down in a light manner though there is a strong wind. Today, I'll be going out around 12:30 to spend the afternoon and part of the evening with Kathy and my goddaughter, Ellie. Looking forward to it, but not the travel in the snow.

Lovely, quiet Christmas so far. Just what I needed.
Tags: books, christmas, christmas eve, dvd, hanukkah, health, personal, reading, three musketeers, tv hut
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