Cate Blanchette looked much better than this in the movie, Elizabeth, but wow, I was enthralled by the first movie. Snoopy has Elizabeth: The Golden Age and I was wanting to watch it. So, since it was one of my DVR collection, I went ahead and watched it. Ms. Blanchette is a wonder. I was also mesmerized by Geoffrey Rush. This movie was so interesting. I had very little English history in high school and college, so it's always a learning experience for me when I watch one of these period pieces.
Did I mention that I saw Capote this week also? Phillip Seymour Hoffman is clearly a genius. So funny was my sister, "How can you listen to that guy talk like that? I couldn't listen to that for more than five minutes without losing my mind." Also interesting was that Harper Lee was called "Nell" and that she patterened "Dill" in To Kill a Mockingbird after Truman. His clear obsession with Perry Smith was more than alarming. I've gotta read that book.
To-Do List Update:
Well, I had nine items on my list for yesterday. I did six of them. I love feeling as if I accomplished things. And, in a new record for me, I didn't add anything I happened to do after making the list. That's one of my favorite things to do. Sometimes I'll get sidetracked and do something that isn't on the list and go back and add it. Nope, I was glad to get some of those things done, but I didn't go back and put them in.
Today's list has seven items, three of which are to do lesson plans. So, I'd better get on it!