The Sound of Music was on last night. I know, most of you are probably sighing and rolling your eyes, but I Love! Love! Love! The Sound of Music. It is absolutely and without a doubt my favorite movie. I don't get to watch it that often because of the singing, but my fiance was out finishing up some Christmas shopping and then cooking dinner (yes, at 10:45pm), so I got to watch the last couple hours.
I find Captain Von Trapp to be incredibly alluring. He has such a presence. I wonder if his character has contributed over the years to my attraction to men in the military. That's the kind of thing that goes through my mind as I try to fall asleep at night.
On to the books portion of this post, I finally finished The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather. It was the third of her books that I've read, and for the most part, I enjoyed it even more than My Antonia and O Pioneers!. It did drag a bit near the end, but the rest of it more than made up for that.
Now I've started reading The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. It definitely falls in the "musty old British lit" category that I love so much. This one caught my interest right from the get go, and I found myself trying to read it during commercials the last couple nights. It's so nice to be able to read recreationally again (now that class is over), but I am obviously still short on time and energy since the house is sucking up both of those.