Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Makes You Happy?

I thought it would be fun to share something and ask those who read to comment with something to share too!

What is something you like doing, that makes you happy, for instance at the end of a day?

One of mine is a newer thing. Before Christmas when I was working on Christmas gifts for people, I would put something on Netflix on the computer to watch. In the back area where I sew and make things is where our main computer is, so it's easy for to me to put something on there to watch.

I have really been into watching British miniseries-es(plural of miniseries??), about the "old days". They move sort of slow, which means if I miss a few minutes of dialogue from the sewing machine noise, it's usually fine. It takes me a couple nights to finish a miniseries, each usually consisting of 4-6 episodes and around 50-55 minutes each.

I watched Lost in Austen, a cute miniseries available to watch online on Netflix, a couple months ago. Lost in Austen is about a modern day girl in London who is obsessed with Pride and Prejudice and other Jane Austen books. She has a not-so-great boyfriend and a bad influence mother, so she wants a more simple, innocent life. She wishes her world could be like the one in the books, where men seemed to have more dignity and women were treated like ladies. And so she ends up IN the book Pride and Prejudice, through a "door" in her bathroom, witnessing the events in the book as they unfold. And she messes a bunch of stuff up in the storyline. That's all I will say. ;) So then my British, old period, miniseries obsession began.

Before Christmas and then just recently, I've watched these British miniseries-es:
North & South
Mansfield Park
Our Mutual Friend
I just love it when I am the only one still awake(I'm a night owl), and can turn those on and go into my own little world.

So do you have something you love to do, when it's just you?
If not, maybe you can find something!
Please comment, I would LOVE to read what people do!


considerthelillies said...

my favorite thing to do when it is just me, is to redecorate a room or work on a crochet project. Even though I can do these things with family around, it is never as creative as when it is just me with no distraction and I can mumble to myself!

Nancy said...

Oooh we love brit-coms :) We used to watch Keeping up Appearances, The Vicar of Dibley and we are now watching Coupling

Angela said...

I like to watch Foreign Films! Of course I can only speak English so I have to read the subtitles. I enjoy it because it is sort of like reading a book with pictures and a soundtrack- Aubrey will watch them too but I prefer to watch alone so I can concentrate.