One of the things that just tickled my fancy this week, I discovered something that was a lovely part of my childhood. I discovered on YouTube all of the old episodes of a Mickey Mouse Club series called "Annette."
Annette: was a 10 minute 19-episode black and white series featuring "America's Sweetheart" Annette Funicello. The series was the story of a young girl who goes to live with her aunt and uncle. She attends a new high school, makes new friends, goes to formal dances, drinks malts at the soda shop, and has a crush on the neighborhood boy. I was about 10-years old when I first saw the series. In fact the Mickey Mouse Club were reruns by the time I got to see them, and Annette was no longer a child. She was in her early twenties making teen-age "Beach Party" movies.
|My love for Annette has never left.|
The "Annette" series may have been the start of my writing. I kept a stenographer's notebook that I would write stories and draw pictures in. After the "Annette" series ended and there was no hope for reruns, I continued with my own "series" by writing my own version. In my version, Annette spent more time in the soda shop enjoying hamburgers, fries, and milkshakes; and less time in school. What do you expect from a 10-year old?
Noodles: You know those thick toothy egg noodles that you buy in the freezer section at your favorite market? I have been pondering them. Okay, the truth is I have been craving them. There is so much you can do: chicken noodle, soups, beef stroganoff, vegetable Alfredo, beef noodle... Are there freezer noodles in my future for this weekend?
Home Decor: I love to look at it. It's one of my favorite things to do. However, I rarely buy it anymore, but I keep looking at it. Sometimes I want to change things up and buy new pillows, new lamps, chairs, wall art, and tables - - but I don't. I don't need to. I will forever be the old lady with the old and outdated Victorian "grandma funeral parlor" furniture.
The other day I opened the drawer to my dining room buffet and noticed all of my doilies that I stopped decorating my tables with. Talk about "old" grandma stuff - - but in defiance, I may just bring back the doilies! They are lovely - every single stitch of them.
|My doily drawer|
Here's to a productive, but fun weekend!