Here it is, another ‘free’ week on 4F,1H and I have been anything but free. It’s one week before Christmas and around here, that is pretty much crunch time. I had an idea for this week on Monday, wrote a good part of it in my head, but it has completely disappeared between decorating, school and Scout activities with the grandkids and general getting-ready. I’ve tried everything to remember, but there has just been so much going on, (including news of one car needing a complete re-do of its transmission…I don’t even want to think about it, let alone write about it!)
I could go on about the never-ending clutter that seems to be like Medusa’s head around here, (clear out one section and it seems to come back doubled),and not being able to find all of my Christmas decorations. As it happened a few Christmases back, the tree will be only one-third trimmed, since one particular box of ornaments seems to like to hide in the garage. But I won’t complain; it will just be thin this year. And it’s OK; I refuse to stress over it.
I could go on about the fun I have cooking this time of year, but I won’t. I think that is better left for my easy entertaining blog,(Tonette Joyce:Food ,Friends, Family here on WordPress), since it might be tiring to non-foodies. I do talk a lot about food here, I know.
We’ve talked about Christmas movies in the past but since this is essentially a romance writers’ blog, I will give a review of a rom-com I saw this past week while, well, baking.
“The Twelve Dates of Christmas” a truly cute movie. It is a bit of a take-off on “Groundhog Day”/ “50 First Dates”, but the differences in the story are enough to keep you engaged.
Amy Smart plays Kate, a young woman who is set up on a blind date on Christmas Eve; however, she wants to win the fellow back who had dumped her. She passes out when she enters a department store and a young woman at the cosmetic counter ‘spritzes’ her. Even after Kate becomes involved in the lives of the people around her,(including the man who is her blind date), every midnight she re-awakens on the floor of the department store. The same folks standing over her and it is the previous afternoon. Only she realizes that the day is replaying itself; it’s still Christmas Eve.
This is a nice, “feel-good” movie, and although the outcome may be a bit predictable, (it’s no big spoiler to say that it ends with everyone happy), almost nothing stays the same through each successive day, whether Kate tries to get her act together or not. It is obvious that nothing is written in stone and there are many ways to touch other people’s lives. There is enough mix to keep you engaged…if romance is your thing, and I assume that since you are reading this, it is.
I wish you romance in your heart whether you are with a special person, with family or it’s just in your heart. Reach out to others and let them make a difference in your own life.
I’m off now to…cook, yes, eventually, but I really do need to clean and wrap presents!