March 7th, 2007

20111112, Marilee

Howl's Moving Castle

This was a really good movie. Substanially faithful to the book, the anime is marvelous.

A young girl is continuing her father's hat business and when she tells a woman who turns out to be the Witch of the Wastelands that the shop is closed, she is cursed to be old. She can't face her mother and coworkers as an old woman, so she heads out toward the wastelands. She's led to Howl's Moving Castle, a wandering batch of junk, and finds magic, war, and eventually, her life.

Mishalak once told me I reminded him of Sophie's "never say die" spirit and I hope I actually embody that.

Highly recommended.
20111112, Marilee

Slow Snow

Just as well I'm semi-snowed in today, my legs cramped last night from all the errands and I had to take extra flexeril and sleep in the recliner. I didn't wake up until almost 2pm.

The snow is still what might be called a "dusting" although we're expected to get a bit more. There was a squirrel on the railing, eating from the feeder, earlier and its tail stuck out beyond the roof and was covered with snow.

I always wash cat blankies, kitchen towels, and bathroom hand towels on Tuesdays, and last night I was folding a cat blanky for its space and the end of the blanky wouldn't come to me, it was a little elastic. I look over and Shiva has a claw in it. He'd like to let loose of it at this point, but he's stuck. I reached over and got his claw out, poor boy.