What a day. Today flew by. The day started flying by when I went out for a walk this afternoon. I took a three mile walk around the neighborhood. It was so easy, like a walk in the park. That being said I have done more hikes than walks lately, so that probably has more to do with it than anything. My normal walks don’t have a lot of elevation ascents or descents, and is paved versus dirt, rocks and exposed roots.
Other than the fact that it is clearly spring, with the flowers blooming, and the trees are also in bloom and the leaves are still their pretty green of early spring, it felt more like autumn, like late October. It could have just been me, and the fact that I love everything autumn, and wish it could be October all year long.
After I got home and showered, I got a couple loads of laundry going (yay for adulting), and got my chicken marinating. I am letting it sit in the fridge overnight since I got it marinating so late in the day.
I was thinking about something that happened earlier and I was trying to figure out how I felt about said situation and I was like “I am annoyed and perturbed, but mad, nope, just perturbed”. Then I was writing a post for my knitting blog and I was describing how I have a lot of projects going and even more yarn sitting, waiting to be knit up. I had phrased is along the lines of “and I have a plethora of yarn waiting in the wings to be knit up”. I totally thought to myself “There’s the Lit Minor coming through….I want to read more books. I miss books”.
I watched the latest Call the Midwife episode tonight, the one where Sister Monica Joan gets the cataract surgery and Barbara is diagnosed with Septicemia by Dr Turner and is rushed to the hospital. Having read the spoilers from when it aired in the UK, it is to the point where I just want to see the next two episodes which will bring me to the end of series seven. The last several episodes have been kind of meh for me storyline wise. I am hoping the last two will pick up a bit more. With Helen (who plays Trixie) being on leave because she was clearly pregnant IRL when she left and had her baby and then comes back (after having her baby) in the last episode (again spoilers), and with the Turner’s storyline being on the back burner after the departure of Magdalena, it’s just not the same. While I don’t miss Jenny much, I do miss the dynamic there was with Jenny, Cynthia, Trixie, Chummy and the days of Sister Bernadette and the early days of the Shelah / Dr Turner relationship. I get that Max’s role of Timothy was reduced so he could focus on school and preparing for his GCSE’s in real life and not miss school. The last several episodes, Dr Turner and Shelagh have been minor background characters this season, which has been kind of sad. I hope we see more of them and at least Angela and Teddy in series 8 – 10, with the random appearance by Max so we can see how Timothy is getting on with preparing to go to University. Going into series 8, Angela is about 5, so in future series her character will hopefully start being developed some more and be less of a background character whom we just see to know she exists. Beings that the series have been renewed at least through series 10, Angela will be about 7 by then and start having a storyline of her own (like will she follow in Timothy’s footsteps with learning the violin or another instrument? Will she be in girl guides or whatever the British equivalent is of Girl Scouts like Timothy was in Cubs?). If the series is renewed after series 10, which could happen, but I am not getting my hopes up, it would be interesting to see the relationship between Angela and Teddy as they grow up, as well and their relationships with their parents, and how does Timothy still fit as he enters adulthood, and if he still feels the same way about Shelagh as he did in the early days after he lost his mom. If the series continues, will Dr Turner and Shelagh tell Angela she is adopted, how she reacts to it, and how it changes her attitude and feelings toward Timothy and Teddy, beings that both boys are the biological sons of Dr Turner. It would be interesting to see play out, but I doubt we would get that far before the series is canceled. If the series continues after series 10, it would take another 6 to 10 series to get Angela to her teen years if they continued at the pace of roughly a year per series. Potential storylines being the Angela / Shelagh storyline beings that Shelagh’s mother died when she was 4, another being Angela pushing the boundaries with her parents, especially Shelagh, especially if Angela found out she was adopted. One of the kids (Angela or Teddy), should definitely be a rebellious teenager, because, let’s face it, Timothy is the good kid / golden child. If Either of the two younger Turner kids were going to be the Rebel Child, I would kind of like to see it be Teddy, because, as of this point he has it good, and unless the writers kill off either Shelagh or Dr Turner, Teddy had the most going for him (being wanted by his parents, having both parents still alive, not being the adopted one, and being the third, and likely the last child that his parents have together).