A few things that are making me happy this week and that I’m grateful for:
This week, Amazon.com had the HBO series Rome on sale for half off. I love that show and I was very happy to add it to my DVD library.
Returning to Australia
I’ve booked my flight and I’ll be returning to Australia at the end of August. Yay!
My 14-year-old niece plays the flute in her school band. This week I went to her final recital. She’s in eighth grade and moves on to high school next year. I recorded one great piece titled “Achilles”, that mythical hero of the Trojan war. These kids are so good! The arts are the first to go when school funding gets cut. I’m so grateful that these kids still have an excellent arts program and fantastic teachers.
The hardest thing about being in Australia is missing important events in the lives of friends and family. This week, I was glad to be able to attend not just my niece’s recital, but also my nephew’s First Communion.
The Great Gatsby
I’m a big fan of Baz Luhrmann’s films. His adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is my favorite. I was excited to see the trailer for his upcoming movie The Great Gatsby. It looks stunning and I’m looking forward to seeing it this Christmas.