Saturday, October 18, 2014

Autumn Letters (or Random Update)

Dear Readers,
The following are just some letters to and about things that are interesting in my life right now. I haven't been doing much period drama related recently except for catching a few episodes of Lark Rise To Candleford and having an unopened copy of Belle (2014) that I plan to open, watch and review soon. I'm sorry there hasn't been much posting lately as my day to day life leaves little time for much. But I have had lots of time for spiritual growth lately and also personal growth in other areas of my life. I pray you are all doing well and enjoying a rich life (not just financially) with your family and friends.

Dear Benedict Cumberbatch,
I'm very excited to hear that you are playing Richard III in the new The Hollow Crown series! I really enjoyed Ben Wishaw and Tom Hiddleston in Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V and I'm sure you'll be amazing as always!

Dear Season Two of The Paradise,
You have taken away one of my favoritest characters and changed up the story so badly that I almost don't want to continue on. But I am compelled to watch because I liked the first season so much and because it's so fun to IM with my sister while watching together in different states.

Dear Death Comes To Pemberley,
I am so very excited you are coming to Masterpiece Theatre because I really hope all American Janeites will enjoy tuning in! And because the DVD copy will now be available in the USA! (it would make a lovely Christmas gift! *hint hint*)

Dear Into The Woods movie,
I am so intrigued by the photos and trailers I've seen and hope very much to see you in cinemas around Christmas time, maybe with a group of friends when I go home to Kentucky! I'm looking forward to hearing all the actors sing!

British actors in American TV shows,
I know there's a big trend right now of British actors headlining new American TV series. While I am somewhat excited to see you starring in your own shows and being recognized for the brilliant people you are, I am very sad to watch the trailers for these shows and hear you completely dropping your amazing native accents!!! Yes, I'm talking to you Karen Gillan, Jonny Lee Miller and David Tennant (especially you Scots)! Take a cue from Ioan Gruffudd and becoming a murder solving immortal so you can dress in period costumes while keeping your amazing accent!

Dear Doctor Who, Season 8,
I really wish I had an opportunity to watch you but unfortunately you're not available at a time and place I could watch you. I really want to see the Twelfth Doctor but right now I must content myself with previews. 

Dear Driver's License,
I thank the good Lord every time I drive that I was finally able to get you this summer! I enjoy driving myself around much more than I ever thought I would and I'm not sure why I waited so long to get you! (Well there is a whole God's timing part of it.) It's only been about two months since I got you but I've already been to a Weekend Ladies Bible Conference, hayride at church, concert at church, the cinema, lots of shopping, Bible Study every Friday night and to church every Sunday. Not to mention my fun around town with Gram, she loves to get out of the house!

Dear Kittercat,
I know last year I started to get quite annoyed at you for eating off of Gram's plate and being such a pest but I did miss you this summer and that greeting you gave me when I got back stole my heart. I'm learning just what a sweetheart you really are and how much richness you add to our lives. Thank you for sleeping on Gram's bed at night and watching over her till morning. And thank you for posing for so many fun photos!

Dear Psalm 63,
I'm working on memorizing you, little by little, while trying to make you daily the prayer of my heart. 

Dear Crochet & Knitting,
You are quite handy past times! I am so excited to try my new pattern books soon...I just have to finish my scarf first (it's taking so long!). Thank you for providing countless hours of entertainment!

Dear Little Park,
You are so charming and probably my favorite place to drive to! I am so thankful you are close to home and have picturesque views and easy access to park benches for sitting and eating lunch. You are one of Gram's favorite places on earth and you are starting to be one of my favorites too. As a bonus you've been around so long that my mom and her siblings used to visit you when they were all growing up!

Dear Personality Tests,
I've always enjoyed figuring out what types of personalities my friends and family have but since discovering the MBTI (Myers-Briggs) personality tests I have been able to pinpoint what causes such problems between some of my extended family I have to deal with on a daily/weekly basis. It's neat to learn that I am an ISFJ, a personality with characteristics that often contradict its individual part. It's also helpful to know what makes that ESTP cousin tick and how he seems to know what I'm thinking and why I have a hard time trusting him (his unpredictable-ness is aggravating to me). As an Introvert it is exhausting to have to deal with a personality that is directly opposite to mine, but the Lord gives me strength!

Dear Character Back Stories,
You are so very intriguing and distracting! You are the reason why I don't usually get much written on the real story! And when I add in doing the aforementioned personality tests on my characters it helps me know how and why my characters act the way they do but you're both really just rabbit trails! I am determined though that this story will be written! And hopefully other stories about this neighborhood of people will also be written. It's hard putting aside my perfectionism and procrastination and just working on getting the story out of my head and on paper. Trying to do a bit of NaNoWriMo should help (maybe I'll aim for half the amount of words).

Very Truly Yours, 
Miss Laurie


Melody said...


Haha. :D That's the result I usually get as well, and Amy gets it too, although I must say I think it fits you better than either of us in some ways. ;) I'm pretty sure another close friend of mine also got ISFJ. Hmm. In case I needed proof that I like people who I can identify strongly with, haha. :)

Feel free to email me about your story if you feel like it! And speaking of emailing, I really need to answer yours soon... it's on my next-up list! ;)

Ella said...

Glad to hear your doing well!

Cool post, by the way. I love reading Little letters:)

Sadie said...

It's so nice to hear from you Miss Laurie! Glad to hear you're doing well. Oh, and thank you very much for posting that picture of Mr. Gruffudd.:)


Homeschool Mom said...

Dear Miss Laurie, THis is truly a charming post. During my years in grad school, I worked as an archivist at the University of Florida where I was privileged to process the professional papers of Isabel Briggs Myers. She and her mother, Katherine Briggs, developed the MBTI to help individuals find their "gifts differing.' I believe from the papers and letters I saw that Isabel was a follower of Christ. She wanted everyone to find out what the Lord had best suited them for in life. So glad you enjoyed the test. Blessings, Janis (Homeschool Mom)

Ivy said...

Hello there! Congratulations on getting your driver's license. It will certainly add freedom and adventure to your days. I always look forward to watching Benedict too. :) I was so excited to see that our local PBS station is showing "Death Comes To Pemberley." My family has been notified that I will be unavailable during that show. ;) Just like cats, we people have our little personality traits too. Self analysis can be good at times. As always I enjoy your posts. Wishing you all the best.

Carolyne said...

Greetings Miss Laurie~
I truly loved reading your fun 'letters'; the aspects of your daily life were well represented by your quiet thoughts.
I laughed aloud when I read your comment about Ioan Gruffudd, and I heartily agree~!

May all your Autumn days be Joyful.


Livia Rachelle said...

I cannot wait until the next installment of the Hollow Crown. I am curious about Into the Woods. Isn't knitting such a cozy craft?!

Elisa said...

Thanks for the update! :)
I'm looking forward to watching "Death Comes to Pemberley" after the "The Paradise" tomorrow night.

I got my driver's license in high school so it was a thrill to go places on my own.

*Dons librarian's hat*
Of interest, the movie's basis is the biography titled "Belle: the Slave Daughter & the Lord Chief Justice" by Paula Byrne. It was published around the same time as the movie. It should complement the movie while further adding details not in the movie.

Hamlette said...

Hey, I'm an ISFJ too!

And I'm really enjoying "Forever." I've been a Ioan Gruffudd fan for a very long time, and I really hope the show continues to improve with each ep as it has so far, and continue on for several years, providing me with a weekly dose of Ioan's amazing voice.

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