The season two finale of Last Tango In Halifax (PBS) was practically perfect in every way. I have mentioned my love for this quirky, sweet and funny show before, and if you haven't given it a chance, season one is available on Netflix and only six shows long. The wedding scene at the end of the finale was so touching and surprising and when the characters were dancing to Carole King's Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow I have to admit I shed a tear. That song immediately takes me back to listening to the Tapestry album; one of the greatest ever and a soundtrack for my early college years. Sometimes, a television show gets all the details right, and this one truly does.
The book Wild, by Cheryl Strayed is absolutely fascinating and I couldn't stop reading once I started. It is the story of a women's redemption journey through a summer long hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. As she walks through, California and Oregon, she learns about herself and begins to let go and forgive herself for her wild past. I have always wanted to hike in the mountains and it is now something on my bucket list. Not with rough style camping involved, but a peaceful day hike through a wildflower meadow sounds lovely. Maybe someday :-) This is also going to be coming out as a movie, staring Reese Witherspoon, in the next few months.
This has been a bit of a week for me. My home borders the woods and I got a little too aggressive in pulling weeds last week, resulting in a bout of Poison Oak. I am highly allergic and tend to get severe cases, so went to the doctor right away. But, I found out that the prednisone I have taken in the past does a real number on my blood glucose levels. The doctor warned me they could go very high, but the bigger issue has been the drops between the lows and highs. That blood glucose hangover is no fun. Note to self: as a diabetic, avoid poison ivy and poison oak!