September, as usual, has been a super busy month. Getting back into the school routine, lots of extra back-to-school events, fall festivals and Hope's activities gearing up again have made me a busy lady. I'm trying to balance busy times with quiet times so that I don't become overwhelmed. I've been watching You've Got Mail kind of incessantly (as you may have gathered from the past post or two...). It's such a nice, happy and fall feeling movie. On that note, here are a few things that caught my fancy this month....
Oral History of You've Got Mail - Vanity Fair gathered together the stars and producers of You've Got Mail earlier this year to reminisce on the making of the movie and, more specifically, what it was like to work with the amazing Nora Ephron. It is a wonderful inside peek into the making of the movie and how Ephron worked her magic that made us fall in love with her movies.
Downton Abbey Final Season Trailer - Downton Abbey is coming to and end, as we all know (sniff, sniff). While it is currently showing in the UK, we Americans must wait until January to see what happens to our favorite cast of nobility and servants. If this trailer doesn't make you simultaneously excited for the last season and slightly weepy, I don't know what will.
Annndddd....PBS also posted this little teaser, full of perfect lines and zingers that we all love....
Coming January 3rd, just in time to sweep away the post-holiday blues!
Old Fashioned Names That Are Making a Comeback - As an old fashioned kind of girl, I'm in love with the old names that are coming back in fashion -- Evelyn, Mae and Cora are some of my favorites (and happen to be family names). I feel like old names have so much honor in them, a homage to the people who made our families who they are. Hope's name, although sentimental to us, does not have any family names, but if we were to have another child (not happening), he/she would be named after family.
I hope that the beginning of fall is full of both the busy-ness that makes it exciting and the quiet times that allow us to enjoy it.