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I don't know about anyone else, but I've been getting back to my Jane Austen roots. Recently, I watched the 1980 BBC version of "Pride & Prejudice," and while it was a good portrayal (and I learned more about Mary Bennet), it wasn't my favorite. Mr. Darcy didn't learn to smile, and Lizzy was far too concerned with appearances, which bugged me. I'm going for a long road trip this week, and there's a TV in the van, so hopefully I can get some more Jane Austen watched (Maybe the 2005 version of "P&P," which isn't as true to the story, but OMG, is it gorgeous, both visually and audially!).

While I'm gone, I've got a surprise for you. I was recently contacted by Yekra, a film company that makes movies available online for a low price, and I have been given the opportunity to be an affiliate. As we all know, I'm all about the movies, and I'm especially gaga about Jane Austen movies, and that's what I bring you tod…

This is the week that doesn't end...yes, it goes on and on, my friends!

Things have been getting super hectic up in here. Like, mad crazy, even. Rather than my week flying by in situations like this, it's dragged. Dragged through snowy sludge, dragged.

Speaking of snow. We keep getting it! Too much! I'm so ready for warm weather, and walking barefoot through the grass, and having a reason to shave my legs again (Overshare? No such thing!). I've been having an easy time keeping busy, thankfully, but it doesn't make my time go any faster.

Why would I want time to go faster? That's an answer for another time and place (Like in two weeks), but I'm just ready to not have to worry about the weather anymore. Today I about had a royal flip out when it was snowing up a storm around 10 AM, but the weather turned nice, that snow melted, and all was well in Who-ville again.

I've been battling a bit of a cold this week, but my lovely papa bought me Puffs Plus Lotion, on the day before Valentine's day. Love my daddy. They helped SO much.…

Homemade Rotisserie Soup

There's a funny story going on here. To start at the beginning, I've been feeling off all week, and yesterday, I got that familiar tickle in the back of my throat. It's since moved into my sinuses, and I'm feeling really tired.

Always a fun time, huh?

The last few years, I've been getting into more natural forms of medicine unless whatever I have gets worse. That means starting to kill off whatever it is I've got (I really hope it's not the flu) before it gets the better of me. I was chatting with my dad yesterday, while he was taking a charter to a Speech competition, and he's coming down with something too. I bought a box of EmergenC, and my sister got me a rotisserie chicken at HyVee. Funny story. I actually wanted a whole fryer chicken, but didn't say that, I just said "Whole Chicken." It's amusing, but it did the trick, all the same.

Anyway, this soup is more of a throw everything into a pot, let it cook for an hour, and hope for …