Friday, January 11, 2008

Jane Austen, anyone or how 'bout houseplants?

A friend, (Thanks, Ann), recently alerted me to the fact that PBS is broadcasting "The Complete Jane Austen" as part of their Masterpiece Theater series. All six of Jane Austen's novels will be shown in screen adaptations: Emma, Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey & Mansfield Park. Plus they will be airing a new drama based on Austen's life. This is the first time in televised history that all of her books will be broadcast as a collection. Quite charming. I eat up conceptual packaging like this.

I am excited and hope to read along! Maybe you will as well? Let me know if you do. We can chat about our readings virtual book club style.
Premiere date is this Sunday, January 13th.

The Complete Jane Austen

*And on an entirely separate note, I just noticed that Lowes has a $10 off any houseplant purchase, with no minimum purchase amount, which could mean a free plant, depending on what you select. Coupon good through 01.31.08.
Lowe's Learn 2 Grow $10 Coupon

So, here's a great freebie that will be a fun project for the kids too. Gather everyone up for a ride to the garden center to pick out the new plant and then come home and identify it online, read about its care, maybe decorate a new pot for it? Perhaps a mosaic? Or, now's your chance to replace that plant you left outside for a little sun & fresh air only to find that a cold front came through overnight and you now have a very sad plant that looks like this-

or this:

And, yes. These are both my plants. So as you can see, I will be using the coupon.

1 comment:

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I have a few of those plants that need replacing. Thanks for the heads up about Lowes.

P.S. Oh that first real haircut--a bittersweet milestone.