Oh stop it! It's not what you think! My girls got me watching "Outlander". The series starts out with the lead female character, Claire touching some large stones on a hill in Scotland and being transported 200 years into the past and into a relationship with a charming and handsome Scottish Highlander!
Be still my heart! Aside from the enchanting grin and the way the Highlander, Jamie gives sideways looks at Claire and refers to her lovingly as Sassenach, well, lets just say I am smitten. Now there are some who will tell you that this show is violent and sexually graphic and that is true, but I have noted that the scenes are well placed and meant to give you a flavor of 1700's Scottish life. Based on the clothing alone, I am sure I was born in the wrong century. There are probably plenty of women's libbers who would complain about the lowly status of women during that era. By today's standards, I suppose they are right, but men were definitely men. I don't know about you, but I am more than happy to be adored and protected by a large, muscular man with dashingly handsome good looks and a Scottish accent. (I am sure I was also born in the wrong country, oh my for the Scottish accent). This show takes the idea of Mel Gibson and Braveheart to new levels! For those of you who want to fast forward through many of the scenes, go ahead or subscribe to the app that does it for you, As for me, I will watch every second!!!!! Well, maybe I will leave out a few scenes (but if you haven't seen it yet, I do not want to spoil anything for you!)
Our family (the females at any rate) are totally hooked! A few of the husbands have watched it and one likes it for obvious reasons! One is slightly jealous and feels that his wife is emotionally cheating on him. It probably doesn't help that for Christmas she was given a T-shirt that lists her relationship status as "mentally dating Jamie Fraser". Do you think I need to apologize to my son for buying that? Nah!
What I will tell you at this point is that I am absolutely certain that I need to take a trip to Scotland! I will have to travel with at least one of the girls though. I don't think my husband will bail me out of jail for hugging large stones in Scotland. My girls however, they will understand my purpose and probably join me ! And if we make it to the 1700's and find a Jamie, well then.....
Have a great week. Keep your dreams going. You never know when you may hug the right stone!
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