Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A perfect morning for a crisp walk...

The temperature is perfect.  The fresh fallen snow is absolutely breathtaking, light and fluffy.  The air is fresh.  Branches on the trees are laden with sparkling jewels.  Such a lovely way to start the day!
These opportunities don't present themselves very often, and when they do, it refreshes the soul and renews the spirits.  I am thankful, very thankful!

Our book club met at our home last evening and watched "The Mistress of Spices" on DVD.   Most of us had read the book as well.  It was a great evening, filled with fellowship, laughter and tasteful delights made, of course, with spices!   I think you would enjoy this book written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

Happy Tuesday to all!

Monday, January 10, 2011

How much is too much?

Okay ladies, I'm looking for comments on this post.  I am in the process of picking our new lighting for my kitchen/dining room.  I took down a 4 ft. section track lighting that was old and here when we bought this house.  I had hoped to find another type of lighting that would provide lots of light for the food pantry and counters (without have to do additional work on the ceiling).  Hubby thinks an 8 ft. section of  mono-rail lighting would work.  I'm wondering if that isn't a bit much.  I am such a visual person!   And I just can't convince him to buy it and hold it up while I decide whether I like it or not.....wonder why?   Does anyone have any suggestions/comments?

Thanks in advance.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snuggled by the Roaring Fire...

Have you ever had one of those wonderfully lazy days...two really productive days in a row and the best intentions for today.   However, after sleeping in, fixing a light brunch, the hubby and I decided we were not going to be very motivated today.  And I might add, we've been extremely successful!  Cleaned out emails, organized files on the computer, send a few notes - all while snuggled under the afghan next to the fire and watching television.

We ended up pulling movies from the cabinet and are now watching "Mountain Men" with Charleston Heston and Brian Keith.  Normally, it isn't a movie I would select.  My memories of Charleston Heston involved a chariot.  There have been a few entertaining moments.  Both hubby and I have decided our fathers would have loved this movie.  As a little girl, I spent many evenings watching John Wayne movies with my dad.

When my daughter comes home, we always have at least one "girls day" where we pick a classic...Thornbirds, Gone With the Wind, North and South, Dirty Dancing, P.S. I Love You, Coco Channel, etc.  This year it was the Godfather trilogy. 

Do you have any special movie memories?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's a Wrap...

With the snow gently falling, today was the day I started taking down the decorations and breaking down my beloved trees.  As as of 9 p.m., the three big trees and the six smaller ones are completely bare.  Lights have been removed, ornaments wrapped and packed away, and other than two wreaths with snowmen on them (they aren't really Christmas decorations, are they?), the house is getting back to normal.  Yes, I miss the twinkling lights and the tree in the living room that turns, but I have to admit once I packed away that last box, I could feel the weight being lifted.  

I love, love, love Christmas and all the decorations, and after a hectic holiday with many, many guests, (some of whom had a nasty cold/sinus infection -myself included) it's sweet to sit in the recliner with the faithful dog nearby and just breath and relax...no company to feed, no board games and late nights, in fact, toast will be perfectly fine for breakfast in the morning.  Hummm, in fact sleeping in later is sounding nice too.

Happy Thursday!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Responses to Meet Me on Monday

For the first time, I'm joining Never Growing Old: Meet Me on Monday to learn more about fellow bloggers.  (One of my resolutions for 2011 is to post more regularly!)

1.  Do you have any New Year's resolutions?
     Yes, this year I actually made a list of resolutions.  

2.  What food item are you craving right now?
      Ice cold, red, ripe, juicy watermelon.  
3.  When is your birthday?
      September 25th
4.  What were you doing an hour ago?
      Playing Beezerwezzer with the family.

5.  Last thing you cooked?
       Lemon Chicken on the grill.