Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Tale of Two Shows

The other night while waiting for Downton Abbey to come on we watched Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly, Donald O'Conner and a 19 year old Debbie Reynolds.  We've seen parts of this movie, but never the whole thing.  Was it dated, I mean it was made in 1952, sure it was.  A classic though and considered the very best Hollywood musical ever made and that's a well deserved tribute.
It was funny, it was witty, if you like dancing the dancing was incredible.  Made us realize we need to see the whole movie.
Then we watched Downton Abbey a show I
usually enjoy, but not that night.  I'm use to gloom and doom with Anna and Bates, but this episode had Mrs. Pattimore unhappy because her nephew who'd been shot for being a coward couldn't be on a War Memorial and she roped Mrs. Hughes into trying to convince Carson to put him on the local one---you knew that was never going to happy-- so more unhappy people.  Then the police are sniffing around Bates over the death of the valet Green so Mrs. Hughes and Lady Mary are upset and Lady Mary after a week with Lord Gillingham wants out of that relationship.  Cora is feeling unhappy, so then the Earl is unhappy and of course Edith was unhappy---when has she not been?  Cora's maid is unhappy, Thomas disappears.  It just went on and on.
We almost turned it off and went back to watching Singing in the Rain.  The Abbey had better lighten up.

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Debate

When we were down town this week I went into the ladies room at the restaurant, something I almost never do, use a public bathroom and no Dr. Freud we won't be discussing this, when  I noticed that they had the toilet paper coming off backwards.  I'm a firm believer that toilet paper should come off the front of the roll not the back.  It was only my distaste for touching anything in a public bathroom that I don't have to touch  that kept me from switching it around.  And it's bothered me ever since, guess I should have changed it.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

And What Have You Been Up to My Dear?

Good southern lady that I am I haven't been whistling Dixie nor wandering around muttering Fiddle dee dee (Scarlet I'm not), but I have kept myself busy,  besides visiting my doctor.
I've managed to crochet  a couple of hot pads, and Lord knows I needed them my old ones are too raggedy to even pass on to Goodwill, sewed up a couple of springy pillows for the entryway, changed the look of the kitchen table we never eat at---the place mat are courtesy of my daughter who loved the material and made them for me for Christmas--and spent some quality time with the puzzle that's trying to send me round the bend.  It looks so easy---Ha, ha, ha.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Good Day in Savannah

Up in the wee hours or at least that's how it seemed in order to drive to the far side of Savannah to meet with my retina specialist.  My eyes are doing well and considering the number of things wrong with them that was good to hear. We'd  also promised ourselves that each month this year that we'd do something special to celebrate our wedding anniversary ----50 years and he's promised me at least 20 more--so we went out to lunch.
We decided that when we went out that we needed to try some new places so today's lunch was at Corleone's, an Italian restaurant we've been meaning to try.
It was great, but we ordered WAY too much food.  We both had salads and we shared an antipasto plate.  Mac then had a chicken parmesan sandwich and I ordered lasagne.  We always share so we each had a bit of everything.  Even doing that though we had to bring a bunch home.
It was a  good day indeed.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Oh Mr. Rogers, It Is Indeed a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Our dock, haven't taken our boat out in forever
The sun is shining, the temperature is near 70ยบ, who could ask for more in mid-January?  Wandered around the back yard, pulled up a couple of oak trees (with my back squealing at me), got the small rake and uncovered more bulbs coming up---more daffodils and some hyacinths--the freesias are up, but not blooming yet, Mac's Fava beans are hanging in there and there's lettuce growing in tubs, too small to eat, but nice to see anyway.  In fact it just feels great to be outside.

Fava Bean
Island in the lagoon out back

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pooh Day

Scriptor Senex at Rambles From My Chair  says that today is the birthday of A.A. Milne and in honor that January 18 is Pooh Day.
I'm a big fan of Winnie the Pooh, definitely identify with short, fat and proud of it, not to mention being stuffed with fluff and being a bear of very little brains.  So here are a few random Pooh quotes pulled from the internet.

And best of all, " How do you spell love?"  "You don't spell love, you feel it."

Saturday, January 17, 2015


I'm in shock!  I sold a painting!!!  Mac sells regularly, but I've only sold one or two paintings, so when one sold yesterday I was about in shock.  Painted it a few years ago, still love the colors and frequently paint beach or boat scenes.
It left today for a new home in California.