Saturday, January 18, 2020

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies

This idea came from a Facebook meme:
Over 10 days, post your 10 all time favorite films. What movie has really made an impact on you or what films can you watch over and over and never tire of? Post either the movie poster, DVD cover or even a screenshot on your timeline. No need to explain.

Only I had a hard time picking out just 10 movies so my favorites over the next few hundred Saturdays 😸 in semi-alphabetical order:me favorite films. What movie has really made an impact on you or what films can you watch over and over and never tire of? Post either the movie poster, DVD cover or even a screenshot on your timeline. No need to explain.

Only I had a hard time picking out just 10 movies so my favorites over the next few hundred Saturdays 😸 in semi-alphabetical order:


My Cousin Vinny (1992) Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei

As usual, if you haven't seen this movie, it's available for rent on YouTube.

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Friday Five Good Things

Five good things that happened this week.

1. Red and I were going to lunch at Panera. There was a long line because at this Panera, the ordering system was being automated. People were at the ordering kiosk, trying to read the menu and order their items. All the while, there were Customer Service people behind the counters and not helping anyone. We were near Point Breeze so went there and had an awesome lunch. No lines and no self-serve.

2. Himself had a late tutoring session at the library in Natick. He suggested I tag along and then we could go out to dinner at Agostino's at the end of the block. Perfect suggestion.

3. I found my old favorite Celestial Seasoning's Gunpowder Tea at the grocery store. I haven't seen this blend in decades.

4. The Power Wall was delivered

5. Installation started on the Power Wall

How was your week?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

On The Drawing Board

 in no particular order

1. Write up proposal for a new class for the Summer session at the museum. Actually, it's an old class made new.

2. Get a jump on Spring cleaning

3. Paint poppies on vellum

4. Create card for Chinese New Year to use the new Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat Stamp. Cards might go out by Valentine's Day 😺

5. Prep for Celtic Workshop at the local library

6. Prep for Spring classes at the museum.

7. Prep samples for new Summer class in case the class is approved

What are you working on?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

T Stands for Christmas Land

A visit to the Eldest wouldn't be complete without a trip to Kraynak's Garden Center in Hermitage, Pennsylvania to see their Christmas tree displays. They begin decorating in September. People from all around the area come to see the trees.

We went after Christmas. The parking lot was jammed, but very few people were walking through Christmas Land. Most of them were there to take advantage of the more than 50% off after Christmas sale which meant we pretty much had Christmas Land to ourselves after circling the building twice looking for a parking space.


Polar bears and orca tails




Is your name on the list?




This Care Bear display made me laugh. When the Eldest was between the ages of 6 and 8 years old, she discovered Care Bears after they were popular. We went crazy one year searching every store trying to find a Care Bear. We finally found the last one at The Fair, a Worcester discount department store no longer in business. (I miss the Fair.) Looks like Care Bears are popular again.

My drink reference is Mr. Frog's tea party.


A Funko Pop Mr. Rogers with the Neighborhood Trolley. Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, a children's television program was filmed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania about an hour and a half Southwest of Hermitage. 




A hedgehog for my friend, Tiggy, in Scotland.


The Eldest's favorite lovey was Lambie. Lambie isn't as fluffy and white as these lambs, but she's still around.




Don't blink!


A beautiful, stained glass


 Lambies, again.


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