Wednesday, February 28, 2007

DVD nite

Alex selected this from the movie rental place
And, he asked me if I wanted to view it ... ok, I say, it has Brad Pitt. And, my head cold is quite terrible. All I want to do is rest.
This is really good!

DH went online and found a couple places that have Pan's Labyrinth [Alex wants to see it : )]. DH is interested, too.
I'm near the very end of this novel. It is not really my type of book. Guns, violence, drugs ... not really my fav reading material. The author is very good, though, and the story is quite interesting. Once hooked, I just wanted to read the whole thing -- never mind the violence sprinkled in.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Ice Storm & DVD/Movie week-end

Alex was entertained by this squirrel -- raiding the bird seed!!

Tori arrived Friday afternoon. We picked up Thai food [carry-out] b/c Tori wanted to see the final episode of Grey's Anatomy. Followed by The Departed DVD.

On Saturday, Nicholas made his famous Quiche - DH cooked out on the grill. Alex picked out l'enfant as he is totally into foreign films. We viewed this DVD on Saturday during the ice storm. Lots of ice ... not much damage, just a few large branches fell.

Sunday, I made an early meal [chicken, stuffing, veggies, fruit] Tori got her ride back to IU.

DH, DS-Alex, and I drove into Lake County to see Volver. It was the 5pm show. We were back in time to watch THE awards show.

Lately, I've seen several movies, so, I"m movied out. Alex wants to get his hands on Pan's Labyrinth. I want him to focus on studying for his final exams this week : )

Friday, February 23, 2007


I heard from Tori, there was a possibility of her visiting this week-end. She might be able to catch a ride home ... and back to Bloomington.

This is my latest message from Tori


btw, Confessions of a Shopaholic is totally funny. LOL funny.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thanks a Million!

A couple days ago, I checked out The Queen of the South from the public library. It is different from the usual fiction I've been reading. Quite a suspense story.

Look what I got in TODAYS mail? This is from my sister : ) She knows all the hip stuff to read.

I went on-line and found this web site with tons of info. Kewl Beans!

Maybe Tori is visiting this week-end. Wouldn't that be nice? The weather sounds terrible ... rain, sleet, snow, etc. Maybe that forecast will change. I have to get a pie from Baker's Square. Over the holiday, she wanted a Banana Creme pie & they were not selling them. Imagine that???

Friday, February 16, 2007

Loved it!

Alex brought home a permission slip [French Club] to see this movie ... and I was able to tag along. It was in French with English sub-titles. Outstanding movie

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Honey on the kitchen counter ... books & more

Our Honey Bunny getting comfy in the Clementine Box ...

Finished reading this one ...

and finished this one, too. These books are very girlie & fun to read.

Alex & I enjoyed viewing this movie. We checked it out from the public library.

Friday, February 09, 2007


Nicholas selected a beautiful bouquet of flowers for me [a week or so ago]. I let them dry, put some rose petals into the bottom of glass dishes, and added full flowers ... oh so pretty!

Usually, Alex is the first one up in the morning. A couple days ago, he rushed into the room & said "MOM!" I jolted awake ... "Mom, McDonalds is having 50 cent burgers on Feb 13th -- can we go?" I say to him "mark it on the calendar" (sigh)

Yesterday, I was looking on the calendar ... sure enough ... Alex jotted down the McDonald's sale. LOL : )

I finished Wicked. This book reminds me of the hobbit. Interesting tale. This book took me forever to read. [Thanks Sue for loaning me your copy ... which I will return soon!]

Saturday, February 03, 2007

brrrrrrrrr ....

It is too cold out there ... this book reminds me of The Hobbit. It is an adventure & I am not sure where we are heading. I know there is another one called Son of a Witch. And, a book with Stepsister in the title. Do I want to continue this adventure??? Do I want to read all of them???

DH & Nick went to visit Grammy P. Alex & I are home with sore throats & coughing. Or as Nicholas says "there is an elephant on her chest". Nick helped with some household chores. I managed some ironing, another section of Wicked, & more stitching on the game board sampler: