Most schools were out today and will be closed again tomorrow. It is -5 now with a wind chill of -20. Poor little Kipper was most uncomfortable answering his call of nature. Still, he did find the strength to bark wildly at a small brown rabbit. The rabbit ignored him, as all well brought up rabbits do.
We all ventured out this evening, picked up my mother and went for dinner at my brother and sis in law's home. Um...fried chicken and all the fixings. Of course I was guilty of sneaking their dog Haley a few *little* bites...and giving my nephew Boo many hugs and kisses. How could I not? Those chubby cheeks BEG for kisses.
Yesterday, after church, Mom, Grace and I met my friend T and had a nice lunch. We then went to see "Because I Said So". The critics have not been kind to this film but I adore Diane Keaton and found it to be sweet and fun and yes. We all enjoyed it. I guess this is one of the many reasons I have not landed a job as a movie critic. Okay, one of 1000 reasons but still...
On Saturday we ventured out early to run errands with Mom and have a nice lunch. The wind was really howling by the time we left the restaurant. Ouch but it stung! We drove over to the home of my dear friend TY's mother...a wonderful woman who passed away earlier this week. She had a sweet life and will be missed so dearly. I loved her spirit and sense of humor. She was 89 and left this world while sitting at her kitchen table enjoying her morning paper and coffee. She had requested no funeral and so a wake of sorts was held in her home. So many family members and friends gathered and there was laughter, there were tears and there were many memories shared. I will miss her...
That evening we had dinner at The Cracker Barrel and were seated in front of that great, roaring fireplace. While we listened to the pop and crackle of the wood as it sparked and flashed into flame, Grace devoured one of her favorite things, chicken and dumplings. This slim, young child has the appetite of an NFL Linebacker. Seriously folks!
We took a carry out to my buddy T who has been having some trouble with very painful inflammation in her hand. We all visited a bit as we watched the Hallmark Channel's "Every Saturday Night In February" romantic movie. Yes, it was fun.
Nothing too fancy, nothing too thrilling and exactly the way I love it. Family, friends, home and hearth. Good food, good conversation, good movies. A night for a little kick your shoes off and relax in peace action. Nothing more.
This weekend I found myself driving by a local shop and gazing in it's window. There sits the sweetest shabby blue cabinet and I am in love. I have no idea what it's price tag says and no. I really do not NEED it but still, the attraction is strong. I did not deliberately drive by, Really! But still, there I was...5 separate times! I have yet to stop, park and go in the shop. That would be far too difficult I fear. So, I will continue to drive by and sigh...and dream about where I would place it. The bedroom? No, the dining room. Perfect! Have you ever found yourself doing just this? Well, I am off to bed now...stay warm and well my blogging buddies. Knowing you are all out there, with your sweet blogs for me to visit and your dear and funny comments here for me to read, well, these are two of the things that help keep me warm on a frigid night like this. Your friendship and companionship warms me to my very soul. Thank you from the bottom of my chilled little heart.