Saturday, February 6, 2010

This Day

It has been a beautiful few days - new snow, warmish weather . . . I am not sick of winter yet and that is a good thing. The kids have been spending a lot of time outside on the "snow mountain" in the middle of the cul-de-sac. I have been spending a lot of time shoveling and debating buying a new "hack the ice off my driveway thingy" or just waiting until it warms up and the ice melts. It's a dilemma.

The kids are gone today - spending the weekend with their Dad. I spent last night curled up on the couch with a Netflicks movie, a roaring (as much as a gas fire can roar) fire, blankets and a bowl of homemade caramel corn. More on the evil caramel corn later.

Have you seen The Very Thought of You? It's a British romantic comedy and rather cute I must say. I was pleased by the cast. Do you watch movies and immediately yell out which British period drama you have seen the actors in before? If so, we should probably be best friends.

Things you should know:

1. I have no idea who this actress is, but in the movie, her hair is cut in a chic bob. Why do you think they put her on the promotional poster with long hair?

2. Joseph Finnes is HOT . . . and adorable.

3. Also hot and the poster boy for a ruggedly chiseled face.

4. Look! It's Mr. Collins!

These three are the love interests in the movie. Fun, worth renting and pretty clean (PG-13) for occasional language - this is a British film after all.

Today I am cleaning, organizing and purging. This week coming up is a busy one. My parents are coming into town (hooray!), Sophie's baptism and Max's birthday party are on Saturday and the kids have Thursday, Friday and Monday off from school.

Off to clean some more . . .


  1. I do do that with the yelling out bit. It annoys Rick, but then again I don't reserve the yelling to only British period dramas.

    I've seen Monica Potter in one other movie. It was her first lead I think and she was called the new blond Julia Roberts. I think she's pretty good, though not the new Julia Roberts.

  2. The daffodils were blooming on the coast today. It's been a warm winter but I'm ready to fast-forward to spring.