Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekend Update

 
Guess where we went this weekend... No, not the rain forest or some exotic local...Who is this, the wild man of Boreno?  No, Just my sweet hubby who needs a beard trim! And the rope bridge?   We went to Ikea!  This is one of the large canvas photos that are for sale.  I saw a photo opp, and the customers around us all had a good laugh.We purchase a area rug for the family room.  Just a little spruce up for all who are gathering for Easter at the Farm in the Willows.  (The actual meaning of our name, Willoughby!)

 
Our shopping also took us up north to Lake Geneva.  The last time we visited the lake (January 20th) it was open water.  This time on March 23rd there are ice shelters on the lake.  Go figure...

 
I don't think this is normal.

 
Though there were some signs of spring on a walk this week.  On the south facing homes we saw these snowdrops.  Perfect since it is snowing yet again as I write this.  This has been the craziest winter/spring in my memory.

We watched the movie Les Miserables and it was very dark and not what I expected.  Hugh Jackman was amazing as Jean Valjean.  I was familiar with the music, performed outside of the story.  Seriously, what was I thinking, the French Revolution would be a happy setting?  I love musicals but I would not watch this one again. 

Just for posterity, I'll report that the little bird, now almost five,  fell asleep in my arms on Sunday.  We were just hugging and I started to rock her...we were listening to Andre Bocelli's new album Passione. (Romantic, soothing, did I mention Romantic? Check it out on PBS, Andre Bocelli in Portofino...)((I couldn't find it on the PBS app but maybe your local channel will air it.)) I was surprised and delighted to have this sweet moment.  Not sure how many times this will happen again.  I have been blessed with the sweetest great nieces.  Now Grandma Penny is so looking forward to our sweet p. filling my arms later this week!

I'll check in as I prepare for Easter with progress reports.  Take care my friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy this beautiful day.


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6 comments:

Lynne said...

Love those Snow Drops . . .

Remember what I told you a few weekends ago about when I went to see Les Mis . . .

Jill said...

I loved Les Mis. Sorry you were disappointed.

Melanie said...

I love that picture of your husband at IKEA! I saw that picture when I was there last week. I haven't seen Les Mis and now I'm not sure that I want to. Though most people I know said they loved it. I'm not even familiar with the music! Too sweet about your great-niece. :-)

Debby said...

Great picture of Hubby. I have been to Ikea in Denver but not the one in Cincy. Wish we were closer. Did I mention that I also love the banner you made. Love it. I didn't know what it said for awhile. It is hanging up already of course.
I used to rock my granddaughter to sleep all the time until I wasn't allowed to even hold her because she wouldn't sleep at night. She still gets drowsy when she climbs in my lap. We all call it the water bed effect. Have so much fun with Penny. I don't know if you have seen my blog laely but when I posted the picture of your bunny....everyone loved it.

Barbara Lilian said...

Just found your blog & liked what I read. It's interesting to read the comments about the film 'Les Miserable' I like some of the music, but all the clips I saw of it didn't make me want to rush to the cinema or buy the dvd.
Enjoy the Easter celebration with your guests.
I'll be back again soon as a new follower.
Best wishes Barbara Lilian

Melanie said...

PS - I just showed my hubby your comments on Les Mis because he wasn't sure if he wanted to see it. You mentioned the French Revolution. He said, actually this setting takes place AFTER the French Revolution - between 1815 - 1832. The French Revolution was 1789. Just FYI from "The Professor"! ;-)