Look what I woke up
to this morning .....
We might get a bit of rain
tomorrow, although the sun
is making it's way out right
now. I am so glad to see
the HOT weather go.
Yesterday it was 95 degrees
and just not fun. Today they
say it will be 84 and tomorrow
only 70, but the rest of the
week will be in the 80's
with a couple of days back
to 90, but at least not 95!
I have lots of outside work to
do including planting these
(and more) .....
.....with the help from my
Oh, how I wish she could help me !
Speaking of help....I keep
forgetting to mention that
Cheryl and I saw the movie
"The Help" last week.
I hadn't read the book, but
the movie was FANTASTIC!
All 4 main characters were
wonderful, but for me the
actresses that played Minnie
(Octavia Spencer) and Hilly
just too much! Loved them
both, well not Hilly's character,
but both of their acting was
superb in my opinion ! The
fashions and sets were perfect
and the colors and patterns were
such a treat for the eyes.
Yesterday I had a nice visit with my old neighbors
from 1999. I have seen them here and there over
the years, and we always said we would get together,
but never quite made it happen. They are so very kind
and easygoing and said to just call whenever I had
time...so Wednesday I called to say how about Thursday
and we settled on Friday. I can't believe I forgot my
camera. Their yard is absolutely enchanting!
Their house is on a mountain and they have tiered
and tiered the property with tons of rocks, stone and
cement and then planted 100's of trees, shrubs,
and flowers....figs, olives, apples, roses, jasmine vines,
wisteria, lilacs, veggies...the list goes on and on. There is
a water shortage in that area so they were only watering
the veggies. Unfortunately the roses may be gone next
year. They also had a waterfall that went from the top
of the property to the bottom, but had no water in it.
Too much to run right now so I will have to go over
this winter after a good rain to see. :o) And the view
of the lake....oh my goodness! I had kinda forgotten
how gorgeous the view really is, but the drive into town
is 25 minutes and just too far away for me to want to live
up that way again. After my 3 1/2 hour visit I headed
over to Cheryl's (she is up that way too). Since I am
rarely in that area I had called her earlier to see if
she wanted to watch the last episode of All My Children
together. She has watched it for all 40 years, since
she was a teenager!
Above photo from ABC Studios
All My Children logo as in the "New Decade" credits
(December 22, 2010-present)
I haven't watched AMC since the
early 80's, but with it's end, I decided to watch this
last week. It was so fun, but almost sad to see all the
old characters that were still on. Not sad for them,
but for me...thinking about how young they were back
then and although they all looked great now, that meant
me too, growing older and thinking about how young I
was back then! Pretty emotional. The whole week's
worth of episodes were quite nice....all ran along at a nice
clip (not dragged out) until Friday's episode!
A disappointment for sure.
They claim they will be bringing back the show on
the internet, but already some of the actors have found
other jobs so it will not be the same. Of course, they left
the show with a cliffhanger ! Total bummer! I was so
hopeful that they would continue along the path of this
past week and end it positively instead of with
a literal bang! Oh well, I should know better with
the soaps! I am glad though that I watched the last
week and wish all the actors the very best in whatever
they all choose do in the future. :o)
Thanks for the memories!
The sun, with all those
planets revolving around
it and dependent on it,
can still ripen a bunch
of grapes as if it had
nothing else in the
universe to do.
HAPPY THE DAY AFTER
THE FIRST DAY OF FALL !