Movie Review

An Evening Out With Jeff and Grace

So far it’s been a great weekend. My older daughter, Andrea is out of town this weekend so Jeff and I took Gracie on ‘date night’ with us. We started out at the new and improved Red Wing Cinema 8 to catch a matinee of The Karate Kid starring Jayden Smith and Jackie Chan. I…

Memorial Weekend Staycation

“Ah, there’s nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” ~Jane Austen We’re just wrapping up another five day staycation, and it was so incredibly relaxing. Lots of delectable meals out, hammock naps, and morning walks when the sun and mist are rising over the bluff… It started on Saturday when we went to our…

Movie Reviews-Triple Feature

Here are three great movies I’ve seen recently that I highly recommend! A new Cohen brother’s favorite. Bound to become a classic. Dark, religious humor. The main character, Larry Gopnik, a physics professor from Minnesota seems to be asking “What does God want from me?” throughout the entire film. I love this review. Starring two…

Date Night With Jeff-Dinner and a Movie

“If we are going to pay this much for crab it better sing and dance and introduce us to the Little Mermaid!” Tina Fey playing Claire Foster in the movie Date Night Saturday was date night so we thought it might be fun to go see the movie “Date Night” starring Steve Carell and Tina…

Simple Pleasures & Sun Tea

“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.” ~Oscar Wilde This time of year I usually head to the kitchen to make my coffee first thing in the morning, and while I wait for the water to boil I make a new batch of sun tea. We go through about a…

Mother’s Day Weekend

I may need a weekend to recover from my weekend. It was so busy, but it sure was fun! On Friday, Nancy and I had plans to make mud pies in her back yard (commonly known as gardening to most adults…) but since it was about 40 degrees and raining we decided to stay in…

Rainy Day Rituals

Yesterday I woke up to the sound of thunder, and from the looks of it we’re in for another rainy day here in Minnesota. This sudden influx of blustery weather got me thinking about rainy day rituals. I love rainy days every once in awhile. I get up and make a big pot of French…

Movie Review-“Coco Before Chanel”

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” ~Coco Chanel Did you know that before Coco (Gabriel) Chanel was a world famous fashion designer she was a seamstress and a bar dancer? Her unwavering will to succeed and affair with a baron gave her an entree into French society and the opportunity…

Movie Review-Charlie Bartlett

“People like you are the reason people like me need medication.” ~Tagline from the movie Charlie Bartlett Andie and I watched this movie a couple days ago and really liked it. Smart, funny, dark humor. Jam packed with lovable characters. Summary- The kids at Western Summit High have “issues,” and newcomer Charlie Bartlett is coming…

A Wonderful Weekend

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”  ~Doug Larson It would seem that the weather has taken a turn for the better! It’s been in the upper 40s all weekend. I know that’s ‘cold’ for my readers and friends who live in Texas, California, and Arizona, but it’s…