Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Weekend

Hope everyone had a great long weekend. We went to a cookout Saturday at a lovely country house. Lots of people, two very energetic black labs who entertained us all afternoon and evening, wonderful food. Four of us went for a hike on a trail the homeowners have made in the woods. We got just a little lost at one point, but made it back safe and sound just in time for the food.

Very funny conversation that afternoon with three of us who have had knee replacements. Sounded like my grandmother and her friends comparing health problems. Anyway, my knee was the best outcome of all of us.

I finally joined Netflix so we had a movie to watch. I've given up on getting to the theater. If there's a movie on that I want to see, we have something else going on or we just don't want to drive the 25 miles to get to the nearest theater.

We saw "The Tourist" because we have both been Johnny Depp fans since way back when he played the clean-cut rookie in "21 Jump Street" on television. He's such a chameleon; so good in whatever part he plays. I know the critics were rough on "The Tourist" and Dave was just plain confused throughout because he doesn't remember faces well, but I liked it. Okay, so the plot was a little out there, and some of the chase scenes were funny rather than suspenseful, but it was a good relaxing way to spend the evening. And it starred Depp and Angelina Jolie - what's not to like?

We've been without rain since Friday night, actually Sat. morning, so I'm hoping I can get some mowing done this afternoon. However, it's supposed to be 90 or better and humid. If I can breathe, I'll try it. If not, the yard will just have to resemble a hay field a little longer. Wish me luck.


  1. Hi Barbara, it sounds like you had a nice weekend. Ours was quiet, as we visited (3) cemeteries where are loved ones are buried, and brought some flowers to the graves. I also got a chance to play with my plants which was nice...it was hot.

  2. Sounds like a very nice weekend. It was a bank holiday weekend here too which meant the roads were packed as was anywhere you wanted to visit! How worrying hearing about Scaredy Cats kittens, but great progress that she's letting you touch her head. Here's hoping you manage to catch her soon. We saw The Tourist at the cinema - I like Mr Depp too and my husband thought Angelina Jolie looked gorgeous (shame about the script though) :O)

  3. Thanks for your comments, Barbara and Diane. Glad you both had good weekends.