And speaking of Spring, yes the tulips are in full bloom at Trader Joe's standing in wait for us that are starving for color after the brilliant colors of Christmas are sadly gone for another year.
It was a whooping 9 degrees last Wednesday and believe it or not I took a drive over to the Arboretum to see what beauty awaited me. I will admit that most of my shots were from the car window, I didn't spend a whole lot of time outside of my warm car (with heated seats). At least with the extra chilly weather there was some sun with the blue sky peeping through. And drats because of the cold our brand new Bible Study was cancelled along with our "Downton Abbey" lunch. We "Downton" groupies gather for lunch to discuss the "what-if's and the maybe's" along with the fashions and the newest love interests. But not to fear, both Bible Study and our luncheon has been re-scheduled for this Wednesday.
I called my friend Bonnie last week and asked her out on a date....my calendar had been pretty empty since I was so sick during the holidays and I was ready to break out and do something fun. We decided to go to a movie and dinner after. After narrowing it down, we finally decided to see "The Imitation Game" the true story of Alan Turing and his brilliant breaking of the German coding system during World War II which in turn shortened the war due to his discovery. Brilliance always seems to come at a price. Benedict Cumberbatch is superb in his portrayal of Turing and I was disappointed at the Golden Globes last night when he did not win "best actor". But then I haven't seen Eddie Redmayne in "The Theory of Everything" where he portrays Stephen Hawking who did win.
I finished reading "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" a coming of age, discovery book which we will discuss Thursday at book-club. I thought it was ho-hum, so I will be interested in hearing the feedback from my fellow members. Their insights might change my mind, which has happened before. Also about half-way through "Bellweather Rhapsody which has a group of characters that are a delight. A little romance, a little comedy, a little mystery, fine reading. Next up...."Orange Is The New Black", a book-club choice. Little hesitant but I have heard the book is better than the series...oy!!
Hope your week is filled with joy, peace and harmony.
"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live." ~Flora Whittemore
Until next time....