To each his own. To me my own.

Okay May, can we slow it down a bit now?

This past weekend was one of the most awesomely relaxing weekends in a long time. Did I mention it was a three-dayer? It started Thursday night (I had taken Friday off for the Royal Wedding). Keith had to drag my a** out of bed at 4am to see it – honestly I would’ve missed it if he hadn’t. It was my first attempt at a ‘live-tweet’ for an event such as this… I realize this is very minute to most people, but I can reflect back on it myself and smile. That’s the big thing for me – the memories.

Watched a couple movies recommended by a friend this weekend, both older but awesome.Red Dawn with Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, and Double Jeopardy with Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones. I can’t say I was blown away by Red Dawn, primarily because it was compared to Shawshank Redemption, which I thought it not even close. Shawshank is EPIC and an all-time fave of mine. But Double Jeopardy – just wow. I could definitely watch that one again.

Saturday we bought some flowers and such for the yard, and spent a good bit of time arranging and planting them. We have a couple of ferns hanging from the porch now and a gorgeous Calibrachoa hanging basket (the flowers look like vibrant mini-petunias). My bright idea was to make a little flower bed surrounding the mailbox at the end of the yard, and we decided on begonias for this. It’s sparse right now, but it’ll grow… Keith’s sister even joked that it must look like a girl is living here now. 🙂

Today there was finally a televised NYY game on – they’re very rare. After a couple of hours of sun, we both opted for a late-afternoon nappiepoo game-front. I love afternoon naps. If the opportunity would present itself a little more often, trust me I would partake. There’s just nothing better – well, almost nothing better.

Finally, today K and I opened a forgotten carton of strawberries we’d gotten at the store Friday… and noticed a label that read “Limited Edition – Fresh California Strawberries”. Being that I’m very attentive to labels, it caught my attention. Limited Edition, seriously? Strawberries? Upon washing, slicing, sprinkling with sugar and sampling, we were looking at each other with owl eyes and saying WTF? Those were the best strawberries I’ve ever had the pleasure of having in my mouth. (Taking note that I never even ate a strawberry until 2.75 years ago when my friend Lori and her son Matt fed me one at a farmers market.) Still… earthshatteringly delectable; blogworthy for sure.

This back and forth stuff between my place and Keith’s is taking it’s toll on me. There’s so much to be done before I move! K suggested this weekend just going ahead and bringing my bed over (going in a middle room) this way I can’t go back there to sleep during the week. My reasoning for not doing this is I’ll never get packed if I’m not there at night to do it. Now – my mind is recalculating. I pass right by my place anyway to and from work, it might actually work better. I made the decision a week ago for Camille to reside with him instead of toting her back and forth – she’s had a year and a half of that and that’s enough. Hmmm. If I said the word, that gorgeous man would be right over with a truck to load up my bed sporting a big smile. So is it really that hard of a decision for me?

Oh yeah, and bin laden is dead. Supposedly. I’ll save all that for another time, another place… another blog.


9 responses

  1. Busy, busy, busy, Bonnie! The wedding was lovely. Blessings to you…

    May 2, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    • Bonnie

      It was lovely Carol Ann!! Blessings to you, my friend.

      May 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm

  2. helen reynolds

    I stayed up all night to watch the wedding and what a beautiful one it was! I watched Charles and Di’s and I thought at the time that he did not love her. With Wills and Kate’s you could see the love! Yes, a love match!! I have no doubt that this one will last and Kate will make a wonderful queen. Now to the strawberries. Where did you get them? I’m a big fan of them, but I now use Splenda instead of sugar. I can’t tell the difference, but of course Eddie says he can. I’ve learned not to let Eddie see me put the Splenda in them and he can’t tell it’s Splenda. Sometimes what they don’t know wont hurt them. I’m sneaky like that! 🙂 Have you ever had strawberries from Springs Farm? If not give them a try. They should be coming in any day now. You can pick your own or buy them already picked. I’m getting goose bumps just thinking about them!! As for the movies…I’ve never seen Red Dawn and have never really wanted to, but Double Jeopardy is a great movie! There are plenty of older movies I haven’t seen yet, but I now have Netflix and I’m sure I’ll get to see some of them. If a movie is good, I can watch it over and over {The Notebook} and it drives Eddie crazy!!! I try not to watch one I’ve seen before if he’s home, but passing on The Notebook takes all my willpower! I’m a sucker for a good love story. Another favorite is The Way We Were. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen that one. Bon, pack that bed up and make K a very happy man!!! Could it be that you are holding out because you’re just alittle scared to take that final step because you know once it’s done, theres no going back? I say, pack the damn thing up and start your new and happy life!!! I wish you and K all the happiness in the world. Love you, H.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    • Bonnie

      It really was fairytale, wasn’t it?! I had the best time sitting there watching (indulging) so very very early in the morning, and I’ll never forget it. I remember Charles’ and Diana’s wedding too, but I look back and the absence of love (on his part) literally makes me sick. All the crap that came to light years after their marriage just ruined what might have been a ‘fairytale’. Every girl dreams of a wedding to a man who loves her above no other, except for God – sadly that just doesn’t happen that often anymore. Sign of the times, I always say.

      The strawberries came from Harris Teeter! It’s funny, when I first saw that label and mentioned it to Keith, he said it was the only one left amongst the group of cartons with that ‘limited edition’ label, so he grabbed it. Plus, he said it just looked scrumptious. Boy was he right to grab it! I’ll look out for more from now on, although HT usually isn’t my market of choice – but they do have excellent produce. I don’t think I’ve ever had Springs Farms strawberries – that’s the one in FM, right? Oh I’ll definitely have to try them.

      The Notebook is a never-pass-up for me as well. James Garner never ceases to provide me with swollen eyes the day after – never. I’m finding there’s a lot of older movies I somehow missed out on. People never cease to amaze me with their “GASP… you’ve had to have seen that!!” It’s all good, because when I do see them it’s almost like a long-lost present that’s been capsulated – you know what I mean. I love The Way We Were too!! 🙂

      I guess I can admit the bed thing does make it all ‘final’. You know, I’m gonna do just that though – pack it up and get on with it. I only have another 3 weeks here, anyway – I really need to get my rear in gear, so to speak. Out of anything and everything I’ve decided in my entire life, I am certain of this decision and I can’t wait to start my new life. Thanks so very much for the love and good wishes, Helen – and I love you too. xo

      May 4, 2011 at 8:00 am

  3. It was a wonderful wedding party 😀

    May 4, 2011 at 6:01 am

    • Bonnie

      I thought so too – a real-life fairytale. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, I very much enjoyed your pictures and will continue to check them out! 🙂

      May 4, 2011 at 7:43 am

  4. Love your garden around the mailbox, Bonnie; it looks very pretty!

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I have an award for you, I hope you like it!

    May 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thank you, sweet Dare Right! And thank you for the awesome award… for which I feel undeserving. Your award and kind words really did make my day! Blessings to you…

      May 4, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      • Oh, trust me, Bonnie, you’re very deserving! I’m so glad you liked it! Blessings to you! 🙂

        May 27, 2011 at 11:19 pm

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