Relaxing Day!9:15 AM
Come on in out of the cold, I know some of you are sick and tired of the freezing snow and ice that's been taking over your area.
I have some hot coffee and some yummy, delectable, TO.DIE.FOR hot Pumpkin Pancakes (try saying that 5 times fast *wink*)
Oh yum, be still my hips LOL
Really though if you love pumpkin as much as we do, you have got to try these pancakes, they come out big and fluffly and just melt in your mouth. Delicious!
Alright, so I've given you coffee and something to eat, I guess we can sit down and chat right?
I have a full day ahead of me, here's my to do list:
- Laundry - wash, iron and put away
- Change all the bed linens
- Sweep and Mop floors
- Pack a few more boxes for the move
- Weekly computer clean up - get rid of unwanted junk, organize photos etc
I know I'll get it all done and I should be getting up and doing it right this minute, but I'm still digesting my pancakes and enjoying my coffee, so I'll sit and visit with you for a bit. If anyone asks, I can just blame you for coming by LOL
The skies are a little cloudy this morning, so instead of a sunrise picture, you're getting a sunset from last night. I've actually turned this photo into my desktop background because I LOVE the way it looks. One thing about Arizona, you get spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
Isn't that breathtaking? The colors and the clouds are what get me, it's enough to make you stand there with your mouth open, camera in hand and completely in awe. Problem is there's neighbors around and I would hate to know what they're thinking of me at that moment. *hahah*
I finished "The Boleyn Inheritance" last night, stayed up until after midnight to read it, I couldn't put it down. Oh I tried a couple times, I closed it and set it on the nightstand, then turned off the light and closed my eyes only to quickly jump up in bed again, my mind racing with questions "Oh I wonder what is happening to Katherine?"...."Is Jane going to betray her?".....so on goes the light again and out comes the thick heavy book onto my lap. I loved it, absolutely loved this book. and I highly recommend it if you're looking for a great read and are also a history fan. Ms Gregory has a way of bringing to life all the characters from our past, it's just amazing.
I also got my Netflix movies and was quite annoyed with myself. Seems I somehow pushed 3 different movies to the top, right in the middle of my "Road to Avonlea" series, so you can imagine my face when I got 3 DVD's, quickly opened them up and found "Falling for a Dancer" and "Love's Unending Legacy".
What the heck? Where's Sarah Stanley and Hetty King? But it's ok, I already watched "Falling for a Dancer" which is a book turned movie from the author Deirdre Purcell, and it stars Collin Farrell....a very young Collin.
The movie is about Elizabeth, a 19 year old girl who falls for an actor, has a brief fling and finds herself pregnant, in the 1930's. Her parents and the community pressure her to marry a middle aged man whose wife has passed away. Elizabeth now finds herself living in rural Ireland, with a much older husband and 4 children to take care of.
As the time goes by, the husband begins getting abusive towards her and she struggles with trying to remain a good wife to a man she doesn't love while fighting the love she's feeling for a much younger man (Collin Farrell).
I didn't know if I would enjoy it at first, but I really did. It was a good movie. So this afternoon I'm going to watch "Love's Unending Legacy". Now THAT one I know for sure I will love, I can't wait to watch it.
Next on my list to read is Phillipa Gregory's "The Constant Princess".
As youngest daughter to the Spanish monarchs and crusaders King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Catalina, princess of Wales and of Spain, was promised to the English Prince Arthur when she was three. She leaves Spain at 15 to fulfill her destiny as queen of England, where she finds true love with Arthur (after some initial sourness) as they plot the future of their kingdom together. Arthur dies young, however, leaving Catalina a widow and ineligible for the throne. Before his death, he extracts a promise from his wife to marry his younger brother Henry in order to become queen anyway, have children and rule as they had planned, a situation that can only be if Catalina denies that Arthur was ever her lover.
So that's the plan for my day, some housework and then rest and relaxation....reading, watching good movies on tv and maybe sneaking in a nap. I don't count on that one though, the kids have this habit that if mommy is in bed for anything, even if she's sick, they HAVE to go in there every 5 minutes to tell me they used the bathroom, are hungry, are thirsty, one of them is copying the other, they need help, they want me to change the video game, they want me to put on a movie. ALL this while daddy is in the living room with them......I mean, I'm all for feeling loved but jeebers creepers, give the lady a break LOL
Have a great sunday everyone!