I've been watching old movies this morning, and right now I'm watching an old episode of "The Whistler." At 9:00 I'm watching "The Far Country," with Jimmy Stewart and Walter Brennan from 1955. I suppose most of you aren't old enough to appreciate them quite like I do. Occasionally I love to watch these ancient movies. Today seems like a good day for that, as I need to keep myself occupied while un-decorating or de-decorating the house. When I get up. If I get up.
The wind is blowing wildly today. It has been blowing a lot with hard gusts for several days, but this is the worst. The metal roof is rumbling and snapping on occasion. We've grown used to that noise, the dogs and I, so it's not disconcerting, just a certain reminder of the wind. Just a minute ago I watched a pet taxi/kennel roll across the back yard, compliments of the wind. Agreed, that is not a heavy object, but the fact that it has tumbled about thirty feet tells you how strong the wind is. The "official" report on the wind is 15 to 25 MPH. I'm guessing that the gusts are upward of 40. And today's temps are to be in the 60s. That sounds nice for a day when I will be pulling the totes of Christmas decorations to the basement.
The weather is supposed to be very warm today. Yesterday was nice, something in the lower 50s, I think. The night before didn't get to freezing, so almost all the snow has now melted, in some areas it has become a muddy mess. I suppose this wind is a good thing as it will dry out the gooshy spots. Yesterday there was so much mud that when the dogs went out I had to wash their furry little paws every time they came inside. My choice was to have wet footprints on the carpet rather than muddy ones!
I went to dinner at a friend's home last night. She had a life-long friend visiting from Colorado, and she invited several of us to meet him. We had the best time! My friend is an excellent cook and she fixed a wonderful meal. She served a scrumptious pot roast with all the veggies, salad, asparagus and lima beans. She introduced us to something I didn't know about. The lima beans were what I call butter beans, the large ripe ones that are yellow-tan, not green. She served them with a dollop of sour cream on the side, and it is wonderful!! There was also bread for dipping in olive oil and garlic. We ate and visited, laughed and drank some wine, then finished up with an exquisite cherry cobbler and coffee. Yum and fun!!
I'm going out again tonight. Allan (stepson) and I are going to dinner. He is recently back from his holiday in San Diego with his mother and has lots of family news and gossip to catch me up on. I'm looking forward to a nice evening with him. As you may remember, Allan is one of my best friends, and I always enjoy our time together. We're going to a restaurant that I haven't been to for some time, and I'm looking forward to the evening.
Well, I guess I'd better get on with the day. My tummy says "feed me." Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Life is beautiful!!!