Monday, January 22, 2018

Things That Are Making Me Happy


Happy Anniversary to us. 51 years.

THE POST was much better than I expected. It's the evolution of a woman from hostess to newspaperwoman. That story is what makes it work. Kudos to Meryl Streep for making it so real and believable.

Sun, warmth, new places to see.

The Sarasota Fruitville Branch of the library has more books for sale than my library in Michigan has to check out. I guess the snowbirds leave them behind.

Saw a great play HEISENBERG at the Florida Studio Theater. A lovely venue to boot.

Saw the whitest softest sand I have ever seen at Siesta Key Beach. I see now why middle westerners come to this side of the state. The ocean here is like a Great Lake. Very gentle.

What about you?


17 comments:

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Patti, Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you and Phil!

Margot Kinberg said...

Happy Anniversary, Patti! And I'm glad you're enjoying Florida.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll definitely be watching the Post once it comes to the library

George said...

Happy Anniversary! Now you see why so many Northerners spend part (or all) of the Winter in Florida or other warm places.

We saw the DARKEST HOUR and enjoyed Gary Oldman's performance as Winston Churchill.

Most of our snow has melted. But we've already gotten 60 inches of snow!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. We're enjoying the cooler than normal Florida weather.

We saw Star Wars and The Shape of Water last week - Jackie really loved the latter - and have our tickets for The Post for tomorrow. We may see Lady Bird later in the week before it didappears.

I got a couple of books read and have a couple more going now.

Hey, it's winter, it's Florida, it's all good.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Loved LADYBIRD. Maybe my second favorite of the year.

Jerry House said...

Happy anniversary! 51 years, wow! If 50 years is the golden anniversary, what is the 51st? Probably the "Quit Hogging the Blankets!" anniversary...

Happiness was Crafts Day yesterday. Kitty, Jessamyn, Ceili, Christina, and Jack made necklaces. Kitty. Jessamyn, and Christina all made pearl and jade necklaces like the one my mother wore when my brother was married. Ceili made something with black beads. Jack ended up with a Maui-from-MANOA necklace, to complete the look from the "tattoos" I drew on his body. There was Chinese food, key lime pie, and chocolate pudding cake. I played my part (and played it well) on Craft Day by reading and eating.

Grades came out his week and all three of Christina's kids did very well, although Erin got a B in math, which got her upset -- Erin doesn't do Bs.

Florida's white sands. The Emerald Coast brags about them and rightly so. It was only a few years ago that they were damaged by the Deepwater Horizon spill, but the Coast -- at least the sand -- has recovered. It gladdens me to think that much of the damage we have done to our planet may be alleviated if we had the will to act. I sincerely hope we will before it is too late.

I am not a football fan, nor a fan of sports in general, but YAY, PATRIOTS!

I finally snagged a copy of Bill Crider's latest (and, sadly, next to last) book. I will be devouring it this week.

Warmer weather is finally here! (Although snuggling on the sofa during the cold weather while binge watching television has it's definite advantages.) Speaking of which, we are enjoying a re-binge of TRAVELERS.

I hope you and Phil continue to have fun in the sun this week!

Gerard Saylor said...

My Rotary Club is hosting their fourth Beer and Wine Tasting this Saturday. It's a good time.

I'm thankful for sick leave because I can go home for a while and try to rest this rotten cold. At least I hope it's a cold and not the flu.

I have an eBook from the library of a Trevor Ferguson/John Farrow novel. I keep going back and forth on my tablet from the book to a maps app so I can to track down the locations he references in the Bay of Fundy.

Rick Robinson said...

Congratulations on your 51st anniversary! That's a heck of an accomplishment.

I'm finally feeling better after more than a week sick. Barbara has quilt group today, so after an errand I'll curl up with a book.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Get married at 19 and you can have a long marriage.Sounds like a lot of illness out there.
Phil used to do crafts with our kids almost every night after dinner. He is more artistic than me although I did make quilts for a long time.

TracyK said...

Happy Anniversary, Patti. I forgot our anniversaries are so close together. Glen and I celebrated our 38th anniversary on Friday, the 19th.

Mathew Paust said...

Congratulations, Patti and Phil! Your reason for happiness today far outstrips mine, which is from the more comfortable temperatures and nice morning rain today that washed away the soiled remains of the snow we got last week.

J F Norris said...

I worked at Florida Studio Theater back in 1986 prior to its multi-million dollar renovation. I'd love to see the new place. I would never have called the FST I knew a "lovely venue." I bet it's quite an improvement.

Enjoy your time down there!

pattinase (abbott) said...

It is a very nice facility, John. There are several theaters of various sizes and a charming small restaurant. It spreads across two blocks.
Thanks, Matt. Glad the snow is gone.

pattinase (abbott) said...

We know a lot of academics with Jan. anniversaries. The semester used to end then instead of before Christmas. Happy anniversary, Tracy!

Bernadette said...

Happy anniversary. And agree that THE POST was better than my expectations suggested it would be. As was DARKEST HOUR for that matter.

I am happy I have robust air conditioning (we're having a very hot summer) and tonight am going to a wonderful restaurant with a group of old friends...life's simple pleasures are the best

pattinase (abbott) said...

Yes, simple is good. Spending a week with my brother and his wife and keeping it simple.