Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday Finds & Random Facts

It wasn't hard to FIND something to photograph this week. We had a day of ice that led to many delightful finds. I was intrigued by all the shapes the ice made and also the textures in the formations. Ice makes pretty bokeh, too!

Some Random Facts from the week:
Fact  #1
I mentioned the ice day, but that wasn't all the weather news we had this week. One day our temps were the coldest we'd had in Arkansas in about 20 years!  Brr!
Fact  #2
I have pink insulated underwear!  I never thought I'd talk about underwear on my blog, but there's a first time for everything. Right?  It wasn't that I wanted pink when I bought them last year, it was that pink was all they had left! Pink is not one of my favorite colors. This week I'm so grateful for their added warmth that I don't care what color they are. See my fat feet...that's the result of multiple pairs of socks!
Fact  #3
I finally dismantled Christmas!  I still wasn't ready to take it down, but it was either take it down or dust it!
Fact  #4
Mr. H returned to work this week following his surgery and my dad came home from the hospital after his hip replacement.  Mr. H had a good day and my dad is so glad to be home.  Don't tell Mr. H, but I've enjoyed a little quiet, me-time this week!
Fact  #5
My favorite movie is "You've Got Mail." Oh, I wish they made more like that!  Anyway, in the movie Kathleen (Meg Ryan) visits the new Fox Bookstore where she overhears a conversation between an employee and a mother looking for the "Shoe" books. The conversation goes as follows:

Do you have the "Shoe" books?

The "Shoe" books?  Who's the author?

I don't know.  My friend told me my
daughter has to read the "Shoe" books,
so here I am.

Noel Streatfeild.  Noel Streatfeild wrote
Ballet Shoes and Skating Shoes and
Theater Shoes and Movie Shoes...
(she starts crying as she tells
I'd start with Skating Shoes, it's my
favorite, although Ballet Shoes is
completely wonderful.

Streatfeild.  How do you spell that?


Thank you.
They know nothing. They know absolutely nothing!
Above copy taken from Screen Plays for You
Now fast forward to today! After all these years I decided to read "Ballet Shoes" only there wasn't a copy in our library. How sad!  They did have the audio version, so I've been listening to it as I've put up the Christmas decorations. I must say, it's a delightful book and made better since the reader has a British accent.  Here's an extra fact. You've Got Mail is loosely based on a Hungarian play "The Shop Around The Corner" by Nikolaus Laszlo. The play was made into a movie in 1940 starring James Stewart.
I hope you have a lovely weekend. I know some of you still have snow, ice and freezing temps. I probably shouldn't tell you, but we're getting up in the high 50's this weekend and even 60 next week! That will be 40-50 degrees warmer than this week!!

Linking with  Kim for Friday Finds
and Nancy for Random 5 Friday
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  1. wow, you taught me something about the movie "You've Got Mail" I really love that movie. makes me want to go grab it & watch it all over again. really love Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks. thanks for the info. so fun. have a happy weekend!! ( :

  2. What wonderful berries encased in ice photos! I know what you mean about taking Christmas down. I miss my tree lights and lots of favourite little decorations! You certainly look snug in all those layers and I love that cheerful little Christmas bauble. Have a wonderful weekend, Cathy.

  3. Hi Cathy. Nice icy shots! And love the last picture, to bad this year the Christmas season was short!

  4. What a fun post! The ice-encased berries are awesome! I understand how you feel about Mr. H. going back to work. We have our routines, don't we. And hope your father does well. Have a great weekend, Cathy!

  5. Gosh I love those berries and your pinkies are way too cute. So glad to hear the news about your Dad.

  6. Oh my those ice encrusted berry shots are divine.
    Well you look cozy in all those layers and the pink underwear.
    I was happy to have Christmas down and put away.
    Enjoy those soon to be warmer temperatures.

  7. What? You're warming up? We seem to be getting colder. All my long underwear is boring black - yours looks very feminine!

  8. Love your ice shots...freezing rain is cold and causes lots of problems but it also creates a lot of beauty.

  9. What a delightful post! I love the berries with the bokeh and the facts about "You've got mail". Most of my underwear is black, but I have pinks socks :)

  10. Are those grapes? Wow!
    Beautiful shots and loved the facts about the movie -- one of my favorites. :)

  11. I loved that movie, watched it for the first time a couple of years ago. Nobody sees your long underwear anyway, unless you take a picture of it and share it :) Mine are black and I have been wearing them a lot.

  12. Lots of fun and interesting facts! Love the ice-coated berries - so pretty and sparkly. And I had to smile - my reason for taking down the Christmas decorations was the same as yours :)

  13. You do make a celebration out of each day, don't you? You have a gift for both finding and sharing the best in photo and thought...

  14. I'm feeling jealous of all the photo opps with ice and snow -- that probably sounds crazy, but it looks so beautiful! I love the berry shots. I like both movies --- if you haven't seen The Shop Around the Corner, it's a good movie too.

  15. I have never been out to see berries with so much ice. They are gorgeous. Glad you have some very warm clothing so you can enjoy the ice.


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