Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Thoughts v6.21.12

Linking up with Sarah for another edition of Thursday Thoughts. Here's what's on my mind this week:


Had a wonderful time wine-tasting last weekend in Lake Chelan. The weather was gorgeous, and bought a few bottles to refill my wine racks. Too bad the mini-vacation was bookended by calamity; shredded a tire crossing the North Cascade highway on the trip to Chelan, and then managed to knock the rear view mirror off the windshield on the way back home. Just minor problems in the big scheme of life! We had a visitor of two while we were gone...and they like my strawberries! Dear deer, leave some for me!


SO looking forward to painting the exterior of our house, because it would mean that all the nasty prep work is finally over. Luckily for me, my share of the work is routine and monotonous (cleaning, priming, pruning). Unfortunately, my husband found several damaged soffits that need to be replaced, and he has spent way too much time accomplishing repairs precariously perched on ladders and scaffolding. I think we see the light at the end of the tunnel, and painting is just around the corner.


Due to hip limitations, I haven't attended yoga since last December. But I've had my new hip for four months now and feel pretty darn good. I plan on restarting yoga in the fall session. However, I was invited to a special solstice and birthday celebration at my yoga studio last night. I hadn't realized how much I miss the camaraderie of my fellow yogis, as well as the peaceful relaxation after a successful yoga class. I am not nearly as flexible as I once was, but was able to modify the positions when needed and had an absolutely wonderful experience with great friends. Namaste!


Lots of good movies out right now, and we've seen a few of them. Husband and I both enjoyed "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", but it's definitely geared towards a senior audience. We also saw "Prometheus" in IMAX 3D. Nothing like excellent picture quality and sound in a horror film! This is definitely NOT my kind of movie, but the husband loves this stuff. I just look away when it's obvious something scary is about to happen (or go to the restroom). Seriously, it was not as horrific as I expected. But it was very confusing. At the 2:08 mark (in a 2:15 movie), just as one lead character was explaining something to another lead character, the sound of the movie went out for about a minute! Holy cow, talk about disappointing. On a good note, the theater gave us free passes for another show and a free small popcorn to boot. But the movie was so confusing, I don't think the dialogue we missed could have made much of a difference. Wait for the video!

So what's on your mind this week?


  1. Free passes to another IMAX movie?! WOOHOO! Awesome.

    Love you! Feel free to send some wine this way!

  2. "Light at the end of the tunnel"? Looks like Wally has his head in the tunnel! But truly, he is a gem -- willing to jump in and tackle just about any house repair. He's a keeper.

    Looking forward to your review of the best Washington wines. Maybe we all need to bring a bottle to Copalis Beach and have our own tasting/rating party.