Hello, Vixens!!! Have my fellow East Coasters thawed yet from the sub-zero temperatures we had this weekend??? Brrrrrrrrrr!!! But I must admit I do find the frigid air a little exhilarating (in very small doses), plus it is great cuddling weather so it is not all bad, right?!?!
Despite how cold it was, I went out and about. Unfortunately, not to any estate sales as there still are not any in my area, so I checked out a few thrift stores and Goodwill. Nothing really spoke to me, but I did enjoy looking. I miss that.
Then I did my usual exploring around the back roads of CT. During my travels, I came across what looked like an old airplane in a make shift hangar, sitting at the end of a farm. I thought it was a pretty neat discovery.
I also went down a country road that has become one of my favorite routes. In the fall, I came across this beautiful tree, and thought I would take a picture of it in winter to document the whole different seasons, different views thing.
Kind of cool, right? Got to love nature and the seasons 🙂
Saturday night I was introduced to a great place to eat, the White Horse Pub & Restaurant. What a fantastic place with delicious food!!! I had the Pear and Blue Cheese Salad and a heaping bowl of French Onion Soup with Gruyere Cheese. Sensational. I took pictures but they barely came out do to the low lighting in the place (it was the night before Valentine’s Day, after all). This is just my humble opinion and not a sponsored post. I am just sharing a great find with you, since you may be new to the area like me so referrals are quite helpful!!!
Sunday was all about some chores, a few errands and a quick trip to the library. A friend recommended a book to me: “The Forgetting Time” by Sharon Guskin. I picked that up and will begin reading that and my book club selection this week. I love to snuggle under the covers and immerse myself in good reads when it is this cold. And in great movies, too. TCM showed “Adam’s Rib“*** and “Now, Voyager“*** yesterday-two of my all time favorites. Tracy and Hepburn are my most beloved on screen pair EVER, and Bette Davis was so beautiful and glamorous in “Voyager” it is almost hard to believe she was the same actress who played Jane in another one of my most adored flicks, “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?“***
Davis in a still from “Now, Voyager” (1942)
Davis in a still from “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?” (1962)
I also discovered two things that made me extremely happy, and I want to share them with you. The first is I just heard (I know, where have I been??? LOL) that “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” is coming out next month with the original cast. I watched the trailer and it looks as funny, if not more, than the original. Yay!!!
The second is that Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography is being released in September. I do not know how the fact that he was writing a book got by me, but now that I know I have no idea how I will make it until the fall to read it!!! Do you think he will finally reveal that his greatest sadness in life was not marrying me??? One can hope and be delusional, can’t one 🙂 ???
Oh, and speaking of the Boss, I was supposed to see him in concert this week in Hartford, but I swapped tickets with one of my friends who lives in MD and had tickets for his show there in April. She completely forgot she will be away on a cruise the night of the concert, so being the good friend I am I thought I would add MD to one of the states I travel to for my Boss obsession. However, I must admit when she told me he sang “Because The Night”, “Cover Me”, “Loose Ends”, “Bobby Jean” AND “Rosalita”, all of which are in my top 10 favorite songs by him, my heart went into an arrhythmia it has yet to recover from.
I mean, I was glad to help her out and I will still get to see Bruce on “The River” tour, but if he does not perform those five songs the night I go I am afraid I might end up throwing myself on the stage kicking and screaming. Maybe then he will rethink the set list??? LOL But he will be singing “Fade Away” since that is from the album, and that may make up for everything since I ADORE that song, too!!! I always thought it would make a great duet, especially if he sang it with me!!! SAAAAAA-WOOOOON!!! Here is Bruce meeting with some Veterans before his show in DC last month. I love that he is such a staunch supporter of the men & women who served (and continue to serve) our country!!!
Source: BruceSpringsteen.net/Pete Souza/The River Tour in DC-Jan 2016
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So, how did you spend your weekend? And if you are lucky enough to be off tomorrow (unlike me 😦 ), enjoy it!!! Happy President’s Day!!!
Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy digging!!!