The Frenchman, aka Cupid, spoiled me on Valentine's Day. In spite of the accurate, yet insensitive remark made to him earlier that morning, he made my favourite dinner and (mostly) cleaned up, too. If that wasn't enough, he also presented me with two very practical gifts - an automatic feeder and automatic water dispenser for our future flock of chickens. What a guy!
I sorted through my clothes again this weekend and finally parted with several items of clothing that I've been stubbornly hanging onto for too long. Two items that were originally relegated to the donation pile got pulled out and re-purposed. I have never worn either one of them, not even once. A frumpy t.shirt dress got chopped off and came back to life as a simple, yet feminine t.shirt and a pretty floral print cotton shirt got its hideous puffy sleeves lopped off and is now a chic sleeveless number that I can't wait to wear when the weather warms up. I freed up some space and got two brand new items of clothing, in the bargain. Can't beat that.
My studio project is proceeding a little more slowly than I'd like. I'd intended to make a trip to town yesterday to pick up another can of paint, but aborted my mission half way there due to weather. Losing a day's progress didn't seem very important when compared to getting into trouble on the road. So, I turned my car around and made cookies at home instead. Not a bad trade-off, really.
We watched two very good movies this weekend. The Sessions, based on a true story with Helen Hunt and Flight, with Denzel Washington. Both very well done, thought provoking movies that aren't at all stereotypical.
I'm currently reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and enjoying it very much. I only just found out that it's also a movie. I just finished reading the biography, The Man Who Lives with Wolves by Shaun Ellis and it's quite fascinating. His information about wolves and, by association, dogs, is especially interesting to me as a dog owner.
Any books or movie titles you've enjoyed recently that you'd like to share?