Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday Rambling

Oooh, do I ever love the Academy Awards show!! It's like one of the columnists in the morning paper said, the Oscars are "the Super Bowl for women". 'Cept I love to watch the REAL Super Bowl too. Anyhoo, here's my $2 worth (inflation, you know).

George Clooney---ROBBED! Should've won for Michael Clayton, but looked good losing.
Tilda Swinton---awesome performance, deserving win.
Jon Stewart--class act for bringing back onstage Marketa Irglova, cowriter of Best Song, who didn't get a chance to say her thank-yous. I mean really!
Coen Brothers--always love their movies, 'specially O Brother Where Art Thou? and Fargo. I've GOT to get to the theater and see No Country For Old Men!
Marion Cotillard--mermaid dress was darling on her. Her acceptance speech was the best of the evening, too!
Favorite montage--the Best Picture winners for the past 79 years (and no, I don't remember ALL of them LOL!). Number 80 was No Country For Old Men.

This weekend was spent getting MIL moved into a different assisted-living facility. Sure hope this one works out. This is really wearing on DH. He is trying so hard to make things good for her.

Setting aside the Civil War blocks for a few days to get the applique borders finished for the Madeira jelly roll quilt. Would love to have it to "flimsy" stage before our trip--maybe even pinbasted or handed off to a longarmer.

Speaking of our upcoming trip, shopping must get done. In 16 days we'll be leaving for WARM!!! Let the countdown begin. First to Tucson, AZ, for a coupla days, then over to Mesa where we'll meet up with four dear friends to set out on a tour of Copper Canyon, Mexico, and points along the way. Vamos, amigos!

In honor of dreams of spring, snowmen got packed up this weekend, bunnies and chicks came out of hiding. Right here, right now, in KC, snow BAD--spring GOOD!

12 comments:

Yummers! said...

Yes... I love the excitement of the awards too. We quickly watched 'Michael Clayton' on Pay-per-view yesterday afternoon as we hadn't seen it at the theater. Really liked it. I would have liked to have seen Tom Wilkenson for Best Supporting... thought he was great. My husband predicted most of the winners... I was way off. We saw 'Vantage Point' at the theater on Saturday. Very good... despite critics comments. We both liked that. This evening we're watching a very old Hitchcock (1935) "The 39 Steps". We retired-folk watch at least one movie a day... if not more. And manage to squeeze in lots of other activities too.
Happy quilting!
Joni

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Ooo I was bad and I missed the show. My daughter had practice. Never get to see any good TV. I love your spring decorating. Hang in there, spring is on the way. I can just feel it. :o)

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Your spring display makes me yearn for the warm weather. I think George was robbed too!

Norma said...

i live in Mesa, AZ. The forecast is for 80 by the end of the week so pack your shorts! Welcome to our corner of the world.

Lea said...

Oh, You made me laugh! Yes, You are right, The Academy Award is super bowl for women!!! *LOL*

I love your bunnies and chikens!

Screen Door said...

Love the Easter stuff-- I need to get mine out...

Libby said...

I couldn't agree more about Jon Stewart bringing the gal back . . . how come no one speaks of it on the news. Reminds me of Tony LaRussa - I don't remember what team he was with at the time - but during the World Series, he made sure that EVERY player got a chance to take the field for at least one play. That's the kind of thing that just sends me over the moon *s*

QuiltingFitzy said...

The warm weather is just waiting for you, in the 80's every day!

Christine said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Love your bunnies and chickens. That wreath with the eggs is awesome.

julieQ said...

Looking for spring!! Enjoy the warm weather. Lots of people taped (tevoed) the Academy awards down here. I like to write down all the movies I didn't see and pick them up on DVD to watch.

Deb H said...

I didn't even know the Oscars were on! I like George Clooney & 'Michael Clayton' was a good movie. 'Oh Brother Where are Thou' is one of my all time favorites.

Lucky you going to AZ. I've never been but want to go there sometime.

Finn said...

hi Vera,love the bunnies and chickies. I looked close but didn't any of the paper/cardboard formed bunnies.Have you seen in your antique shopping? I still have just 2 I had before..but I keep hoping.
Have a great time in AZ. Hugs, Finn