Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sometimes you need Butter Beer and a Disney Movie

I had some fairly ambitious plans for today. Somehow, I was gifted with the Saturday before Eater off work and I was ready to do some housework and crafting. My kitchen needed cleaned and I have been dabbling in making magic wands, which I may send up selling on Etsy or just giving away as gifts. 

  I also had grand idea of getting a great deal of writing done as well maybe some yard work.
            Then my alarm went off and I thought, “I went to bed rather late; I’ll sleep for one more hour then get up.” Well, sometime after that I woke on my own to use the bathroom and realized that it was almost two hours later and the early afternoon! Clearly, I had only thought about setting my alarm clock and hadn’t actually done it.
            Greeted with this realization and the fact that my sinuses were completely stuffed, I decided to scale back my day and to also enjoy it. So, I had French toast and caught up on Sleepy Hollow, which I still enjoy despite the strange plot line this season.  Then I went online and chatted with a good friend while watching my new favorite You Tube Channel, The Tim Tracker.
            I decided I still needed to do some of my housework, which I did get to eventually, but before that, I went to my favorite ice cream parlor, Ballyhoo and tired their version of Butterbeer. It was delicious and though it’s been a while, I though it tasted very similar to the Butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.   It also went well chocolate brownie ice cream.
            After doing my housework, I decided to reward myself with one of my favorite Disney movies, Brave.  If Frozen is about a sister’s love then Brave is about a mother’s love. It makes me miss and appreciate my mom every time I watch it.
            No matter how much you grow up, somedays, you just need a good Butterbeer and a Disney movie. 

 (previouse pinner) Merida & Queen Elinor. has anyone noticed that merida is wearing her coronation dress? or pretty close to it. see her belt?!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Scrambled Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

I don’t cook very much, but I love cooking omelets. There’s easy to make and you can anything you want. I feel rather accomplished when I cook my breakfast rather than just heat something in the toaster or microwave, which is what I normally do.

The other aspect of omelets that I enjoy is that even if you mess them up, there still edible. If you misjudge, like I did this morning, and flip the egg mixture too soon you end up with scrambled eggs rather than omelet.  In a restraint you’d need to start over, but at home, you can just shrug your shoulders, stir up the eggs, cheese, meat, and spinach and enjoy the unexpected twist in your morning. 

 Scrambled Eggs with Spinach & Parmesan Pull the eggs off the heat when they still look a little loose; carryover cooking will do the rest.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Globes Are Here to Stay

With the modern technology such of a GPS, some may wonder if globes are still useful today. They provide valuable, hands on education about geography, allowing people see a perspective not available to maps, either physical or virtual.
            There’s also something meaningful in feeling the surface glide under your hands as it spins to the desired country.  The features of a globe are varied yet, they all work together to help you get a better understanding of the world in which you live and hope to discover.

While traditional globes display just the countries’ name and geographical features,  a few globes are illustrated to show a region’s landmarks, or famous people, such illustrated globes  that showcases landmarks and tourist destinations.

 Some illustrated globes feature a specific city, such as Paris or Washington DC, highlighting their major cities and landmarks.  Aside from educational purposes these globes can be used to include your children in vacation planning or adjusting to a new home town.

  Globes have been useful and enjoyable for many years and will be useful and enjoyable for many years to come as they harken back to times of old libaries and elagance. 

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Farewell to Downton

Even though it aired this Sunday, I only just watched the series finale of Downton Abbey today.  While I haven’t watched quite from the series beginning, I’ve watched faithfully since the second season.  My friends, Nicole and Mel were very helpful in helping me catch up before the new season aired and it didn’t take long for me to be completely hooked.
Over the years, I’ve grown attached to the household, upstairs and down, family, and staff. Even the unsavory characters, I’m looking at you Thomas, were fascinating.  While it’s set at the end of the Edwardian era, the issues the character’s face are similar to issues we face today, what it means to be a woman, changing social issues, finding and keeping love, finding your purpose, and just getting through emotional and physical obstacles.  Their joys and sorrows were ones I could relate to, even if I hadn’t personally experienced them.

Because the people were so relatable, they were like family, you loved some, tolerated some, and hoped for the best. In the end, the best is what was delivered. I won’t lie, I cried. I suppose there’s just one thing to do, Downton Abby rewatch!  I’ll need more tea for this. 

Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 3 Best Quotes ..Allen Leech  ..At long last, and for good! Welcome home, Branson..: