Saturday, August 16, 2014

Happy weekend!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! This has been such a busy week for us we decided to just be low key this weekend.

We were talking about what we wanted to do that would be relaxing and Matty said he wanted to watch horror movies tonight!! You see, Matty actually finds them relaxing and calming!! Yep. Relaxing and calming. He said they help focus his mind and somehow help him "organize" his emotions so they're not all over the place like they get sometimes when his med is wearing off at night. Thank goodness he's not all that keen on recent horror titles, because some of those are too scary and make my anxiety go on high alert. That one about the Chain Saw Massacre and the Elm Street Nightmare are completely off the list!

He loves watching some of the classic ones like, Nosferatu, made in 1922, or even the Hitchcock film, Psycho, which I guess is horror/suspense.
Nosteratu

I'm still trying to come up with some titles I might find relaxing. I think I might be in the mood for a romantic comedy or even something classic like To Have and Have Not with Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart. I was reading about the real life love affair between those two. And it might be a nice way to pay tribute to Ms. Bacall's life with the news of her death this week.
To Have and Have Not
So what about you guys? What's happening this weekend?

22 comments:

  1. Nothing much. I will be sewing together an afghan. I finished crocheting all 63 of the squares and now they need to be sewn together,

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    1. I am in the middle of an afghan, too. It's going to be 14x14 squares & I have 9 or 10 (I forget exactly) rows done. I'm sewing each row togther as I finish a set of 14 squares, but I won't sew the rows together until they're all finished. :D Yay for finishing things!

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  2. Going up to Sacramento. My youngest son and daughter in law are taking us out to a semi fancy dinner as a belated anniversary gift. Should be fun, it always is with them. There is also the added bonus of seeing the granddaughters, win-win! Maybe a marathon of Firefly or Torchwood later.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Deedles

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  3. Hi Bradley,

    Getting a haircut and seeing my trainer this afternoon. Later food shopping, then finishing some online editing. Tomorrow is up in the air. As for To Have and Have Not, definitely recommended. Aside from all the classic lines uttered by Bacall, it is an excellent film, and she and Bogey "sizzle!"

    Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. I will be going to Don's this afternoon like always on Saturday to have dinner and watch a movie. We have seen many of the Bogart classics, but we have missed To Have and Have Not. I will have to ask Don to put in on the list.

      Andy

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  4. I'm painting again.. This is not an art project. We are just about done with remodeling our kitchen. We have new floors, new counters and backsplash. I painted all the cabinets and now I'm painting our window treatments in the kitchen and the breakfast nook. I've never painted fabric before but I'm liking the results so far. Hopefully we will have time to cool off in the pool. Have a great weekend Matty and Brad and to everyone here too!! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. You're painting fabric? Sounds like an art project to me, Ms Yukari (love that name) ! Before I developed T-rex arms, my husband banned me from painting. I got more on myself than on the walls! I tried to save my clothes by painting naked. Big mistake if one is using oil based paint! I looked like a walking, talking Jackson Pollack original! I know, more over share. Have fun.
      Deedles

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  5. Weedwhacking! Where's that Same dude when you need yard work done?!?!?!

    Other than that, relaxing. Last night was the big night with the boy, so the rest of the weekend is chill time.

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  6. In addition to working on my afghan, I need to get the kids organized to do their chores today -- we usually do the weekly stuff like changing sheets on Sunday, but tomorrow DH wants to take them fishing. Plus I *might* make a sock puppet & there were a couple of things off my grocery list I forgot to buy yesterday but need to buy.

    I love Lauren Bacall, but will admit that mostly what I remember her from is "How to Marry a Millionaire." My favorite romcom from that general era "Bringing Up Baby;" it's such a ridiculous screwball of a movie.

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    1. '"I can't give you anything but love, baby." Love those screwball comedies.

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  7. Reading, housework, laundry, groceries. Rinse & repeat. Enjoy your movie night Brad, whatever you and Matt end up watching. Have a great weekend everyone and meet you at Sam's tomorrow lol!

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  8. Just as I've always thought, you are one wild party animal, Mary! If reading were on my list none of that other stuff would ever get done! By the way, getting sappy for a minute, you have one of the sweetest smiles I've ever seen. You have a good weekend too, hon.
    Deedles

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  9. Going to be Best Saturday ever! No teen or Dr. appt. driving ... so far! Going to catch up on some neglected reading that I need to do in peace & quiet. Find it hard to beta read with interruptions. Try to wait for long stretches ... should get a lot done today. You guys picked a great movie/real life couple to watch. I love the Marx brothers & for scary ... Alfred Hitchcock. Best are the Buster Keaton movies because there were no stunt people in that era. Buster is doing everything himself that you see on the screen. Have a great movie night & see you at Sam's place tomorrow. Love from Alaska Ann Alaskan

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  10. Ohh, I'm no good at all with scary movies. My family laughs at me because I thought The Village was really scary. Good luck!!

    I haven't watched a really old movie in a long time. I used to love the Gidget movies. It's always a bit jarring when I rewatch movies I haven't seen for many years. They're never quite as good as I remember them. Except for Grease. I will always love that movie!

    My weekend is going well. Getting ready for the school year to start, reading (just finished The Pillar by Kim Fielding), and... tomorrow's my birthday! Weeeeeeee! Hubby offered to take me to a swanky place uptown, but I requested he cook one of my favorite recipes instead. Linguine w/ Shrimp (similar to shrimp scampy). So yummy!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xoxo

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    1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (tomorrow), Madison!!!!!! Have a great celebration!!!!!!!!

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  11. We went to Brighton today and spent the day exploring. Then we planned to go on the #$%^@ London Eye. The wait was going to be 3 hours so we said forget it. We will get up and go tomorrow. Promise, we will. Then we are going to the Victoria & Albert Museum. We still seem to be in full-on tourist mode.

    I hate horror movies. Can't watch any of the slasher flicks. I don't mind suspense/mystery, but not anything that is killing kids for fun.

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    1. I'm with you Tam. I like scary/suspense movies instead of gory. The kind that make you jump vs the kind that are just a lot of ewwww and gross...LOL.

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  12. I plan to get some cleaning done and maybe visit some family later. I hope to do some reading later and seeing if anything I like will be on Tv tonight. My oldest is always on the go now so its mostly just my 12 yr old and me hanging out. :)

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  13. I worked yesterday (Saturday) and am doing the same today. The joys of working in retail, lol.

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  14. I work every weekend (at a library) so that always limits my leisure activities. I usually spend the evening unwinding by reading or watching TV.

    I'm not a fan of horror movies but I LOVE old movies in general. To Have and Have Not is definitely a good one. Enjoy!

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  15. I don't watch modern horrors, but I do have a growing collection of the old horror movies from the 1930s to 1960s, along with sci-fi from the same era. Have a great weekend, guys <3 Pamela

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  16. Hey,

    I grew up watching horror movies, so the older ones don't bother me. Nightmare on Elm Street was cutting edge when I was a teenager. It was scary, but nowhere near as disturbing as the new horror films. Saw and Hostel and IDK, the newer Chainsaw Massacure seem to put blood and gore on a different level. I can't take those. I'd rather watch the classics that the modern slasher films that are WAY too real. Nosferatu it is! ;)

    This weekend was busy as all get out. Hiking for hours at Ricket's Glen in PA. BEAUTIFUL place full of waterfalls. And a day at Knoebels Amusement Park. Today, Sunday, church, friends over, author chat online, camp fire and some beers. LOL. Always busy. Oh, and a sleepover with 6 12-yr-olds. Should be exciting to say the least ;)

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