Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day + Memoir Monday

So, first of all, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!  Here are my flowers I got from Scott on my birthday:

I finally figured out how to take close up shots with my camera, and it only took me...four years. Since my birthday was only a week ago, he's off the hook for getting me Valentine's Day Flowers.  Plus, hopefully I can keep these alive for many moons!  Three orchids have already opened up and there's a few more buds on the stem.  Hopefully it keeps growing...

Now, my friend Mrs. Ruby over at Ruby Red Slippers has started "Memoir Monday" to recap her weekends, and I've been meaning to play along and do one forever, but have never gotten around to it. But I've decided to stop slacking and do a Memoir Monday.  Feel free to follow along on your blog and link back to Mrs. Ruby if you do! So here it goes...

1. On Saturday I did my twice annual closet purge. Anything I haven't worn in at least six months and everything I know I'm not going to wear goes into a pile for Goodwill.  I know I can never be on the show "Hoarders" because this makes me so happy to get rid of clothes and donate them to a good cause.

2. I shopped for new bedding at Marshall's.  Love that place.  The store was a madhouse - everyone was out and about because the weather was so nice.  Here's the bedding I got:

Scott's reaction? "That a LOT of pillows."  I love gray with yellow and orange - that's the theme we have in our bedroom. 

3. Saturday night we watched The Social Network.  It was good. Do I think it deserves to win best picture and it's the greatest movie ever made? Not so much.

4. I read an entire novel.  That's right.  I can't remember the last book I read where I was so eager for the outcome.  I literally could not stop reading this until it was finished.  It was, of course, The Hunger Games.  If you have not read this, go and buy it, borrow it, whatever.  Just READ IT!  I'm on the bandwagon.

5. Sunday I worked on a painting while we watched TV.  I'll put it up for sale in the Etsy Shop today.  I love Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka, thus, the inspiration for this painting.

6. And finally, Sunday night, we shopped for all of our ingredients for our special Valentine's dinner.  I'm so excited to cook tonight.  Don't worry, I'll record the process and post tomorrow!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Enjoy the wonderful weather this week while we still can!


Mrs. Ruby said...

Oh my many things I want to say.
2). Thanks for joining in on Memoir Monday. Fun!
3). I'm obsessed with Marshalls...why the heck doesn't Wichita have one?
4). Your bedding: I'm in love.
5). I'm SO HAPPY you loved Hunger Games. My favorite series of ALL time. No, seriously. Loved it.
6). Tell Scotty hello! :) said...

hi there- newest follower. found you on dooce and saw your blog link. I love marshalls- it's like my crack! please stop by, i would love a follow back..laura