Making It All Better

The weather can’t seem to make up its’ mind.

Taking advantage of a quiet Sunday home, I managed to get some pedestrian household chores out of the way and spend quality time with Kasia.

So, when in doubt, and the throws are on when you are on the sofa, well,there’s one thing screaming for dinner….CHICKEN SOUP.

I picked up some Spaetzle, which I am more used to seeing in Pennsylvania Dutch cooking when I used to be in Reading Terminal. You really don’t see them that much here, so I thought they’d give the soup a little more chew,so it would help fill you up.

As I type this, the aroma smells awesome. Can’t wait until it’s ready.



I am always a pushover for the old school romantic movies. My top two female stars are Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

Well, today I caught the original Sabrina, filmed in black and white, with Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, and Humphrey Bogart. Later they remade it with Julia Ormond in the lead role,with Greg Kinnear and Harrison Ford taking the Humphrey Bogart role..

I remembered the first time I saw the original, it was a stretch to imagine Bogart as a romantic lead. My mind changed by it was over.

The original version of “Sabrina”: definitely a classic,

Classy Comercial

I always like to give credit where it’s due.

Have you seen this year’s Postal Service Commercial? With the female letter carrier and Santa Clause?

It’s a nice commercial, but as my former neighbor knows, Beethoven’s sixth symphony, also known as the Pastoral, is one of my favorites.

How clever of the advertising agency to put a touch of class in this by using Beethovens’6th.

Way to go, U.S.P.S.

Not Necessarily a Thorn

When we first moved down here, the first Christmas in the new house had me decorating our bay window for the holidays. I did that complete with poinsettias, figurines and the whole deal.Ever since Zush left me, our Christmas spirit is virtually non-existent. I usually have plants in my window, as it gets afternoon sun. The pleasure I got today was seeing this geranium flowering. It’s nice when you know you can save something and enjoy the fruit of your labor.

Usually I put up a Santa kneeling over Baby Jesus with some candles and a Santa in front of Zushie’s photo.

After all, Kasia still believes in Santa!😉

Old Friend

This afternoon, while I was home, I ran into my old buddy….

“White Christmas “, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera Ellen, and Rosemary Clooney, are my birthday buddies. As a December baby, I always knew my birthday was on the way when I used to see it, back in pre-cable days, on channel 48 in the city. Of late, I get to see it on AMC when they air it.

It is just like finding a comfortable old sweater and putting it on and the comfort is there.

You always worry that Bing Crosby isn’t going to wind up with Rosemary Clooney. Will the General’s inn go out of business?

Thank goodness for happy endings.😉

Another Monday

We celebrated my Mother-in-law’s birthday twice within the past week. She turned 100 on Thanksgiving day. It was a good time,especially since we went through some health scares in the summer. It definitely made her birthday a celebration.

So here I sit on Cyber-Monday, enjoying the peace and quiet. It is especially quiet now, as we had a good soaking of rain today.

Here’s hoping you have a good week, my friends, and that the weather is treating you well.

Opening a New Door

Today I began the next step of my career.

I went to the West Cape May elementary school, and,for them first time, was a substitute teacher. Boy, it really felt good. It is a small school running from grades Pre-K to 6.What a difference with a low student to teacher ratio. The children are actually excited to learn.

Although the appearance of the classroom is basically 1980’s South Jersey, their technological was awesome.I have never saw a school with such modern technology. It was also nice to work with people who have a goal-the education of children to the best of our ability.

Feeling good to be back in the saddle again.

Giddy-up. Mrs.C is back in town.