Monday, April 30, 2018

The Stream

Let's dip a toe in the water...surely it has warmed up a bit now that May is just around the corner.

1. Most of you know I am a complete Anglophile. I love all things British so I was excited to hear the new prince is named Louis Arthur Charles.  Louis is a nod to Lord Mountbatten as well as Phillip's grandfather. Arthur and Charles are names of his father and grandfather.   Didn't Catherine look great as she left the hospital? I would never have made a princess as it took me at least two days to even think of doing my hair and make up, much less wearing heels. Okay...I never really wore high heels at all. Wedges are the only heels I can manage.  By the Way....she prefers Catherine so I have read. It reminds me of the 80s when Diana was called Princess Di. She did not like that moniker at all.

2. Speaking of British things, Marvin and I are watching The Crown when we are at Grimmwood,( Remember we have no cable or internet there). We have really enjoyed it and I must say that Matthew Smith, a former Doctor Who, has the character of Prince Phillip down pat!  The actress who plays Queen Elizabeth is lovely.

3. Marvin took me on a date last Thursday evening. We saw the movie, A Quiet Place, starring John Krasisnski and Emily Blunt.  It was a thriller but one with a moral to the story. A young family must live in silence to protect themselves from creatures who have invaded Earth. The creatures are blind but have keen you better be quiet! I wanted to see this movie after reading a review of it by Bishop Robert Barron. He noted the theological tones of the movie...something he was not sure was planned or not.   We had Chick Fil A for dinner as we discussed the movie. There were some inconsistencies but again it is just a movie.

4. Spring Cleaning is upon me as I have spent several days purging closets and book shelves. I decided to be brutal with my books and keep only the ones I KNOW I will read again. I donated my discards to the Library Book Room so our library will benefit from my purge.

5. May is my birthday month and I have asked Marvin for a special gift. We inherited his Mother's drum table and it is a little worse for wear. Embracing Shabby Chic, it sits in my living room but it needs some refreshing. It is off at the refinishers to get a face lift. I am looking forward to seeing it all pretty again.

6.I woke up from a nightmare this morning. It is not a nightmare in terms of monsters or such. My nightmare always consists of trying to get somewhere and being constantly prevented from reaching my goal.  I dreamed I was supposed to go with a girl friend to check on her husband who is in poor health and he was not answering the phone.  I was trying to call Marvin to tell him where I was and all  had in my purse was a flip phone. I could not figure out how to use it...then my car was acting up. I woke up with my heart racing!! I just got up and started my day!  No sense in trying to drift back off. Am I the only one who has this type of recurring dream?

Well I guess that is enough chatter. Have a good day dear always, I love sharing life with you!


Anonymous said...

I look forward to seeing your re-finished drum table.

Can you believe that my recurring nightmare is from high school days? At least once a month I dream that I cannot open my school locker to retrieve my books!!!!! Some Dr. would have a field day with me, I'm sure! lol

Robin in Virginia said...

I enjoyed reading 'the stream' this morning, Arlene. I have started spring cleaning here, but still have much more to do. I hope you will share a picture of the drum table when it returns from being refreshed. Enjoy this last day in April 2018. Hard to fathom how quickly this year is going!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Yes, Arlene I thought the actor who played Phillip was fabulous. Can't wait to see the table when it's finished. I have a frequent dream that I lost my wallet/purse. Have a great day.

Terri D said...

I guess I am blessed to not have recurring dreams. I know I dream, but I rarely remember them. Happy birthday month! Please let us see your refurbished table!! Spring cleaning. Yes, I need to tackle a couple of closets and we have only been in this house a little over a year. Stuff does accumulate! It was fun to see the new Royal baby boy and Princess Catherine looked amazing just a few hours after childbirth! Happy May!

Visits With Mary said...

I loved the news clip of Prince George and Princess Charlotte going to see their new brother. Princess Charlotte has already learned the royal wave! She was so cute, I hope you saw it.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Yes Mary...I laughed out loud as Charlotte kept waving even turning to wave again at the door. She is precious.

Mari said...

I love all things British too. I've enjoyed The Crown and I think the actors have done a fine job. Catherine looked amazing. I saw her and thought I never could have done that!
I have those same type of dreams! They are awful!

Anonymous said...

My re-occurring dream visits me quite often. It involves me trying to locate my shoes, but i can'f find a matching pair...just one shoe. it drives me crazy! Melissa

Dianna said...

I am looking forward to seeing your birthday gift from Marvin when it gets home!