14 Mar 2011


Helps you to remember what you have done on the weekend of March 12 . You never know if you need an alibi ! If you participate please put the little logo on the top of your post and leave your link.

I start to feel and smell spring in the air, which is good for my mood and old bones ! But when I went shopping in the morning I got furious !

The old Police station which stood there since always and long before we moved to Waterloo in 1975, will disappear ! When I stopped at the red light I saw them demolishing it ! Maybe I shouldn't be sad for a police station, but it makes me furious that old buildings with some character are torn down and replaced by modern glass boxes ! If this is the case, I go demolishing the mayor and will then admire the new police station from inside !

In the afternoon the sun came out and it was quiet warm 14 °C (57 F) and the cats played in the garden hide and seek !

My friend Dominique and I went for an almost 2 h walk through the fields behind the area where we live and which hadn't changed since my son played there when he was a little boy.

At least here, for the moment there are no house building in view. Dominique dogsitted her brother's 12 year old Golden Retriever called Theo, who enjoyed the walk as much as we did, but he started to get tired so we returned home. After that we had a nice cup of tea with the left overs of the huge cake my other friend had brought on Thursday. Dominique had bought a new TV and connected to another server the same we have, so I explained to her how to record movies, or series or documentations. After a delicious cheese fondue, Mr. G and I watched guess what ... a "Midsummer murder" with Inspector Barnaby, (this time there were 4 murders). Soon he will be part of the family !

On Sunday just like last week I went to the market and bought a delicious homemade couscous from a Morrocan stall. In the morning I had quiet some emotions, Mr. G. in his sleep had fought with somebody and had pulled down the curtains with the rails out of the ceiling ! Fortunately we sleep in different rooms otherwise you could read in the newspaper "Man killed his wife in his sleep" (not in her sleep !)

I don't know if it is due to my light therapy lamp I installed for him besides his computer because he felt so tired, but honnestly I would prefer that he uses his energy during the day for house works than demolishing the house during the night. My only hope now is that cat Pookie doesn't get too much energy too and will fill the house with mice ! Our cats catch the mice outside and bring them home.

The afternoon was filled with Blogging work and in the evening I went with Dominique to the movies, we saw the "King's Speech". What a wonderful film ! We both were very touched by the terrible childhood of this poor king. What a hard life Royal kids had in the past ! If a film earns Oscars then certainly this one. I can only recommend it !


Jo said...

Hi Gattina, I'm linked into your post today again. I'm glad to see some warmer weather and thaw. Not glad to see the old building demolished. They do this in South Africa as well. Grrr. LOL at Mr G for attacking the curtains in his sleep! Which king is the Kings Speech about? Albert? Have a great week and thanks for this fun meme. I love joining in. (((Hugs))) Jo

diane b said...

Well as everyone knows I watched a soccer match on the weekend and my team won.
That's funny MR B having a fight with the curtains in his sleep.
The Kings Speech was a great movie, with our great actor, jeffery Rush.

Maribeth said...

I'm so glad you went to see "The Kings Speech"! What a good job Colin Firth did! Yes, Oscars all around!!!

Maude Lynn said...

I hate when they tear down old buildings!

jabblog said...

Poor Mr G! I hope he won the fight;-)

Loree said...

Hope Mr G did not get hurt during the fight :) There's always something that makes me smile in your posts Gattina.

Linens and Royals said...

Pleased you enjoyed The King's Speech, a great movie.
The therapy lamp must have worked too well, maybe you only need small doses.

A Lady's Life said...

That must have been some dream.
Our curtains came down with a bang one night all by themselves.
The contractors put them into empty holes and the weight was too much for the wall.
It doesn't take much to pull them down.lol