Happy new week, everyone! And HAPPY SPRING!!! YIPPEE... My favourite season of the year is here. And just like that POOF I've got more energy. The weather is nicer and the most amazing man in the world and I have started taking long walks. We're counting the days until we can finally get our bikes out and go riding. We have soooo many places on our list to visit and explore and photograph. I've been researching waterproof cameras, which I like taking along on outings. I had an amazing one, an Olympus, for many years but it finally died. I'm lookig to pick up another one but not an Olympus this time (way too expensive). And I've also started researching about our trip out east later this year. I downloaded the tourism guides for Nova Scotia and P.E.I. Together with that and the tons of videos I'll watch and websites I'll drop in on, I'll start putting together a list of places we'll visit.
Hey, are you watching anything interesting these days? We've gone through so many Viking-type movies and series that I don't even know where to start. It seems to be a theme that appeals to us, save for all the violence, of course. That part I don't like. As for reading, I finally decided to read The Stand by Stephen King. I started it decades ago but never finished it. I picked up the uncut edition a few months ago and it is a whopping 1,152 pages! It seemed like a good idea at the time when I started it but now I ask myself: "What the hell were you thinking?". It's going to take forever to finish! That's okay. It is really well written, so it's worth it.
I scheduled this post and when it uploads, I'll be on the highway headed to my hometwon of Montreal to meet my best friend. We'll be having brunch together and then we'll shop around a bit and finally sit for a coffee. We planned this a few days ago and I've been excited about it ever since. It's been foreeeeever since we got together like this. It'll be fun to catch up. This is my oldest and dearest friend. We've been like sisters since we were four years old. She had been struggling for a few months and now she's doing wonderfully well! We've got tons of plans for the upcoming months; some with just the two of us, some with other friends and some with our husbands. If the past two years have taught us anything, it's that life is short and unpredictable. And we should enjoy it to its fullest. That's what we intend to do.
And that's it for now, friends. I hope you are all keeping well. Share in the comments what you're up to, what you're watching, what you're reading and what you'r enjoying. I'd love to hear all about it.
Enjoy all the funny stuff below and have an awesome week ahead!
LOL - I love the memes! The cat with the lighter :) There's no doubt in my mind that they'd do that if they could.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful time with your best friend! You're so right that the pandemic has shown us all how important life and connections are. Let's hope we all keep that new appreciation and don't forget it.
If there's any kind of experience you tend to seek out when travelling, I might be able to help direct you toward specific places or things to check out. Although part of the fun of planning a trip is finding stuff yourself, too!
HAHA! Yes, the cats would use the lighter!Delete
I do hope we keep that appreciation, although I'm a little cynical when it comes to humans.
I'm definitely going to ask for suggestions at some point with our trip. We don't want to miss out on something we didn't think of. And fingers crossed that everything remains stable enough for us to finally do this!
Complimentary bread, LOL! Have a great visit with your friend today!ReplyDelete
Right? Some of these memes are corny but funny!Delete
Great selection of weekly funnies! Have fun with your friend.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed!Delete
I like the compimentary bread haha. So glad you will be meeting up with your good friend. Living life to the fullest is a must these days, more as we age.ReplyDelete
So true, Christine! Living life to the fullest is even more important as we get older.Delete
Unfortunately, no travels here as the risk would be too high and with another summer surge predicted more boosters may be on the horizon so I am still at home and avoid groups and mask if I leave the house or if someone must come in. I've been reading, watching, cooking and speak to someone daily by phone or online. My cat is my best company.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you are keeping safe. Everything has opened up around here and I'm curious to see what will happen.Delete
But I always order the chicken!! lolReplyDelete
We are in our garden doing some needed early transplanting and few ornamental grasses that just do not work where they are. The ground is very workable. So good to be getting my hands dirty again.
We watched a few of the Viking series'........I got through them as well by covering my eyes and using 'mute' a lot!!
We are presently watching 'Wentworth'......very rough but for some reason compelling......probably the acting which is very good.
Have a good week.
Garden time, Jim! It can be a lot of work but it's such a wonderful pastime. Our ground is not yet workable. I think we'll be good by mid April.Delete
I'm like you...I cover my eyes when those violent scenes occur. I also block my ears. HAHA
Wentworth. I've heard of it. I'll have to check it out as we're always looking for something new to watch. I hope you've been enjoying a great week!
Them: Do you want to hear the specials?ReplyDelete
Case closed. HAHADelete
Martha, thanks for the laughs. You help make Monday more fun. Hope you have a great time with your friend.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed the laughs! I really like putting them together!Delete
Yes SPRING! Finally, it's been a long cold winter. Glad to hear you're out on a trip, hope you're having fun! Cats are something. Guy is always naughty when he wants our attention.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy spring is here! It is such a great season. My calico is like Guy. She can be quite naughty when she wants attention. But she's so cute, she gets away with anything!Delete
Hope you had a great meet-up with your friend.ReplyDelete
Many thanks for the funnies.
All the best Jan
It's my pleasure, Jan! I hope you've had a great week.Delete
I am glad you got to visit with your friend. It is nice to be able to do that now. Great bunch of funnies, especially the cat on the eggs. Happy Spring! XOReplyDelete
Ellen, sending hugs your way! I hope you're doing okay. I know it's such a hard time for you. xoDelete
That cat should not be sitting on the eggs. He should be pushing them off the counter like a normal cat.ReplyDelete
The Stand is pretty epic, but in my opinion, the second half of it isn't as good as the beginning section that covers the pandemic. Of course, that section is a very hard act to follow.
Hope you have a good trip.
HAHAHA! Yes, the cat should just be pushing things off the counter like a normal cat! LOLDelete
I'm just getting into the second half and I think I understand what you mean. Still not far enough to really get a feel for it but there's a noticeable difference so far. Still, the writing is exceptional.
I love 'The Stand'. I don't read any other horror except Stephen King, he is such a fantastic writer. His characters always seem like fully realised human beings.ReplyDelete
I agree, Natalie! He is such a fantastic writer in that genre. You truly feel a connection with his characters. They seem...familiar, it that makes any sense.Delete
I'm glad you'll get to see your best friendReplyDelete
I haven't seen mine in many years
Oh, that's too bad, Adam! I did get to see mine on Monday. It has been over two years, so it was a really wonderful union!Delete
Hey I've just seen you are back! Happy Spring, and I hope you had a wonderful time with your friend.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the laughs!
Happy spring to you! It was a wonderful get-together. Thank you!Delete
These cartoons - i love them all. Sounds like energy has returned and what fun you will have with a new camera biking all around. hope you share the photos. I'm late to this post ...i am enjoying Blue Bloods, The new season of Outlander on Starz and a few others. Enjoy spring - i envy you out riding bikes. We can still get snow..ugh.ReplyDelete
Hi, Sandy! Energy has definitely returned. I'm so happy spring is here and that we'll be spending more and more time outdoors, and also making plans with friends and family. I'm definitely going to share photos. I'm close to deciding which camera to get, so it won't be long now. We really like Outlander. We haven't seen the latest season because it's not available on Netflix yet but hopefully it will be soon!Delete
i am happy your favorite season has arrived and chances to explore beauty around are opened . meeting old friends is special joy i can relate indeedReplyDelete
i agree that planning a trip is best way to enjoy much more .
hubby waits for the Viking shows ,we just finished new Valhalla season and last kingdom ,i more liked last kingdom ,despite of all the violence there is intensity and sensitivity in Utherd's story .
best wishes for all you do in days ahead
We also finished the new Valhalla and the last season for the Last Kingdom! Yes, I agree. Despite the violence, there is intensity and sensitivity in his story. We really enjoyed the series and it was kind of sad to see it end. But I guess that's as far as you can go with that story. Have a wonderful weekend, Baili! Blessings to you.Delete