Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

First Berries Of The Season

This photo pretty much sums up our day.  A big bandaid, dirty fingernails and a few red berries to eat with dinner.  If they’re ripening in the yard they should be at the market for sure this weekend.  I’m starting to think about jam.  Do you know any place that’s either officially or unofficially growing organic strawberries for pick your own?  The only one I can find is near Chestertown and that may or may not be too far to go for berries at just under two hours.  

Tomorrow will be Thursday already.  I didn’t post about this week’s menu but don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything.  The week started off with a casserole  that couldn’t possibly be photographed in an appealing way and went downhill from there.  Dinner’s getting made but it’s certainly nothing to write home about.  I think we’ll fall back on pizza tomorrow.  Pizza is always delicious.

I’m kind of at a loss tonight.  I’m thankful that Top Chef Masters will be on later to salvage the pathetic choices for this evening’s television viewing.  My standards are a little higher this week.  I spent the first half of the week watching all four hours of Gone With the Wind.  I rated it four stars on Netflix.  I never rate anything five stars.  I just keep thinking one day I’ll watch THE movie so I’d better save my five-star rating for that.  So four stars is pretty darn good.  I was afraid that it was going to be like watching Schindler’s List or Roots.  You know, one of those movies you feel compelled to watch but then sit there cringing and wondering if it really is so important that you watch it.

The movie was filmed so long ago that compared to today’s movies and CGI it can hardly measure up.  But the story is so good that there’s no time to focus on any of that.  No time because Atlanta is burning and you have to know if Rhett will get the wagon out of there with everyone and the only hours old baby before the crates of ammunition explode!  It’s four hours long but I already feel like I could watch it again.  Everyone on the internets is watching Jane Eyre.  I can’t say that I’ve seen that one.  It may be next.

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