Great weekend of basically chatting until the wee hours about everything...learned a bit more about Bonsai from her...plundering Avon...upsetting Tucker's entire world/routine...and stuffing our faces.
It was perfect.
We will have to do it again in Summer...because just like Ohio...Indiana is NOT a beautiful state in WINTER. We did manage a trek to my FAVORITE Greek restaurant, as well.
Becky, who has been fighting cancer for a while now, and is kicking its ass! Next week it is back to chemo....but this weekend...we ate, laughed and created chaos!
Oh...and just after you left, Betsy...Tucker reclaimed his throne (the rocking chair). Spoiled damn cat.
So, catching up on the news. Yes...they threw a debate and Donald didn't come. And politics as we know them didn't screech to a halt.
So perhaps there is hope.
And there have been a multitude of arrests in Oregon, and The Bundy Gang's numbers are slowly dwindling. Only four hold-outs remain last count and none of them were part of the original bunch. The FBI released the raw footage of the shooting death of one of the members (LaVoy Finicum) to prove he wasn't killed with his hands in the air surrendering...but instead after he had reached for his weapon. Finicum tried to run in his truck...ploughed into a snowdrift when he realized the road was blocked by FBI...did exit the vehicle with his hands up, but then made the fatal mistake of reaching for his weapon.
This isn't the movies, folks, and you don't reach for a gun in a situation like this- and live.
Anyway...sad for his family who has to suffer because of his bad choices, and I hope they can end this mess soon.
The book at the end of the week was Rick Bragg's Collection of Short Stories from Southern Living: My Southern Journey
Bragg is a favorite writer of mine...and reading him conjures up trips through the Southern States, kudzu, sweet tea and long porches/lazy afternoons. If you have ever loved The South....you will love this book.
Chapter Two: For the Vegetable I'll Have the White Gravy
Yeah...it is exactly like that!
Automotive news this week as well. A car manufacture in Texas who has bought up new/old stock is quietly bringing back the DeLorean!
Hard to believe...and Lennon (...who always thought this was a boss car...) will be so pleased. Already, there is a waiting list and they say they will only be producing 50 or so per year. With a six-figure price tag, I might add.
And news from the Art World and you just can't make shit like this up...
When this photo from Kevin Bosch
(Yes folks...it is a potato...well a photograph of one anyway)
Sold for over 1 MILLION Euros.
Back when I had my kitchen garden at The Cottage I was sitting on millions of dollars worth of photography, and apparently never knew it. The were pretty tasty fried and baked and mashed, though.
Still poking around Spain (virtually) next week.
Will see you then!
Sneezing and sneezing...the (forced) bulbs are beginning to bloom in the house. Smells like the Flower and Patio Show...pre-season pollen allergies and completely self-inflicted!
Totally worth it!