The memorial day weekend was spent indoors as we had a tropical storm moving in. Fortunately no damages for us but I felt sorry for the people at St George Island. Mandatory evacuation on one of the most popular beach holidays. Ugh.
We've watched a few movies: I can highly recommend 12 Strong with Chris Hemsworth. It's a true story about the first Special Forces team to be deployed to Afghanistan. Excellent.
Den of Thieves starring Gerard Butler is an action movie about a heist on the Federal Reserve. We are big fans of action movies but this one was just so-so. Lots action, gun fights and of course you have the dishy Gerard Butler in the lead role.......but it was hard to find anyone to like and support.
Shackelton, another true story, we found to be mostly interesting. The parts about the fundraising could have been cut shorter but that trip to Antarctica was amazing. Recently learned Tom Hardy is going to play Shackleton and wish we had seen that version. We loved him in Taboo.
Game Night started off a bit too silly for us but then delivered big time with comedy. Depends on your sense of humor for sure but there is a scene with McAdams and Bateman trying to remove a bullet that had us howling. It's a movie for pizza night.
Reading: I have been trying to finish up the Frieda Klein series and have made it through the Thursday book. When we get to the library this weekend I am going to grab the Friday and Saturday books because - drumroll - I won a copy of the last book in the series! So. excited!
Some other books I have enjoyed recently are The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen, The Lost Family by Jenna Blum and The Secret of the Irish Castle by Santa Montefiore. The Irish book is the last in a trilogy so I have officially caught up with the Deverill, Doyle and O'Leary family sagas. Great ending.
Looking forward to some time with the Kindle coming up instead of print books.
June Plans: Also I am looking forward to June as I will celebrate a birthday and we will also celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary. Doug has a reservation for a convertible for the long anniversary weekend, I hope we get a Mustang. I'm thinking we'll have a few trips to the shore and maybe to Eufaula Alabama for a long ride. Weather permitting, of course. Lots of photos!
Creating/ Very slowly I am making another baby blanket. Just acquired nice soft yarn that is so fat it requires a N size hook. Huge. But I think it will assist in making this blanket faster as the stitching is so large..
Listening & Sipping/ Enjoying a gin and tonic or martini in the evening and listening to Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Etta James, various blues artists and occasionally some Tom Petty.
That's it for now. End of May, over and out!