Friday, November 30, 2012

time machine

one of my neighbors is a photographer.  he was so very gracious and dropped off some photos he had taken when the house was under rehabbing long before we bought it.  we think it was rehabbed in 1996 or 1997 and we bought it in 2004... so this was very interesting to us.

What it looks like now-

I have kept photos of changes we have made over time - especially to the yard but these were such a pleasure to see - "Sherman, set the way back machine!"

you can never tell...

When Shaw saw The Importance of Being Earnest, he decided to show Oscar Wilde how to really write comedy. The result was You Never Can Tell, loaded with dazzling wit and pointed jabs at turn of the century British society.

Set in an English seaside resort, a young penniless dentist is swept up into the delightful world of a formidable feminist authoress and her three eccentrically-raised children, none of whom know the identity of their father. Invited to lunch, the dentist instantly falls in love with the elder daughter and must now negotiate a maze of family dramas, lawyers, and long-lost fathers, aided and abetted by a kindly old waiter. Shaw's beloved combination of dazzling wit and clear-eyed social critique makes this romantic comedy of mismatched parents and children a perfect holiday treat for the whole family.

Will lovers unite? Will the children ever learn who their father is? Will parents’ wills prevail? Will the twins ever shut up? And will these men survive Shaw’s “woman of the 20th century”? You never can tell.

(Above synopsis from the Remy Bumppo website)

so we saw this play Thursday night and here is my thumbnail review: LOVED LOVED LOVED the waiter! the farce was broadly played and clearly nearly all of the actors were having a lot of fun- perfect for fluff like this- a good time- light and airy but with a number of good jabs made along the way.... recommended.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


no- I haven't forgotten about the blog- it is just that I am busy... we had a semi disastrous Thanksgiving when the goose basically exploded in a ball of grease on the grill (we now have a "well oiled" deck railing in the spot nearest the grill....)

I forgot the rolls I had put into the toaster oven to warm them- thereby ensuring that the spirit of my mother (who always did the same thing) was there with us for the holiday celebration- LOL

we had left over turkey pie (a family favorite recipe) for Saturday night dinner with Mick & Steve (the boys also had duck so Phil didn't have to eat turkey AGAIN!) by Sunday night most of the leftovers were gone or pitched; the turkey stock made for later use in risottos etc.  and we had worked to get the cellar in order (ha ha ha) pulling wine for our time away in Florida.

Monday lunch was the LSP office holiday luncheon at Sarajevo and Monday night we had dinner with Brian and Tina at Sun Wah - we still have leftovers from that... yesterday we ran into Sheila & Mary when we went for the last time in 2012 to Anteprima for some kick butt pasta.  Today I have my ddi office holiday luncheon (these are the folks I do consulting work for) then, tonight and Saturday Phil has concerts. Tomorrow we have a play and Friday Goosefoot dinner with Robert & Catherine... so I have to apologize for no blogging but between getting organized for FL, packing for New Zealand and Sydney and social stuff... just hasn't bee time...

but coming up- blogging from exotic places returns- LOL

meanwhile here are a few photos to illustrate time -

ticking clocks...time time time.... on we go....