Poppycock and Sunshine

The adventures of a crazy girl trying to live a quiet, slower Provincial lifestyle in an hectic, fast paced, American society.

Weekend at the Movies May 23, 2009

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Feeling a bit sluggish at the moment. Was downright sick last night. I had to work a double yesterday and by the end of the second shift I thought I might die. Throat on fire, body aching all over as if I’d been run over by a yellow bus. Came home to Daniel. Daniel took care of me. Although I’m not so sure of his therapy, which consisted of feeding me 2 shots of Nyquil, when the instructions only call for one. Woke up half way through the night and felt paralyzed. Didn’t dwell on it too much, as I then fell back in a comatose state. I’m almost certain there was drool at some point in the night. 



But never mind that. Let’s talk movies, shall we? Daniel and I actually went to a movie on thursday, which is a rare occasion indeed. A treat, if you will. We went and saw……

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……which I have to tell you was good. Although I’m sure if I had seen any of the other Terminators beforehand, it would have been even better. 


I also saw this movie, while I had nothing better to do than lie on the sofa and feel sick……

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I did not see this on in the theater, unfortunately. Yes, I know it’s only in the theater at the moment. It’s amazing what you can find on the internet when you do a little digging. I know, shame on me. I’m riddled with guilt, I really am. Never mind that now, I have to tell you, I did enjoy it. Although I like this kind of story. I would really like to read the books actually. This may call for a run to the used book store tomorrow.


We recently also saw this movie:

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Although extremely violent, this flick was pretty good. Anything with Edward Norton is right by me really. Colin Farrel does an exceptional job at being a creepy bad guy, although you can still hear his irish brogue at times. 


And then I just finished watching this movie, while I sat and drank tea and knitted…

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I have to admit, I didn’t get it. It got all 5 stars on Netflix, something a movie rarely does and so I thought it would be brilliant for sure. And I just didn’t get it. I found it slightly boring and not very funny at all actually. Me, the girl who is usually entertained with just about anything. Hmm. I’m perplexed really. Left scratching my head in wonder. There was actually a point where I considered turning it off, but then I had to know how it ended. Just as the rest of it was, I suppose. Dully. Oh well. 



As for the reading material of late, I was reading this book:

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but I found it too dark for my mood at the moment.


And so I merrily moved on to this:

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So much better. Oh how I wish I had an Auntie Mame. Maybe I should just BE an Auntie Mame for someone else. Yes, that’s what I believe I should do. 


So tell me, what movies and books have you enthralled lately???


Sunday Sampler May 17, 2009

“Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.” – Joseph Addison


I am thankful for today. Today was my mental detox day. I had the whole day to myself. I was able to accomplish some things and ignore others. Friday and Saturday seemed to drag painfully on and on at work, so Sunday was a welcome break.


This would be the back of my house. Notice the freshly mowed lawn. That would be one of those things I accomplished. That and clearing off the back patio so it didn’t look so much like a hurricane had blown through.

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The day was so lovely, I thought it best to put up the hammock and spend part of the afternoon reading.

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Dirty I-just-mowed-the-lawn feet….

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My view looking up from the comfy hammock…..

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Another good thing to do on lazy sunday afternoons besides drink iced tea….

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I just can’t get enough of these little dishcloths. Love them I do. Thank you, Cindy, for sharing the pattern! I am currently making them in yellow for my kitchen stash.

These were made for a friend and need to mailed off this coming week. Here’s hoping she likes them as much as I do. 

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And finally, one of my favorite times of the year is here. My lilac tree is in bloom!! Yay!

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Thanks, You’re Fabulous! May 14, 2009

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“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” -Donna Roberts



I had a rough day this week and I felt the need to share. And you were there for me. With your kind words and wise insights. They were well noted and greatly appreciated.

Thank you. Thank you ever so much.


Shit. May 10, 2009

Filed under: Rants and Raves — May-May Golly @ 6:34 pm

“Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.”

-Anthony Hopkins



I received a heart wrenching email from an old friend today. It was one of those things that just hits you over the head as if with a large, sturdy baseball bat. I had sent her this fluffy and to be frank, nauseating, email about how I’m getting married again and wouldn’t I just love to send her an invitation to the reception. Fluff. That’s all it was. The nerve of me. This was a dear friend…. someone who at one time has been as close as a sister to me. We  were in diapers together. I was there for the birth of her first 2 children. We were there for each other through everything. But this is also someone who I have not spoken to in a year. Her email was understandably wrought with pain. And hurt. And confusion. Where have I been the past 3 years? Why did I pull away from her? Her sister abandoned her.

I feel terrible. Why did I do this. How could I do this. The whole thing has really made me look within myself and think about things I’d rather not. 

She was my maid of honor. At my last wedding. Of the second marriage that failed. And when it all fell apart, I shut down. I had nothing left. I had nothing left for her. I don’t know what I can do about that.

I feel as if I just fumble my way through life. All I can do is apologize to those who are drug along for the ride. Apologize for being a horrible friend. For not having anything more to give. For saving the last little bit that I did have for the preserving of myself. The preserving of my sanity. Your psyche has strange ways of dealing with loss and pain. Sometimes it just shuts it all off at the main breaker. It’s the armadillo. Time to curl up into a tight ball and protect yourself. Do not expose yourself again for fear you will feel more pain and loss than you already do. And so you shut down. You don’t call. You don’t write. You hurt someone you love.

I don’t think she’ll be coming to the reception. I think I can understand why.


I’ve Had One of Those Days….. May 7, 2009

Filed under: Rants and Raves — May-May Golly @ 11:45 pm
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You know ….. one of those days. When everything is just poop.


I’ve had a wretched headache the past few days that I cannot seem to shake. 


Apart from having the wretched headache, I was bored to death today. But didn’t feel well enough to do something with which to appease said boredom.


I managed to sit on my bamboo knitting needles this evening, breaking them with my rather rotund bottom. Which now means, not only do I have to return to the Yarn Shop for another pair of size 8 needles, Charlie ate those, but now I have to add another pair of size 7 to the list as well. Gah.


Not only was I bored today, with no energy to do much of anything, but this not doing much of anything meant that I couldn’t go to the gym. Which does nothing for that rotund bottom of mine. The rotund arse that broke the knitting needles, I might remind you. Balls. Now I really feel like I didn’t accomplish anything.


I also thought I might have broke my computer today as well, which gave me quite a fright. Never fear. Obviously you can deduct it was a false alarm. That would have made the day just BRILLIANT.


So what does one do when one has had such a day, you might ask? Well, I’ll tell you what I did. I made myself a proper cup of Hot Chocolate. That’s right, I used the last of my daily points for a hot chocolate. Points? Yes, points. I’m on Weight Watchers, you see. Or as I like to lovingly call it for the Little Britain fans amongst us, Fat Fighters. Never seen Little Britain, you say? Tsk. Get right on that. Brilliant program indeed. Anyways, I digress. I’ve been working out religiously for 3 months now and have managed to GAIN 10 pounds. Something’s wrong with this picture. I have started a new medication as well, which I think really did the damage. Something had to be done. Anyways. This hot chocolate I was telling you about…. worth every point!


First you take a chocolate bar…..

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Then you add milk…..

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Now normally I would add a hot red chili to this as well and let it steep, but having zero chilies in the house, decided it would have to be plain. Plain and tasty.


That’s right. Nothing fixes a day like today like a lovely vintage mug filled with rich chocolatey  goodness. Indeed.

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I feel better already.


Hodge Podge May 2, 2009

Filed under: Rants and Raves — May-May Golly @ 2:48 pm
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“It is bad luck to fall from a thirteenth story window on Friday.”

-American Proverb




What fridays ARE good for. (Besides keeping away from thirteenth story windows, that is.)

Sun bathing.




Reading a book.





Checking on garden starts.




Watching a hunky man mow a lawn.




Taking an afternoon nap.




Making some home brewed ice tea!




Admiring the new English teapot that you got from Miz’ Nola for your birthday, with which you made that home brewed ice tea.




Wondering how you have managed to accumulate SO MUCH TEA and how on earth you are going to drink it all.






It was, incidentally, my birthday last weekend. I celebrated with brunch with the sweet man…..



At our new favorite cafe…..



Which was then followed by a trip to the naked spa with Nika.

Which was then followed by coming home to a broken toilet and a frustrated sweetie. No birthday dinner for us that night. 😦



What is currently on my coffee table……picture-22

So far it’s a good read. From the author of “The Witch of Cologne”, which is on my “top fav 10 books to read” list. 


And finally, last but not least….

What the face of guilt looks like:picture-23

If you look really close, you can see the chocolate pudding underneath his chin. Apparently, his tongue couldn’t reach that far. Little stinker. Lesson learned: Never turn your back on pudding in the presence of a terrier.