Monday, December 20, 2010

Movies with Friends, Choc covered toffee, christmas trees on porches, and Critter tracks, et cetera


Our tree -on our porch





















Hello Y'all. I had a wonderful weekend. I actually left the little log house Saturday and met friends to see two movies, back to back, with lunch in between--we went to Asheville where there is this "complex" that has restaurants, condos, shops, and the movie theater, so we could park and walk to everything. I'm so glad I crawled out of my cocoon and flew off with them.

We first saw BLACK SWAN- Oh, I did love this movie. I had not seen any of the trailers, so everything was a complete surprise for me. It was a darkly intense beautiful disturbingly engaging movie that left me exhausted at the ending, breathless- sort of that punched in the gut feeling, but in "this movie is GOOD" kind of way. Natalie Portman was powerful, fabulous! We (Charles, Frances, Christie, and I) had lunch, then stopped at the chocolate place for chocolate before the next movie. I bought two Ha-UGE pieces of chocolate covered toffee - I love love love toffee - and had them completely eaten before the next movie barely began - gluttony thy name is Kat! *laugh* - the next movie was TRON and though I didn't like it as much, it was visually appealing enough to keep me interested so that I wasn't bored, so much. The best part of that Saturday was Black Swan and my friends - and the chocolate toffee *teeheehee*

Sunday GMR, Not Quite Fat Dog & Psycho Cutie Girl, and I went for a long walk around/near Killian Knob in our cove and above area. One part of the walk, up on an old log trail, I took photos of all the critter tracks we saw. There were bear tracks (looked like mama and baby bear) but they were about melted away, and many many wild turkey tracks, and deer, and what looks like maybe a fox, and et cetera. I also captured some ice crystals on vegetation, and other beautiful cold mountain morning sites.

I am still in my "goofing off" phase that I promised myself for the entire time between Thanksgiving and Christmas -other than work I must must do - for example, our Rose & Thorn Journal will go live January 15, so Angie Gumbo Writer and I, along with our wonderful staff - visit our staff page, you may recognize some faces there - are working on the winter issue. The fall offerings will be sent to archives, so go by and give them a farewell. Also, sign up for our newsletter if you haven't already. We are also updating the facebook page. You can find us on twitter, too. And we have a Blog you can subscribe to.


So enjoy the photos below (you can click to make them larger). And tell me, what did you do over the weekend?


13 comments:

john bord said...

tracking critters n watching black swans, pretty good combination.

Watched model trains circulate then watched the real ones and went for a Sunday stroll.

No black swans but a couple bunnies, no chocolate toffee but a pecan pie... yum.

Suldog said...

Lovely tree you have.

I, too, adore toffee. We got some in our office, from a client, and it was all I could do to keep from eating the entire big box of it before anyone else got some.

Lori said...

Sounds like a great weekend...what fun to spend this time with friends...and good movies and chocolate...yummy...your tree looks beautiful by the way...your walk sounds fabulous as well...glad you are having fun goofing off. XX

rosaria said...

Nothing exciting beyond shopping for food, cleaning house, hosting our daughter and husband before her musical tour. This is the first Christmas when they'll be entertaining others, one night stands in different towns, bringing cheer and wonderful sounds to small and big towns down the California coast.

We had a marvelous vegan meal, mushroom agnollotti with mushroom and olive ragu, chocolate torte for dessert; exchanged presents, my memoir on a memory stick from me to them, their new cd to us.

This will also be our first Christmas without any of our children. C'est la vie!

Titus said...

Ooh, lovely! Both the Christmas tree and the activities!

Me? Directing the Church Nativity - rehearsal Saturday, service on Sunday. No major disasters = result!

Eryl said...

Your weekend sounds great, now I really want to go and see Black Swan. We are scheduled to see Tron on Wednesday, so I'm glad to hear it had enough to keep you from being bored.

Your tree looks marvellous out there on the porch, I hadn't thought of putting one outside, wonder if I could do that?

I actually went to two parties this weekend, still recovering.

Hanny said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I was wondering if Black Swan was any good.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I would love to have been on that walk with you. I so miss living on the edge of wilderness. Thanks for posting the photos. They're wonderful.

tipper said...

Love the pics-you got some really good ones!! I spent Christmas with the Pressleys over the weekend-glad you had a good one too : )

Jayne said...

Ooo I want to go to the chocolate place! Although, dare I say it, I may be a bit chocolated out, having been surrounded by it for what seems like weeks now. But can't resist when it is passed around my nose at work! What did I do at the weekend? Stomped in snow!

Terri Tiffany said...

I just wanted to stop in and say Merry Christmas to you up there and tell you I have enjoyed your posts this year:)

MT said...

Sounds like you are making some most excellent Christmas memories. I especially like the animal tracks in the snow. Merry Christmas!

yaya said...

You'd probably enjoy a stroll in our woods in Ohio! Thanks for the review of Black Swan, I heard it was really good. I've enjoyed reading your posts and your tree on the porch is lovely!