Ramblings And What Not ~

Hello Peoples! The groundhog was wrong! According to the information I received, we were suppose to have an early spring! It’s the end of February and we have over twelve inches of snow on the ground and it’s COLD. Crazy! I did enjoy a few walks to the bakery in February. Since it was warm enough to walk outside, maybe there is a slight indication spring is coming.  🙂  Today I was talking and laughing with a friend and we decided we are going to find that groundhog, that’s right, we’re going to hold him or her accountable! We’re going to give him the what for! *ahem!*

"There is no way that this winter is ever going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don't see any other way out. He's got to be stopped. & I have to stop him." Snoopy {Phil} Connors #GroundhogDay

As many of you know, Rick cut his hand several days ago. He had the stitches taken out. The doctor wasn’t happy with his progress, so she put steri-strips on the wound and covered it with an big bandage. He reports, it itches.  🙂

Your favorites at the cottage in February ~

February 25, 2019 ~ Hello Peoples! It’s my blog’s birthday!

February 22, 2019 ~ Classic Movie Friday! The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

February 4, 2019 ~ Of Fire And Lions by Mesu Andrews

February 18, 2019 ~ Ramblings And What Not ~ 🙂

February 23, 2019 ~ Thirteen Chocolates by Agatha Chocolats

There was a considerable amount of traffic on my blog in February! Thanks so much to ALL my readers!  🙂

Favorite Word of the Month ~

kerfuffle  🙂  

Favorite Book In February ~

Deceived (Private Justice, #3)

Deceived by Irene Hannon

A Private Justice Novel

Much love ~

Kathy

 

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Thirteen Chocolates by Agatha Chocolats

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A Chandler’s chocolate Box Mystery

My. My. My.  Ulysses Chandler is a famous chocolatier. Oh yes. He’s made his fortune delighting us with decadent treats!  🙂  Chandler has passed away and his mansion in the Smokey Mountains along with his factory need an heir. Well, interestingly enough, there are thirteen heirs, Anna Clementine is one of those individuals. She’s a single mother and works as a waitress. Of course, the heirs are certainly an interesting group of individuals. And! Dangerous! One by one each heir is disappearing and when each one disappears a special chocolate vanishes also. One of the thirteen has nefarious intent.

I feel like it should be dark, a storm brewing and lightening flashing!  🙂  But instead, a blizzard is coming.

It was a good mystery. There was assuredly a hodgepodge of interesting characters. They were certainly a human bunch. There were missing items, a bracelet, earrings, a pipe and a photo. Mmm. Characters were getting bumped off or disappearing. The story got creepy toward the end of the book and there were several great surprises in the story. There were some interesting metaphors and I loved Tess. She had pluck! 4 **** mysterious stars!

Have you read Thirteen Chocolates? Happy Reading!  🙂

Classic Movie Friday!

The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

William Powell   Annabella   Helen Westley   Henry Stevenson   Nigel Bruce

I really liked this film! Johann Porok (William Powell) is the butler in the home of the Prime Minister (Henry Stevenson) of Hungary. The Prime Minister and his family are surprised to discover Porok has been elected to Parliament in a recent election! Porok and the Prime Minister have opposing political views! Good times ensue! Porok wants to continue to be the butler in the Prime Minister’s home. Katrina (Annabella) the Prime Minister’s daughter is shocked and appalled when she discovers their butler is opposing her father in Parliament. Katrina’s father seems to be amused with the entire situation. Her mother (Helen Westley) the Countess is a hoot! This film is great. There’s a brawl in Parliament just to name one amusing incident! Nigel Bruce is always entertaining. And! I can always count on William Powell!

Have you seen The Baroness and the Butler? What are your thoughts?

Ramblings And What Not ~ :)

Hello Peoples! Smile, it’s Monday!

Very early Sunday morning it started snowing. It snowed and it snowed and it snowed! Rick woke up because he thought someone was knocking on our front door. I didn’t hear anything??? He looked outside the window and saw a police car. Mmmm. He intended to go answer the door, but he fell down the stairs!!! And! He cut his hand, badly! I should say, A fall down the stairs is incredibly noisy and I flew out of bed as Rick was pulling himself to his feet, checking body parts. We had to care for his hand immediately, it was bleeding badly. We hurried to the kitchen and put his hand under the running water. I was feeling the effects of witnessing gushing blood, and as such, I was started to feel shaky and just not so good. I quickly checked the front door, no one was there and the police car was gone. Mmm. I raced up the stairs, grabbed the Neosporin and bandages and hopped down the stairs. He was bleeding and we couldn’t get the bleeding to stop, so I got dressed, trudged through the snow and started the car. When I came back inside the house, Rick had wrapped his hand. After he was adorned in his winter coat, I locked up the house and we got in the car and I drove to the hospital. It was still snowing and the streets weren’t plowed, so we moved slowly, our tires crunching through the snow. Fortunately, we live close to the hospital, so it didn’t take very long to arrive at said location. I dropped Rick off at the emergency room door, bloody wrap and all, and I parked our vehicle.

The world famous family doctor

The doctor said, it is a DEEP cut. Apparently, that’s why it wouldn’t stop bleeding. The medical people cleaned it. The doctor stitched it up and wrapped him in a bright pink bandage wrap thing. *ahem* Once again, we were out in the snow, the tires trudging through the accumulation. When we arrived home, I collapsed for awhile. I don’t do well with blood.

Rick is left-handed and he injured his right hand, so he’s good to do whatever. The stitches come out in a few days.

Have a great day!

Much love ~

Kathy

Classic Movie Friday!

Algiers 1938

Algiers (1938)

Charles Boyer   Hedy Lamarr   Sigrid Gurie

Pepe La Moko (Charles Boyer) is a criminal, hiding in Algiers, in a complex location known as Casbah. He arrived in Algiers from France where he had stolen a fortune in jewels. The French police have arrived in Algiers and are determined to capture and arrest Pepe La Moko but the Casbah is a difficult place to navigate and to locate an individual. However, one crafty Inspector (Joseph Calleia) waited and watched for the opportune moment.

Pepe knows he is already a prisoner in the Casbah and his belief, that he is a prisoner, increase when he meets Gaby (Hedy Lamarr). Gaby reminds him of Paris, where he is a wanted man and can never return. Their relationship causes his lady friend, Ines (Sigrid Gurie) to experience feelings of hurt and jealousy. Not a happy ending.

The quality of this film has a lot to be desired but it was an intriguing story. We thought it was probably filmed on a bioscope hand crank camera!  🙂   Obviously I am no expert.

Enjoy!

Ramblings And What Not ~ I’m Back!

Hello Peoples! Happy Valentine’s Day.  🙂  I’ve been on hiatus for one month. It was an interesting January ~ a January to remember! Brrrr! It was so cold the last two weeks of January. The coldest was -45 degree Fahrenheit temperatures! Rick and I sat by the fire. He played computer games and watched movies on his laptop and I read books. I read twelve books in January! I usually read more books in January than any other month. So, we were toasty warm during our Artic tundra temperatures. The first week of February brought cold temperatures and some snowfall. I look forward to spring!

Snoopy

I purchased a paperback book at a used book sale awhile back and I did read it. I think I’m allergic to my book! It’s the craziest thing. Whenever I tried to read it, I had this irritating allergic reaction. I have decided this reaction makes sense. *ahem* Well, it is a used book. Who knows where it has been??? It may have been in a box in a garage somewhere for months and months. It could have been in a dusty closet for years. It was published in 1971, so it may have been stored under a bed since 1971! Wherever it was and whatever it was exposed to, I am allergic to it! So! I was at the bakery, determined not to have an allergic reaction as I read the book, so, I held the book at my arm’s length and read it at arm’s length. It worked! There was no reaction and I can read at that distance!  🙂  All’s well that end’s well!  haha.

Your favorites at the cottage in January ~

Death In the Stocks by Georgette Heyer ~ January 3, 2019

Classic Movie Friday ~ The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) ~ January 4, 2019

A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor ~ January 4, 2019

My Favorite Book in January ~

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

The most captivating book I read in January ~

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The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Favorite Word of the month ~

chuffed

A BIG thanks to Ness Kingsley for a fun word!

It’s good to be back.  🙂

Much love ~

Kathy