Welcome to Five Things Friday where I share what I’m reading, watching, eating, making, or just plain loving at the moment.
Spring arrived in the Northern Hemisphere and the world was suddenly lighter and brighter. Although we do not have crocuses popping up outside, they are popping up in supermarkets ;)
Side note: I did not realize how cute crocus leaves are!
As I write this, I’ve travelled from Alberta to Arizona and back. I’d love to share our itinerary for the next ten days, but I don’t want to make you dizzy so let’s just move on, shall we?
Five Things Friday | March 24
What I’m Watching:
We went and saw The Founder with Michael Keaton.
I can’t say we thought it was a blockbuster, but it’s certainly an interesting story and the hubs and I agreed that Ray Croc was a brilliant man who worked hard and went after what he wanted. I’d recommend it.
This drama tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
After waiting like forever, we’re finally watching Season Four of House of Cards.
Love it or hate it? That’s my question to you.
We know one person who absolutely hates it and cannot stand it when Frank turns to the camera and starts talking. However, we find it startling and extremely effective.
Kevin Spacey plays the role of Frank Underwood in a way that is absolutely mesmerizing. He’s a man you love to hate and you can’t turn away. I’ve alway said that we (the audience) is his conscience, and he’s trying to convince us of something, or explain his actions away… I’ve never researched this or Googled it because I don’t want to hear anything about this series until we’re done (so no spoilers please :)
And then there’s Claire … oh Claire.
I was thrilled to finally get my hands on a copy of Floret Farm’s “Cut Flower Garden.” It’s a gorgeous hard cover book filled with ideas on how to grow, harvest and arrange florals. The photography is stunning and inspirational.
You may want to check out their Instagram feed @floretflower to get a feel for their work.
Or, you may want to check out my blog category FLORAL DESIGN. Ha Ha! Ahem … years ago I took a course in floral design and although most of my creations at that time were hideous, I’ve improved vastly since then.
Recently I asked a real life florist what it is that makes a person a florist. And she said, they are working as a florist. Oh, ha! Well, I can pretend. I guess I’m a wanna-be.
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My Weekly Gratitude Journal
- Save travels to and fro …
- Comfy, clean hotels to stay in after a long days drive.
- Seeing wildflowers on our way into the Phoenix area. They were absolutely stunning with reds, purples, yellows, and oranges. Alas, the highways were so busy, and with high speeds and virtually no pullovers, I just couldn’t capture them. But I am grateful for having experienced one of the best wildflower seasons in Arizona.
- Instagram love.
- Arriving home safely late at night, diving into bed, and sleeping like a baby.
- A hot cuppa in the morning, and time to regroup.
So that’s it for my Five Things Friday … thanks for stopping by!