Red Cactus Flower


Red Cactus Flower at the Huntington

Red Cactus Flower at the Huntington

It has been a decidedly rainy and rather dreary Martin Luther King Day here. There was not much in the way of observance of this holiday by us. I did toy with the idea of going to see the movie, Hidden Figures, but I couldn’t muster the energy to actually get out to watch it. It is a historical drama set during the sixties space race period. It dwells upon three black women that were NASA’s ‘computers’ at the time. They had an IBM down the hall, but the astronauts trusted these women’s figures more than the machine’s. I’ll see it eventually.

Anne has been busy all weekend working on her latest quilt creation. She got her new iron to work today and her project really seems to be coming together nicely. Sorry, but I’m sworn to secrecy on it. So, I can’t talk any further about it.

Our toilet has all but stopped dripping and I am cautiously optimistic that it will soon fix itself. Nothing like a little lime in your water to gum things up. The front yard is still a mess and today’s rain isn’t really helping that much, but as soon as I can I’ll be seeding and sodding. It should look better soon enough.  

We watched Victoria together last night. This PBS (nee BBC) TV series has all the makings of the next Downton Abby. On the plus side, it has upped its game on the British aristocracy angle. You can’t get much more uppity than the queen. On the downside though, this is a historical drama that is primarily based in fact, which means all those lovely plot twists are already revealed. All you have to do is google them. At future Victoria watching parties, this could lead to some of the most delightful spoilers being revealed by the more well-informed, if not well-behaved members of the viewing public. Sounds positively wicked!

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