Sunday, March 5, 2017
I took Olga to the Heath yesterday, and while we were walking I found this glossy, wine-red leaf.
And then, not 10 minutes later...
...I spotted this woman, wearing a glossy coat of the exact same color.
I don't know why that impressed me, but it did. You know how Banana Republic used to have a "color of the season," and you'd walk in the store and find all the shirts and sweaters in variations of that color? Maybe this wine red is the color of the season! Make a note of it!
We had a great time on the Heath, as usual. Olga ran herself ragged and I slogged along beside her, though to be honest I was tired and I would much rather have been home on the couch. The Heath was wet and slick and muddy.
Dave, meanwhile, was working his magic in the garden, planting our teasels and one of the new hydrangeas, among other things. I will definitely supply photos when everything grows in and matures a bit.
I Skyped with my mom yesterday, and was happy to hear that she went to see "La La Land" with some people from her retirement community. They took a bus to the theater. "I love the bus!" she said, and I agreed -- not having to drive is one of my favorite things about living in a city. She thought the movie was just OK.
Speaking of Oscar-winning movies, Dave and I watched "Moonlight" last night. What an amazing film! Visually beautiful and so even and measured in its depiction of the challenging lives of its characters. I wish we'd seen it on a big screen, actually -- the cinematography is terrific.
Finally, Dave and I took our Ancestry DNA tests yesterday. I just assumed they would require a cheek swab, but instead they involve partially filling a plastic tube with saliva. (If that sounds disgusting, that's because it is, and I'm glad it's over.) The saliva is then combined with a chemical stabilizer and mailed away in a postage-paid box -- done, and done. Six weeks from now, spotlight on our ancestors!