I had a fabulous time with my mother. We did everything we planned and more. We had lunch at JB Winberries in Princeton.
We watched a movie... in a THEATER (I haven't been inside a theater in two years!). I highly recommend this film. Bring plenty of hankies, but know that it does have a hopeful message. What an actress Dakota Fanning is! If she's this good at 14, I can hardly wait to see what she does when she's an adult. All the other characters were very well cast and, as an ensemble, made a formidable team. It was beautiful, heartbreaking, and uplifting all at once. I loved it.
Dinner afterward was at The Big Fish Bistro. What FUN! The lights hanging from the ceiling were clear round plastic made to look like bubbles, giant fish sculptures were everywhere, bubble machines on the wall, and exquisite food. I'm definitely going back to square one on my diet when I get home.
We did some Christmas shopping at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA.
Just one of many shops there, this one specializes in French goods. The colors were beautiful, and the lighting at that time of day was amazing.
There was an ongoing scarecrow contest while we were there. This one was my favorite:
Year-round, the grounds are gorgeous...
Wednesday we spent the day at Mom's weekly painting session with friend, Mikkey T. Mikkey paints with a joyful combination of color mixed with a considerable amount of humor. This is her recent composition of cows:
There was a WHOLE LOT of giggling going on that day...
I kept myself busy with a sketch...
Mom spent time showing me her most recent watercolors, and oh man, has she come a long way for a woman who hadn't painted until 12 years ago!
"Desdemona and Lisa" (Desdemona is the Arabian horse)
"New Mexico Rocks"
**all painting images used with permission of the artists
And wouldn't you know it? I found my new "favorite" bead shop right down the road from Mom's house! The interior is spacious, yet PACKED with sparkley little beauties, and is decorated in a very sweet, restful palette.My tote bag was a WEE bit heavier on my return trip home :)