Carefree Timelessness And Saturday Cooking

by Sherry Riter in Happiness,Simple Soliloquy,Time,Turtle

painted turtle large floating dock

Carefree Timelessness

Saturday and Sunday are days of decompression for me. I try to do all my chores during the week, so that the weekends are free to do whatever I want to do.

That’s exactly what I did today!

After I removed the large rocks from Turtle’s tank and replaced them with a floating dock, Turtle wouldn’t climb up on the dock and bask! I have been so frustrated with the turtle. So by Thursday I had decided that if Turtle hadn’t basked by the end of the week, on Saturday I would add the HEAVY rocks back into the tank.

Waking up naturally and much later than usual, I sat down at the computer to try and wake up. I heard a scratching noise coming from the direction of Turtle’s tank. When I turned around, much to my TOTAL surprise, I saw Turtle climbing onto his dock to bask! He got up and down on that dock all day long, so I guess he was basking while I was at work. Tricky little devil.

I really didn’t want to have to put the heavy rocks back into the tank because they are such a pain to clean. So now I don’t have to and that makes me quite happy. Phew!

My breakfast was delicious and I felt quite satisfied not having to rush around. When breakfast was over, I lounged on the lusciously comfortable leather sofa and watched a movie:

A Perfect Murder: (1998) Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow – A sophisticated and well known Wall Street trader devises an elaborate plan to get rid of his unfaithful wife by manipulating her struggling-artist lover to do the dirty work for him in order to inherit her immense trust-fund fortune.

I didn’t remember until the last thirty minutes, that I had already seen the movie. (rolling eyes) That happens to me more often than I care to admit!

By the time the movie ended, a thunderstorm was rolling in, so I decided to make a few phone calls to catch up with family and friends while it rained. Unfortunately, ten seconds into my first phone call, I guess the thunderstorm knocked something out and I couldn’t call a soul! So it was a quiet day that included cooking, napping, surfing, writing and watching movies.

sabrina harrison ford julia ormond movie cover

The Movies I Watched

The last time I said I watched movies, everyone wanted to know which ones I watched. This time I’m going to beat you to the punch. I wrote them all down just for you! So here are the movies I watched today:

Fools Rush In: (1996) Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek – A Manhattan construction engineer has a one-night stand with a nightclub camera girl while he’s on a project in Las Vegas and when she becomes pregnant, they get married in a chapel on the Strip and then contend with their very different families.

Murder on Pleasant Drive: (2006) Adam Arkin and Adam Battrick – When a woman mysteriously goes missing, her husband is named a likely suspect in her disappearance, but her daughter and sister run into a wall trying to prove that he is guilty when there is no hard evidence linking him to the investigation.

Sabrina: (1995) Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear – The daughter of a rich family’s chauffeur falls for the family’s youngest son, a spoiled young man who doesn’t even know she exists, but when she returns after spending two years in Paris, she attracts his attention with her sophisticated new look.

Unstable: (2012) Ashley Scott and Ivan Sergei – A recently divorced mother and her young son move to a brand new neighborhood in the hopes of beginning their life anew, but when she meets a charming ex-soccer player and lets him into her family’s life, alarming events begin to unfold.

One of my all time favorite movies is Sabrina, so I really enjoyed seeing it. It is such a wonderful love story…”Save me, Sabrina fair, you’re the only one who can.” Oh, I just love that movie!!!

decadent delicious moist dessert

Relaxed Perspective

While the movies were playing I spent a lot of time in the kitchen. I made a couple decadent desserts and a beautiful main course that I promise to share with you soon. Of course, if you stop by tomorrow, there’s some leftovers and you can taste them first hand. (I’m such a shameless tease!)

The day was relaxed because I’m trying not to get all worked up about my appointment on Monday and because IT’S THE WEEKEND! This is really the way a weekend should be…peaceful, calm, relaxing and uncomplicated.

How do you spend your weekends?


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Skip_D July 15, 2012 at 3:22 am

hehehe… turtle is really mugging for the camera! 🙂 Glad he’s using the floating dock, even if he’s being sneaky about it! LOL

Good movies. Personally, I prefer the original Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn & Humphrey Bogart, but the new one is good too – unlike so many new versions.

Glad you had a restful day, & I’ll be over tomorrow for some of those sinful desserts! 🙂

Again, good luck on Monday!


2 The Redhead Riter July 15, 2012 at 10:16 am


Yeah, I think Turtle has become a ham. LOL

I’ve seen both Sabrina versions and I still like Harrison Ford’s best. I’m not a Humphrey Bogart fan, but I do love Audrey Hepburn!


3 Doreen Lombardo-Campisi July 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

This weekend I’m getting the house spruced up and back in order, I visited my brother-in-law in the hospital and I entered the Chef’s Challenge! Whoo hooo. I love your posts, especially seeing the pictures of the foods you make. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


4 The Redhead Riter July 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

Thank you, Doreen. I’m so glad you enjoy my blog.

It sounds like you didn’t cram too much into your weekend. Way to go!


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