Saturday, April 07, 2012


Jilda and I have a tradition. We have movies that we watch on holidays. For Christmas, we always watch A Bishop's Wife, Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, and Miracle on 34th Street. 
On Groundhog Day, we watch Groundhog Day, with Bill Murray and Andy McDowell. During the World Series (I know this is not really a holiday, but I'm taking literary license here) we watch For the Love of the Game.
And on Easter, we watch Chocolat. If you've never seen Chocolat, do yourself a favor and watch this movie. In my opinion, it's one of the best scripts ever. 
Tonight, Jilda whipped up a pasta dish with broccoli, carrots, and wild salmon. We popped the cork on some Barefoot Pinot Grigio. I know it's champagne, but the label said it was good with fish, and it was. We watched Chocolat while we ate. We also munched on a few pieces of  Ghiradelli dark chocolate.
Here's the thing -- holidays can make you crazy. You can get bogged down in so many things, that in the scheme of things, don't really matter. 
What matters to me is this -- I have a roof over my head, and enough food to eat. I'm fairly healthy, and my lovely spouse is getting there. 
We're both doing work that we love, and we have the best friends on the planet, even though there are so many of you, that I've never actually met.
I hope you have a remarkable Easter.


  1. These sounds like interesting movies. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Happybeaster for both of you, you truly enjoy the spirit of holidays!

  3. Anonymous6:24 AM

    May your Easter be full of blessings.

  4. Happy Easter and Chocolat (I own the DVD, one of my favorite watch-it-again movies)

  5. Happy Easter to you both.

  6. I love Chocolat. And for Valentine's Day, Sleepless in Seattle.


  7. Thanks and same to you and Jilda.
    I love that Movie Chocolat and I love chocolat.

    Love, food on the table, a roof over your head..yup true blessings.

    I am also cooking dinner and so hope it will also be spent in spiritual peace and love.


  8. Tony tried to start this tradition with me today with Caddy Shack.


    No. I don't think so. :)

    Happy Easter!

  9. What a great idea Rick...a tradition of watching a good movie on holidays!!
    AND "Chocolat" was a fun one to watch! It sounds expecially good over that mouth watering dinner too. What a romantic night for you two!!

  10. Movies can make for lovely traditions. I may have to grab that idea from you!

  11. We have some of movies that are traditions too! Mainly we have ones for Christmas though. I do LOVE the movie Chocolat...but, then again I am a HUGE Johnny Depp fan. ;)


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