Blooming Today (First Tuesday of April 2013)

It was a bee-yoo-ti-ful day!

The man had jury duty.  In the afternoon, he mowed and watered.

Self successfully bundled The Ancient One into her car, made it to Petco, and wheedled the young girl there into giving Bella an extra-fragrant shampoo and blow-dry. Self sat on a chair and waited until she was done. So relaxing! It was worth it, especially to have Bella smelling so good, after such a long time!

Then she was able to return home and gaze with extreme happiness at her garden:

Powder-Blue Crested Iris:  Self thinks she's in love!

Powder-Blue Crested Iris: Self thinks she’s in love!

The Polka started blooming yesterday!

The Polka started blooming yesterday!

More and more of those blue irises are coming up.  Happy happy joy joy!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Towards the Close of the First Monday of April (2013)

Today was an excellent day.

Why?  Oh, who knows.  Self just happened to be in a very good mood.

Easter Sunday was not too bad, either.  Self planted.  And watched Cary Grant in “Notorious.”

She even got to chuckle over Don Quijote.

Self heard from ex-classmate IQ de Vera, who was one of the executive producers of the Filipino documentary, Harana (one of self’s favorite movies of 2013).  Quoting from a letter sent by the Director of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival to the film’s director, Benito Bautista:

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that your production, Harana, has been selected as a finalist for the Festival Grand Jury Award in Non-Fiction Feature Filmmaking, an annual component of The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.  The Award, to be presented during the Festival’s Closing Night Program on Thursday, May 9, 2013, serves to promote the continued achievements of our community of Asian Pacific American cinema artists.”

Self was also excited to discover the following sites while browsing the web:

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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