Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sad to see another young and talented star go...

Was shocked to hear of Brittany Murphy's death. She really had a unique voice and humor to her in her movies. I thought she was hilarious with Ashton Kutcher in Just Married!

I was just reading someone writing about her and thought this really stood out:

Perhaps someone else might have something intelligent to say about this. For my part, I can only marvel at the miracle of movies, how they can make us care about total strangers, how they can preserve personalities across time and plant their faces in our minds, forever.

In the next few days, as you hear all the gossip that's bound to come out about this young actress, don't forget this about Brittany Murphy: Like every other screen actor, great and small, she gave herself to us. We didn't have to take it, but she gave it. And we really should revere that, because it's not a small thing.

http://blogs.chron.com/peep/2009/12/respecting_brittany_murphy_for_1.html This is where I got that from.

May you rest in peace Brittany and may your husband, family and friends hold onto you in their memories.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Projects

I made three really neat projects this Christmas! Two were inspired by things I saw on the internet (Thanks Lauren Meader for your creative photo tree idea) and to the many folks that I found with the fun cookie sheet advent calendar's! Even had a couple of other friends that followed & made those! The third project I bought a template on Etsy & made it up. That was the CHRISTmas tree & took me quite a while to finish as there was a lot of cutting out & little detail to complete that project. But, I'm very proud of all three & wanted to share them!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Early Dismissal

It is near the Christmas break of the school year. The students have turned in all their work and there is really nothing more to do. All the children are restless and the teacher decides to have an early dismissal.

Teacher: "Whoever answers the questions I ask, first and correctly can leave early today."

Little Johnny says to himself "Good, I want to get outta here. I'm smart and will answer the question."

Teacher: "Who said 'Four Score and Seven Years Ago'?"

Before Johnny can open his mouth, Susie says, "Abraham Lincoln."

Teacher: "That's right Susie, you can go home."

Johnny is mad that Susie answered the question first.

Teacher: "Who said 'I Have a Dream'?"

Before Johnny can open his mouth, Mary says, "Martin Luther King."

Teacher: "That's right Mary, you can go."

Johnny is even madder than before.

Teacher: "Who said 'Ask not, what your country can do for you'?".

Before Johnny can open his mouth, Nancy says, "John F. Kennedy.".

Teacher: "That's right Nancy, you may also leave."

Johnny is boiling mad that he has not been able to answer to any of
the questions.

When the teacher turns her back Johnny says, "I wish these bitches
would keep their mouths shut!"

The teacher turns around: "NOW WHO SAID THAT?"


Friday, December 11, 2009

Modern Family...favorite new comedy

If you haven't checked this show out yet - you must!! I was laughing so hard at this week's episode that I thought I was going to choke. All three families are funny & I really don't ahve just one favorite character on this show. I will say Cameron is probably my favorite though...I love it when he & Mitchell are sitting down talking b/c he's hilarious!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, It's the best time of the year...

Oh how I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Christmas season! The music, the lights - it's all just so pretty and so much fun! So many memories too of my Grandparents and just my family and childhood in general!

“I can hear Grandma singing this song” I said to Tanner as I put up the Christmas tree while we listened to Christmas music. “How”? he asked. I tried to explain that I meant I could hear her in my head, and then this really confused him! Ah, to be young again & not understand that not everything people say is meant literally.

I really would have to say that one of my most favorite things about this time of the year is the Christmas music. I love the way music can make you feel things. It can take you back to a certain place in time or it reminds you of certain people. Music to me is just as important as smells. Smells can do the same exact thing.

This morning as I was driving into work I was listening to my Christmas songs on my ipod & a song from one of my favorite older Christmas CD’s on. Of course we used to listen to it on cassette tape! Having just seen Christmas Vacation a few days ago, I was reminded of the family in the station wagon on their way out to get their Christmas tree when Clark and Ellen Griswold were singing Christmas Carols. It made me think of my Mom & Dad singing to these Amy Grant Christmas songs as I drove this morning. I wonder if someday Tanner will have those kinds of memories of me. The other day we were coming out of the basement & I started singing “Away In a manager” and Tanner told me “you have a pretty voice Mama”.  Makes ya smile when you hear their little voices say that.