Sunday, May 29, 2011

words of wisdom from classic cinema

I like old black and white movie.  There's no shock value, no sex appeal, no computer generated images.  They had to rely on good actors, a good script, and wit; imagine that!  The other night I decided to watch Harvey with James Stewart, and there was a line that I loved:

Years ago, my mother used to say to me, she'd say "In this world, Elwood, you can be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me. ~ Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart's character)

Words to live by.  Perhaps we could all use a little Harvey in our lives.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

sorry about that, I thought the world was ending

otherwise I would have updated the blog sooner! 

Ok, obviously I didn't actually expect the world to end on Saturday, but there are a lot of people who did.  Harold Camping claims there were secret passages in the Bible that were revealed to him, and God gave him the codes he needed to decipher these encrypted scriptures. Let's all say it together now: ooooooook.  Sounds a little out there, right?  I certainly think so.  Unfortunately there were people who believed this man.  It's easy to mock and make jokes, but right now our focus needs to be on the victims of this scam. (it is a scam because Harold Camping's "ministry" is reported to be worth somewhere in the ballpark of $100 million)  Yes, there actually are victims in this mess, and they are completely innocent and deserving of our concern: the children.  The children whose parents believed Harold Camping.  The children who had no choice as their parents sold off their house, their cars, and all their possessions.  They had no say in the fact that their parents quit their jobs, maxed out their credit cards, and used every last cent to their name.  They endured the heartbreak as their parents gave away beloved family pets, or even worse, had them euthanized.  One way or another, these children were told they were going to die.  Either they would be lifted up to Heaven in the rapture, or would be left behind on Earth to suffer through earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, fire, disease...... a literal hell on Earth without any guarantee someone would be there to look after them.  These are the people we should all be focused on right now, ESPECIALLY because Harold Camping still claims October 21st is when the Earth will cease to exist.  There has already been one report of a woman attempting to commit suicide, and to take her daughter with her.  Please pray that these people will seek the counsel they need, and pray these children will heal and move on from these monumental mistakes their parents have made.  They did nothing wrong, but will suffer the most.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


we're having a baby!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

not sure what I should have expected really

For mother's day, Bella said she was going to make my bed.  When I went to lay down, I discovered she had actually made me a fort. That girl is awesome. ♥

Friday, May 6, 2011

I miss her little days

With Genna inching ever closer to double digits, it becomes increasingly rare for her to say those silly little kid things we all love so much.  Last night though, I got a great one from her.  We were watching the new singing competition, The Voice, and she was singing along to all the country songs.  I asked her if she liked country music, and she gave me an shy smile and admitted she kind of did.  I told her there was no reason to act embarrassed- everyone likes different music.  With a bit more confidence she said, "I actually do think I like country music better than city music!" Hahahaha! City music!?!  I couldn't help but pull her in for a big hug while I cracked up.  It's wonderful to get a little glimpse back in time like that.

By the way, what exactly is city music?