Friday, February 29, 2008

A Head's Up!

Saw "The Other Boleyn Girl" today, I read the book only last year so was thrilled they were making a movie of it, and have been anxiously awaiting to view these characters in person. But like most novels made into film there's a good chance one will be disappointed. I did enjoy the movie, but I thought it dragged a bit.

Scarlett Johansson makes a wonderful Mary, I've seen better portrayals of every other character. Natalie Portman's Anne was okay. I even think Jonathon Rhys Myers of "The Tudors" is a better Henry than Eric Bana. I wasn't afraid of Henry VIII in this movie and if there is one thing we know when the time comes for an ax to be swinging and heads to be rolling, one should be a bit afraid of Henry!

If you are into period pieces for the costums....see it.
If you are into this period in English history....see it.

If you want the real lowdown on Mary before you see it, do a quikapedia! :-)

I've noticed with movies that if I'm really looking forward to something, I'm usually disappointed. If I hear something is really bad, I usually think it's pretty okay. This movie, I hadn't heard anything since it just came out today, and really wanted to see it before I heard any negatives or positives about it so my perspective of it wasn't tainted....and I came away thinking...

Good movie...but a little disappointed.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


We just love this new car! Okay, this is the last time I will say it! :-)

I saw a little blurb in Newsweek beginning of '07 about the Hyundai Santa Fe and how it was very comparable to the Lexus(insert whatever number it was here), and it was like ten thousand less.

So we looked at Ford, Toyota, Mazda, it came down between the Ford Edge and Hyundai Sante Fe. Brian thought the grill on the Edge looked like a shaver and couldn't shake that off.

Still had a little trouble with the Hyundai name, must of been all those jokes by Leno and Letterman, but it had six airbags, and with Brian on the expressway everyday this seemed the way to go. So in November we bought our Sante Fe.

Today while catching up on msbc I saw an article that the Hyundai Sante Fe was voted one of the top ten cars for reliability and safety by readers of Consumer Reports.......

I just love it when Im right! :-)

Drive safe!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Someone posted on one of my reading group boards that they were going to a Psyhic and if anyone had any stories. I have one! :-) My sister Cheryl went to a reading last year, and I wrote what she told me down so I wouldn't forget it. It was the first week in March last year....

Tonight my sister was at work and someone asked if she wanted to go to a seance type deal last minute, someone cancelled or something. That these people had this old house in McKinney Texas, and they wanted to remodel but knew they had some ghost in the house and wanted to see if it was okay to remodel. *G* They had an extra space at the table at the house.

So my sisters goes with, she doesnt know the lady that is doing the reading, or the people that live in the house. She lost her boxer over the winter and she wanted to make sure the dog didnt suffer, it died in her arms. So shes just wants this seer to tell her her dog is okay, so shes concentrating on Zena the whole time. She said she's literally thinking Zena, Zena, Zena.......when this all starts *G*

So theres about seven of them sitting at the table. The seer...for lack of a better name....says theres a man with a birthday cake who is saying he is sorry. And she is looking at my sister. She asks my sister if its her birthday.........and my sister She asks if her father was alive......and my sister And she asks when her father died.......and my sister says........oh, he died on my birthday. So the seer is saying that he was telling her that he is okay and not to fret that he died on her birthday. Thats my dad and his ego, thinking that she is still upset about him dying on her birthday. *G* Cheryl is not one for dates. :-)

The seer says theres a woman next to her clutching her heart and then holding it out to you. She keeps going to heart and saying its okay and then she holds her heart out to you. She asks if our mom is still alive, Cheryl Cheryl and my mom had a falling out and havent spoken in about 20 years. Cheryl always says, even though she wasnt talking with mom, that falling out taught her her most important lesson in life......keep your mouth shut with your sons girlfriends. *g* When my dad died, he left us a very little bit of money. Cheryl gave her money to me and I put it in bonds it was to pay for my moms buriel when my mom died. Which will be two years ago next week. When I was in Texas weekend before last Cheryl was saying how, she just knew if mom was still alive and they met up that everything would be okay between them once they saw each other.

So now the seer says she sees a dog on a dinner table and its licking peoples faces and my sister is thinking oh this is Zena! Turns out it was someone elses dog. *G*

So the going back to different people and she keeps coming back to Cheryl saying this couple is standing behind her and want to speak to her again. Cheryl doesnt give the lady any information about her because she doesnt want to fill the lady with ideas of her before she says stuff. The seer says.......they want to tell you that we are okay now and are together. Not together in a romantic way my sister said. *G* My parents were divorced and they didnt like each other very much.

So the seer is looking around the table and says.....who has a sibling with the name George......something with a "G"......(my sister isnt saying anything).....maybe a state like Georgia. So my sister says thats me.....she told me that she was feeling guilty that she was the main focus of this reading and wanted to make real sure it was her. My sisters name is Georgia. So the seer says.......that to tell Georgia that your mom and dad want her to know its okay, and they are okay, they know she is having a rough time but its all okay.My sister Georgia has been having a really hard time with my moms passing. The seer keeps telling Cheryl that they are telling her to make sure she calls Georgia and tells her that they are okay to make sure she calls her sister soon.

Then the seer says......Im getting a Missy......she said its a funny name Misty ....its Missy ....not Miss .....and my sister says .....thats my other sisters name. Which is me......its my crappy nickname I hate and only my family calls me that. *G*

This is when my sister craps her pants because nobody would know that besides family. And they tell my sister that they know Im doing okay with it all.

Then the seer says.....okay a French name, I cant make it out.....Paris, or something....and my sister says nothing because she still doesnt want to lead the woman on.....and the seer says something about maybe its with an "R", which then my sister says.....its me again.....its my other sister Renee. To which the seer says......Renee is okay too. Renee is the one that went through all the cancer stuff right after my mom died. So we dont know if this means Renee is okay, or Renee is okay with my parents gone.

Then she gets some readings for other people and she comes back to Cheryl and says theres another man a father here for you. Charles or Chuck. My sister says she doesnt have a father named Charles and the seer your husbands father Charles or Chuck. Youre to tell your husband that everything is okay, and not to worry. My sisters husband, had a falling out with his father and they werent talking for about 30 years. *G* Yeah, his fathers name was Chuck.

Then there was a women in a high neck blouse that wanted to talk to Cheryl but she doesnt know who that was.

So then the seer says to my sister.......there are so many people here wanting to talk to you, that you might not want to open your eyes when you go to sleep tonight. And thats why my sister called to make sure I couldnt sleep tonight either I guess. *G*

So this old house was in the little cute old town of McKinney and my sister lives about 30 minutes away, so she has to drive home in the dark all by herself on these country roads.

What jumps infront of the car on the way home......a boxer. *G*


Pretty cool huh!

I feel like I always need a picture on here!

One of my favorite pictures of my mom.

I'm off to go shovel a couple inches of snow of the's hoping you don't have any!


Saturday, February 16, 2008

What I'm up to....

...still 5' 6 3/4, I was just measured yesterday at my physical. Since I've shrunk a 1/4 of an inch already, this is very good news!

Lately I've been breaking china, which is harder than you would think it would be, to make jewelry from it. Robin, a fun neighbor lady, and I are trying to figure this whole process out. She makes regular jewelry and with my stained glass background we hoped we could figure it out. We're getting there. I pulled out all my stained glass equipment, which included:

- glass wrapped in some newspaper dated March 12, 1989, which is my dad's birthday he would of been 55 on that day, he died August '88 at 54.

-a pair of glass chippers that had "MM I love you" on them in a black sharpie. I believe they were bought in Brian and I's honeymoon stage! :-)

-a pen that Brian or I must of picked up at the Hyatt Regency-Waikiki on our trip to Hawaii in 1986!

You put a box away in 1989.....and the next thing you know it's 2008! I'm starting to understand the old people with really old furniture they can't part with! *grin*

The other little project I had going was a little you tube casting video for "The Bronze Horseman" by Paullina Simons. I pick the brains of fans for casting suggestions and then I always add my own, I make graphics and then set to music. I use Windows Movie Maker, it's fun!

I post it, then people usually make comments on either how perfect someone is or how rotten they are and they usually are talking about the same people.

So if you read the book and want to check it out its just below.

......and no I don't know who half those people are in the video! :-)

The kids are off of school Monday and Tuesday, one holiday and reserved snow day. An unused snow day...a very good thing!

What are you up to?


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Perfect Answer!

As most of you know I'm up late, get up with the kids early, then I go back to bed. We were having a bit of freezing rain along with messy traffic, it was a particularly nice morning to be able to sleep in.

Collin had a bit of an extra wait at the bus stop, and as soon as I see those flashing yellow bus lights, I head back to bed. I had just settled in with Lego and Montana jockeying for their prime "I'm closer to my master" positions, and the phone rings, it's Ian, he has a flat tire. It seems his winshield was frozen over and he didn't see a curb, however the rim of the tire knew exactly where it was.

So I hop out of bed, and get dressed, not very well since I've just noticed my shirt is on backwards, and drive to meet him, so I can call AAA with directions. I had to stop twice to get the ice off the window. I see his car, and I see some tread and the hub cap by the side of the road, a driver was nice enough to go get it for him. I call AAA and we settle in for our hour wait. Which I thought was pretty fast considering the weather, but to Ian in a car with his mother and nowhere to go and he knooooows I'm gonna make him talk, prolly seemed like an eternity!

I ask him about school, we talk a little about Purdue, I have him walk me through what he does at work, then we just kinda just sit there. 45 minutes later the AAA man comes along, so I go and pop open the trunk, and the trunk is filled with toilet paper. There must of been 20 rolls of it! So my first thought was...why is he storing toilet paper for work? It's takes a little longer for the Mommie light bulb to go on whens its too early and too cold.

So Ian and I go wait in the van while the man puts the spare on, and I look at him and say, "My baby T P's?" To which he said, "Would you rather I drank?"

The perfect answer!

Although the punishment in this house for waking your mother up is that she post a nasty picture of you on her blog!

Drive safe!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Fifty is Nifty!

Brian's parents aka Mim & Norm will be celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary soon. Brian and I offered to cater a party for all their friends, but what they wanted most was a night at a waterpark hotel with all their kids and grandkids....and so it was done, actually last weekend. Brenda and Nathan came in from Louisana, Barry's family too, and we all met up at a Sheraton in Arlington Heights.

Here they are at their wedding, this is my favorite picture of them, and yes they have it on magnets, and even a mousepad.

Here's a little do-dad I wrote for their card.

The Ballad of Mim & Norm

There was a gal called Mim,
she wasn't quite right.
She built a boat during the day,
and drove race cars at night!

There was a guy called Norm,
tall, handsome and lean.
He got around a bit,
he dated Mel's Marge as a teen!

They married at Elim Baptist,
before it became 360.
They had their friends and family
present, it was quite nifty!

April showers bring Moore babies
the first named Brenda Lee.
She just loved being the only child,
then came the two other B's!

The second Moore baby was named Brian
his April arrival came according to plan.
He's the most gifted,witty and handsome
of all the Moore Clan!

The third baby a boy named Barry
April again was his arrival.
He was tortured by his older siblings,
and is lucky for his survival!

The Moore babies weren't babies for long,
they grew into adults who do quite well.
Especially that Brian,
he found and married Michelle!

Brenda married Howard,
a Southern gentleman no less.
Made their home and baby in Texas,
then moved to be with Vern and Jess.

Barry, we were a bit worried,
who would marry a musician like this fellow?
The man doesn't toot a horn,
but could someone please open a window?

The years have just flown by,
some of our hairs turning grey.
The grandkids of Mim and Norm,
should be very thankful for this day.

So fifty years later with family all together,
here Mom and Dad stand.
Incredibly blessed, incredibly loved,
and like their wedding day... hand in hand.

I know! I will keep my day job! I gotta get a day job!


Friday, February 8, 2008

WWI Blogger

I saw this on the NBC Network News tonight. It's about a man in England who found some letters of a relative during WWI.

Here's the blurb from his Blog....

WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier
This blog is made up of transcripts of Harry Lamin's letters from the first World War. The letters will be posted exactly 90 years after they were written. To find out Harry's fate, follow the blog!

Remember, it's a blog so you have to start at the beginning which is at the end!
Here's the link...

I must say that they have very good taste in Blog layouts!

Happy Reading!

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