It is the end of a two-day rest from everything.
This means a lot, because the last few weeks have been brutal to my nerves only. That in itself should be a thankful, my stress, anxiety, and worries are actually internal, no real reason, but just a storm of emotion in my head and body…. – I cannot shake the feeling that something feels wrong; almost a precursor of an earthquake approaching – you know how animals sense unrest before a catastrophic event. Yet thankful two, is that we are all OK….my worries are just that.
Mediation, prayer, being home, writing, and listening to music helps …. Those fill the number two through number seven slots of thankfuls.
Laughing with James about the Crazy Kitchen game – is number eight; seriously, my kid told me that I did not know what I was doing… I could not stop laughing, in my ear he kept whispering, go for the taco, the taco mom…what are you doing.
Watching Amelia trying so hard on the basketball court and realizing that she might just be a real-life Sue Heck makes me smile…. Stay golden my dear don’t ever become jaded….your life should be sweet always!
Lastly, having a great dinner at a restaurant , that we would normally not try, but we did because of a Christmas gift in the form of a gift card, made us all happy - Zin Burger was yummy everyone loved it….
What is not working for me anymore is:
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and emails
And also, the obscene amount of sugar that I am consuming seems to be doing nothing but maybe making me not feel well….just a thought.
Which leads me to letting you all know that I no longer will or can listen, or read about the news, except for the weather and traffic reports.
I am announcing here that every Friday at 5:00 pm I will turn off the following: Emails, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the entire weekend. I will still have my phone on if you need to contact me; you can do so by actually calling me and/or texting my number. (What can I say – baby steps).
Of course, I will check Blogger and Bloglovin’ to see if any new posts are added to read, but I will not check the stats on my own blogs…..let me repeat baby steps; or play games either on my phone.
Today is Oscar day - and if you all have been paying attention and reading my posts - I think you know that once upon a time I gifted myself to step out of my comfort zone and go to acting school - older me, loves that about younger me. -
I love movies but am very picky of the movies that I watch. I have three characteristics that make a great movie greater.
I’ve mention this before on my food blog “Mangia, Mangia…No talk!” However, it is worth repeating.
The three characteristics that make a great movie even greater are:
A movie has to be or feel like it is being narrated, as if someone is reading you a story.
The movie must have one or two memorable lines – a line like this one:
“There’s no place like home.” — The Wizard of Oz
Last but very important – It must, must, must have a beautiful soundtrack!
Think about it, what movies like… “The Wedding Singer” would be if not for its 1980’s music to transform you into that era? Would we really have enjoyed “Guardians of the Galaxy” without its kick-ass music? Or was that just an added bonus? Would we not have fallen in love with John Travolta when he danced with Uma Thurman in “Pulp Fiction”?
And for me the music in “Oh Brother Where Are Thou” showcased another new and upcoming star….Gospel and blue grass, after that I was hooked…...
With all the politics going on regarding tonight’s awards… I hope for once we can all stop and just agree that no matter what movies, scripts, memorable movie lines, and the music, is our entertainment.
For brief moments we have escaped our own lives whether it is mundane, troublesome, or we are just tired; we get to sit with family, friends and even strangers to laugh, cry, become scared - get provoked and perhaps inspired.
Ladies and gentleman the movie is about to begin – please shut down all cell phones sit back and enjoy!