Favorite Movies – 31:11

Movies.  I love a good movie; mostly chick flicks. And I realize in the case of movies, good is a relative term.  Your good may be my bad and likewise.  If you read through my list of favorite movies you will not find anything more profound than Mary Poppins.  I’m OK with that.  I know I can be deep and profound when I need to be.

With movies, I tend to lean more to the romantic comedy with the occasional children’s movie thrown in, which some might say is shallow.  I’m OK with that.  I watch movies for the pure entertainment and that little happy glow when they all live happily ever after.  They are my escape from reality.  I also like movies for the little bits of my dreams I see in them.

I have enjoyed a lot of movies and this list could probably contain more than eight, but for today this is a list of my favorite movies in no particular order. To make this list it had to be a movie I have seen more than once or twice.  A movie that I would sit down now and watch again and then again tomorrow if you wanted me to watch it with you.

I plan to re-visit one of these movies this weekend and write about it in Monday’s post.  So stay tuned.  You might catch a glimpse of why it is on my favorites list.  I may even learn something about myself.  Maybe you too will be inspired to watch a good movie this weekend, even one of mine.

Green Card 

Baby Boom 

You’e Got Mail 

Funny Farm 

Dirty Dancing 

The Taming of the Shrew 

Mary Poppins 

The Holiday 

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Five Question Friday

There is a blog that hosts a link party called Five Question Friday (I know, it is now technically Sunday).  I decided to answer this week’s questions just for fun and because I hadn’t posted for a week.  If you want to see other bloggers answers or link up you can visit My Little Life and join in on the fun.

The Five Questions:

If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, which 5 books, movies, people and foods would you take along?

Books:   The Bible, Forsaking All Others by Emilie Loring,  Margin by Dr Swenson, a hymn book, and a poetry anthology  (as a book lover narrowing down to five books is really hard, but I think this group could keep me well read and entertained until I was rescued).  I should probably have a blank journal type book, but maybe I can write my stuff on the margins and the blank pages in all the other books and maybe Ty can figure out how to make paper for me.  I’m sure this experience will result in a best seller.

Movies: Green Card, Baby Boom, You’ve Got Mail, Funny Farm, Mary Poppins

Petit Fours & Chocolate Chewies from The Fresh Market

Food:  Pizza (counts as one, right, even with several toppings), walnuts (have to get those omega threes), CHOCOLATE, tomato bisque soup, cheese, crackers.  I’m assuming there will be a freshwater source and plenty of fruit on this tropical island to add to my diet, thereby making it pretty balanced.

People: this one is harder, or maybe not so much.  I’d take my husband of course, he is my main support.  There are a lot of people that I love dearly that I wouldn’t take for various reasons, so I’m thinking the rest of my family could be safe at home, living their lives, praying for my safe return.  So, the other four that I would take – For survival etc I’d want a Doctor( Dr. Andrew Weil), a handyman (Ty Pennington), a comedian (Robin Williams or Chonda Pierce) and a minister (Billy Graham).  I would take these people for what should be obvious reasons.

What is your thought on year round school?

My first instinct as a former teacher is to say no, no, no – I like my three reasons for teaching – June, July and August (off that is).  However, as a former sort of Nanny for a couple of young girls that attended year round school I’d have to say that the schedule is really not that bad.  All their breaks (three that were three weeks and one that was five weeks)  were spread out in such a way as to feel balanced and the time off was about the same as a traditional school year.  So, I could probably do that.  And, it is probably better for the children.

What is your most embarrassing potty story? 

I’m sure I have many…

What’s the temperature where you are?

Cold, we did have sunshine today  – I think earlier I heard  Mr. Piano say it was 55 – that was probably during the warmest part of the day.  I had the inside temp on 73 and was still bundled up in blankets while I read a book.

Are you a winter/spring/fall/summer person?

Definitely Fall – that was the main reason (and the heat) that I was glad to move away from Florida.  Have to have my October blue skies and fire leaves. Fall is also one of the main reasons that I miss my beloved Tennessee mountains.  Spring would be a close second, if I needed a second runner up.

PicMonkey Collage

So, there you have it.  Feel free to leave a comment and tell me some of your answers to these questions.  And please don’t feel free to make me one of your five people as obviously I didn’t choose you – I wanted you safe at home.  I still love you very much though!  However, if you choose Mr. Piano, then I go with, can’t do without him.

Surviving in Grace,

Sadie

31:10 A Day for the Mundane

“…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Cor. 10:31

Sometimes life is interrupted by the mundane.  In my case “life” represents those things that drive my passion.  Like sitting at my computer writing. I  Imagine myself  being inspired to weave wonderful words in an idyllic setting much like the one in Funny Farm minus all the comedic escapades, of course.

However, sometimes the mundane interrupts and we must tend to business.  Today is such a day for me.  I have a construction crew (sidewalk repair) I have to feed and dishes to wash (that should have been washed yesterday).  Which reminds me.  Sometimes even in the mundane we can find inspiration.

Inspired by Grace,

Sadie