Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
- The Exorcist
- The Omen
- Nightmare on Elm Street
- The Lost Boys
- The Shining
- Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane
The hamster scene was too much in #10 when I was a little girl. I guess being married to a cop for over 20 years, and before that when Rick worked for an ambulance, I've heard my share of real life horror stories. In addition, I'm such a news junkie, and that's scary enough most days. I don't like extremely violent movies either, especially ones like the old Charles Bronson films where people are being killed left & right and women are being attacked. Those make me sick to my stomach to watch. As for dark or suspenseful movies, these are more my speed --
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Corpse Bride
- Dracula with Bela Lugosi
- Frankenstein with Boris Karloff
- The Burbs
- Sweeney Todd
- Jurassic Park
- Hocus Pocus
- Godzilla (originals)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know -- I'm such a wimp!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Someone on Facebook asked if I got a picture of the bald eagle yesterday, but it was too high up. I said I'd make up a slideshow of some of my bird photographs and post it on my blog, so that's what I'm doing today. It's not just bald eagles, but other birds I've seen here in Montana as well as other states. Most are unedited and uncropped, so I'm sure I could make them look even better. I hope you enjoy the slideshow!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Happy National Chocolate Covered Cashew Day!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
- The Sheep of the Lal Bagh by David Mark
- The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Braum
- Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary
- Trumpet of the Swan by EB White
- Sweet Smell of Christmas by Patricia Scarry
- Santa Mouse by Michael Brown
- Where The Red Ferns Grows by Wilson Rawls
- Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
- Snoopy Comic Book Series by Charles Schultz
- Dick and Jane Series by William S. Gray
- Are You My Mother? by PD Eastman
- Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss
- Scrambled Eggs Super by Dr. Seuss
- Nancy Drew Series by Carolyn Keene
- My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
- How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- The Cat in the Hat Beginner Dictionary by Dr. Seuss
- I Wish I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss
Sometimes I can spend hours online, especially on ebay, looking at vintage old books. There are some chapter books I remember reading in the 1970s, but can't recall the names. One book I remember was about a little girl in a hidden garden, but it wasn't The Secret Garden. A lot of books have stayed with me in some respect, even if it's just a glimmer of a memory.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
- Hearing my children laughing
- Listening to the rain while in bed
- The smell of coffee brewing in the morning
- Belle sleeping on my lap
- My tiger slippers
- Picking berries, especially huckleberries
- Watching the snow fall
- Kayaking to a secluded spot on a lake
- Seeing squirrels eat from my feeders
- Watching M*A*S*H with Rick
So, how about you -- what 10 things make you happy?
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
- Post the logo on my blog.
- Nominate 10 blogs with great gratitude/attitude.
- List and link my nominees.
- Alert them of their nomination on their blog.
It's hard to choose only 10 blogs, believe it or not, because I follow so many fun ones. I've learned so much from the blogs I read -- from recycling tips, craft projects, recipes, writing and publishing information, and lots more. The 10 blogs I nominate are as follows --
- Nichelle Jones
- Angela Cerrito
- Captain Hook
- Christina Farley
- Kelly Polark
- Kim Kasch
- Nora MacFarlane
- Samantha Hastings
- Stephanie Ruble
- Stephanie Blake
And finally, there was a great holiday yesterday, but I didn't get to mention it. It was No Housework Day! Even though I didn't get to blog about it, I pretty much observed it. I don't think I did anything constructive all day yesterday. Yay me! Today is another story and my dirty bathroom and dusty bedroom await ...
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Your book manuscript is finally finished! It's perfect and it's ready to go. You give it a little hug and then let it slip through your fingers into the slot at the post office. Whooosh -- it's on its way! No looking back now.
Bills, bills, bills -- no one likes them. If they don't get paid, things get shut off or taken away, and that's bad. You carelessly toss them into your mailbox for the mailman to pick up. Out of sight, out of mind.
Your favorite magazine has arrived. You can finally try that new recipe, do fun craft projects with your kids, or read all the latest gossip about your favorite TV stars. You can't wait to sit down and savor every page.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
As much as I love the snow, I love it when it rains also. Rain was all we got where I lived in Southern California. I loved lying in bed listening to the rain, going shopping when it was raining, or driving around watching the river and creeks rise during big storms. On my iPod I like to make playlists of songs that follow a specific theme. One of those is called RAIN and I have about 45 songs on it that relate to the rain. Some of my favorites include --
- Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain -- Elvis
- Early Morning Rain -- Elvis
- I Can See Clearly Now -- Johnny Nash
- I Love It When It Rains -- The Wiggles
- I Wish I Were The Rain -- SHeDAISY
- It's Raining Men -- The Weather Girls
- Kentucky Rain -- Elvis
- Love, Reign O're Me -- The Who
- Outside The Rain -- Stevie Nicks
- Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head -- BJ Thomas
- Rhythm of the Rain -- The Cascades
- Stormy Weather -- The Spaniels
- Who'll Stop The Rain -- Creedence Clearwater
- It Never Rains In Southern CA -- Albert Hammond
- Rain -- The Cult
These are just a few of the songs on my list, obviously. When I was growing up, I loved the songs Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and It Never Rains In Southern California. If you think about it, there are a lot of great songs about the rain. This video clip below (also on my playlist) has to be one of the greatest songs ever written about the rain ...