Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy 20th Jonathon!!

It is official - I am no longer a parent to teenage children. My youngest turned 20 at 6:50am today  *o* I am ok with the kids growing up and moved on (I have dreamed of the day when they would meet "the one", get married, have children and live a blissful life) but to say to people "Yes, I have 2 children one is 20 and the other is 21" just seems ..... weird.  Besides, people can do math - how can I be 30 if my youngest is 20 ... maybe I'll tell people I am 36  =D

  I can remember ...
... how great it was when you started sleeping through
the night at 3mths
.... reading books before bed
 'I know a place, I know it by heart .... home'
... this was about how it was when it was
time for reading - fav subjects was math/science

Events going on in 1991
Some really great movies came out this year: Silence of the Lambs, JFK, Hook, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Some tv shows that are still fresh in our memories premiered in 1991: Blossom in Jan (Joey L was too cute) , Rugrats in Aug, Clarissa explains it all in March,  and Home Improvement in September - which had  EEEEvverbody grunting.

The TGIF line up on ABC was Family Matters, Step by Step, Perfect Strangers, Baby Talk and 20/20.

See ... great things came out of 1991 but you are my absolute favorite.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July USA!! Here in Phoenix, even though it is somewhat cloudy, the high today is to reach 103* *YIKES* My Mr and myself forgoed leaving town in lue of finishing our laundry room - so now what are people like ourselves to do? We can go to Tempe to view the fireworks - only 50,000 people are excepted to  attend! Hmmm I don't think so. I know! Let's watch history (well Hollywood's version)!  Movie and a burger - heck yea!! Here is a quick run through of some pics to pick.

This 2000 movie is one of my favorite Civil War movies - I watch it threw out the year. It is set in  1776 in colonial South Carolina. Benjamin Martin, (Mel G) a French-Indian war hero who now wants nothing more then to live peacefully on his small plantation, and wants no part of a war with Great Britain.  Like all kids, his two older sons, Gabriel and Thomas, can't wait to enlist in the newly formed "Continental Army." When South Carolina decides to join the rebellion Gabriel (Heath L) immediately signs up to fight without his father's permission. But when British Colonel William Tavington,  known for his brutal tactics, comes through and burned his plantation ends up *spoil alert* kills one of his young sons. Benjamin quickly finds himself torn between protecting his family, and seeking revenge along with being a huge part of a militia group.
If you can remember I really like this movie. It is cleverly written and wonderfully acted.
 haven't gotten to see "The Crossing" yet to know how good it is but it is a dramatization of George Washington's (Jeff Daniels) crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton. I guess the  friction between General Washington and General Gates portrayed in the film was very real. In fact, Gates was allegedly involved in a conspiracy known as The Conway Cabal, a plot to oust George Washington as Commander-in-Chief in 1778 and replace him with himself. Gates' name surfaced again in the Newburgh Conspiracy, another plot to oust Washington in 1783. See people who say US history is boring are just dumb!

However you decide to spend your 4th of July do so with love, laughter an safely.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Busy In Chaos

This is what my home sweet home looks like at the moment. Nooooo I don't need intervention and I'm not trying to get on an episode of "Hoarders" - what I am (correction WE ok it's more like "he" is doing is) redoing the laundry room - painting walls and cabnets, laying flooring and quick organinzing. I have some pictures to share & I can't wait to see the after myself.  I hear my name being called - it must be time to paint the trim -  bye bye  = D