I've been spending a lot of time reading blogs this weekend in between writing lesson plans, making Kung Pao Chicken, Cornbread Souffle (recipe here), except I make a sweeter version by forgoing on the garlic and paprika and instead adding 2 tbs sugar and 2 tbs heavy whipping cream. I also cleaned up a bit...which means my living room is now livable again.
I watched Christmas Carol (the new Jim Carrey version with the animation like Polar Express). How many versions of this Dickens classic can we have? I don't know the answer to that, but I will confess that a tear did drop during Christmas Present's showing of the Cratchett family to Ebenezer. I cry all the time over the most sentimental things. The movie GrownUps was also on my TV some time yesterday while Tony was editing a wedding video from months ago and making the DVD menu for the edit. I barely watched it, but when I finished later that night, I realized one of my favorite Bing Crosby movies, Here Comes the Groom was now available to Watch Instantly. It's quite rare these days that I find a movie that I love enough that I quickly press the PLAY button instead of simply Add to Queue and then continuing to add thousands more...not literally, but I'm sure I have over 400 in my Queue and I can never make a definite decision on which I should actually watch.
All back to the blogs I've been reading. Of course, Tony and I read Todays Letters everyday. I also, thankfully, stumbled across the blog that is written by Stephanie Neilson, (click her name to see her story on youtube),a woman who has survived tragedy and continues to inspire. An hour on her blog, the Nie Nie Dialogues, today made me add her to my Bookmark Bar...
I was talking with Tony about Blogging and Writing this weekend, and as we looked over a few, and he said, "Man, babe, if we were going to have a blog, we'd really have to live." We chuckled for a bit and I said, I'd love to blog and write and hopefully I'll be in a position in life where I have a writer's room in our dream house and I have children, and cooking, and decorating, and volunteering to share with the world out there.